Hard wearing, durable, and long lasting, Trespa worktops come in a variety of colours and finishes. Choose Trespa for your new laboratory or ask us for a price to replace your existing worktops.
What is Trespa?
Trespa is the brand name of a type of high-pressure laminate (HPL) manufactured by Trespa International BV, based in Weert, the Netherlands. Ideal for laboratory use, it is composed of wood-based fibres or thin sheets of Kraft paper with phenolic resin applied under pressure. The result: a chemically resistant work surface that can be machined to suit the dimensions of your laboratory.
Both the decorative surface and core of Trespa Athlon are highly resistant to most commonly-used disinfectants such as alcohol, preferably 60-70 % solution in water. Aldehydes, although not in, or in combination with, quaternary ammonia compounds. Chlorine separating compounds. However, long term use of these products can cause certain pigments to fade. Phenols, peroxide compounds (hydrogen peroxide and organic peracids). Quartenair ammonia compounds.
The recommended method for everyday cleaning of Trespa Athlon wall cladding and partitions in laboratory situations is warm water with a mild universal cleaning agent applied with a sponge or soft nylon brush. This is the ideal way to remove most light, recent soiling. Wipe damp surfaces with an absorbent cloth. Use of concentrated acid, alkaline or abrasive cleaning agents is not recommended. Occasionally, it may be necessary to remove old stains or very stubborn marks with a liquid cleaner containing very fine polishing particles (attention: the surface may be damaged that way) or with bleach. Wash the surface down thoroughly afterwards with clean water and dry with an absorbent cloth.
Draining grooves can be machined into your Trespa worktop to allow the formation of draining areas adjacent to the sink. In addition a groove can be machined into the underside to create a barrier to drips running back from the edge of the worktop.