Safas Corporation Innovation Brings 3mm Compressed Acrylic Veneer Sheet to USA

Share Article

Safas Corporation, the pioneer in granite looking solid surface, is introducing its 3mm acrylic sheet in the USA, after being successfully marketed in Europe for the past two years.

For the last two years, Safas Corporation has developed and manufactured Beaushield®, a compressed granite looking acrylic 1/8” (3mm) an1/4” (10mm) veneer sheet at its Clifton, NJ USA plant for its European customer. Now, Safas will be marketing Beaushield® to customers in the United States.

“A number of years back, we were approached by one of our most loyal European customers, who asked us to use our core granite solid surface granule business to produce an acrylic sheet for them,” said Fateme Ghahary, President of Safas Corporation. “Our customer was forced to change from our spray-on solid surface technology (Granicoat®) to laminating countertops, due to stricter environmental controls in Europe. We immediately set out to develop a compressed acrylic veneer product, which matched the current color assortments and provided the material hardness necessary to make their countertop business a success. This could not have been done without compressing the veneer sheets. After two years of successfully producing Beaushield® for our European customer, we feel confident that the US market is ready for a product such as ours.”

Fateme Ghahary continued, “While our customer has successfully manufactured lightweight worktops/countertops for years using our thin veneer sheet, it can literally be used anywhere laminate is, but will provide a better look with enhanced quality and durability.”

The R&D work we have done on the Beaushield® Solid Surface line resulted in two patents by the late Safas Corporation President and Inventor, Dr. Akbar Ghahary. Due to the issues natural mica caused, Dr. Ghahary developed the concept of a large engineered mica which looks identical to the real large mica chip. The difference is the engineered mica can be sanded without dimpling and cratering.

Safas Corporation has and continues to be an innovator in the solid surface market. We are a technology company founded in 1990 by Akbar Ghahary, Ph.D. who had over forty years of experience in the polymer and chemical industries. Its core business is to provide fabricators with granite-looking solid surface materials to make products such as kitchen and bath counter tops, sinks, shower pans, furniture, bath tubs for industries such as marine, aeronautics, recreational vehicles and kitchen & bath, and currently manufactures and markets all of its products proudly from its 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Clifton, New Jersey USA. For more information contact us at 800-472-6854.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Steve Mulligan
Safas Corp
+1 973-772-5252
Email >
Visit website