The Altuglas® Bath and Shower Range
Altuglas® Bath and Shower Range is made of cross-linked cast acrylic sheets, with a superior surface finish and high molecular weight. This material has been specially designed for the manufacturing of high quality bathtubs, shower trays and other sanitary appliances.
Our offer includes a standard range as well as a complementary range.
This programme is reflecting the current trends in the sanitary field.
In most cases, the colour was developed using master sample tiles provided by the leading ceramic manufacturer. In all other cases, commercial samples were used.
Reference face or view face
The side of Altuglas® Bath and Shower Range which will be visible in use, must be the top face (clear polyethylene film). The bottom may have slight variations in gloss and tint.
Tolerances of dimensions
Altuglas® cast sheets are supplied in compliance with the international standard ISO 7823/1 concerning cast PMMA sheets. The dimensional tolerances are:
- in thickness: ± (0,4 + 0,1 h) in mm where "h" is the nominal thickness of the sheet
- in length and width :
|Length or width (mm)||Tolerance (mm)|
|Up to 1000||0;+3|
|From 1001 to 2000||0;+6|
|From 2001 to 3000||0;+9|
|3001 and over||0;+0.3%|
Repair sets can be ordered for all colours of the Altuglas® range.
These sets contain:
- a 25 g can of coloured resin
- a 1,5 cc bottle of catalyst for the resin
They must be mixed and used according to the instructions available in the box.
Please note that the delivery is exclusively combined with the delivery of Altuglas® sheets.
What does the NF mark mean?
The NF mark appearing on a product attests that this product complies with required standards and in some cases with additional technical specifications demanded by the market. The characteristics defined and controlled by the AFNOR CERTIFICATION are notified in briefs called technical rules drawn up in collaboration with representatives of manufacturers, dealers, consumers, laboratories and public authorities. The technical rules concerning cast acrylic sheets bear number NF 116. Tests on products and company audits for the certification procedure are carried out by the CSTB.
On which products are NF marks found?
The NF mark concerns cast acrylic sheets used in the manufacturing of bathtubs and shower trays.
What is the purpose of the NF mark?
The NF mark for acrylic sheets attests to the conformity of cast acrylic sheets with the European standard EN 263 and the additional texts from the NF 116 rule approved by AFNOR.
Specifically, it guarantees the following for acrylic sheets:
- compliance with thickness and tolerance standards
- a high Vicat softening point ( ≥ 105° C)
- low water absorption ( ≤ 40 mg)
- thermostability during processing ( no surface alteration after heating)
- tensile strength ≥ 60 Mpa
- stability of colour to UV light and hot water
- resistance to chemical products, hot water and stains
- The suitability of the sheets for sanitary appliances has been confirmed by all these tests
How can NF products be recognised?
All the products listed in the Altuglas® delivery programme have received NF accreditation.
The monogram NF appears on the packaging to distinguish these sheets before transformation.
Contact details :
AFAQ AFNOR CERTIFICATION
11 rue Francis de Pressensé
93571 Saint -Denis la Plaine cedex
Tel : + 33 (0)1 41 62 80 00
It is recommended that the pallets with Altuglas® be stored so that they are sheltered from the sunlight, rain and moisture. They can nevertheless stay outside up to a maximum of 24 hours after unloading. When only a few sheets have been used, make sure that the rest are repacked.
The thermoforming properties of the film are guaranteed during one year from the manufacturing date which is printed on the sheet. This guarantee is valid if the sheets have been stored according to the recommendations given above.
Do not handle the Altuglas® sheets with bare hands, the edges are sharp and this could pollute the surface. If possible, wear clean leather gloves.
Do not wear fluffy, brightly-coloured clothes, the sheets could be polluted by cloth fibres or the cloth colouring could pass through the film, causing stains or marks. Wear white or grey cotton overalls.
Do not move the sheets causing them to slide, this could damage the PE protective film and lead to the manufacturing of marked thermoformed products. Two people should carry them or a suction-paddled remover should be used.