The new generation of materials for furniture
The composite materials – a mixture of natural minerals, acrylic resins and natural pigments – are the new generation of materials for furniture manufacturing and they are a truly inspired choice due to a lot of reasons. These materials allow multiple processes and for this reason have many applications. Composite materials can be engraved, they can be colored and through some procedures can be converted into any desired shape. Pieces of composite materials can be glued together so that the junction is almost invisible. These materials are resistant to usage and have an easy maintenance.
As mentioned before, their applications are many: composite materials can be used in order to bond buildings surfaces, for manufacturing receptions for hotels, hospitals, waiting rooms in the airports, banisters, furniture for shopping centers and so on.
An area where composite materials are of election is the area represented by hospitals and clinics. The design for applications in the health system must have as first priority infection prevention. Therefore, all working surfaces for these applications have to be chosen accordingly. Having a fine, non-porous surface, the composite materials have an extremely low retention rate for bacteria. Therefore, they have the hygienic properties needed for the health sector.
Another major advantage of composite materials is that they can be repeatedly repaired, reconditioned and refined mat or gloss, a process that is not quite possible for other materials used in the furniture production. Anyhow, with a proper care, these surfaces are guaranteed against fabrication and installation defects even for 10 years.
A novelty some producers of such materials brought is that these surfaces can also be used in order to charge smart devices: tablets or smartphones.
Among the most often used such materials are: Kerrock, Hi-Macs, Corian.