Staron® Solid Surfaces are comprised of a natural and pure mineral derived from bauxite ore and blended with an advanced pure acrylic resin into a non-toxic, polished matrix. With a smooth finish and a range of over 80 colours to select from, Staron® Solid Surfaces are suitable for many applications in commercial or residential projects. The renewable and repairable nature of Staron® Solid Surfaces contributes to the longer durability and reduction of replacement.
6mm thickness (2500mm x 760mm sheet) - limited colors
12mm thickness (3680mm x 760mm sheet)
19mm thickness (3680mm x 760mm sheet) - limited colors
Over 80 standard colors
10 year installed and transferable warranty
Product has an expected life exceeding 100 years
Outright purchase only
Alumina: 55-60% b/w
Acrylic polymer: 40-45% b/w (including approx. 5% recycled content)
Pigments, UV stabilizers: 1% b/w
Product weighs 22 kg/m2 (12mm with 38mm edge)
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National & International Standards
ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System
ISO 14001:2009 Environmental Management System
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
ISO 9001:2009 Quality Management System
GREENGUARD Low chemical emissions Gold certificate: Staron solid surfaces sheets
GREENGUARD Low chemical emissions Gold certificate: Staron Tempest
NSF-51 National Sanitation Accreditation
AS/NZS 1530.3:1999: Simultaneous determination of ignitability, flame, propagation, heat release and smoke release.
AS/NZS 3837:1998: Method of test for heat and smoke release rates
AS/NZS 4586:2004 Appendix B (Dry Floor Friction Test)
AS/NZS 4586:2004 Appendix A (Wet Pendulum Test)
SN-106-2014 Toxicity test: staron Solid Surfaces meets the requirements for interior finish material as defined by building code of the city of New York
Country of Origin
Manufactured in Korea with constituents from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.
The Star Casino
Melbourne University, Victoria
Melbourne Cricket Ground Corporate Boxes, Victoria
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria
Melbourne Convention center, Victoria
Sydney International Airport, NSW
World Tower, NSW
Sydney Aquarium, NSA
London Wool Store Apartments, Queensland
Robina Hospital, Queensland
Couran Cove Resort, Queensland
Product is supplied in sheet form and can be worked with normal cabinetry equipment
ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT
INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES
Because Staron® Solid Surfaces is suitable for many applications in commercial or residential projects including kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities, wall panels, seating, table tops, reception counters, and more, it has the potential to reduce the number of materials and trades involved in surface finishing. As a low VOC, chemically stable solid surfacing material that has a minimal impact on both the indoor and outdoor environment, it minimizes long term maintenance and is maintainable. Seamed joints mean much reduced potential for water damage of sub-elements.
Product is resistant to bacteria and fungi growth, seamless joins increase ease of cleaning and decrease areas that harbor bacteria and mould.
40 to 45% of product is made out of acrylic polymer, IARC classified category 3. The substance is considered non hazardous since it is in a solid form.
Product contains a small percentage of titanium dioxide as a pigment. In 2006 The IARC reclassified titanium dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue relates to the inhalation of pure powdered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust during manufacture and is not considered a risk, as the Ti02 is not in a respirable form when bound into the product.
Carbon black and ferric oxide red are also part of the pigments list and are IARC issues. These substances have been classified as low risk in accordance with an Ecospecifier Risk Assessment.
Indoor Environment Quality
Product is low VOC (less than 0.22 mg/m3) and has GREENGUARD gold certificates for low chemical emissions.
Product is made from predominantly alumina trihydrate and acrylic polymer. After the ingredients are fully reacted during manufacture, they are chemically stable with low impacts on indoor air quality
Staron® Solid Surfaces have been tested against fire and slip resistance in accordance respectively with AS/NZS 1530.3:1999, AS/NZS 3837:1998 and AS/NZS 4586:2004.
Products have an index of 11 out of 20 for ignitability, 0 out of 10 for spread of flame, 2 out of 10 for evolved heat and 0-1 out of 10 for smoke developed. They are classified group 3 as per AS/NZS 3837:1998.
According to the test, products have been classified class F (appendix B) and class Y (appendix A).
Emissions – Product contains alumina. The production of alumina from bauxite ores uses a chemical treatment, known as the Bayer Process (see Glossary). The alkaline mist associated with this process may have adverse land and vegetation impacts.
There generally are limited toxics emitted to land in the production of the raw materials from the acrylic component of the product.
