About the material
A central material component in the MATCH kitchen, HDPE (High-density Polyethylene A 500) is frequently used in Muller Van Severen’s critically acclaimed art and design practice. It’s a very tactile and vibrant type of plastic, which is well-suited to kitchens due to its stable and robust properties. HDPE is often applied in the food industry’s industrial kitchens where it’s used in cutting boards: red HDPE for meat, blue for fish, and green for vegetables with the aim of keeping the food preparation antibacterial.
Good to know
HDPE is also used in containers and packaging because of its resilience in relation to moisture and water. Please note that gas hobs can’t be mounted in HDPE. It’s important to note that the material is not heat-resistant. Moreover, it’s not resistant to oxidizing acids and chlorinated hydrocarbons, which means that certain cleaning agents should be avoided when cleaning the HDPE countertop.
Care and maintenance
HDPE can be cleaned with a cloth doused in warm water. Grease and similar stains can be removed using normal household detergent.
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