Apollo Lab20 was designed as a durable and chemically resistant laboratory worktop which was able to meet the demand of educational, healthcare and research centres both functionally and financially. As a cost-effective solution, Lab20 inherits its name from it's size, at only 20mm thick, it boasts an impressive resilience to the hazards of a modern work environment.
Apollo Lab 20 Styles
Sheridan has developed LAB20® as a Laboratory worksurface for the high demands of the Education and Healthcare Sector. LAB20® is a solid surface and being homogeneous with a high chemical resistant, gives all the benefits of solid surfacing at a reduced cost
- Worktops available in easy to install blanks
- Seamless joints
- Seamless sinks available
- Easily maintained
- Non porous worktops
- Aesthetically pleasing
- High impact resistance
- Graffiti resistant worktops
- 20mm solid material
- High chemical resistance
- Class 1 fire rating
- Easily repaired
- 10 Year worktop warranty
We supply stainless sinks which can be delivered and installed with our worktops ready for plumbing.
For any enquiries about alternative sink choices or styles, please contact our sales team.
When we at Sheridan supply a worktop, we include with every order our Care & Maintenance kit which includes everything you need to keep your worktop in first class condition. Follow the instructions within for a trouble free, great looking worktop.
Our detailed care & maintenance brochure can be downloaded online by clicking here.
For additional care kit supplies, please contact our sales team.
|Table 1. List 1 (Test duration 16 hours)|
|Acetone||None||Lead Acetate||None||Sodium Bicarbonate||None|
|Primary Alcohol||None||Lead Nitrate||None||Sodium Hydroxide*||None|
|Secondary Alcohol||None||Lipstick||Superficial||Sodium Nitrate||None|
|Tertiary Alcohol||None||Magnesium Carbonate||None||Sodium Sulphate||None|
|Aluminium Sulphate||None||Magnesium Chloride||None||Soil||Superficial|
|Amino Acetic Acid||None||Magnesium Sulphate||None||Soot||Superficial|
|Ammonia||None||Mercury||None||Std Acetate Solvents||None|
|Calcium Carbonate||None||Mineral Salts||None||Tannin||None|
|Calcium Chloride||None||Nail Polish||Considerable||Tea||None|
|Calcium Hydroxide||None||Nail Polish remover||None||Toluene||None|
|Calcium Nitrate||None||Nickel Sulphate||None||Urine†||None|
|Coffee||None||Potassium Aluminium Sulphate||None||Yeast||None|
|Gelatine||None||Potassium Hydroxide||None||Table 2.List T (Test duration 15 minutes)|
|Hydrogen Peroxide 3%||None||Potassium Sulphate||None||Phosphoric Acid *||None|
|Ketones||None||Sodium Acetate||None||Silver Nitrate||None|
|Lactic Acid||None||Sodium Carbonate||None||Sodium Hydroxide||None|
|Lactose||None||Sodium Chloride||None||Sulphuric Acid*||None|
* In concentrations of up to 10% † No definitive formula for urine depends on diet, health fluid intake etc. solution tested = Urea 10g/1000ml & Sodium Chloride 10g/1000ml
Chemical Resistance Results
No change visible at the first examination.
Stains or surface attack observed, but removed by mild abrasive cleaning and not visible at the final examination.
Stain or surface attack not removed by mild abrasive cleaning.
A Considerable effect was caused by nail polish and chloroform.
The stain or surface attack could not be removed by mild abrasive cleaning
Apollo® Lab20 is manufactured from mineral filled polyacrylate/polyester resins. With superior innovative designs, enduring applications and excellent long-term performance, Apollo® Lab20 is ideal in both residential and commercial environments. Apollo® Lab20 has proved itself to be a remarkably durable material; it cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily wear and tear.
Apollo® Lab20 has inconspicuous and unobtrusive joints, and due to the level of pigment in the material, give the overall appearance of a seamless worksurface.
Tolerance in Apollo® Lab20 is ±2mm
Due to thermal expansion Apollo® Lab20 can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop and filled with decorators caulk. When Apollo® Lab20 is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane, is required to let parts expand and contract freely.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang of Apollo® Lab20 extending more than 300mm must be supported. Apollo® Lab20 should be supported every 600mm.
Hob and Sink Cutouts
Hobs must be integrated into an Apollo® Lab20 worksurface according to specified guidelines. Where an Apollo® Lab20 splash back or wall cladding is installed a gap of 50mm (minimum) is required behind an electric hob or 100mm (minimum) for a gas hob. A ‘breakfront’ may be necessary to accommodate this requirement. There must be a minimum of 50mm from the cutout to the front of the worktop and a gap of 120mm between heated cutouts. This is required under terms of the product warranty.
Apollo® Lab20 coved upstands are manufactured and fixed in the factory. Due to manufacturing constraints there may be gaps, as these upstands are manufactured in a straight line. This type of upstand is not suitable for walls where there are large variations in the wall profile. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.
Apollo® Lab20 is scratch resistant but not scratch proof; the use of chopping boards and/or pastrymates is recommended. Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured forms.
While most tough stains can be buffed away, a level of care and maintenance is required, as spills should be cleaned up immediately.
Apollo® Lab20 can be easily be repaired. Using an ordinary abrasive cleaner and a scouring pad the surface may be fully restored to its original appearance.
Apollo® Lab20 is a non porous material and is naturally resistant to mould, bacteria and mildew.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Please specify the preferred undermounting of Stainless Steel Sinks. Silicone sealant may be rendered ineffective when plumbing the sink in, it is important that the sink is re-sealed by the plumber, or the 12 months guarantee will be invalid if the work is not carried out.