STAINLESS STEEL AISI 316L
pba is the premier brand of AISI 316L stainless steel, the hardest, most resistant and elastic steel. Stainless steel AISI 316L is an austenitic alloy. It is distinguished from others inoxidizable steels by the high percentage of molybdenum which gives it a special resistance to pitting corrosion and stress corrosion. In this kind of stainless steel the nickel’s presence is increased in order to guarantee stability. Furthermore, the “L” stands for low carbon, in fact its quantity is less or equal to 0,03%.
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ALUMINUM ALLOY EN-AW 6060
pba uses Aluminum Alloy 6060, a medium strength heat treatable alloy with a strength slightly lower than 6005A. It has very good corrosion resistance, very good weldability and good cold formability. It is commonly used for complex cross sections and has a very good anodizing response.
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Polyamide 6 is a thermoplastic resin with high mechanical resistance, excellent toughness to impacts and high resistance to wear and abrasion. Classified as a self-extinguishing UL 94V-2 category, polyamide 6 does not generate toxic gases, it is a safe material, hardly deformable and very durable.
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Copper is a ductile, malleable metal, appreciated for its strength and resistance to corrosion. When exposed to air, it oxidizes and develops a protective layer - patina - whose composition and color vary as the weather conditions and elements change. This oxide is proven to give copper antimicrobial properties, killing more than 99.9% of bacteria on its surface within 2 hours from exposure.
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Genuine leather is an extremely durable material offering high elasticity, softness and lightness. This fine, natural material may display marks and variations such as lines and wrinkles, and color differences, all signatures that enhance its beauty and excellence.
Wood is a natural lightweight and durable fiber; it is a good insulating material that retains moisture. The main physical properties of wood are durability, hardness, stiffness and density. Pure wood is a refined and natural product totally regenerable and recyclable. Marks, grains and color variations are distinctive features that guarantee its authenticity.
Copper plating is the process of depositing a copper layer onto various metals for functional and decorative purposes. Copper is a chemical element with a high thermal and electrical conductivity, and is antibacterial, tough, ductile and non-magnetic.
The finish is uncover copper plated, thereof, over time copper naturally changes color – transforming from a shiny brown color to darker browns, then blues and finally greens after a number of years. This change in color, due to the natural oxidation called “patina” doesn’t affect the antimicrobial activity that remains constant.
pba ANTI-MICROBIAL COATING (AMC) is a powder-coated containing special silver ions additives that make the surface protected from bacteria and microorganisms. The tests show that on untreated surfaces the microbes and bacteria can easily proliferate, while on AMC surfaces the bacterial proliferation is practically zeroed.
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Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a superficial metal coating using a vacuum deposition methods to produce thin films and coatings. PVD is characterized by a process in which the material goes from a condensed phase to a vapor phase and then back to a thin film condensed phase. The metal film is obtained by a complete physical process and therefore possesses higher technical characteristics than any other chemical or electro - chemical process. PVD coating is par ticularly recommended for all those innovative quality products which require high chemical and technical features (resistance to abrasion, scratches, and corrosion) and at the same time offers a wide choice of chromatic colors.