Materioteka

A painter’s palette, the ingredients of a chef, the spices of life.

Materioteka, with its capacity to give consistency and colour to creativity, was born as an instrument to give space to the imagination.

Materioteka is a physical synthesis of the Company in the showroom, a design laboratory that makes it possible to compose, create and transform each idea of kitchen habitat into a concrete design, without overlooking the irreplaceable support of retailers.

ROVERE SPAZZOLATO, FIAMMATO, TERMOCOTTO and FOSSIL: is a wood fibre (chipboard) panel covered on the 2 sides and 4 edges with a layer of oak wood (veneer), carefully selected and jointed to obtain a decomposed staved effect with a semi-flamed grain. Before the painting cycle, a mechanical brushing is carried out to highlight the characteristic grain of the oak wood, enhancing its hardness and materiality.
ROVERE ANTICO: the technical characteristics are the same as for the flamed oak veneer panel, however, the veneer is made from oak veneer containing unique, deep knots and cracks, which are then protected by the varnishing cycle.
CASTAGNO SABBIATO: is a wood fibre (chipboard) panel covered on 2 sides and 4 edges with a layer of semi-flamed chestnut wood (veneer). Prior to the painting cycle based on matt acrylic protective varnish, a mechanical sanding is carried out to open the wood pore, a spraying of the polyurethane-based clear varnish, drying and sanding.
EUCALIPTO SABBIATO: is a wood fibre (chipboard) panel covered on 2 sides and 4 edges with a layer of semi-rigid eucalyptus wood (veneer). Prior to the painting cycle based on matt acrylic protective varnish, a mechanical sanding is carried out to open the wood pore, a spraying of the polyurethane-based clear varnish, drying and sanding.
NOCE: is a wood fibre (chipboard) panel covered on 2 sides and 4 edges with a layer of semi-rigid walnut wood (veneer). Prior to the painting cycle based on matt acrylic protective varnish, a mechanical sanding is carried out to open the wood pore, a spraying of the polyurethane-based clear varnish, drying and sanding.
EBANO OPACO: is a wood fibre (chipboard) panel covered on 2 sides and 4 edges with a layer of semi-rigid ebony wood (veneer). Prior to the painting cycle based on matt acrylic protective varnish, a mechanical sanding is carried out to open the wood pore, a spraying of the polyurethane-based clear varnish, drying and sanding.

THICK VENEER FLAT: Wood coating is applied on both sides by hot pressing. Si procede quindi ad una spazzolatura meccanica per evidenziare la venatura del legno. Mechanical brushing is then carried out to highlight the wood grain. This is followed by painting and spraying of the polyurethane-based clear varnish (primer). This is followed by drying and fine sanding, finishing with the application of the matt acrylic protective varnish.
PLANCIA LINE: The wood coating is applied on both sides by hot pressing. Mechanical milling is then carried out, cutting one side of the solid wood. This is followed by painting and spraying of the polyurethane-based clear varnish (primer). This is followed by drying and fine sanding, and ends with the application of the matt acrylic protective varnish.

SKINTECH: “Skintech” is generally consists in a wood fibreboard (chipboard or MDF) panel faced with decorative paper impregnated with thermo-setting skintech resins. The production process of this type of panel is usually called “skintech coating”: the skintech resin coating is subjected to pressure and heat which makes it crystallize, creating a surface that is resistant to liquids, abrasion and heat.
SUPERMATT SKINTECH: this type of skintech is produced by applying special plates to the panel that make the surface ultra-matt and very soft to touch.
THERMOSTRUCTURED SKINTECH: special plates are applied during the production process of the panels to mark the surface with specific “texture”.

The Tecnolux doors consist of MDF panels coated externally in a sheet of PET: plastic polymer available in different colours in the price list with a glossy finish.
The edges are coated in the same material while the inner surface is faced in matt skintech of the same colour.

