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Designed for modern living, every Polarstone Quartz is developed to the highest standard and manufactured with the best workmanship, innovation and environmental care. Popularly chosen for its quality, Polarstone Quartz is specified by architects, interior designers and retail kitchen designers. It is also the peace of mind choice of discerning individuals looking for the best in style and quality. Ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, walls and flooring. 

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Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces

LIMITED 15-YEAR RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY — EFFECTIVE May 1, 2016

Polarstone® quartz surfaces (the “Product”) that has been permanently installed and is in its originally installed Residential location is warranted by Polarstone US to be free of manufacturing defects. The product must be fabricated and installed by a qualified fabricator or installer. The product should be used and maintained in accordance with instructions provided by Polarstone US in the “Polarstone® Quartz Surface Product Care and Maintenance” document. During the first 15 years after the date of initial installation, Polarstone US can opt to repair or replace without charge if the product fails due to a manufacturing defect. Polarstone US shall make its best effort to repair or replace with the best possible color match to the original as possible. Polarstone US cannot guarantee that the repair or replacement will be an exact color match to the original due to the natural minerals and ingredients used in the manufacture of Polarstone® quartz surfaces. This warranty is applicable only to the original purchaser and only when all final payments have been made on the product. This warranty is nontransferable. Any associated repair or replacement cost other than the product will be the original purchaser’s responsibility.

Terms and Conditions:

This warranty applies solely to Polarstone® quartz surfaces and does not apply to any other products including sinks, faucets or any other added appliance, as well as any other surfacing material (for example ceramic tile or solid surface), other engineered stone products manufactured or supplied by any other party except by Polarstone US.

This warranty does not apply to other installations of Polarstone® quartz surfaces including, but not limited to installations in shower walls and moving vehicles such as, but not limited to, boats or recreational vehicles. This warranty applies to installations of Polarstone® quartz surfaces that have been permanently installed in the interior of residential applications, provided they have not been moved from the original, permanent installation. Polarstone® quartz surfaces are for interior use only and this warranty does not cover products installed in any exterior application. If during or after installation you decide that you do not like the Polarstone® quartz surfaces color you selected, replacement is not covered by this warranty. To obtain service under this limited warranty, you must contact the source from whom you purchased Polarstone® quartz surfaces. This step will allow your fabricator or installer the opportunity to correct any issues not covered by the Polarstone® quartz surfaces warranty. To be eligible for repair or replacement, the consumer must complete the “Polarstone® Quartz Surface Warranty Submission Process” form, that requires project information, including proof of purchase. The homeowner can request the form from “warranty@polarstoneus.com”, from their supplier or from the website www.polarstoneus.com. This step must be completed for any warranty consideration to take place. If you represent to us that your installation is Polarstone® quartz surfaces, and our warranty service agent at the installation site determines that your installation is not Polarstone® quartz surfaces, you will be liable for and charged the standard warranty service trip charge in effect at that time, and no repair or replacement will be performed. You must permit Polarstone US or their authorized agents to inspect the installation of the product. It is imperative that you cooperate with the efforts of Polarstone US to perform its obligations under this warranty. All decisions about defects in manufacture shall be made by Polarstone US and communicated to appropriate parties in a timely manner. If Polarstone US performs a repair or replacement of your installation, we will seek to obtain the best possible result.

  • This warranty is not valid unless the product and the installation have been paid in full.
  • This warranty does not cover seam appearance or performance, adhesives, caulk or other bonding or attached items.
  • Thermal shock can occur when a hot pan, dish, or other receptacle or object is left on the countertop for more than a short period. Trivets or hot pads should always be used between heated cookware and Polarstone® quartz surfaces. These issues will not be considered manufacture defects but are subject to proper care and maintenance by the owner.
  • This warranty does not cover the use of products that have been exposed to outside weather and climate conditions, abnormal use or conditions, or abuse. “Abnormal use or conditions” include, but are not limited to, damage from mishandling or misuse, damage from excessive heat or uneven exposure to weather conditions, excessive force or chemical abuse, or damage from improper care and maintenance.
  • Improper care of Polarstone® quartz surfaces may result in etching, staining, scratching, chipping, cracking or discoloration.

