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Solid Phenolic Resin Cleaning & Care Procedures

It is highly recommended to institute a regimen of monthly or quarterly inspections of all Solid Phenolic resin work surfaces, edges, joint / seams and epoxy or Polyethylene sinks, plus bi-weekly or weekly cleanings to maintain the tops in the original finish and help ensure a safe, uncontaminated working environment.  The following list contains items suggested for regular cleaning and to handle most problems that occur in laboratory environments.

  • Acetone, mineral spirits or paint thinner
  • Mild Soap or Household Cleaner (non-abrasive); Palmolive liquid
  • White Scotch Brite Pads (always use moist or wet)
  • Crystal Simple Green®; Scott’s Liquid Gold mineral oil or Sheila Shine finish oil
  • Clean Rags or Sponges
  • Chamois Cloth

Note: Never use wax or a polish containing wax on resin work surfaces or sinks.  Also, never use abrasive pads, powders or liquids (such as Soft Scrub) as dulling of the surface will result.

Resin Work Surface Care
Promptly wipe up all spills.  Acetone, mineral spirits or paint thinner should be used (where allowed) to thoroughly clean surfaces.  Apply and wipe away with a clean soft rag. 

Using a mild (non-abrasive) soap, clean the tops with a soapy solution and wipe dry with a clean soft rag.

After cleaning, apply a coat of Crystal Simple Green mineral oil (or comparable household cleaning product - see above)
to the surface and exposed edges. An occasional application of finish oil can restore the luster to the surface and edges. 
Too much oil can cloud the surface, therefore remove excess oils.

  • Apply oil by pouring the minimum amount of oil necessary to cover the immediate surface area onto a clean soft rag.
  • Thoroughly rub the oil onto the working surface, exposed edges and splash face and top edge, using a circular motion.
  • Wipe away excess oil with a clean rag.
  • A chamois can be used to enhance the desired sheen.

Limitations:
Solid phenolic panels offer special protection for many types of laboratory or household work surface applications. However, no one material is suitable for all possible conditions; its properties should be checked for suitability under the specific conditions of each installation. The information provided herein is not intended for or to guarantee specific properties or results.

Warranty:
Total laboratory Solution Fabricators warrants that, under normal use and service, the material and workmanship of its products shall conform to the standards set forth on the applicable technical data sheets for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of sale to the first consumer purchaser. In the event that a TLS product does not perform as warranted, the first purchaser’s sole remedy shall be limited to repair or replacement of all or any part of the product which is defective, at the manufacturer’s sole discretion.

This warranty applies only to product:

  • In its original installation; and
  • Purchased by the first consumer purchaser. This warranty is not transferable, and expires upon resale or transfer by the first consumer purchaser. This warranty shall not apply to defects or damage arising from any of the following :
    • Accidents, abuse or misuse;
    • Exposure to extreme temperature;
    • Improper fabrication or installation; or
    • Improper maintenance.

NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE MADE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE MANUFACTURER OR SUPPLIER BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE PURCHASE, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, OR FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NO FABRICATOR, INSTALLER, DEALER, AGENT OR EMPLOYEE OF TLS, HAS THE AUTHORITY TO MODIFY THE OBLIGATIONS OR LIMITATION OF THIS WARRANTY.