Eucatex



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Coated with water-based finish and ultraviolet curing, Eucaplac is a hardboard ideal for use in backside of furniture and bottoms of drawers, in wall partitioning panels, doors or in  interior decoration. The finishing varnish is totally polymerized, solvent free and does not generate any volatile substances.

Supplied in several solid colors and wood grains, in high gloss or mat finishes.

Physical & Mechanical and Hygroscopic Properties

Properties Terminology Standard* Unit Standard Values
(2.5 mm)
Thicknesses
(3.0 mm)
Specific Weight Ratio between the mass and volume of the assessed body ABNT 10024 Kg/m3 Minimum 800
Moisture Content Quantity of water which the assessed body eliminates after drying at the temperature of 105°C ± 2°C -3 hours AHA A 135.4/95 % Minimum 2 Maximum 9
Water Absorption Moisture content of the assessed body after immersion in distilled water at the temperature of 20ºC ± 1ºC, during 24 hours, for about 15 minutes AHA A 135.4/95 % Maximum 35
Swelling Swelling of thickness  presented in the assessed body  after immersion in distilled water at the temperature of 20ºC ± 1ºC, during 24 hours, for about 15 minutes AHA A 135.4/95 % Maximum 25
Resistance to Flexure Resistance which the assessed body , supported on its ends, features when tensile strength is applied to its center AHA A 135.4/95 Kfg/cm2 Minimum 315
Resistance to  Perpendicular Tensile Strength Resistance which the assessed body features when tensile strength is applied perpendicularly to its surfaces AHA A 135.4/95 Kfg/cm2 Minimum 6,2
Resistance to
Parallel Tensile Strength
Resistance which the assessed  body features when tensile strength is  applied  parallel to its surfaces AHA A 135.4/95 Kfg/cm2 Minimum 152
*AHA – American Hardboard Association – Basic Hardboard – A 135.4/95. The tests have been performed at Eucatex laboratories, under specific conditions, in accordance to the aforesaid standards. Thus, small variations  may occur in the tests reproduced in other laboratories.

Physical & Chemical Properties

Tests Unit Specific Value Tolerances Standards*
Cut Cross mm - = 3,2 AHA A 135.5
Scrape kg Minimum 6.0 - AHA A 135.5
Resistance to Heat - LA** - AHA A 135.5
Resistance to Steam - NA** - AHA A 135.5
Resistance to Humidity - NA** - AHA A 135.5
Resistance to Abrasion liters = 0.50 Minimum AHA A 135.5
Resistance to  Impact meters = 0.61 Minimum NORMA INTERNA
Resistance to Staining Agents*** - - Not attacked by stains "A" to "F"
- Surface attack of "G" to "L", can impair its use
AHA A 135.5
Gloss Eucaplac Gloss: More than 50
Eucaplac UV : 25 thru 50
ASTM D 523
*Standards: AHA – American Hardboard Association, CS – Commercial Standard; ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials. The tests have been performed at Eucatex laboratories, under specific conditions, in accordance to the aforesaid standards. Thus, small variations may occur in the tests reproduced in other laboratories.
**LA – Slightly Affected; NA – No Alteration.
***List of staining agents:

A Mineral oil G Ammonia solution
B Coffee H Milk
C Ink I Alcohol
D Lipstick J Sodium hypochlorite of 5.5%
E Citric acid solution of 10% K Nail varnish remover
F Coca-Cola or soft drink L Tri-sodium phosphate solution at 1.0%

Dimensional Tolerances

Properties Standard* Unit Standard Values
(2.5 mm)
Thicknesses
(3.0 mm)
Thickness INTERNAL STANDARD mm 2.3 to 2.8 2.9 to 3.9
Width AHA A 135.4 mm ± 1.0 mm/ml
Length AHA A 135.4 mm ± 1.0 mm/ml
*Standards: AHA – American Hardboard Association – Basic Hardboard – A 135.4. The tests have been performed at Eucatex  laboratories, under specific conditions, in accordance to the aforesaid standards. Thus, small variations may occur in the tests when reproduced in other laboratories.

Dimensions

Width (mm) Length (mm) Thicknesses (mm)
1,850 2,440, 2,750 and 3,060 2.5

Packaging

Dimensions
(mm)
Thicknesses
(mm)
Packaging
(quantity of boards per pallet)
1,850 x 2,440, 2,750 and 3,060 2.5 150
*Special measurements may be supplied upon inquiry.

Transportation and Handling

  • Pallets must be transported with forklifts or similar equipment, to avoid damaging the edges of the sheets;
  • The floor of the body of the transporting truck must be clean, dry, even and without nails and screws sticking out or with overlapping boards. Gaps, if any,  must be  sealed;
  • During the transportation, sheets must be protected with a waterproof tarpaulin;
  • Stacks must be blocked and supported by fastening  ropes or flat cables. The areas of the sheets which are under ´pressure from these ropes/cables should also be protected by angle plates or plastic wedges;
  • Sheets must be handled carefully to avoid  being dragged or undergoing any type of friction during  unloading.

Storage

  • Product  must be kept in its original packaging, in a moisture free place, ventilated and protected from   sun and rain;
  • Sheets must be stacked horizontally, on a flat and level platform. Avoid stacking sheets of different dimensions;
  • The maximum stacking allowed is 6 meters high;
  • Avoid contact of the sheets with products which may alter their natural features, as grease, oil and cement. It is also advisable not to place hard objects on the sheets such as metals, concrete and wood

Advantages

  • Excellent versatility for  the manufacturing of furniture;
  • Excellent mechanical resistance and durability;
  • It can be easily perforated, drilled, bored, cut, trimmed,  or glued;
  •  It can be laminated on any substrate used in forming I light weight hollow cored panels, or applied in vertical or horizontal structures.