Countertops and curbs are molded from a modified epoxy resin that has been especially compounded and cured to provide optimum physical and chemical resistance required for a heavy duty laboratory working surface. They are a uniform mixture throughout, and do not depend on a surface coating that can be readily removed by chemical or physical abuse. Tops have a thickness required with a drip groove provided on underside of all sink top exposed edges. All edges shall have a slight radius. Curbs are bonded to the surface on the top to form a square water-tight joint. All joints in tops are bonded with an approved epoxy cement and shall be smooth and water-tight. Counters with integral curbs have a junction with a ¾” radius, except around columns and special cutouts, which will have a standard bonded curb.
Epoxy Resin is highly resistant to the normally used laboratory alkalies, alcohol, acids and solvents. The following solutions listed were tested for a period of 24 hours with optimum resistance.
|Flexural Strength||ASTM-Method D-790||16000/psi|
|Compressive Strength||ASTM-Method D-695||36,500/psi|
|Hardness Rockwell M||ASTM-Method D-785||110|
|Density Gr./CC.||ASTM-Method D-792||123.55 lbs/ft3|
|Water Absorption||ASTM-Method D-570||0.0076%|
|Flame Test||ASTM-Method D-635||Self-extinguishing|
A Bunsen burner overturned on working surface for several minutes causes no adverse effects. Epoxy resin is self-extinguishing, in accordance with ASTM-Method D-635. Independent laboratory test reports available upon request.
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