This warranty applies to products that have been maintained according to the Polarstone® Quartz Surface Product Care & Maintenance Guide. The Care & Maintenance Guide may be obtained free of charge upon request from the authorized Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces dealer, or directly from the Polarstone US website.

What You Should Expect From the Appearance of Your Polarstone® Surfacing:

Polarstone® quartz surfaces is made from natural quartz and pigmented resin attempting to duplicate the look of natural stone. Variations in the color, gloss, finish, size and shape of veins and pattern, and background tone of the (quartz) product are inherent in the process. These are unique characteristics to be expected within this product. Blemishes, such as blotches or spots, are essential in the manufacturing process, just as you would find in natural stone.

Color Samples:

Polarstone® quartz surfaces website photo color representations, samples and literature pieces are only for color representation and are not guaranteed to be an exact replica of the final product. Due to the randomness effect of colors that contain natural minerals and movement or veining, some color samples, especially smaller samples, may not capture the overall slab aesthetic. Your countertop will not be replaced under this warranty due to color variations from sample(s).

Excessive Heat:

Thermal damage may occur when a hot pan, pot, dish, or any other receptacle or object is left on the countertop.. Trivets or hot pads should always be used between heated cookware and Polarstone® quartz surfaces. Damage from excessive heat is considered improper care and maintenance by user, not a material defect, and therefore not covered under this warranty.

Chips:

Chips are caused by excessive impact. The quartz and resin are bonded together using vacuum vibro-compression. Chips or any other excessive impact damage are not covered under this warranty.

Scratches:

Polarstone® quartz surfaces are extremely scratch resistant. However, scratching can occur when proper care is not used, and accordingly, scratches in your Polarstone® quartz surfaces installation are not covered by this warranty. Cutting boards should always be used between cutlery and Polarstone® quartz surfaces as part of proper care and maintenance.

Staining:

Polarstone® quartz surfaces are stain-resistant, but not stain-proof. Most stains can be removed as outlined in our Care & Maintenance Guide. Stains are not covered by this warranty. You can view our stain cleaning guidelines for the best stain removal procedures in our guide.

Blemishes and Veining:

Some level of what could be referred to as spots or dapples are inherent in the manufacturing process. Polarstone® quartz surfaces veined materials include many variations in the design to simulate natural stone. The veins in Polarstone® quartz surfaces are unique, random and life-like; blemishes in these veins are not covered under this warranty.

General Obligations:

Polarstone US is not responsible for damage or injury caused in whole or in part by weather or climate, job site conditions, architectural and engineering design, structural movement or settling, acts of vandalism, or accidents. The obligation of Polarstone US under this warranty is limited only to the repair or replacement of the Polarstone® quartz surfaces product covered by this warranty, not including necessary labor charges needed to repair, remove or replace the product. Polarstone US will repair or replace material only for the area of the installation that is determined by Polarstone US or its warranty service agent to be defective. To the extent required, Polarstone US will cover the cost of the simple plumbing and electrical disconnect and reconnect charges to the extent determined necessary by Polarstone US or its warranty service agent, up to and not to exceed $250.00. The consumer will be responsible for any other costs associated with or arising from the repair or replacement. Such repairs include, but are not limited to, repairs to cabinets, backsplash, appliances, wall surfaces, paint, wallpaper, and tiles. Removal of cabinets, storage bins and food garages or backsplashes to allow access to the Polarstone® quartz product for repair or replacement, as well as costs incurred to enable access to plumbing and electrical connections are not covered under this warranty. Your original warranty will continue for the duration of the original fifteen-year period from the original installation date. The warranty period does not begin anew from the date of any repair or replacement. Except as provided in this limited warranty, Polarstone US shall not be liable in either fault or contract for any loss of direct, consequential, or incidental damages arising out of the use or inability to use the product in residential applications covered by this warranty. Polarstone US makes no other warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressly or implied, with respect to its products, except as explicitly stated herein. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state or in Canada from province to province. This is the only warranty made by Polarstone US for Polarstone® quartz surfaces. No representative, dealer, sales person, or any other person is authorized to produce any warranty or promise on behalf of Polarstone US with respect to Polarstone® quartz surfaces. No terms or conditions other than those stated herein or provided by law, and no agreement or understanding, oral or written, in any way purporting to modify this warranty shall be binding upon Polarstone US unless made in writing and signed by an authorized employee of Polarstone US.

