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Technical Properties of Meganite®

100% Acrylic Solid Surfaces

 
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
I. Test Method


In this test 3 drops of each chemical was applied to the surface of Meganite The sample was exposed for 16 hours; covered with glass plate and then uncovered.The surface was checked and then scrubbed with a wet Scotch-Brite®Pad and bleaching cleanser such as Ajax®.

II. Test Result

The following chemicals can be removed with a wet Scotch-Brite® pad and bleaching cleanser. Glossy surfaces can increase the resistance.
Acetic acid (10%)
Ammonia
Amyl acetate
Ball point pen
Bleach (Household type)
B-4 body conditioner
Carbon disulfide
Citric acid (10%)
Cigarette (nicotine and tar)
Cooking oils
Copra ammonia
Ethanol
Ethyl ether
Gasoline
Grape juice
Household soaps
Hydrochloric acid (20,30,37%)
Hydrogen peroxide
Ketchup
Lipstick
Methanol
Methyl orange (1%)
Mineral oil
Nail polish
N-hexane
Pencil lead
Permanent marker pen
Soap less detergents
Acetone
Ammonium hydroxide (5,28%)
Amyl alcohol
Benzene
Blood
Butyl alcohol
Coffee
Carbon tetrachloride
Calcium thiocyanate (78%)
Cottonseed oil
Dishwashing liquid/powders
Ethyl acetate
Formaldehyde
Gentian violet
Hair dyes
Iodine (1 %)
Lemon juice
Mercurochrome (2%)
Methyl ethyl ketone
Methyl red (1%)
Mustard
Naphthalene
Olive oil
Perchloric acid
Shoe polish
Sodium bisulfate
Sodium hydroxide solution(5,10,25,40%)
Sodium sulfate
Soy sauce
Sugar (sucrose)
Sulfuric acid (25,33,60%)
Tetrahydrofuran
Tomato juice
Tea
Toluene
Washable inks
Urea (6%)
Uric acid
Vinegar
Wine
Xylene
Zinc Chloride

The following chemicals may damage the Meganite surface. The surface may require sanding for complete removal.

Acetic acid (90,98%)
Chlorobenzene
Chromic trioxide acid
Dioxane
Equalizing mix (50/50)
Formic acid (50,90%)
Glacial acetic acid
Luralite mix (50/50) Phenol (40,85%)
Methylene chloride based products
-Paint Removers
-Brush Cleaners
-Metal Cleaners

Acid drain cleansers
Chloroform (100%)
Cresol
Ethyl acetate
Film developer
Furfural
Hydrofluoric acid (48%)
Phosphoric acid (75,90%)
Trichloroacetic acid (10,50%)
Sulfuric acid (77,96%)
Nitric acid (25,30,70%)

Fungal Resistance
(Visual rating of fungus growth)
III. Test method
-ASTMG21
(Deters the Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi)
- Strains:
Aspergillums Niger (ATCC 9642)
Penicillium Pinophilum (ATCC 11797)
Chaetomium Globosum (ATCC 6205)
Gliocladium Virens (ATCC 9645)
Aureobasidium Pullulans (ATCC 15233)

- Culture condition: 29 +/- 1°C (84.2 +/- 1.8°F), 90%RH, 21 days

- Limitation

Observed Growth on Specimen
Rating
None
0
Traces of growth (Less than 10%)
1
Light Growth (10-30%)
2
Medium Growth (30-60%)
3
Heavy Growth (60%- Complete coverage)
4

 

IV. Test Result
Culture
0 week
1 weeks
2 weeks
3 weeks
Result
0
0
0
0

PROPERTIES

TYPICAL RESULTS

TEST PROCEDURE
Tensile strength
6,000 psi
ASTM D 638
Tensile modulus
600,000 psi
ASTM D 638
Flexural strength
9,000 psi
ASTM D 790
Flexural modulus
1,000,000 psi
ASTM D 790
Elongation
2.5%
ASTM D 638
Hardness
99 Rockwell " M " Scale 60 Barcol Impresser
ASTM D 785
ASTM D 2583
Thermal Expansion
1.3 x10-5 in/in/°F
ASTM D 696
Gloss (60 Gardner)
Between 5-20
NEMA LD -3
Color stability
No change-200hrs.
NEMA LD -3-3-10
Stain Resistance
Pass, Rating 41
ANSI Z 124
Abrasion resistance
Pass
ANSI Z 124
Boiling water surface Resistance
No effect
NEMA LD-3
High temperature Resistance
No effect
NEMA LD-3
IZOD impact resistance (notched)
0.28 ft. lbf/in
ASTM D 256
Ball drop ½" (13mm) sheet
>125" w/ ½ lb ball
NEMA LD-3
Fungi and Bacterial Resistance
No growth
ASTM G21, G22
Specific gravity
1.7
ASTM D 792
Water absorption
0.04%, 24hrs
ASTM D 570
Flammability
Flame spread
Smoke Density
Class 1
10
5
UBC 8-1
ASTM E 84
ASTM E 84
Radiant heat resistance
No visual effect
ANSI Z 124
Splash Zone Food Prep Area
Approved
NSF-51


Flammability


1. Test Method

- ASTM E 84
(Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials)
- Sample preparation and conditioning:
Three (3) 1/2" thick 8 feet X 2 feet panels were fitted end-to-end to
Form a 24" X 24'0" sample. The sample was conditioned at 73 +/- 5 and 50 +/- relative humidity.
- Test procedure:
The tunnel was thoroughly pre-heated by burning natural gas. When the brick temperature, sensed by a floor thermocouple, had reached the prescribed 105 +/- 5 level, the sample was inserted in the tunnel and test conducted in accordance with the standard
ASTM E 84 procedures.

The operation of the tunnel was checked by performing a 10-minute test with inorganic board on the day of the test.

- Rating:

The National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101,
Section 6-5.3, "Interior wall and Ceiling Finish Classification", has a
means of classifying materials with respect to Flame Spread and
Smoke Developed when tested in accordance with NFPA 255,
" Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
Materials", (ASTM E 84)


2. Test Result

- Flame Spread: 10
- Smoke Developed: 5
- Rating Class A

Reference
Item
Flame Speed
Smoke Developed
Wallboard, Gypsum
15
0
Wood particle board
155
200
Fiberglass reinforced panels
70
500+
Laminates, Plastic
70
35

Wall covering, Interior

25
15
Hardboard
150
400
Acoustic tile and Grid panels
25
40
 

Technical Properties of Meganite 100% Acrylic Solid Surfaces