It is a panel made of powdered wood particles (MDF) with low formaldehyde emission level (E1 class). The outside covering consists of an extra matt plastic polymer (PET) silky to the touch. All edges are covered with ABS material, applied with two-component polyurethane glue. The internal side of the panel is covered with matt skintech papers in the same finish of the outer side.

It is made of pulverised wood particle board (MDF) with low formaldehyde emission (class E1), covered on the outside with synthetic leaf (PET) with a hardener surface treatment to increase scratch resistance, covered on the inside with decorative paper impregnated with melamine resins.

It is made of pulverised wood particle board (MDF) with low formaldehyde emission (class E1), covered on the outside with synthetic leaf (PET) with a hardener surface treatment to increase scratch resistance, covered on the inside with decorative paper impregnated with melamine resins.

It is a wood particle board panel (chipboard) with low formaldehyde emission (class E1), coated on the outside with an anti-fingerprint UV varnish on impregnated decorative paper, coated on the inside with decorative paper impregnated with melamine resins.

GLOSSY LACQUERED: this finish is usually applied to wood fibreboard (MDF or skintech) and entails, after the panel has been worked in CNC centres, the application of a coat of white polyester lacquer (basecoat) and some coats of the latest generation of coloured, water-based lacquer containing small micro-sphere particles that create a pleasant silk-effect finish to the touch. Water-based lacquers offer the same resistance as solvent-based ones but have a much smaller impact on the environment, thus becoming much healthier to use both for factory workers and for end users.

SAND LACQUERED: the type of base and the preparation of the panel before the finishing process are the same as those employed for the Sand lacquer finish. The finishing process is performed using robotized systems that guarantee the product is properly and evenly applied to the panel to avoid variations in colour and to ensure long-lasting stability. After having applied the gloss coloured lacquer the product is left to harden before being honed once again to remove any impurity or small imperfection present. The lacquer is then brushed using specific pastes and lots of manual work and the skill of specialised personnel.

It is a pulverised wood particle board (MDF) with low formaldehyde emission (class E1), coated with a polyester-based varnish (white base) and a water-based varnish (top coat) with microspheres to achieve a silky feel and at the same time greater scratch resistance.

OXIDIZED LACQUER EFFECT: the process consists of five main steps. The coating starts with the application of a suitable polyester primer which is carefully sanded. Afterwards, a primer is applied which creates a mirror effect and gives the product its colour. The surface is then “scratched” by hand and coated with a product containing metal powder to create an oxidised effect. The process is completed by applying a matt acrylic-type coat which makes it scratch resistant and long lasting, with non-yellowing properties which preserve the finish over time.

It presents itself aesthetically as a slightly metallic paint with a very subtle and elegant vertical striped effect. Applied to a panel of pulverised wood particles (MDF) with low formaldehyde emission (class E1), by means of polyester-based paint + coloured acrylic-based paint with subsequent manual antiquing and satin-finishing, and finally protected with semi-matt acrylic clear lacquer.

OXIDISED LACQUER EFFECT: the process consists of five main steps. The coating starts with the application of a suitable polyester primer which is carefully sanded. Afterwards, a primer is applied which creates a mirror effect and gives the product its colour. The surface is then “scratched” by hand and coated with a product containing metal powder to create an oxidised effect. The process is completed by applying a matt acrylic-type coat which makes it scratch resistant and long lasting, with non-yellowing properties which preserve the finish over time.

TEXTURE 3D: is a finishing process that involves, after the panel has been passed over numerically controlled machining centers, the sequential application of a layer of white polyester paint (primer) and several layers of the latest generation of water-based colored paint containing small particles (microspheres) that produce a pleasant “silk effect” to the touch.Water-based paints maintain the resistance levels of solvent-based paints but minimize the environmental impact and significantly increase the health protection of both in-house operators and the end consumer.

