Materials Application Guide

General Properties of Materials Powder Coated Steel Plastic Laminate Dur-A-Tex™ Coated Steel Solid Plastic HDPE Phenolic Stainless
Steel
Relative Cost Index $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Color Availability Infinite Large Infinite Limited Large N/A
Green Product Recycled No Recycled Limited No Recycled
Potential of Warping None Yes None Yes Yes None
Dimensional Stability Under Ambient Temperatures Stable Stable Stable Not Stable Stable Stable
Material Strength High Acceptable High Low High High
Inherent Ignition Point * None Yes None Yes Yes None
Melting Temperature * Very High N/A Very High Low Medium Very High
Resistance to Moisture ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Surface Hardness-Resistance to Vandalism Medium High Medium Low High Medium
Refinishing / Repair Yes No Yes No No Yes
Estimated Life Expectation 10 -20 yrs. 5-10 yrs. 15- 20 yrs. 10-15 yrs. 10-15 yrs. 15- 20 yrs.
Return on Investment Excellent Low Excellent Moderate Moderate Excellent
Weight vs. Shipping Costs Light Weight Heavy Light Weight Heavy Heavy Light Weight
Textured Surface Not Available Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional
* Indicates the Relative Fire Rating