Technical Specifications


Technical Data

Thermal resins that we use today were developed by NASA for use in the space industry. These resins are a perfect fit for the architectural design industry. The durability and ability to create an array of designs and sizes sets us apart from what's available on the market today.

We worked for many years to create a formulation that would be:

  1. Thermal (both against high and low temperatures)
  2. Rigid – It is obviously critical to have a final product that is rigid and will not warp.
  3. Moldable – We can form the material prior to full canalization to conform to a radius desired.
  4. Paintable – Paint adhesion to the grilles is truly important, especially with the temperature variation that grilles are subjected to.
  5. Nailable – We need to ensure that resin would have similar characteristics to wood when it is pin-nailed or screwed.
  6. Dimensionally Stable – It is important that the resin does not expand and contract with temperature variations experienced with the system – this can cause warping or the failure of adhesion to the resins surface.
  7. Moisture Resistant – Our goal is to allow our customers to use Distinguished Design Grilles for both interior and exterior applications.

 Grille Characteristics

CHARACTERISTIC
RESIN
METAL
WOOD
Moldable To Fit Curved Surfaces

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Resistant To Cracking

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Paintable

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Thermally Stable

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Corrosion Resistant

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Insect Resistant

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Short Lead Times

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Custom Sizes

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Custom Patterns

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Reproductions

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Resistant To Warping

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Resistant To Peeling

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Resistant To Moisture

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Grille Typical Physical Properties

(for cured material)
Test Method
Results
Shore A Hardness
ASTM D-2240-86
87-90
Tensile Strength, psi
ASTM D-638-84
1300
Elongation, %
ASTM D-638-84
160
Tear Strength, pli
ASTM D-624-86
300

  • • Appearance - White

  • • Odor - None

  • • VOC (%) - 0%

  • • Reaction to Water - None

  • • Flammability - Non-flammable

  • • Simulates wood in the “nail” test.

  • • Excellent Paint adhesion

  • • Contains no TDI or MOCA

  • • High Impact Resistance