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Report prepared by
MARKWAINWRIGHT
ANALYTICAL CENTER

on
REPORT ON STONE ITALIANA BENCH TOPS

By
T M Flynn

for

Company: Stone Italiana Pty Ltd

Contact: Michael Skybey

6 May 2013

Project No 13073

COMMERCIAL - IN - CONFIDENCE

REPORT ON STONE ITALIANA BENCH TOPS

1.0 CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF STONE BENCH TOP

Analysis of the stone bench top was carried by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry by our laboratory in 2010 revealing the following analytical results.

  • Silica 87.7%
  • Aluminum oxide 1.41%
  • Magnesium oxide 1.40%
  • Calcium oxide 3.23%
  • Iron oxide 0.23%
  • Sodium oxide 4.35%
  • Potassium oxide 0.50%
  • Titanium dioxide 1.03%
  • Phosphorus pentoxide 0.01%
  • Manganese oxide <0.01%
  • Sulphur trioxide 0.07%
  • Zinc oxide 0.02%

2.0 COMMENTS ON CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF STONE BENCH TOP

The stone bench top is composed chiefly of common minerals and contains no chemical substance which is either reactive or unstable. It is not possible for this product to undergo any self-catalyzed reaction which would produce any heat to cause deformation or cracking.

Any fracturing or cracking of the stone bench top surface would have to originate from either an external stress applied to the stone or an external heat source which could cause sudden uneven expansion of the stone.

Terry Flynn, BSc, FRACI, C.Chem. Manager, Chemical Consulting Laboratory, University Analytical Center, 7 May 2013.


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