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The brand Merino Laminates hit the market in 1981, later the Merino Group extended its activity to the manufacture of laminates, having entered the segment of the interior with plywood in 1974.
About Merino Group: Founded in 1968, the Merino Group today has done business for US $ 165 million in various business areas including rolled products, Biotechnology (Agriculture and Food Processing) and Information Technology (IT ). We strive constantly to maintain excellence and ethics in all our businesses.
We export to 60 countries around the world, employing 3,000 people through three production centers, 19 offices in India and one office in the USA.
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Gloss Meister PU+ Acrylic Panels

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Product Description:

Gloss Meister Panels are High Gloss Panels with PU+ Coating done on melamine based Prelaminated MDF & Particle Boards. PU+ Coating (Gloss) and Melamine surface (Surface Strength) are clubbed together to give superior High Gloss Products.

The PU+ coating is modified to overcome the limitation of existing PU coated High Gloss panels. The PU+ layer is modified to make it more elastic and flexible, thereby making Gloss Meister panels easy to cut and drill without chipping the board. “Yellowing Effect” associated with especially light coloured PU panels is completely avoided in Gloss Meister.

SPECIFICATION
TYPE OF PRODUCTCORE TYPE
High Glossy Panel with Strength and DurabilityMelamine based Prelaminated MDF & Particle Board.
SIZESTHICKNESS
2440 mm X 1220 mm or 8’ X 4’6mm to 25mm
FABRICATION

CUTTING

GLOSS MEISTER HIGH GLOSS PU + ACRYLIC PANELS CAN BE CUT ON

     1.CNC Cutting – To get the best results for cutting on Gloss Meister High Gloss PU + Acrylic Panels, it is            recommended to be cut on a CNC Cutter.

a. Tool – preferably Sharp solid carbide tools

b. Feed Speed – Moderate feed speed of approx 20 -25 metres / min.

c. Cutting Speed – High cutting spindle speed of approx 20K rpmt

     2. Beam Saw – When using beam saw to cut Gloss Meister Panels, please ensure that blade used is sharp.

a.Tool – preferably Sharp solid carbide tipped blades with 3 to 5 Teeth per cm

b.Only fresh or grinded tools to be used

            c. Speed – i. Main Saw – 4000 rpm

ii. Feed – 25 mts / min

d. Always use scourer blade to avoid chipping at the back side of the panel

DRILLING

  1. Use steel or carbide based drills
  2. Use a tipping angle of 100 to 120 degrees
  3. Adjust the speed to avoid overheating of the panel.
Care & Maintenance

Storage:
Sheets should be stored horizontally with the top sheet turned face down and a thick hard board placed on top to protect the material from possible damage and reduce the chances of getting warped. Stored laminate stock should be rotated such that older sheets will be used first. Laminate sheets should be protected from moisture, and should never be stored where they may come in contact with the floor or outside wall. Always carry the sheets vertically. Never slide the sheet but, lift it while moving it from one place to another. We recommend that ideally two people should carry a full size sheet as carelessness can damage the decorative surface.

 

Resistance to Stains:
Merino Laminates are resistant to stains belonging to Group 1 and 2 but may take stains of reagents of Group 3 and 4.Group 3 and 4 reagents should not be allowed to spill on the surface, and in case of spillage, it should be immediately wiped off.

 

Classifications of the reagents:

Group 1: Acetone, trichloromethane, toothpaste, hand cream, urea, alcoholic beverage, natural fruit, fruit drink, meat, vegetable oil, water, NaCl (solution), mustard, soap solution, paint remover (kerosene), phenol and citric acid
Group 2: Coffee, black tea, milk (condensed and evaporated), cola beverages, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide (3% solution), ammonia (10% solution of commercial concentrate), nail polish remover, lipsticks, water colour, laundry marking ink, ball point ink
Group 3: Sodium hydroxide (25% solution), hydrogen peroxide (30% solution), concentrated vinegar (30% acetic acid), acid based metal cleaners, shoe polish, hair colouring, iodine, boric acid, lacquers
Group 4: Citric acid (1O%solution), acetic acid (5% solution)

