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FENIX materials are highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, dry heat, acid-based solvents and household reagents. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. FENIX surfaces have a unique non-porous external layer, allowing the material to stay neat with simple, everyday care and cleaning methods. They are also suitable for contact with food. With low light reflectivity, the surface is extremely matt, soft touch and anti-fingerprint.

When processed with perforation and micro-perforation, the material is extremely suitable for acoustic use.

Sustainability is not something you dream about, but something you do. It’s about acting. True to this vision, Arpa Industriale has developed Bloom, a new core technology for FENIX NTM®.

The core of FENIX NTM are made of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology has been introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%. Lignin is a natural polymer defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together.
With this innovation most of the key ingredients originate from the same place: responsibly managed forests.

The impact: 46% CO2 reduction, 38% less energy demand and a 28% lower water footprint.

The concept is about “Sustainability as a Key Driver for Innovation” related to Arpa HPL and FENIX® materials. Sustainability, for Arpa Industriale, is linked to both production process and products. The development of Arpa products is focused on more sustainable raw materials and on more durable materials.

“Core technology” and durable surfaces are created to deliver innovative materials for the interiors.

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