High Gloss Makerboard By Alliance
Alliance P3ceramicsteel® surface represents a revolution in ceramicsteel technology,
and PolyVision's third generation of ceramicsteel writing surfaces. For over five decades,
millions of writing boards have been produced around the world for the education and
office sectors using Alliance ceramicsteel. PolyVision has used this wide cross-section
of consumers to gather information to help determine what the next generation of writing
surfaces should provide. Our internationally renown R&D team worked with experts in
the field of ceramics and steel technology to create P3ceramicsteel surface. This innovative
ceramic on steel writing surface finish is rapidly becoming the new industry standard.
The P3ceramicsteel surface maximizes the performance of reflected light and reduces
surface glare, resulting in improved visibility under a wide rage of lighting conditions.
Orange peel has been reduced by 44% in the P3ceramicsteel surface.
P3ceramicsteel Markerboard can be written on with any dry-erase, semi-permanent,
water-soluble, permanent marker, pen, or crayon without damaging the surface.
Contrast/waviness for markerboards (light and dark effects) shall be no greater than 15
when tested with BYK - Gardner Wave Scan 5+ Measurement device showing visual
acuity (contrast sensivity) to the human eye at distances greater than 3 meters (10'0").
Resolution (visual acuity) shall be based on 3 lines per degree and be visibly maintained
beyond the current standard of 3 meters.
The ultra-smooth finish enables dry markers to glide easily across the P3ceramicsteel
surface with minimal friction. The surface smoothness allows more dry-erase ink to be
removed, improving the erasability and eliminating "ghost writing". Dry-erase marker
ink can be wiped off easily with a dry cloth or standard eraser. Crayon, semi-
permanent, and permanent marker pen inks can be removed with a solvent based
or light abrasive cleaner.
All residues that remain after normal erasing can be removed by following the care and
cleaning instructions on the www.CleanMyBoard.com website.
Vitrified glass-hard ceramic surface fused to light-guage enameling grade steel at approxi-
mately 1500 degrees F. High resistance to impact damage, abrasion, scratching, and
color fading. The Alliance surface registers a 6.5 on the revised Mohs hardness scale.
The P3ceramicsteel surfaces are ideal for all magnets and magnetic impregnated materials
and will not be scratched or damaged from the contact.
The P3ceramicsteel surface is 100% non-combustible.
The P3ceramicsteel finish will consist of a specially formulated glass substance applied by
machine. Base metal will be coiled enamneling steel of an alloy suitable for the application
of architectural porcelain employing a continuous coil process. Base metal will be properly
pre-cleaned and treated, to assure complete bond between the steel and the subsequent
ceramic coatings. Both surfaces of steel based metal will receive a ground coat of ceramic
frit to be fused by a firing operation used exclusively for ground coat application to prevent
contamination. A color cover coat of ceramic frit will be applied to one surface of the ground
coat and fused by a firing operation used exclusively for color application. All ceramic
coatings will be machine applied with automated equipment for maximum finish uniformity.
Firing temperature will be approximately 1500 degrees F. The gloss of writing surfaces will
not increase by more than three units when subjected to wearability tests specified in testing
procedures for 30 hours (approximately 126,000 strokes).
PolyVision is the only company that warrants specific visual communication products and
surfaces for as long as they are installed and in use, or forever, whichever occurs first.
This warranty is unconditional under normal usage. If the surface fails, PolyVision agrees
to repair or replace the ceramicsteel writing surface, no questions asked.