 

Cleaning:

To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent
Stains belonging to group 2 such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner/detergent and a soft bristle brush
If a stain persists, apply a paste of baking soda and water with a soft bristled brush. Light scrubbing, 10 to 20 strokes should remove most stains. Although baking soda is a low abrasive, excessive scrubbing or exerting too much force may damage the decorative surface, especially if it has a gloss finish
Stubborn stains belonging to Group 3 and 4, which resist any of the above cleaning methods, may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Apply the bleach or nail polish remover to the stain and let it stand no longer than two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the colour of the laminate has not been affected

 

Warning:
Prolonged exposure of the laminate surface to bleach will cause discoloration. Acid based cleaners will permanently damage the laminates. Never allow these cleaners, or bottles, rags or other items contaminated with these cleaners, to come in contact with the laminates. Wipe such areas immediately and rinse thoroughly with water

 

Maintenance:

Abrasives: Abrasive pads, scouring powders or cleansers may permanently damage the laminate surface making it susceptible to staining
Harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals such as oven cleaner, toilet cleaner, or drain cleaner will etch and discolour the decorative surface. High Pressure Decorative Laminates are not designed to resist continual contact with these chemicals. If any of these products spill over the surface, remove immediately, rinse thoroughly, and wipe dry
Hot objects: Even though HPL is high heat resistance, exposure to temperatures greater than 135°C is not recommended. Hence, do not place hot frying pans or dishes directly from the oven or cook top on the laminate surface. As a precaution, protect the surface from heat generating appliances such as pressing irons, toasters, curling irons and electric cookers by using a trivet or insulated pad. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 65°C may result in separation of the laminate from the substrate
Sharp objects: Never use knives or other sharp objects directly on the decorative surface. Use of chopping block or counter saver is recommended
Impact: Even though High Pressure Decorative Laminates have excellent impact resistance, chipping or cracking may occur. Do not abuse the High Pressure Decorative Laminate by dropping heavy objects such as cans, dinnerware, or glasses or deliberately hammering directly on the surface
Test Data
Sr. No.ParametersStandardMERINO Value
1.Resistance to Foods & Chemical ProductsDIN 68861 T1   [EN 12720]1B
2.Scratch Resistance BYK Gardner 12403DIN 68861 T42.5
3.Micro Scratch Resistance [Martindale]IHD -W- 466Class 1, Procedure A
4.Abrasion ResistanceDIN 68861 T22B
5.Adhesion [Cross Cut]EN ISO 2409 [IHD-W-464]Gk1
6.Adhesion [Adhesive tape]IHD-W-4630 [16h, 7d and 21d]
7.CrackingEN 143235
8.Light FastnessGrey scale EN 14323> 4
Blue scale EN 14243> 6
9.Resistance to Water SteamEN 143234
10.Dry HeatEN 127225
11.Wet HeatEN 127215
12.Cold Check [40 cycle]UNE 48025No Damage
13.Gross LevelDIN 67530> 90 GE [60°]
14.Resistance to Impact Stress
[large diameter steet wall]
UNE EN 14323100 cm
15.Dimension Tolerance+/- 0.5mm
16.Bow Tolerance2mm/1m
Limited Warranty
Merino Industries Limited & Merino Panel Product Ltd. warrant that, under normal use & service, the material & workmanship of their products shall confirm to the standards set forth on the applicable technical data sheet for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of sale to the first consumer purchaser. Dealers & distributors are provided with the technical data sheets, which contain specific standards of performance of the product. In the event that a Merino Industries Limited or a Merino Panel Product Limited 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 is not transferable, and expires upon resale or transfer by first 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, improper maintenance. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. Under no circumstances shall the manufacturer be liable for any loss or damage arising from the purchase, use, or inability to use the product, or for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. No fabricator, installer, dealer, agent or employee of Merino Industries Limited and Merino Panel Product Limited has the authority to modify the obligation or limitation of this warranty.