Biobased

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Tecnical characteristics

PROPERTIES   RESULTS UNIT  STANDARD 
Conforms to standard UNI EN 14516:2006
-Trays for domestic use-
achieved--- UNI EN 14516 : 2006
Density ~ 1.30  g/cm3  internal method 
Exion resistance  41.1 MPa  EN ISO 173 : 2003 
Exion resistance – elastic modulus  4280 MPa  EN ISO 173 : 2003 
Resistance to traction  24.7MPa EN ISO 597 : 1996 
Stretch-to-break test
 0.85 EN ISO 597 : 1996 
Resistance to traction - elastic modulus  3520MPa EN ISO 597 : 1996 
Water absorption after 48h  < 0.1 UNI EN 62 : 2001 
Barcol hardness  25 ° Barcol degree ASTM D 2583 - 81 
Resistance to dry heat  Slight opacity at 160°restorable ---  EN 12722 : 1997 
Resistance to humid heat  Slight opacity at 95°restorable ---  EN 12721 : 1997 
Light resistance – xenon lamp (1000 h)  5 grey colours scale EN ISO 4892 - 2:2006 
Resistance to cigarette burn  3-Light mark, removable by cleaning --- UNI FA 275:1989

Care and maintenance

DAILY CARE
CRISTALPLANT© BIOBASED requires an easy and quick daily care. It is enough to clea CRISTALPLANT© BIOBASED using soap and water or common detergents to remove most of the dirt and stains that may be deposited on the surface. It is particularly recommended to rinse the surface well and to use gel or abrasive detergents with abrasive sponges like “Scotch Brite©” as in attached sample; doing that way, the original matt finish, distinguishing feature of CRISTALPLANT© BIOBASED, will keep untouched.

HOW TO PREVENT FROM DAMAGES
The surface is generally strongly resistant against stains and spots; nonetheless aggressive chemical products, such as acetone, trichloroethylene, strong acids or bases are not recommended. After long contact periods, several substances like ink, cosmetics and dyes, may leave colouring agents on CRISTALPLANT© BIOBASED, surface; the same may occur as for lit cigarettes; but all of that can be removed following the recommendations reported below.

HOW TO REMOVE PERSISTENT STAINS, SCRATCHES AND BURNING RINGS
CRISTALPLANT© BIOBASED is an homogeneous material in all its thickness and depth, thus it can restore its surface original beauty from aggressive agents, such as scratches, burning rings from cigarettes and persistent stains, simply by following these instructions: as for small damages, use an abrasive Scotch Brite© (3M trademark) sponge and a common abrasive detergent to restore the surface. Rub superficially the damaged part down. If the defect is still visible, rub again using very fine glass-paper.

TO USE:
Powder or cream detergents like CIF©, VIM© or similar, containing micro-granules with abrasive action on the surface. Methylated spirits may be used only being wary of rinsing well the surface.

NOT TO USE:
Solvent agents like acetone or trichloroethylene, as well as other aggressive chemical substances like strong acids (muriatic acid…) or bases (caustic soda…). Detergents for industrial use or others of unknown aggressive action: in this case a test on a spot not in view should be done before application. Very aggressive substance generally used to clear sink pipes. Solvents used in the painting industry.

REPAIRING SERIOUS DAMAGE WITH
THE MAINTENANCE KIT (FOR TECHNICIANS)


  1. Clean accurately the damaged surface and the surrounding parts with a cotton cloth and methylated spirits. Dust and stains shall be removed.
  2. Using a stainless steel spatula or putty knife, mix accurately the filler/putty provided with the catalyst, up to a complete dispersion of the liquid substance. N.B. Use thoroughly both components; in case of wrong proportions of catalyst, the risk is to get a yellow colour finish (too much catalyst) or not enough hardening (not enough catalyst).
  3. Apply the filler/putty on the damaged part and close around it. The filler/putty should be applied a few at a time inside the flaw, preventing air from going out. The result to get is a putty surface in relief, on the damaged part and close around it.
  4. Let the filler/putty harden for at least 12 hours at an ambient temperature, that should be at minimum 15°C to get good results. The use of a warm air generator (hairdryer) would help speed catalysis activation and get a faster hardening process. In this case, after complete catalysis of the filler/putty, 4-5 hours are enough to remove it.
  5. The filler/putty is to be removed by 220 grain glass-paper. In case of big excess of applied filler/putty, it is recommended to use a rubbing machine, priming with a 120 grain glass-paper and finishing with a 220 grain glass-paper. The surface should be rubbed down and smoothed evenly, including also the parts around the defect in order to eliminate any non-homogeneous part, especially sinking or hollow effect.
  6. After filler/putty removal, eliminate the consequent dust and start cleansing using common detergents and the Scotch Brite® sponge included in the maintenance kit.