Titan Mar Marmosim participated in the 48th edition of Marmomacc fair that took place in Verona, Italy between the 25th and 28th of September, 2013. Marmomacc fair was extremely successful, having over 60000 visitors. Marmomacc is one of the most important international fairs sacred to natural stone, which brings together over 1500 exhibitors anually. The fair is a guiding mark for research, manufacturing, novelty and practical application for all those interested, ranging from stone exploitation and manufacturing experts to cars and equipment constructors, architects, designers and visitors. It is at Marmomacc where tendencies regarding natural stone are set, through numerous conferences, exhibitions, and symposiums, where experts, architects and designers come together in one of the well-established countries regarding natural stone usage. Titan Mar Marmosim group had its own stand in pavilion number 6, B1 stand, displaying the entire ofer of romanian materials coming from their own quarries: Ruschita marble, Baschioi limestone, Podeni limestone, Pietroasa andesite and Geoagiu and Carpinis sinter. The name of the stand was "Pink galaxy", as a tesimony of the fact that Ruschita marble is among the most appreciated marble in the world.
The Elements of Nature - Titan Mar headquarter
The designers and architects have realized that the most durable and beautiful buildings are those made of natural stone which nature provides generously. Marble, granite, sinter, limestone, slate and onyx have been unfairly replaced with abortive fake substitutes. Natural stone is an inextinguishable element which emerges form the ground in a wide range of forms. Architects and designers advocate natural materials because these send forth a certain warmth and they have a self-explanatory lifelikeness. One can see natural stone at its best in the adjacent filler.
The House of Parliament
The House of Parliament lies on a surface of 330000 m, making it to the 2nd place in Guiness Book in the administrative buildings section, after the Pentagon, and, from the point of view of its volume, the 3rd place in the world, after Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida and Quetzalcoatl Pyramid in Mexico, due to its 2550000 sq.m. Since this building surpasses Keops Pyramid in Egypt by 2 percent in volume, it has been characterised as a "faro-like" construction. The indoor an doutdoor decorations of The House of Parliament are mainly made of Ruschita marble. Over 1000000 sq.m of marble have been used for the construction of this august building.
In order to meet its customers' needs, Titan Mar has purchased equipment based on the latest technology, which allows water jet cutting for natural stone tarsia. Waterjet technology provides intricate sollutions to natural stone works, being one of the most innovative material processing methods. The process is basically the same as water erosion in nature, but way more accelerated and profound. Waterjet cutting ensures material cutting with an accuracy under 0,1 mm/ml. The machine programming and the cut control is done through an information programme which allows the definiteness of various shapes, leading to genuine works of art.
The legend of marble
The superior quality of Romanian Ruschita marble brands it among the best in the world and can be retreived in many of the iconic buildings all over the world. The Milan Cathedral, which is the second roman-catholic building in the world, was rebuilt in the 70s using marble from the innards of the mountains in Ruschita. Istvani Ferencyz, 1772-1856, a Hungarian carver, was the first to draw attention to the remarcable qualities of Ruschita marble, which he compared to Carrara marble. Johann Biebel, 1817-1900, a famous building engineer from Banat, began to exploit the Ruschita marble deposit in 1883, becoming the first owner of this quarry, which he calls "a magyar Carrara". His son, Janos, one of the Eiffel Tower architects, carried the exploitation further after his father's death, so that Ruschita marble came to be exported in 12 countries in 1912. The three chapters of the Marble Legend unfold the Ruschita marble step by step.
The legend of sinter (Carpinis and Geoagiu)
Geoagiu and Carpinis sinter quarries are the only on-going sinter quarries in Romania. One should mention the "Table of Silence" and the "Gate of the Kiss", the famous sculptures made by Constantin Brancusi and the triumphal Arch in Bucharest as two of those buildings made of sinter.
The legend of andesite ( Pietroasa)
The andesite quarry can be found in the city of Pietroasa, in the south west of Deva, on a surface of 8,5 ha. The quarry originates in the 30s, when !!! were used for the buldings in the city. After the war, peopel used the same !!!were used to build the tunnels in the Jiu Defile (Bumbesti-Livezeni). A material with outstandind properties, appropriate for a wide range of construction works reveals itself in the chapter on the legend of andesite.