Over 30 years’ experience and know-how on composite materials
Delta Lab is the division of Plados-Telma Group dedicated to research, development and innovation, as well as to the production and formulation of quartz-based acrylic materials for its kitchen sinks and the production of acrylic formulations based on aluminium trihydrate for the bathroom sector and for the furniture sector as a whole.
Delta Lab has an state-of-the-art chemical-physical laboratory equipped with sophisticated and advanced technological research instruments, where experienced and high qualified personnel with high technical-scientific skills work, able to carry out a wide range of chemical and mechanical tests, both for internal purposes and for external subjects, both public and private.
In fact, Delta Lab staff makes use of specialized technicians, mechanical and chemical engineers, researchers and university innovators, collaborating for many years with the Chemistry Department of the University of Camerino.
The structure covers an area of 3,500 square meters, including offices, test areas, chemical-physical laboratories, raw material production plant, unique in Europe, developed with advanced technologies and highly automated, and large storage areas for raw materials such as mineral fillers and polymers.
analyse, through standardized and accurate control procedures, every raw material involved in the production process of acrylic dispersions, as well as the characteristics of incoming raw materials, semi-finished and composite materials. We study and optimize the chemical formulations and evaluate through scientific methodology the qualitative constancy of the various components.
To do that, we use state-of-the-art technological instruments:
Digital viscometers, spectrophotometers for color definition, DEA, DSC, Rheometers, automated thermobalances, electron microscopes, mixers, vertical stirrers, simulators of molding on plates, thermostatic baths and muffles.
We have dedicated an entire area to the implementation of chemical-physical tests on applied products. We carry out tests on our composite materials during product development, in order to improve the technical characteristics and to avoid the occurrence of defects in use, and to extend the life-time of the product at the customer’s home, which ones:
hardness measurement with “HRM hardness tester”, instantaneous impact resistance with “Charpy resilience”, tensile and flexural elastic modules, scratch resistance with “SCRATCH test” and “TABER test” to measure abrasion resistance on sink surfaces.
Our R&D Projects
DELTA R&D team, our driving force for both product and process innovation, operates transversally and synergistically with the production and design process.
There have been several R&D projects focused on environmental and eco-sustainable issues that the company has developed and successfully achieved.