1 nanometre equals 1 millionth of a millimetre. When the dimensions reach such infinitesimal levels, the particles acquire physical and chemical properties that have already been taken advantage of in other fields to obtain surprising new materials.
The properties of FENIX–thermal repairability of superficial microscratches, anti-fingerprint, low-light reflection and extreme opacity, being soft to the touch–were designed on a nanometric scale to create new categories of materials.
About 70% of FENIX is made up of layers of paper. During the lamination process, the material is subjected to heat and pressure at the same time, in order to produce a homogeneous, non-porous and high-density product.
The core is made up of paper impregnated with thermosetting resins, whilst the outer surface is treated with next-generation acrylic resins. The surface is then subjected to a process of Electron Beam Curing which hardens it, giving it characteristics that open previously inconceivable doors in the world of interior design.
FENIX’s surface has low-light reflectivity and is extremely opaque, anti-fingerprint and pleasantly soft to the touch. FENIX also has the ability to regenerate from any superficial microscratches thanks to its thermal-repairability, as suggested by the name chosen for this material.