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Resistop Phenolic

Resistop Solid Phenolic Specifications

RESISTOP solid phenolic lab-resin grade panels were previously manufactured solely in black S-401 color according to industry requirements and primarily to match epoxy color standards or design preference. With the introduction of advanced technology and new formulations, a wide range of solid colors, patterns and wood grains are being produced in lab resin grade quality. The specification and installation of solid phenolic Resistop laboratory grade panels is now only limited by the designer's imagination.

Resistop, Chemical and Stain-Resistant Solid Phenolic Core Laboratory Grade Compact Laminate up to
25 mm (1" Thickness) and minimum thickness of 6 mm (1/4”) chemical resistant thin laminate are a special category of decorative panels engineered to resist a wide variety of staining from acids, solvents, general reagents and cleaning agents.

TYPICAL ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATIONS are:
"Solid composite phenolic core chemical and stain resistant panels. Material shall be a natural kraft paper cellulose-fiber based, saturated / impregnated with phenolic resin and processed under high heat and pressure to form a composite panel, to provide a work surface with high chemical resistant and abrasion resistant properties. Surfaces shall have a uniform low-sheen matte textured surface and the finished material shall be extremely hard and resistant to scratches and abrasion"

Thickness - Typical 3/4" (19/20 mm) or (Industry Standard) 1" (25 mm)
Edge - Standard edge 1/8" (3.17 mm) Bevel or with 3/16" (4.76 mm) Radius
Finish - Surfacing: Matte on decorative side and non-decorative color reverse side
Color - to be selected by architect from full-range of colors - Typical color Black

Design & Performance:
Resistop is a solid composite panel, and alternatively a high-pressure laminate engineered as laboratory grade surfaces commonly exposed to acids, solvents, general reagents and cleaning agents. Produced in North America at an ISO Certified Wilson Art facility with Chemsurf Technology, Resistop is also rated as a  “anti-static protective material” by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM D257-78) and is primarily suitable for laboratory work surfaces, fume hood decks, Fumehood liner panels, pegboards (drying racks), reagent racks, commercial countertops, cabinet drawer fronts, locker drawers, shelving, window sills, toilet partitions, and decorative casework components. Resistop panels provide exceptional chemical and stain resistance with the flexibility and design advantage of thick, solid phenolic cores and alternatively, postforming or flat grade laminate.

GreenGuard Certification: The Greenguard Environmental Institute certification for high-pressure decorative laminate should be implemented where practicable with respect to Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certification. To receive Greenguard certification, a product must pass the institute’s stringent chemical emission tests and conform to its strict standards. The Greenguard certification assures professionals and users alike that solid phenolic core products will not add harmful contaminants to the indoor air.

Resistop is manufactured utilizing Phenol Formaldehyde resins (Phenolic Resins) rather than Urea Formaldehyde. Phenol Formaldehyde resins produce less free formaldehyde and thereby reduce the level of airborne contaminants in indoor air environments. Insist upon RESISTOP Phenolic Resin based composite panels for countertop applications.  Resistop sheets contain a minimum of 20% recovered materials by weight and only use certified renewable forest products. They contain no heavy metals, rain forest timbers or tropical hardwoods.

Greenguard certified low-emission surfacing makes for a healthier environment in any setting: commercial, residential, hospitality or healthcare, K-12 schools for furniture products. Resistop solid phenolic can be used as a surface on Greenguard-certified office or school furniture to obtain a LEED-CI credit for Low Emitting Office Furniture (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System for Commercial Interiors).

Solid phenolic Resistop is available (up to 25mm (1") thickness) with the typical thickness required as 3/4" (19/20mm) or 1" thick (25mm). With a choice of over 250 solid, granite like and patterned color or wood grain colors, designing laboratory countertops, shelving, and other diverse applications, has never been easier for architects, consultants or in-house personnel.

LEED Category
Section
Possible Points
Description
HPDL
LEED for Schools
Recycled Content
MR4.1
1 Point
Post Consumer
Pre-Consumer / Post Industrial
0%
22%
Regional Material
MR5.1
MR5.2
--
Manufacturing Point
North America
Rapidly Renewable
Materials
MR6.0
1 Point
Raw Materials
10 Years or Less
Certified Wood
MR7.0
--
SFI-Sustainable Initiative
Kraft & Deco Papers
Low Emitting Materials
EQ 4 Option 5
Method "A"
1 Point
Free of added (UFR)
Urea-Formaldehyde Resins
GreenGuard Certified FC21s93113
Yes

