Over 30 years of experience and know-how in composite materials
Delta Lab is the Plados-Telma Group's division dedicated to the research, development and innovaone tion of quartz-based acrylic materials for its own production of kitchen sinks and to the production of acrylic formulations based on aluminium trihydrate for the bathroom sector and the furniture industry as a whole.
Delta Lab dispone of a state-of-the-art chemical-physical laboratory equipped with sophisticated and advanced technological research instrumentation where experienced and qualified personnel work, with high technical-scientific skills, able to perform a wide range of chemical and mechanical tests, both for internal purposes and for external subjects, both public and private. In fact, Delta Lab's staff is made up of specialised technicians, mechanical and chemical engineers, researchers and university innovators, collaborating for many years with the Chemistry Department of the University of Camerino.
The facility covers an area of 3,500 square meters, including offices, testing areas, chemical-physical laboratories, a raw material processing and production plant, unique in Europe, developed with cutting-edge technologies and fully automated, and large storage areas for raw materials such as mineral fillers and polymers.
Using standardised and accurate control procedures, we analyse every raw material involved in the production process of acrylic dispersions, as well as the characteristics of raw material inputs, semi-finished products and composite materials. We study and optimise chemical formulations and assess the quality consistency of the various components using scientific methodology. To do this, we make use of technologically advanced instruments: digital viscosimeters, spectro-photochromometers for colour definition, DEA, DSC, Rheometers, automated thermobalances, electron microscopes, mixers, vertical agitators, plate moulding simulators, thermostatic baths and muffles.
We have dedicated an entire area to conducting chemical-physical tests on applied products. We carry out tests on our composite materials during product development, to improve their technical characteristics and avoid the occurrence of defects in use, and to extend the life of the product in the customer's home, such as measurementone of hardness with 'HRM Hardness Tester', instant impact resistance by 'Charpy Resilience', elastic trazione and flexione modules, scratch resistance with 'SCRATCH test' and 'TABER test' to measure the resistance to abrasionone on sink surfaces. The R&D laboratory applies all quality control procedures according to ISO 9001.
OUR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
DELTA's research and development team, our driving force for both product and process innovation, works crosswise and synergistically with the production and design process. Several R&D projects addressing environmental and eco-sustainable issues have been developed and successfully completed by the company.