TECH® is the result of the research and know-how of the staff of our R & S department. TECH® is a structural polyurethane, therefore it does not need any inner metallic structure.
TECH® is a high density material (600-700 Kg/m³) that enables to make any shape with very thin designs. Unlike plastics materials, it is possible to obtain different thicknesses, from some millimetres to some centimetres, in the same piece, keeping the visible surface free from "shrinking" effects. The surface can have bas-reliefs or be perforated.
TECH® has a high shock resistance, much higher if compared to traditional structural rigid PU, keeping at the same time a good elasticity in terms of seating comfort. It has a good resistance to scratches too.
TECH® employs epoxy resin moulds in the moulding process that need a preliminary investment which is much lower (approximately 1/20) than for a steel or aluminium mould for plastics.
TECH® is also two-coloured: the peculiar manufacturing technique enables to make, with the same mould, an item in a single or in two colours; moreover, the surfaces can be either smooth or embossed or both in the same piece. TECH® can be co-moulded: it is possible to combine a piece made in integral soft PU together with the rigid structure, so to give the seating area a "padding" sensation. It can also be moulded in combination with serigrafic films.
TECH® is unique also in fire resistance analysis because it passes the following test methods: - British standard BS CRIB 7 (5852:2006). - Technical Bulletin 117, Section A Part I and Section D Part II. - British standard BS CRIB 5 (test method: Consumer Protection; the furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations 1988 n.1324 schedule 1, part 1 and Amendment n.2358/1989). Following test reports are available: - accelerated ageing with lamp UV ASTM G 154-06 (outdoor agents) - resistance of colour to friction (EN ISO 11640:1998) TECH® won the "INTERZUM AWARD 2009" as high product quality for combining innovative aspects of material, function and design. All this makes of TECH® a trendsetter in structural polyurethanes for furniture