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aSTONE by Aquaestil

  • Characteristics

    ASTONE is a completely homogeneous material throughout its structure, it does not separate into layers and is resistant to thermal shock and impact.

     

    ASTONE is a completely homogeneous material throughout its structure, it does not separate into layers and is resistant to thermal shock and impact. Stable when exposed to UV radiation and better resistance to heat than other materials, ensuring that brief exposure to high temperature, such as cigarette ash and hot oil, will not cause damage to the material. ASTONE material is completely impervious to most chemicals and is completely non-porous, which among other things makes it ideal for places like hospitals, laboratories and health clinics.

     

    PROCESSING

    ASTONE is a very flexible material that is suitable for many different types of processing: cutting, sawing, drilling, grinding, forming into different shapes, and seamless joining. The material is mechanically processed using carbide tools. Depending on the chosen abrasive and polishing medium, the surface layer can be shiny or matte. Therefore, ASTONE is an ideal material for the design process, and we will be glad to help you turn your ideas into reality in the preparation and processing of ASTONE materials.

    The matte finish is recommended for working surfaces prone to intensive wearing, while shiny the finish is less resistant and has a mainly decorative purpose.

     

    HYGIENIC ASPECT

    In compliance with the high technical criteria of modern materials, ASTONE fully satisfies the most important ones - hygiene and health. Given the fact that this is a completely nonporous material, bacteria and fungi are incapable of evolving on its surfaces, which guarantees the safety of this material from a microbiological standpoint. When ASTONE looks clean, it really is clean.

     

    ECOLOGY

    ASTONE production is eco-friendly and has zero greenhouse gas emission. Material can be recycled directly.

     

    Technical characteristics of ASTONE material

    Technical characteristics

    Testing methods

    Test results

    Units

    Density

    ISO/DIS 1183

    1650-1750

    kg/m³

    Tensile strenght

    EN ISO 527

    24,4

    MPa

    Tensile strenght

    EN ISO 527

    1,9

    %

    Modulus of elasticity

    EN ISO 527

    2150

    MPa

    Bending strenght

    EN ISO 527

    41,6

    MPa

    Compression strenght

    EN ISO 527

    99,1

    MPa

    Charpy impact test

    ISO 179

    3,6-4,5

    kJ/m²

    Barcol hardness test

    EN 89

    58-62

    °Bc

    Resistance to fire

    DIN 4102-1

    B1 class

    Linear thermal extension coefficient

    -15 do 10 C αt = 16,7 x 10⁶

    K-¹

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MAINTENANCE

    ASTONE material is easy to maintain by regularly using only a sponge, water and degreasing agents like regular dish washing detergents. It can be also cleaned with alcohol or various detergents for ceramics.  For removing scale it is recommended to use a sponge soaked in vinegar or cleaning agent based on vinegar or citric acid. After cleaning, the material should be wiped with a dry cloth. We also recommend additional protection of ASTONE material by using protective wax based agents that are normally used to protect acrylic, polyester and stone surfaces.