Richelieu 2017 CCRM US
Decorative Laminate - Roots
Roots is a biocomposite board consisting of recycled core and decorative papers plus a natural resin. This new type of composite material is made of renewable resources, as the fiber material as well as the resin matrix is derived from renewable plant materials. This means there is no direct dependency on non-renewable fossil resources (oil, natural gas, etc.). The recycled paper is made from post-consumer paper, and the caramel-colored bio-resin is derived from sugar cane. Bagasse is a by-product of the sugar industry that is obtained when juice is extracted from sugar cane. Once hardened, the bio-resin possesses the qualities of thermosetting plastic and, together with the natural fibers, forms a hard, highly stress-resistant, dimensionally stable board with a tough surface.
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- Non-petroleum based
- Made of recycled core, decor paper, and natural resin extracted from sugar production waste
The material also has the advantage of a high degree of flexural rigidity due to its high modulus of elasticity.
Not recommended for exterior use, high-humidity areas, or horizontal surfaces with high abrasion.
Surfaces of the board are not corrosive, nor do they oxidize. They require no additional surface treatment (e.g. varnish or paint).
All decorative surfaces can be cleaned with a mild soap solution. Abrasive cleaners such as scouring powder should be avoided.