Eucatex

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It is a MDF panel  coated with melamine (LPL ), thermo-fused with pressure and heat. With the daring Arenato stone texture  and Natural Wood texture, the patterns feature  the most recent European trends. The panel is sold to  Wood Retail chains  and the Furniture Industry.
 

Application

Due to its surface quality, it is indicated for sophisticated furniture in living room, bedroom, kitchen and service area environments. It is also recommended for commercial installations and corporate furniture.
 

Finishing

Low pressure (LPL) melamine lamination with the sophisticated Matt Plus, Arenato  and Natural Wood  texture . Also available in the traditional Texturized Premium finish.
 

Physical & Mechanical Properties*

Thickness (mm) Minimum  tensile strength
perpendicular to surface (N/mm²)
Minimum Modulus
of Rupture (N/mm²)
Modulus
of Elasticity  (N/mm²)
)
Maximum Swelling
24h (%)
Moisture Content
(%)
> 12.0 to 19.0 0.55 20 2200 12 4 to 11
> 12.0 to 19.0 0.55 18 2100 10 4 to 11
*ABNT NBR 15316-2
Medium Density Fiberboards  - Part 2: Requirements for boards used in dry conditions

DimensionalTolerances
  • Thickness < 19 mm: ± 0.2 mm
  • Thickness > 19 mm: ± 0.3 mm
  • Length and Width: ± 2 mm/m linear, to the maximum of 5 mm
  • Squareness: 2 mm/m
  • Straightness: 1.5 mm/m

Classification of Emission of Formaldehyde: Class E-2

The low pressure (LPL )  melamine lamination  complies with the requirements of standard ABNT NBR 15761 – Wood Furniture – Requirements and methods of tests for decorative laminates.
 

Dimensions

Width (mm) Length (mm) Thicknesses (mm)
1.860 2.750 15*, 18*, 25*
* Retail Dimensions:  contact your distributor for further information about dimensions and patterns available.
 

Packaging

The Eucafibra MDFLPL  is supplied in panels stacked on pallets, according to the measures requested. To ensure the quality of the product, the packaging contains strips, wedges and straps protection on the upper and lower surfaces. In the Retail Business product is supplied with a protective film in dark colors.

Transportation and Handling

  • The pallets must be transported with forklifts or similar equipment, to avoid harming the edges of panels.
  • The floor of the body of the transporting truck must be clean, dry, even and without nails and screws sticking out or overlapping panels. Possible free spaces must be sealed. For greater safety, the stacks must be blocked and supported by fastening  straps. The points of the panels which undergo the action of these cables should be protected by angle plates.
  • During the route in a transporting truck with open bodywork, protect the product against rain with an impermeable tarpaulin. Grain trucks must have the grain outlet closed to avoid rain entering during the journey.
  • Avoid panel excess, mainly when there are no mechanized means of unloading (fork lifts). When unloading or moving the panels, avoid dragging them and subjecting them to  any friction.

Storage

  • The storage must be executed in a covered place, protected from  weather and far from sources of humidity and heat.
  • The panels must be stacked horizontally, on a firm, level base raised from the floor by means of suitable wedges. It is advisable that the maximum distance between the wedges be 50 cm.
  • Avoid alternate stacking of panels with large differences in dimensions. The maximum stacking must be 6 meters high.
  • Avoid placing hard objects (metals, concrete, wood) on the panels or letting them come into contact with products which may alter their natural features (grease, oil, cement, etc.).
  • Place a suitable number of wedges, increasing the quantity for panels which are not so thick. Careful: the wedges must always have the same height, with a length equal to the width of the panels.
  • In hot places it is advisable to place a discard board on the stack, both in storage and movement during the processing, to reduce the effect of the heat which affects the surface of the material, so that no humidity is lost on the exposed surface, with ensuing imbalance, which can deform the panel.
  • Avoid excessive stocking time so as not to cause deformation by gain/loss of humidity.

Bacterban – Antibacterial Protection in the Eucafibra MDF LPL  Panels



The Eucafibra  MDF LPL Panel, with low pressure melamine lamination, has the protection of Bacterban, an antibacterial agent which prevents the growth and reproduction of fungi and bacteria on the panel surface.

Incorporated in the panels during the manufacturing process, the antibacterial protection provides a more hygienic surface, facilitating the cleaning.

As the Bacterban has continuous action, this protection is prolonged, avoiding stains and the deterioration caused by microorganisms.

It ensures active protection during the useful life of the surface of the furniture and maintains the appearance looking new for much longer. Ideal for residential and commercial furniture, hospitals, schools, restaurants, bars, etc.
 
  • The panels should be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Do not use abrasive products as steel sponge, soap, etc.