High Preassure Laminate

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) is composed of layers of kraft and decorative paper impregnated with thermosetting resins. It offers outstanding durability with superior resistance against impact, abrasion and general surface wear. Its surface is resistant to water and maintains its integrity even in the heaviest duty applications.

HPL is very hygienic thanks to its antibacterial treatment. Ideally suited to both horizontal (worktops, furniture) and vertical (doors, partitions) surfaces. Available in standard or post-forming grade, also with fire retardant grade available on request.

Taking into account above mentioned attributes, HPL surface is ideal finishing material because of its long lifecycle characteristics. Despite all sunlight, humidity, steam, heating, temperature changes, the finishing does not change its appearance and functions. HPL is available in a comprehensive range of sheet sizes. Availability is related to grade and surface finish.

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Description

COMPOSITION

HPL panels are made exclusively of cellulose-based materials (60-70%) and thermosetting resins (30-40%). They can have decorative finishes on one or both sides. The latter are of two different types; the inner layers of paper are impregnated with phenolic resin and the outer layers with melamine.

Overlay: Protective overlay for printed decors

Decorative Paper: impregnated with melamine resin

Core Layers: Layers of kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin

 

AVAILABLE DESIGNS

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) is a highly versatile finishing material which englobes and imitates a great variety of designs, so much that it is a good substitute to almost any design material.

HPL is available in many designs, which can be summarized as follows:

  • Unicolor: a huge variety of plain colors
  • Woodgrain: imitating the wood design of so many natural wood and even with an added option of wooden touch/surface texture giving the added bonus of wood design yet with a much better surface resistance
  • Stone designs: imitating quartz and marble
  • Fantasy designs: imitating anything from pearl particle shine to brushed fantasy effects
  • Magnetic: not only a decorative surface, but also with magnetic properties, making it a 2-in-1 solution which comes ideally for educational facilities etc.
  • Wood veneer: Real and natural wood veneer laminated to give a natural veneer the resistance it lacks.
  • Metallic: real metallic finishes giving anything from brass stainless steel finishes.
  • Anti-fingerprint: granting a perfect surface for office, retail and kitchen furnishing
  • Digital printing
Characteristics

PROPERTIES

  • Versatile, robust and hygienic surface
  • High resistance to external stress (abrasion, impacts, scratches, stains…)
  • Lightfastness
  • Nonporous, water resistant surface
  • Easy to clean
  • Electrical insulator
  • Heat resistance (occasional, up to 180°C)
  • Suitability for contact with food
  • Suitable for bonding to all type of substrate (wood, mineral, honeycomb…)
  • Can be cold bent or post-formed for curved surfaces
  • MED certified for marine applications. Other transportation certificates (rail, ship) available upon request
  • Suitable for high-traffic public environments: retail, hotel, office, education, health…
  • Available in Silver ion-treated, antibacterial grade

APPLICATIONS

  • Healthcare beds, furnishing & cladding
  • Scholar & Educational furnishing
  • Interior paneling
  • Exterior cladding
  • Laboratories cabinets and furnishing
  • Public buildings & spaces
  • Offices
  • Doors
  • Kitchens
  • Worktops
  • Furniture
Technical Information
Thickness (mm) 0.7 – 2.0 Grade Standard
    Horizontal
Length x Width  1830 x 1830   Vertical
(mm) 2150 x 900/950   Postforming
  2250 x 1000   Flame retardant
  2350 x 950/1300  
  2440 x 1830/1220 Available Designs  Unicolor
  2800 x 1300   Wood Designs
  3050 x 1220/1300/1400/1525   Stone Designs
  3200 x 1620   Fantasy Designs
  3600 x 1400   Magnetic
  3660 x 1525/1610/1830   Wood veneer
  4200 x 1300/1610/1620/1860   Metallic
    Anti finger-print
Finishes Gloss; Rough; Matt; Satin;   Digital print
  Leather; Pore; wood grain