Xybix 3D Laminated Desktops

The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
Good thing Xybix isn't selling the average desktop.

“All work and no play” can do more than make Jack a dull boy. If Jack is working in a mission-critical or medical environment with a seamed desktop, he is routinely exposed to bacteria that can make him sick. Germs can easily hide in the seams of traditional “edge-banded” desks. This can increase illness and absenteeism among those that serve the public 24/7: dispatchers, command center operators, and radiologists.


"Living at your desk" can be a must for 24/7 operators

Eating lunch at your desk is a bad idea from a hygiene perspective, but a necessary hazard when you’re working in a 24/7 environment. With traditional, seamed work surfaces, this can create problems. Initially, “edge-banded” work surfaces used glue-on, plastic strips to cover the exposed sides of particle board or MDF. The goal? To deliver the look of a solid, more valuable material. Unfortunately, these plastic strips ended up serving as a hiding place for crumbs and liquid spills—and an invisible haven for hair, debris, dust mites, and even germs that can spread COVID-19 and the flu.

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Welcome to the cleanliness of 3D laminated desktops

Xybix Systems was first-to-market with 3D laminate covering that wraps around MDF so there are no “unseemly” seams where germs and debris can hide. At Xybix, we construct our console work surfaces with 3D laminate, a smooth “wraparound” finish in place of the plastic strips. The 3D laminate limits the places for bacteria to grow, because it is thermoformed, a process of “shrinking” the laminate around the substrate. In addition, Xybix team members shape the MDF with ergonomically angled desk edges that are beautiful and easy-to-clean, with unparalleled wrist support.

Beyond clean: 3D laminate is safe and healthy on all fronts

In addition to delivering the clean solution for your work surfaces, 3D laminate stands head and shoulders above the competition. Few (if any!) manufacturers of consoles can claim they have 3D laminate that has been independently tested and verified for fire safety, environmental health, and resistance to stains and cross-contamination. 

  • Class-A Fire Rating
    A Class A has low flame spread and, thus, the highest performance rating of less than 25. Most commercial wood species have a flame spread index between 90 and 160.
  • Low-VOC Certification
    Many common household and office products emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that release dangerous vapors into the work environment. All Xybix consoles and workstations are Greenguard Certified from top-to-bottom for optimum air quality.
  • Resistant to Staining and Cross-contamination
    Our 3D laminate materials were tested for resistance to staining, etching, and cross contamination. Using institutional-grade disinfectants and hard-surface cleaners, a third-party, degreed chemist assigned our 3D laminate specimens scores of “acceptable” and “passing” for:
    •  All three classes of levels of commercial disinfection and cleaning materials
    •  common residues ranging from alcohol and cooking oil to sugar, tea, coffee, and salt.

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