Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. launched the latest additions to its wall and floor tile ranges featuring the latest trends and available in a range of colors, finishes and designs.

The company introduced 17 new designs to its series of wall and floor ceramic tiles at WorldBex 2010 with its theme “Pinoy Revelations: A Rediscovery of Filipino’s Identity & LifeSTILE”. The new designs include Anahaw, Ylang-Ylang, Calesa, Sampaguita and Eskaya among others.

Besides being stylish and chic, Mariwasa ceramic tiles are environmentally friendly. Mariwasa is the only tile company in the Philippines using recycled materials and sustainable practices.

Mariwasa, a certified ‘ green’ tile company, is the first and only local ceramic tile maker certified by the Green Choice Philippines and given an Eco-label Seal of Approval.

Mariwasa tiles are composed of more than 8% of recycled materials. The use of recycled materials reduces the waste shipped to landfills and cuts down on mining of clay and other minerals needed to make conventional tiles. Mariwasa’s technology for zero waste renewable energy and raw materials from rice husks enables the company to use biomass instead of fossil fuels. Mariwasa uses renewable energy to reduce carbon dioxide emission to lessen greenhouse gasses and mitigate impact of climate change.

Recentlty, it’s pioneering zero waste renewable energy technology earned a feat from the prestigious Blue Sky Award – a global program sponsored by the United Nations

"WORLDBEX Best Booth goes to Mariwasa". (From left to right: Ms. Lewie Bentain, Merchandising Manager, Mr. Arnel Nacor, AVP for Sales & Marketing and Mr. Nampol Malichai, VP for Sales & Marketing, all from Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc., Arch. Francsico Flameño Jr., Executive Director, Mr. Joseph Ang, founding Chairman and Ms. Jill Ang, Managing Director, all from WORLDBEX Services International.

Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Technology Center for Sustainable Development. It is a testament to Mariwasa’s commitment to lower its carbon emission and be one of the most energy-efficient ceramic tile industries in the world.

“Blue Sky Award is initiated by the United Nations. As many as 50 countries, including USA and Canada, took part in the Award. Our entry was a new technology for ceramic tile production using biomass. By using biomass in our production, we are reducing carbon emissions and carbon footprint”. Said Arnel Nacor, AVP for Sales & Marketing, Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc.

Mariwasa operates a manufacturing plant in Sto. Tomas, Batangas and has been in the market for over 4 decades. Mariwasa is the leading brand in the Philippines and also exports its products to USA, Guam, South Korea, Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia. Mariwasa won an award for the Best Booth Design at WorldBex 2010.