Physical – Mineral extraction of bauxite will disrupt landscapes and alter ecosystems. Because bauxite deposits are found near the Earth's surface, mining requires removal of topsoil and overburden before deeper excavation occurs. Product impacts terrestrial environments less than alternative, quarried materials like granite, marble or re-constituted stone.
Product contains a small percentage of titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide extraction results in the removal and stockpiling of topsoil, sub-soil and sand, and from removing overburden and inter-burden, resulting in modified soil/sand profiles, topography and drainage.
Emissions –The oil extraction process and the production of plastics and elastomers have associated emissions to aquatic environments that have localized impacts around production facilities.
The extraction and production of aluminium products have associated emissions to aquatic environments that have localized impacts around production facilities.
Physical – Bauxite residues of red mud are disposed of in dams. The excess alumina-rich water is discharged into marine environments.
Petrochemical production can contribute to oil spills at sea. There are limited physical impacts in aquatic ecosystems created by the manufacturing of this product.
Mineral extraction of titanium dioxide, via sand mining, is common in marine environments such as lakes and coastal areas and will have localized disruptive impacts to ecosystems caused by sand mining processes.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) – Product is both reusable and recyclable offsetting some of its green house impacts.
The process of manufacturing aluminium has very high energy requirements and subsequent GHG levels, particularly aluminium.
Greenhouse intensity - Product weighs 22 kg/m2 (13mm with 38mm edge) and has an approximate greenhouse intensity of 43.24 - 48.29kgCO2/m2, excluding pigments.
- Greenhouse intensity –for Container Shipping of Staron® Solid Surfaces - 2.34 kgCO2e / m2
Transport intensity - Product is manufactured in Korea. GHG intensities for shipping product are shown below. Shipping port from country of origin is Busan. Destination port is Sydney.
- Greenhouse Intensity for Container Shipping of Staron® Solid Surfaces is 2.34 kgCO2e /m2
Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.
Light commercial vehicle
0.001451kgCO2e / kg.km
0.000195kgCO2e / kg.km
0.000069kgCO2e / kg.km
Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.
Operational efficiency - Not applicable
Re-use Efficiency - Product is both reusable and recyclable
Toxics and Pollutants - The process of alumina refinement generates localized dust emissions around plant and smelters generate fluoride emissions that can affect animals and plants.
Ozone Depletion - Not applicable
Urban Heat Island Effects - Not applicable
Noise - Can reduce sound transmission when used in vertical applications
Bauxite can lead to modified soil profiles, topography and drainage which impacts natural vegetation and biodiversity.
Titanium dioxide is extracted through sand mining, a high biodiversity impact process, or open cut mining of hydrothermal veins and pegmatites. Mining leads to loss of biodiversity, modified soil/sand profiles, topography and drainage, which additionally impacts natural vegetation and surrounding biodiversity.
Aluminium is the third most abundant metal on Earth and the most abundant in the Earth's crust. The primary mineral source for aluminium is bauxite ore, a non-renewable resource with an estimated supply of 180 years based on current Reserve Life Index (RLI) (Source: Meyer, 2004, Availability of bauxite reserves, Journal of Natural Resources Research, p. 161).
However, the product has an expected life exceeding 100 years, is recyclable at end of life and has 5% recycled content in the acrylic component from manufacturing waste streams.
Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy
Product has an approximate embodied energy of 1107MJ/m2, excluding pigments:
Transport intensity - Product is manufactured in Korea. Shipping port from country of origin is Busan. Destination port is Sydney.
- Energy Intensity for Container Shipping of Staron® Solid Surfaces - 28.69 MJ / functional unit
Product has a long expected life and is repairable
Staron can be removed, re-cut and either reinstalled as new design or seamlessly re-shaped into new products if predominantly used in flat sheet format and mechanically rather than glue fixed.
Product is seamlessly repairable in most cases. Scratches can be removed with mild abrasive cleaner and fine sand paper.
Design for Dematerialization
Product is not designed for dematerialization
Design for Disassembly
used in flat sheets, recovery may be possible. When used in complex forms, in conjunction with seamed joints, solid surfaces are not able to be disassembled easily.
Product is recyclable
Product can be cleaned with soap or ammonia based cleaner. Cleaning methods vary slightly depending on surface finish.
Product Takeback Scheme
No formal scheme. Long life cycle and ability for re-use by fabricators means no call return system.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
Audits and Environmental Reporting
Yes, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2009
Social Enhancement Programs
Technology Transfer Programs
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Yes, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2009
ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHT
Information last verified on 6th February 2018
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