Levantina’s Techlam is a World Cup winner

The Spanish football team might have made an early exit from the World Cup but another Spanish team was a definite winner. It was the team from the major stone company Levantina.

Levantina, which has outlets in the UK near Rotherham in Yorkshire and Basingstoke, Hampshire, supplied 12,000m2 of its Techlam engineered stone panels to clad the outside of one of the World Cup stadiums – the Arena Corinthians, where hosts Brazil met Croatia in the opening game of the tournament on 12 June.

The Techlam was cut into 4,000, 1m x 3m panels 5mm thick for the project – weighing just 11.87kg per square metre.

The panels, like all Techlam, were manufactured in Levantina’s factory in Novelda, Alicante. It took more than 500 hours to create them. They were then shipped to Brazil in 10 containers.

This cutting-edge material was chosen for its resilience to sudden changes in temperature and severe climatic conditions, guaranteeing a long life, and because it is environmentally friendly and easy to maintain.