Choose right materials of lockers for a facility is never a easy task. There are a lot of factors need to be considered before deciding the materials. Those who have or will have the experience with compact laminate lockers should know the benefits of compact laminate. Here are some benefits of compact laminate lockers.
Compact laminate products, or solid phenolic products, usually has a life cycle of 20 years. It is a hard, dense material made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper impregnated with phenolic resin. Cleaning and maintenance of lockers is always hard to keep good in a high traffic facilty the heavy duty surface gives it a feature of less maintenance. Mild cleaner with a piece of damp cloth are enough for cleaning. They are strong enough to face most environments.
All though features make compact laminate an ideal material for lockers. The American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) conducted a series of test that compared compact laminate to metal, plastic, laminate, hardwoods and stainless steel. Compact laminate surpasses nearly every competing material in the ASTM tests including the tests of impact, scratch and graffiti resistance.
Many wood materials and metal material are troubled by bacteria growing, mold growing and mildew after a period time of using. That will lead to poor air quality issues and the spreading of dangerous illness-causing microbes. But certificated compact laminate material could get out out off those worries. Compact laminate materials are non-porous and non-microbial. Compact laminate materials are waterproof so that they are free to moist environment like swimming pools.
But compact laminate are not a perfect material. Compact laminate manufactured by different companies are not equal. It is essential to make sure that the fabricator follows the specific manufacturer’s strict guidelines and recommendations for storage, machining, and fastening methods to ensure the compact laminate materials appearances and functions throughout their service life.