Registration:

To register your Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces warranty, go to http://www.polarstoneus.com/–polarstone-quartz-surfaces-warranty-form-request and fill out the warranty form. Keep a printed copy of your completed warranty form for your records. Polarstone USwill keep your completed warranty in our warranty database.

Claim Procedure:

To obtain service under this warranty, contact your original installer or distributor to verify if a warranty claim should be considered. Notify Polarstone US of the same via email at warranty@polarstoneus.com. Include the completed ” Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces Product Warranty Submission” form prior to the expiration of the warranty period. The customer must furnish to Polarstone US the completed Warranty Submission form to be considered. It may be sent by US Mail or email to warranty@polarstoneus.com. Corporate Office 28241 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste F #205 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (888) 719-1126

Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces

LIMITED 15 YEAR COMMERCIAL (PRODUCT ONLY) WARRANTY — EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2016

Polarstone US warrants to the owner of the original installation of Polarstone® quartz surface (the Product), that it shall be free from material defects for a period of fifteen (15) years from date of commencement of installation.

During the first 15 years after the date of initial installation, the sole responsibility and liability of Polarstone US shall be to repair or replace, at their option, if the product fails due to a manufacturing defect.

This warranty applies to Polarstone® quartz surface products installed after May 1, 2016. Installations prior to May 1, 2016 may be covered under a previous warranty. Contact Polarstone US for details.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The 15 year limited warranty applies to Polarstone® quartz surface materials only.
  • The Product must be fabricated and installed by a qualified and trained fabricator and installer.
  • The Product should be used and properly maintained in accordance with instructions provided by Polarstone US in its Polarstone® Quartz Surface Product Care and Maintenance Guide.
  • This warranty applies to Polarstone® quartz surfaces that have been permanently installed in an interior application and have not been moved from their original location.
  • In no event shall Polarstone US be liable for special, indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, or any similar damages whether or not caused by or resulting from the negligence of US Polarstone even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  • Polarstone US shall make its best effort to repair or replace with the best possible color match to the original material as possible. Polarstone US cannot guarantee that the repair or replacement will be an exact color match to the original due to the natural minerals and ingredients used in the manufacture of Polarstone® quartz surfaces.
  • The owner must give Polarstone US prompt notice of any alleged defects discovered after exercising due diligence, and reasonably cooperate with the authorized service agent for Polarstone US and provide access to the installation site to obtain service under this limited warranty.
  • This warranty is applicable only to the original purchaser and only when all final payments have been made on the product.
  • This warranty is non-transferable. Any associated repair or replacement cost other than the product will be the original purchaser’s responsibility.

    Exclusions:

    The warranty shall not apply to:

  • Product or materials not paid for in full
  • Issues that are inherent characteristics of quartz surfacing, regardless if considered as a defect by the purchaser.
  • Damage from faulty or improper fabrication and/or installation is the responsibility of the respective companies providing the service. This includes, but is not limited to seams, seam performance, color match, caulking and other aspects of fabrication and installation.
  • Damage from improper or unstable support.
  • Damage from any form of abuse, exposure to excessive heat, accidents, misuse, including but not limited to chips, cracks, scratches and stains,.
  • Product that was installed with known or visible manufacturing defects, at the time of installation.
  • Color variance and variations in color, shape, size and/or distribution of colors in a slab are inherent in either natural stone or manufactured quartz surfaces.
  • Repairs or modifications that may required by other trades (electrician, tile, cabinet or plumbing for example) to properly repair or replace the Polarstone® quartz surfacing.
  • All outdoor, portable and non-interior applications.

Polarstone US is not responsible for damage or injury caused in whole or by part by acts of God, job site conditions, exterior installations, architectural or engineering design, structural movement, acts of vandalism, fabricator or installer errors or accidents.

No other express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are made by this warranty, except for those expressly provided herein. Under no circumstances shall Polarstone US be liable for any loss or damage arising from the purchase, use or inability to user this product, or for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. In no case will Polarstone US be liable for labor to remove and/or reinstall Polarstone® quartz surfaces or other similar activities necessary to complete the replacement or removal of the defective material.

