Glossary

Ball Impact Resistance

Ability of the surface to resist fracture due to impact by a large diameter (38mm) ball weighing 224 +/- 3 g.

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
1250 min
NEMA Vertical Requirements:
500 min
Boiling Water Resistance

Ability of the surface to maintain its color and surface finish when subjected to boiling water.

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
No effect
NEMA Vertical Requirements:
No effect
Cleanability

Ease with which a surface can be cleaned after exposure to various staining agents. The ease of cleaning 15 reagents is tested.

The cleaning of each reagent is rated as follows and the ratings are added to get a total score

0 = stain is removed with water (moistened sponge)

1 = stain is removed with commercial cleaner with weighted moistened sponge

2 = stain is removed with a paste of commercial cleaner and baking soda and nylon bistle brush

3 = stain is removed with acetone on a cotton ball

4 = stain is removed with hypochorite bleach

5 = stain remains

Reagents:

Distilled water
50:50 Ethyl alcohol
Acetone
Household ammonia
10% Citric acid
Vegetable oil
Fresh coffee
Fresh tea
Catsup
Yellow mustard
10% Povidone iodine
Black Permanent Marker
#2 pencil
Wax crayon
Black paste shoe polish

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
20 or less
NEMA Vertical Requirements:
20 or less
Dart Impact Resistance

Ability of the surface to resist fracture due to impact by a small diameter (5mm) ball weighing 25 +/- 0.5 g.

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
500 min
NEMA Vertical Requirements:
200 min
Diamond Scratch Resistance

Ability of a surface to resist scratching by a material of similar sharpness or hardness of silica or diamond.

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
3 or higher
RENOLIT ALKOR SR

2D Laminates suitable for flat lamination, profile wrapping,  and miter folding.

RENOLIT ALKOREN

Classic 3D Laminates both solids and Prints

RENOLIT COVAREN

Premier 3D Laminates with attributes such as pearlessence, soft touch, horizontal printing, metallics, nature textures, real print, and high gloss.

 

 

Stain Resistance

Stain resistance of the surface by common household substances.

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
No effect
NEMA Vertical Requirements:
No effect
Wear Resistance

Resistance to color or print loss during prolonged abrasion cycles.

NEMA Horizontal Requirements:
400 min.
NEMA Vertical Requirements:
400 min.