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Liverpool companies make £12 million Christmas tree sparkle

December 2019

Some of the intricately crafted baubles on the world’s most expensive Christmas tree worth a staggering £12 million were made using products from Liverpool.  Grout and adhesive from Palace Chemicals and LATICRETE UK, based on Speke Hall Industrial Estate, were used on 30 of the decorations, which were part of the extravagant 19ft spruce that is currently wowing guests at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella, Spain.

Manchester-based mosaic artist David Arnott is sponsored by the two firms and uses their products on all of his stunning creations.  David’s designs have already included the world’s most expensive roulette table, valued at $4.5 million.

The lavish tree, which is guarded 24/7, featuring baubles adorned with Cartier and Chanel jewellery, were commissioned by designer Debbie Wingham.

David used the same concept of mixing diamond dust with LATICRETE UK’s SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium which he used on the roulette table.  He also used SPECTRALOCK® Dazzle,which adds glow-in-the-dark elements to SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium as well as LATICRETE platinum, silver, white, midnight black and raven SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium grout, and Palace Chemicals’ Grab & Fix polymer adhesive.

David waterproofed the pieces (which include champagne bottles, snowflakes, Chanel bottles, hearts and art deco fans) using LATICRETE HYDRO BAN liquid tanking membrane.

More at: www.palacechemicals.co.uk

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