Claim Procedure:

To obtain service under this warranty, contact your original installer or distributor to verify if a warranty claim should be considered. Notify Polarstone US of the same via email at warranty@polarstoneus.com. Include the completed ” Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces Product Warranty Submission” form priortotheexpirationofthe warranty period.Thecustomermustfurnishto Polarstone US the completed Warranty Submission form to be considered. It may be sent by US Mail or email to warranty@polarstoneus.com.

Registration:

To register your Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces warranty, go to http://www.polarstoneus.com/–polarstone-quartz-surfaces-warranty-form-request and fill out the warranty form. Keep a printed copy of your completed warranty form for your records. Polarstone USwill keep your completed warranty in our warranty database.

Corporate Office

28241 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste F #205 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Phone – (888) 719-1126

Minimum Requirements for Successful Installation for Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces

This technical bulletin addresses standards that must be adhered to when handling, fabricating and installing Polarstone® quartz surfaces. By purchasing this material, you agree that you will follow industry procedures for safe handling, fabrication, installation and servicing of customers. Polarstone US offers a Limited Warranty, which can be found on the Polarstone US website.

Definitions and Terms

  • Manufacturer is Polarstone US, and a Fabricator is the company that buys slabs and fabricates them into finished products, ready for installation. The Installer takes fabricated products and installs them into the final placement. Each party has responsibilities for insuring quality installations.

  • The dimensions of 2 cm and 3 cm are referred to as nominal ¾ inch and 1⅛ inch respectively.

    Fabricator Requirements

  • Inspect slabs upon receipt. Polarstone® ingredients are natural raw materials from the Earth. Slight color variations and particulate distribution, shape, size or concentrations may occur just as in natural stone products. Slabs are inspected at the factory to insure the highest quality.
  • Once a Fabricator has cut a slab, they have deemed it to be acceptable.
  • Fabricator is responsible for color matching slabs as well as laying out the orientation to match pattern flow.
  • Fabricator is responsible for following industry accepted guidelines for safe handling, fabricating and installing products.

    Corner Radius Requirements

  • When the corner is cut from a solid piece, all inside corners are required to have a minimum radius of ¼ inch to reduce corner stresses.
  • No radius is required for L or U shaped countertop corners that utilize full 45 degree seams.
  • Fabricator should break or round over the top and bottom edges of countertops to minimize stress risers and to minimize potential for injuries.
  • Radius all outside corners to a minimum ⅛ inch for safety purposes.

    Cutout Requirements

  • All cooktop cutouts are required to have corners with a minimum radius of ¼ inch to reduce corner stresses. The finished corner should be smooth.
  • Leave a minimum space of ⅛ between the side walls of the countertop and all appliances or sinks to allow for expansion. This is especially true in the corners.
  • Cutouts must be supported on all sides within 3 inches of the edge of the cutout.
  • Heavier sinks or appliances may require brackets, cradles or structural support attached to the walls or floor. The Fabricator is responsible for minimizing the load on the countertop.

    Overview of Minimum Installation Requirements

  • Polarstone® quartz surfacing is only recommended for interior installations.
  • Perimeter support is recommended versus full underlayment, especially near heat generating appliances. If an installation requires full underlayment for structural support, see “Support Materials” below for recommendations.
  • Polarstone® quartz surfacing is a heavy material, and requires a structurally sound base for installation. It is up to the Fabricator to determine the suitability of support for the installation.
  • The installation area must be true and flat within⅛ inch of a flat surface over a 120 inch length.
  • Leave a minimum ⅛ inch gap between Polarstone® quartz surfacing and walls for expansion.
  • Secure the countertop to the support structure with a flexible 100% silicone adhesive. DO NOT USE RIGID OR NON-FLEXIBLE ADHESIVE!The silicone adhesive will allow the top to expand or contract with temperature changes in the room.
  • Do not use metal fasteners (screws, nails, etc.) with Polarstone® quartz surfaces. Brass inserts or equivalent may be used.

    Support Requirements:

    Support structures with 4 sided support require no additional support if the following conditions are met. If the dimensions are exceeded, support is required every 36 inches.

  • Countertop depth < 26 inches.
  • Countertop length <118 inches.Support structures with support on 3 sides (dishwashers, desks, frameless cabinets, etc.) require additional support.
  • 2 Cm with countertop depth <26 inches requires support every 24 inches.
  • 3 CM with countertop depth <26 inches requires support every 36 inches.
  • 2 CM and 3 CM with countertop depths >26 inches require support every 24 inches.