The surface of Fenix Ntm® involves the use of nanotechnology and is obtained through next generation resins developed by Arpa Industriale. Thanks to its technology, Fenix Ntm® features advance properties. Besides the main ones, such as an extremely matt, soft touch, and anti-fingerprint surface, and the thermal healing of microscratches, this innovative material stands out for specific properties which facilitate normal cleaning and do not require particular maintenance. In fact, it is extremely easy to clean and is resistant to mold, it has enhanced anti-bacterial properties, it is resistant to rub, scratches and abrasion, as well as to acid solvents and household reagents.

It is a nanotechnological surface applied on a particle-board panel (chipboard) with low formaldehyde emission level (E1 class). According to its use, it can be covered on 1 or both sides with a Fenix Nta® paper. It differs from Fenix Ntm® by the presence of an ultra-thin metal paper in the most modern finishes.

The porcelain stoneware slabs are available for the tops and in certain shades also for the fronts of the Ak_04 model. They are manufactured using advanced technologies that combine reduced thickness and large dimensions with high resistance to mechanical stress, chemicals, wear, scratches, deep abrasion and bending, and are easily sanitised, resistant to frost, fire, mould and UV rays. All the characteristics and chromatic properties of the slabs are unalterable, remaining unchanged over time and in all weather conditions.

The stoneware slabs are available for the tops and in certain shades also for the fronts of the Ak_04 model. They are made using advanced technologies that combine reduced thickness and large dimensions with high resistance to mechanical stress, chemicals, wear, scratches, deep abrasion and bending, and are easily sanitised, resistant to frost, fire, mould and the action of UV rays. All the characteristics and chromatic properties of the slabs are unalterable, remaining unchanged over time and in all weather conditions.

 

Offered in Gloss, Satin and Lineo solutions, the 4 mm thick glass is tempered according to safety regulations and produced Extra Clear with low iron oxide content. It is also painted on the back with a triple layer of varnish that cancels out the shadow effect of the frame in cases of backlighting or internal cabinet lighting, guaranteeing greater scratch resistance.

AISI 304 grade stainless steel is used for doors and counter tops with a high nickel and chrome content. A material which epitomises the concept of ecological sustainability, since it is completely recyclable and free from toxic emissions. Its remains unaltered over time because it is corrosion resistant. It is hygienic and easy-to-clean which makes it ideal for use in the kitchen.

Corian® is a solid, non-porous, uniform material consisting of ± 1/3 acrylic resin (polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA) and ± 2/3 natural minerals. The main mineral is aluminium trihydrate (ATH) derived from bauxite ore, a mineral from which aluminium is produced. HYGIENIC: Corian® is a non-porous material. It is uniformly compact and can be produced with seamless joints which make the surface ultra-hygienic. The surfaces do not promote the growth of bacteria or fungi.

NON-TOXIC: under normal temperatures, it does not release gases. When it burns, it mainly releases carbon oxides. The smoke is light and does not contain halogenated toxic gases. Thanks to this property, Corian® is widely used in public areas and for sensitive applications like airport check-in desks and work tops in hospitals and hotels.

REPAIRABLE: the surfaces can be renewed, in the sense that they can be completely restored with normal mildly abrasive detergents and an abrasive sponge. Cigarette burns, for example, can be easily buffed out in this way. Damage caused by the incorrect use of the material can usually be repaired in-situ without having to replace it completely.

SOLID: The colours and textures run all the way through the material, so are not subject to wear. Corian® is a solid material which does not flake.

SEAMLESS: the only limit to using Corian® is your imagination. Being able to create invisible bonds and continuous seamless surfaces means that the design possibilities are endless. Extra-long work tops, for example, can be fabricated in the workshop and then, joined on-site to form a continuous surface. The edges are made so that they seem thicker.

WORKABLE LIKE WOOD: Corian® can be worked with the same tools as wood. The workshops where Corian® is worked are generally known as woodworking shops. ECOLOGICAL: Corian® is produced in accordance with strict regulations to limit waste and energy consumption throughout the production process. The material, adhesives and sealants used to install it produce low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and have obtained GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® certification.