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

PROPERTY
ASTM
PSI
MKPa
PSI
MKPa
Compressive Strength
D695
M.D. 31,000
193
C.D. 25,000
172
Flexural Strength
D790
M.D. 23,000
159
C.D. 15,000
103
Tensile Strength
D638
M.D. 22,000
152
C.D. 16,000
110
Rockwell Hardness
D785
M Scale 95-115
Water Absorption
D570
1/8" (3.2 mm)
0.90%
1/2" (12.7 mm)
0.60%
1" (25.4 mm)
0.35%
Specific Gravity
Approx weight
1.40 - 1.52 g/cc
     

TEST METHOD
TYPICAL TEST RESULT
3.1 - APPEARANCE
NO DEFECTS, COMPLIES
3.3 - LIGHT RESISTANCE
SLIGHT EFFECT

3.4 - CLEANABILITY (cycles)

10

STAIN RESISTANCE
REAGENTS 1-10
REAGENTS 11-15


NO EFFECT
NO EFFECT
3.5 BOILING WATER RESISTANCE
NO EFFECT
3.6 HIGH TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE
NO EFFECT
3.8 BALL IMPACT RESISTANCE
>78" (1981 mm)
3.13 WEAR RESISTANT (cycles)
>700

THE TESTING WAS CONDUCTED ACCORDING TO THE STANDARD TEST METHODS SET BY THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE / NATIONAL ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION,
(ANSI/NEMA) LD3-1995

Limitations: RESISTOP panels offer special protection for many types of laboratory 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.

(NOTE: LAB GRADE SURFACES SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO EXTREME HUMIDITY, CONTINUOUS SUNLIGHT OR TEMPERATURES ABOVE 275F (135C) FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME)

Chemical and Stain Resistance Tests:

Procedure: The following reagents were placed in contact with a Resistop laminate surface and placed under a 1" (25.4 mm) diameter watch cover glass for 16-24 hours before being evaluated, in accordance with NEMA LD3-2000 test methodology and SEFA 8-1999 testing requirements. The effects of staining are color and pattern dependant.

Results: Below is a summary of the test results collected with commonly used chemicals and staining agents.

Results of Testing:
  *Causes slight change of gloss or color.
**Causes slight damage, with degree of damage proportionate to length of exposure and concentration. 
Other listed items leave no effect.


RESISTOP SOLID PHENOLIC CORE panel specifications:

NOMINAL PANEL THICKNESS*:

Imperial Measure
Metric Measure
Thickness Tolerance
Lbs / Sq Ft
1/8"
3.2 mm
± 0.012"
0.9
1/4"
6.4 mm
± 0.0125"
1.81
3/8"
9.6 mm
±0.0187"
2.72
1/2"
12.7 mm
± 0.025"
3.62
5/8"
15.9 mm
± 0.0312"
4.53
3/4"
19.0 mm
± 0.037"
5.40
1"
25.4 mm
± 0.050"
7.24

* Thickness tolerance according to NEMA LD3-2000 for 2000 for Compact Laminate grade (CGS)

THICKNESS' AVAILABLE IN 1 MM INCREMENTS. TOLERANCES AS PER NEMA STANDARDS Li1, 1989. (+/-) 1/18" (1.587mm) IN 1/4" (6mm) THICK OR GREATER.

PANEL SIZES

Imperial
Metric (mm)
Metric (cm)
48" x 96"
1219 x 2440
122 x 244
48" x 120"
1219 x 3050
122 x 305
60" x 96"
1525 x 2440
152 x 244
60" x 120"
1525 x 3050
152 x 305
**60" x 144"
**1525 x 3660
**152 x 366

**NOTE:  Special production sheet size. Not in stock.
Full pallet load - Minimum order requirements are needed per thickness and color for production purposes.

Surface Texture - RESISTOP -  Thickness' up to and including 1” (25mm) are produced in following surface texture:
1) Matte (MT) / Suede (SD): A fine, subtle matte cashmere texture with a slight sheen.

Double Sided Panels - Resistop can be manufactured "good two sides" at a slight up-charge and each side is available with the same color, while providing the same chemical resistant characteristics. The lab grade panels are normally produced good one side.

Core Material - Black Core

Colors - 250+ Solid colors to include Black, Light Gray, White, Ivory, Blue, Green, Tan, etc. (See color chart on separate menu). MANY OTHER SOLID COLORS IN LAB RESIN GRADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Peel Coat
- A removable, factory applied single sheet of polyethylene peel coat may be applied to one side for protection of the working surface, at a slight up-charge.

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