    Support Requirements for Spans and Cantilevers

  • The overhang cannot exceed ⅓ of total countertop depth, and must be a minimum 24 inches in length.
  • 2 cm material requires support every 24 inches, and 3 cm requires support every 36 inches.
  • Install support strips where necessary to meet span requirements.
  • Outer perimeter support (4 sided box) is acceptable when depth is 26 inches or less.
  • Overhangs require at least ⅔ of width to be supported, no more than ⅓ is the overhang.

    Material Thickness

    Minimum allowable before additional support required

    Additional support requirements in addition to a ¾ inch plywood or metal frame

    2 cm

    <12 inches

    12-18 inches – Corbels

    >18 inches – Columns or Legs

    3 cm

    <15 inches

    15-24 inches – Corbels

    >24 inches – Columns or Legs

    Material Thickness

    Minimum allowable before additional support required

    Additional support requirements in addition to a ¾ inch plywood or metal frame

    2 cm

    <12 inches

    12-18 inches – Corbels

    >18 inches – Columns or Legs

    3 cm

    <15 inches

    15-24 inches – Corbels

    >24 inches – Columns or Legs

  • No cutouts or holes are allowed in the overhangs.

    Support Materials

  • The following materials are examples of acceptable substrate materials; MDF board, Plywood and Wood.
  • Structural steel is acceptable.
  • Particle Board, Flake Board, OSB or other non- moisture resistant products are NOT acceptable as a support material.

    Seam Requirements

  • Field seams must be supported on both sides of the seam.
  • Utilize 2-part polyester epoxy or acrylic adhesive for laminating all edges; color match as required.
  • Seam adhesive must completely coat the surfaces to be seamed.
  • Recommended seam width is < ¹⁄₁₆ inch.
  • Seams through an overhang must be supported.
  • Seam support paralleling the seam is strongly recommended.
  • Seams are not warranted by Polarstone US.

Edge Detail Production Methods:

Any edge detail that can be done on natural stone is acceptable with Polarstone® quartz surfacing. Typical configurations utilize one of three methods:

  1. Non laminated edges are the simplest, strongest and most economical to produce. They are limited to the thickness of the material.
  2. Laminated edges are utilized for producing edges thicker than the material. The thicker edge will give the appearance of more mass, but the quality of the fabrication and the color match of the buildup material will affect the final look and quality of the edge.
  3. Mitered edges are utilized for producing larger edges. It is not recommended to produce mitered edges over 4 inches unless special support is provided behind the edge to prevent breakage.

If you have further questions about Polarstone US, you can contact us at (888) 565-4443 or visit the Polarstone® website at www.polarstoneus.com

Polarstone® Quartz Surface Product Care & Maintenance

The Natural Look of Man-made Quartz Surfacing Material: Your Polarstone® Quartz Surface has unique aesthetics and properties built into the pure natural quartz slabs. Even though it is man-made, the process cannot control the exact flow of colors through the slab during the manufacturing process. As a result, your product with multiple background colors, multiple vein colors and unique flow patterns to the veining will result in one of a kind slabs. Because of this uniqueness or “Exotic” nature of the look, no slab is exactly like another. Slabs from the same batch should be used for the best possible color match. Color variations, natural color patterns and color movement are natural aesthetics of stone that Polarstone® quartz surfaces attempts to replicate through its unique process.

Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces – Heat and Scratch Resistance:

Your new Polarstone® quartz surface countertop is heat and scratch resistant, but not scratch and heat proof. As is recommended with every countertop material, you must use cutting boards to protect the countertop as well as protect the cutting edge of your knife. You must always use heat trivets or pads to protect your new countertop from hot pots or heat generating appliances like a crockpot or countertop roaster oven. Do not place hot cookware directly onto any countertop, including Polarstone® quartz surfaces.

