A range of world class surfaces with the style that compliments your lifestyle. Years of research and fine manufacturing has resulted in a masterpiece we call Finguard. It is a range of surfaces unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Crafted with the latest technology, it is anti-bacterial and hygienic, extra resistant to scratch & UV rays, and comes with a finishing touch that reflects a soft and warm feel.A range of world class surfaces with the style that compliments your lifestyle. Years of research and fine manufacturing has resulted in a masterpiece we call Finguard. It is a range of surfaces unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Crafted with the latest technology, it is anti-bacterial and hygienic, extra resistant to scratch & UV rays, and comes with a finishing touch that reflects a soft and warm feel.
1. Crafted with precision, smoothened for perfection. These surfaces have been crafted to curve at the edges, giving your surface a clean and classy finish. Our post-forming technology allows the laminate to bend in a streamlined manner, keeping the design as beautiful as ever.
2. Resistant to fingerprints, not memories. Coated with a layer of anti-finger-print material, the Finguard surfaces are resistant to smudges and maintain their class throughout, helping you make memories for lifetime.
3. Softness that lasts a lifetime. Finguard surfaces have an ingrained moleskin like texture that is not only smooth but has the strength to last for lifetime. These surfaces are the perfect blend of great engineering and artistic design that will add the perfect touch of class to your life.
4. Anti Bacterial. Anti Mundane. Finguard surfaces have been perfected for every kind of use. We’ve been fearless in making it resistant to spills, scratches and even bacteria, making it the perfect canvas for all things interesting.
(Thin laminate in single side)
Compact in double side
High pressure laminates(HPL) should be properly conditioned to their ambient surroundings before they are used. HPL and the substrate need at least 48 hours to get acclimatized. Provision should be made for the circulation of air around the component. The recommended conditioning temperature is about 24°C. Laminates should be conditioned at 45% to 55% relative humidity.
Sawing: To avoid chipping, it is important that the saw blade teeth cut into the decorative face.
Circular sawing: Always provide support to the material near the point of blade contact to avoid vibration that causes chipping. Blades with trapezoid tooth configuration and both tungsten carbide and diamond tip blades have proved to be excellent tools for sawing high pressure decorative laminates.
Routing: Routing may be done with electric or air powered carbide tip routers. Router speed should be maintained at 16000 to 22000 rpm. It is important to use a router having adequate horsepower to maintain cutting speeds (based on the type and amount of material to be cut). For special edge trimming, very high speed routers are available which produce smooth-edge chip-free work. Sharpness of the router cutters should be maintained.
Polyvinyl acetate types (White glue): Polyvinyl acetate (PVA) emulsion adhesives may be used for bonding laminates to wood substrates where resistance to moisture and high heat are not required in the application (e.g. furniture, kitchen cabinets and office partitions). They may be both room temperature and hot pressed setting adhesives requiring only that the water in the emulsion be absorbed by the components. Catalyzed PVA offers improved moisture and heat resistance.
|Unit||Values as per|
|kgm³||Greater & equal to 1350||>1400|
|Resistant to surface wear||EN 438-2.10||Revolution||Greater & equal to 350||>500|
|Micro Scratch Resistant||ASTM: D6037-96|
|%||Retain >%95 Gloss||Class-1|
|Resistant to scratching||EN 438-2.25||Rating||3||>3|
|Resistant to staining||EN 438-2.26||Rating Group|
|Greater & equal to 5|
Greater & equal to 4
|Resistant to impact by small diameter ball||EN 438-2.20||N(min)||20||>22|
|Resistant to dry heat at 180°C||EN 438-2.16||Rating||4||5|
|Dimensional stability at elevation temperatures||EN 438-2.17||%Long|
|Greater & equal to .55|
Greater & equal to 1.05
|Resistant to immersion in boiling water||EN 438-2.12||Rating||4||>4|
|Gloss at 60° Angle||Gloss Meter||Level||NA||2-4|
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 or this warranty.