FIRA ADHESION AND LOAD & DEFLECTION TEST
To ensure our designed and developed STARlite® panel could perform under the potential stresses of the interior fit out and commercial markets we undertook testing with FIRA. We had two test done. The first test was performed under BS6222 – this is a British Standard for the Durability of surface finish and performance of edgeband adhesion for Domestic Level Kitchen usage – the highest achievable rating is level 5. Under test STARlite achieved level 5 on all counts which is a fantastic result.
The 2nd FIRA test performed was a load and deflection test on a sample “shelf” under both heat and over 28 days with 100kg/m2 without any edging to reduce stiffness. To summarise, the results were that the creep was only 0.5mm over this period. Again another fantastic result.
To compare this to other more well known products on the market, STARlite is just as strong as standard MDF or Chipboard, making STARlite a fantastic choice for weight saving furniture.