Regular Cleaning:

Maintaining your Polarstone® quartz surface is very easy and requires nothing more than common sense to keep the surfaces looking like new for years to come. Because Polarstone® quartz surface is non porous, simple cleaning with mild soap and water will keep your surface looking like new. It is recommended that you wipe up any food or liquid spills as soon as possible using a cloth, microfiber cloth or paper towels. Please note that sponges are not recommended for quartz surfaces. When wiping with a sponge, it leaves a film of liquid on the quartz surface. This liquid will gather and form puddles in a short time period, which will evaporate and leave a dull or spotty looking finish from the sponge residue. A stubborn stain can be cleaned using a non abrasive cleaning pad such as a white Scotch-Brite® pad with a liquid non abrasive cleaner like Formula 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or harsh cleansing chemicals or pads on your countertops. See below for “Hard to Remove Stains”. When grease from cooking is an issue, use a degreasing product to help loosen and remove the grease from the surface. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

Hard to Remove Stains:

For stubborn stains such as permanent markers, the countertop is not actually stained like a granite, but the staining agent has adhered to the surface of the countertop. It is recommended to use a small amount of glass cooktop cleaner and a soft cloth and work the stained area in a circular motion until the mark is completely gone. We have found that Goo Gone®, Goo Off® and Magic Eraser® also work well on difficult stains. Once the stain is removed, rinse the area with mild soap and water. For hardened food, gently scrape the residue with a plastic scraper or a glass razor scraper to remove the hardened residue, then follow the above instructions if necessary to remove any stubborn residual stain.

Durability of Polarstone® Quartz Surfaces?

Polarstone® quartz surfaces are tougher than natural stone and highly resistant to cracks, chips and pitting when installed correctly and properly maintained. However no surface is indestructible. Avoid excessive force or pressure, especially on edges and cutouts, including openings for under mounted sink. Polarstone® quartz surface installations require proper structural and level support. Your top should not sag or feel unsupported, especially against the back wall and corners after installation. If you have a concern, bring it to the attention of your installer immediately.

Improper Load Limits on Countertops

A countertop is designed for the everyday loads or weights in a kitchen or bath application. A few examples of what a countertop is not designed to be used for are:
1. A seat for people to sit upon.
2. A ladder for a cabinet installer.
3. A scaffold for a painter or an electrician.
4. A workbench for a tradesmen’s tool box or work area.
These are examples of improper use of your countertops. It is within your rights to insist that workmen avoid using your installed materials as their work area or scaffolding. Always inspect your countertops after you have a tradesman working in your home to be sure any damage is rightly assigned to the guilty party. Thank You for choosing Polarstone® quartz surfaces for your home. It is unlikely that you will experience a problem due to a manufacturer’s defect, you can rest assure that Polarstone US backs its Polarstone® quartz surface material with a 15 Year Limited Residential Warranty.

The information contained in this bulletin is given by Polarstone US based on technical data which Polarstone US believes to be reliable. It is intended for use by people having knowledge of this technical area, at their own discretion and risk. Seller assumes no responsibility for results obtained or damage incurred from the use of this technical bulletin either in whole or in part by a buyer of Polarstone® quartz surface.

  • Product Information

    1. Product DescriptionQuartz slabs, pre-fabricated counter tops, and cut-to-size counter tops.
    2. Product UseSurfacing material for interior application.
    3. Product Composition/Information on Ingredients

      Materials

      %

      Crystalline silica and other natural stone

      >89%

      Cristobalite

      <46%

      Polymeric resin

      7.5-13%

      Additives

      0-9%

    • Important note: we recommend the product to be made, fabricated, and installed

      Potential health effects

      Polarstone® Surfaces in finished form does not present any health hazard to users.

      Dust and powder generated from fabrication and installation may cause irritation to skin, eyes, nose and airways. Adequate ventilation systems should exist in the fabrication work areas to minimize constant

      Inhalation of flying dust and powder. Fabricators and installers should use vacuum

      cleaning equipment, dust pick/up systems, and protection masks.

      Massive inhalation of crystalline silica may cause pulmonary diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, and other pulmonary diseases. using wet production methods.

  • Fire Fighting Measures

    Polarstone®is difficultly flammable.

