Aramith phenolic resin : why it makes the difference !
Heavy duty design
than a polyester number-plug-design, the Aramith concept has the numbers precision-engraved
in a solid core that runs all the way through the ball. As such, it is impossible
for number-cores to fall out over time. Using phenolic resin assures homogeneous
characteristics in each ball part. So homogeneous that when finally getting
to its breaking point (and one needs minimum a 5 ton-load in case of an Aramith
ball), the ball will break up totally at random, and not along the parting
line between the stripe and the rest of the ball, as one would expect.
a cue ball actually accelerates it from 0 to over 30 km/h (20 MPH) in just
a fraction of a second.The resulting friction temperature between ball and
cloth can easily reach 250°c (482°F). That's why Aramith balls are
the only ones made from genuine phenolic resin : their molecular structure
is engineered to be wear resistant at these high temperatures, making Aramith
balls far less vulnerable to abrasive burn-spots. They hold their high luster
and smoothness over a much longer period of time, resulting in minimal ball
and table cloth wear.
High Impact resistance
hitting the balls is the essence of the billiard game, impact resistance is
a critical factor. Aramith's phenolic heat-curing process fully stabilizes
material tensions. It produces a vitrified high-density surface that offers
maximum impact resistance. Tests show Aramith phenolic balls to withstand
to over 50 times more impacts than other phenolic or polyester balls. They
are also twice more scratch-resistant.
Consequently, when intensively used even on less maintained tables, Aramith
balls are clearly far less easily damaged than others by pocket fixings, table
mechanisms or cue sticks...