in the Laboratory
A continuous evolution of KERAPLAN
production processes and the adoption of selection criteria
for the raw materials which prioritize environment protection,
have allowed KERAPLAN to make products that are highly
resistant to acids and deep abrasion on the one hand and
have the property of being non-polluting on the other.
Utilising the new plants even the industrial stoneware production
process has a minimum impact on the environment.
While applying this ecological policy with determination,
KERAPLAN has defined a production management program
which stresses residues recycling and the least possible
generation of waste.
All KERAPLAN products like tabletops, sinks, etc.
are made of stoneware, that is a compound of clay, quartz,
feldspar and other natural elements, suitably mixed and
fired at a temperature of 1240° C.
Unlike other ceramic materials, KERAPLAN stoneware
is obtained by "monofiring", a method that makes
it particularly resistant.
The final glazing of the surface, besides increasing its
resistance to acids, makes it also attractive from an aesthetical
point of view.
Characteristic and Utilization
KERAPLAN stoneware is a perfectly environment-friendly
material. Like glass, it is not pollutant and can be recycled.
For its characteristics it is resistant against the aggrèssion
of chemicals, salts, acids and solvents at any concentrations,
except fluorhydric acid and strong and hot alkalis
KERAPLAN stoneware is waterproof, fireproof
KERAPLAN stoneware tabletops can be used individually
or combined to form workbenches practically in an endless
variety of forms and dimensions. Being self-supporting,
they are so easy to install: just lay them on adjusting
feet or rubber buffers placed under the corners.
All the products realized by KERAPLAN made of anti-acid
grés are guaranteed for 12 months from the date of
consignment of the commodity; KERAPLAN will provide to the
substitution of the damaged commodity, where directly referred
to defects of production.
Summary of Characteristics
Resistance to Acids
It withstands the aggression of all chemical agents:
salts, acids and solvents at any concentration, except
fluorhydric acid and strong alkalis, if very hot. caldi.
The absorption of liquids is minimal. The KERAPLAN
stoneware mass is impervious to water, with a porosity
and consequent water absorption that is below 0.5%.
Stoneware can well resist various types of mechanical
stress. The resistance to compression and bending is
rated at 8 on the Mohs' scale.
The material withstands high temperatures, is fire-proof
KERAPLAN tabletops and sinks can be easily and
quickly cleaned of organic matters and radioactive contaminants.
Stoneware is recyclable and does not contain polluting
substances, as it is made of absolutely natural elements,
properly purified and mixed.
KERAPLAN worktops are designed to be rapidly assembled
in a variety of patterns according to a user's need.