    • Extinguishing ways: Water, Dry Chemical, CO2 and Foam or follows the standard of Fire fighting indication;
    • Firemen Protection: Standard equipment;
    • Exposure: No explosion probability;
  • First Aid Measures

    In the event of any unwanted contact with powder and dust, please follow these guidelines:

    • Skin: Wash exposed skin with soap and plenty of water. Remove exposed clothing.
    • Eyes: Wash hands thoroughly first. Flush eyes immediately with plenty of water for a minimum of 15minutes.
    • Inhalation:Remove person to fresh air.If breathing is difficult, or has stopped, mouth-to-mouth or oxygen as indicated.Call a physician
    • Other fire Fighting Procedures: Keep personnel away and upwind of fire, use full face mask if necessary
    • Ingestion: Seek medical attention or advice.
  • Handling and Storage

    • Handle the product carefully. Secure properly when placing slabs on rack or A- frame. observe all safety handling indication and disposal regulations for the stone industry.
    • Avoid breathing dust.Wash hands after work using soap and plenty of water.
      1. Storage Conditions
    • Not to place more than 3.5tons per wood bundle.
    • Not to place more than 20 prefabricated counter tops on rack or A-frame.
    • No outdoor storage. No exposure to sun and rain.
    1. Handling Measures

      Wear appropriate safety glasses with side shields and dust masks when cutting and polishing material.

      Use steel-toed footwear and wear industrial gloves when handling material.

      Wash hands before eating and drinking. Wash thoroughly after work using soap and water. Good hygiene practices should be followed when handling this material.

  • Preventive measures and Personal protection

    1. Don’t breathe dust generated in Cutting, Sanding, and Polishing
      • Use safety goggles, face and neck protection, and dusk masks.
      • Use dust extraction equipment.
      • Use dust vacuum cleaning equipment.
      • Don’t eat, drink or smoke when working, wash face and hands thoroughly after handling.
    2. Slabs and Counter tops Handling
      • Recommended to do in an adequately marked area away from frequent foot traffic.
      • Recommended to mechanize the handling of heavy or complex piece
  • Physical and Chemical Properties

    Physical appearance

    Multi-colored engineered stone

    Odor

    Odorless

    PH

    N/A

    Flash point

    360

  • Technical Specification

    Durability and Strength

    Mohs Scale of Hardness

    5.5-7

    Apparent Density

    2.3-2.4 gr/cm3

    Water absorption

    0%

    Thermal shock

    Mass loss: 0.03% Flexural strength loss:2.9%

    Flammability

    Best rating

    Coefficient of thermal exp.(-1)

    1.670×10-5 in/in/deg F

    Compressive strength

    226.1-232.4 N/mm2

    Flexural strength(Mpa)

    45.5-56 Mpa

    Physical Resistance

    Abrasion resistance(mm3)

    20.6mm

    Impact resistance(J)

    4.89J

    Resistance to Fungi and Bacteria

    No growth

    Wear and Cleanability

    Good

    Chemical Resistance

    Staining Agent

    Cleaning Result

    CH3COOH(10% V/V)

    Removal

    Na OH(5% m/m)

    Removal

    C2H5OH(70% V/V)

    Removal

    NaOCI(5%)

    Removal

    Methylene blue(1% m/m)

    Removal

    NaCL(170G/L)

    Removal

  • Stability and Reactivity

    • Chemical Stability: Stable at normal temperatures and storage conditions, avoid outdoor, sun and rain;
    • Hazardous Decomposition products: Thermal decomposition can release various hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and water. Fumes of metal oxides and mica particles could also be released.
    • Incompatibility with other Materials: This product is incompatible withHydroelectric acid.
    • Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
  • Toxicological information

    The dust generated in the manufacturing process contains silica.

    • Overexposure to airborne crystalline silica can cause silicosis, a chronic and

    progressively debilitating disease, characterized by the formation of silica- containing scar tissue in the lungs.

      • People with silicosis have a greater risk of getting lung cancer.Epidemiology studies show limited evidence of an excess of lung cancer in occupations involving exposures to crystalline silica, such as stone cutters and granite business workers;
  • Waste Disposal considerations

      • Waste Disposal Method: Preferred options for disposal, for example, recycling, incineration and landfill;
      • Processing, use or contamination of the product may change the waste management options;
      • Discard and dispose apply with government and local laws and regulations.
  • Environmental information

Ecotoxicity

No detrimental environmental impact is known

Mobility

Not volatile

14. Other information

The information container herein is based on the data available to us and is believed to be correct, but doesnt replace the technical specifications.

All information and recommendations in the documents are made in good faith.

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