“Líthos”” – Greek: stone. “morphē” – Greek: shape, “morphing” – “to be transformed”.
LITHOMORPHING is a natural way of rebuilding stone structures which occur in the nature.
It is not a concrete masonry product simulating natural-cut stone. The uniqueness of this process is the possibility of reuse the original material (stone) and rebuild the original stone structure.
So, it doesn’t make a COPY, it restores fully the ORIGINAL.
How it works
LITHOMORPHING is a process similar to natural process by which sediments or other geological materials turn into hardened rock.
The LITHOMORPHING process works with enzymes, bacteria and biopolymers.
They contribute to the restructuring of the stones structure. Before the process, the original material is very fine milled and by adding special enzymes, bacteria and biopolymers, the natural process of forming hardened rock is enormously speeded up to shape the desired form, color and size.
Application of LITHOMORPHING
The application of LITHOMORPHING is possible in different areas, from architecture, restoring of monuments, buildings, arts, etc. You can create different forms from natural stones (e.g. sculptures, monuments, articles for use at home, like pots, dishes, bowls, tables, benches, etc.) as you need. You can give special forms for natural stones, as you work with materials shaped by the nature. So these stones are the results of a natural processes.
LITHOMORPHING can be applied on almost all kinds of natural igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, including all kinds of natural sand.
What makes the difference?
- LITHOMORPHING is not an stone-imitation process. This process restores the original structure of the stone, as it uses the original material
- It can’t be applied only to very few kind of materials, as concrete, synthetic res-in, bricks and plaster
- LITHOMORPHING includes 4 different technologies, which are used depending on the application. This allows a wide range of possibilities of use, from liquid casting of the molds, to mechanical application (e.g. spatula)
- The drying time is between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of stone and LITHOMORPHING technology used
- The physical and chemical properties of the reconstructed structure have the same characteristics as the structure of the origin, which means that the re-stored structure takes over the properties of the original material. The color, the density, the heat resistance, the fire resistance, the hardness, the elasticity, the frost resistance, the acidity, the porosity, etc., are the same as in the original structure
- With LITHOMORPHING stone structures can be created which can’t be built with conventional methods (for example, reinforced stone, or molds which can not be formed by chiseling)
- It is also possible to create entirely new, mixed structures which are not found in nature (stone connected to different crystals, or, for example, glass)
- The connection between the new and old structure (for example, in restorations where a broken part is restored) can be reconstructed infinitely
Did you know?
The influence of microorganisms on the condition of the earth’s surface is of particular importance in quantitative and qualitative terms. This is justified by following peculiarities of microorganisms to larger living organisms:
- It is estimated that the mass of microorganisms is about as large as or even greater than of all other living organisms.
- The large microorganism biomass on the earth and the high specific meta-bolic rate are the reasons why the metabolic processes of microorganisms are quantitatively of particular importance for the geochemical nature of the earth’s surface.