Testing of Formica® solid surfacing for medical/dental
Stain and chemical resistance of Formica® solid surfacing
for medical and dental applications was tested utilizing agents and chemicals frequently used in medical/dental settings.These
agents were placed in contact with solid surfacing for 16 hours.
All the staining agents and chemicals were easily removed with a maroon pad and cif.
Following is the list of typical medical and dental stains used in testing:
- Tincture of iodine
- Tincture of mercurochrome
- Gentian violet
- Lysol® brand desinfectant
- Wright stain
- Dimethyl methylene blue
- Safranine 0
- Trypan blue
- Rodamine B isothiocyanate
- Silver nitrate
- Zinc oxide ointment
Formica® solid surfacing is stain and chemical
resistant. It is solid and renewable and is resistant to fungal and bacterial growth.
The information and statements herein are believed to be reliable but are not to be constructed as
a warranty or representation which Formica® corporation assumes legal responsibilty. Users should undertake sufficient verification and testing
to determine the suitablity for their own particular purpose of any information or products referd to herein. No warranty
of fitness for a particular purpose is made.