STONE BUSINESS CONSULTING
SOLID SURFACES, ACRYLIC
The best use of acrylic is to design products of complex curved shapes or requiring ease of surface milling. Bathroom furniture.
In Russia, acrylic is still popular in the manufacture of kitchen countertops in the inexpensive segment of kitchens due to the simplicity of organizing the production of products by kitchen salons. Some manufacturers of kitchen countertops use plates with a thickness of 3 and 6 mm for the manufacture of gluing material on various bases of other material to reduce the cost of the product.
Acrylic is a composite material. It was created by DuPont employees and patented under the Corian brand in 1968.
Initially, acrylic was conceived for the manufacture of artificial bones, but it gained fame thanks to its use on kitchen countertops before the appearance of quartz stone.
A successful move of marketers when entering the market was the name of this material “artificial stone”, despite the fact that it is a polymer with decorative additives of quartz.
The main sales in the world are pure white.
Most decors can be selected by sample.
When ordering countertops for the kitchen, assess the risks of operation and the possibility of ordering quartz surface.
If the choice fell on acrylic, choose a well-known world brand and a material thickness of 12 mm.
The main advantage is the ability to become plastic when exposed to a temperature of 150-200 degrees, which allows you to make curved surfaces.
Moisture resistance and ease of processing.
The main disadvantage is that it is easily scratched during operation.
Composition and production:
Main ingredients: acrylic resins of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) and Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), aluminum hydroxide, natural mineral fillers and pigment additives.
The material is produced in sheets mainly 3660x760mm in size and 3, 6, 12 mm thick