At Krion we take safety very seriously. We have therefore created a solid surface with guarantees, which is not only harmless from the time it is produced until the end of its useful life, but even when it is recycled.
A material whose quality and safety have been repeatedly certified.
Let's see how Krion® Solid Surface is safe for the health of our factory workers, for the transformer, the end user, and for the environment.
At Krion we are fully committed to the care of our workers and those who handle our material, which is why, during the transformation process of Krion® Solid Surface, we are careful to follow all safety protocols.
Our workers are appropriately protected at all times when our surfaces are being transformed. Depending on the work they are going to perform, the workplace and the concentration of dust, Krion workers always have the right PPE.
However, no special equipment is needed to treat and handle Krion. Krion is a non-toxic material at all stages of its use, transformation and handling, so that only basic PPE is required.
The fact that Krion has the SiO2 Free seal is proof of this. Issued by the National Institute for Silicosis (INS), this certification guarantees that the material is free of crystalline silica.
As the dust produced by cutting and sanding Krion® is not toxic, the protective equipment needed to process it is the same as for contact with any other non-toxic dust.
However, although we are certain that we work with material whose safety is guaranteed, at KRION we regularly analyse our transformation processes, to improve safety whenever possible.
As well as being safe for production workers/transformers, Krion is also a safe option for the end user. It has no associated toxic hazards as a finished material. This has enabled our solid surface to obtain many product certificates.
All these certifications and seals are a clear indication that Krionâ“‡ is safe for the end user. It does not contain BPA, it is non-toxic, does not contain any hazardous components and can be used in sensitive environments such as healthcare facilities.
We can't talk about Krionâ“‡ and safety without mentioning the environment. Environmental toxicology studies the deterioration that a substance can cause in living organisms. At Krion we have carried out tests and obtained certification from independent accredited laboratories to verify that our material and its by-products are completely inert and have no effect on the environment.
In terrestrial ecosystems, Krionâ“‡ and the dust produced when it is processed have been shown to have no negative effect on biotic or abiotic elements in the Earth's environment. And the same applies to aquatic ecosystems.
The tests carried out have demonstrated that Krionâ“‡ has no harmful effects on organisms and that it does not accidentally release any elements into the natural environment.
All the certifications, studies and tests carried out on Krion products demonstrate that this is a safe material for workers processing it in our factory, for the end user throughout its useful life and for the environment.