Solid Surface Sheet is made from acrylic resin and ATH. It is with well toughness and hardness. It is with well corrosion resistance, UV-resistance, could also make various shapes under the condition of high temperature. Solid Surface Sheet’s aging process is very slow, could be long-term using. Solid Surface Sheet is non-toxic, no discoloration. In addition, the solid surface sheet is easily to be renovated, grinded and polished. But on the market, some solid surface sheet is made from calcium powder, to save the high cost from ATH. Because calcium carbonate powder is not stable enough, it will be easily to be damaged by encountering with hot stuff or acid. Normally, solid surface sheet’s resin content should reach 35%, as only the resin reaches a certain proportion, the solid surface sheet will be in good toughness. If using the calcium powder, solid surface sheet will become brittle and easy to crack and deform, and easy to yellow. "Real solid surface sheet could be used for about 10 years, but the calcium only can be used for about 1~2 years.
the following five tips will help customers to choose good quality solid surface sheet.
Look: checking the sample color, whether it is not pure opacity, good permeability, without similar plastic colloid feeling, no tiny hole on the surface;
smell: no pungent chemical odor.
touch: silk feeling, no astringent sense, no obvious rugged feeling.
Scratch: planning solid surface sheet sample with nails, no obvious scratches;
test: can do permeability test by soy sauce (no penetration); checking whether there is calcium carbonate by edible vinegar test whether add calcium carbonate (discoloration and without powder); burning the samples by lighters (flame retardant, higher acrylic resin content will be less taste).
checking: check whether there is ISO quality system certification, environmental certification, quality inspection report, product warranty card and related security signs.