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Paper Composite


Description

Paper Composite is a type of solid surfacing countertop made from paper, fibers and resin. The resin typically does not come from recycled sources; however, it only constitutes a small portion of the material used. They are available in a range of colors, are very durable and handle heat well.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • .A nonabrasive Green Seal certified cleaner and a sponge are adequate for routine cleanings..Be wary of cutting directly on the surface to prolong the life of your counter.

End of Life Tips

  • The resins typically used in paper composite are thermoset plastics and are not recyclable.
  • Visit Earth911.com to determine the most responsible way to dispose of the material.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Sealants: Must meet the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation