High Pressure Laminates are made of Kraft paper impregnated phenolic resins, faced with melamine impregnated decorative paper and pressed under heat and high pressure. HPL has high resistance to scratches, abrasion, boiling water, stains and household chemicals with extremely high dimensional stability.
CPL is Continuous Pressure Laminates. HPL is High Pressure Laminate. HPL is regarded superior to CPL.
HPL thickness generally ranges from 0.5-1.5mm.
Decorative Laminate and Compact Laminate outperform all traditional decorative surfaces known in the industry and are suitable for almost all interior applications, such as but not limited to:
– Paneling & Cladding.
– Doors & Wardrobes.
– Furniture & Tabletops.
– Counter & Kitchen Tops.
– Vanity Cabinets.
– Lockers & bathroom Cubicles.
– Store Display Units.
HPL & Compact Laminate are extremely durable and are considered the best decorative surfaces for high traffic areas such as airports , restaurants and public buildings decorative wall cladding and various furniture items. Compact laminate is the obvious ,most convenient , most economical space-saving, water-proof and anti-vandalism decorative board for bathroom cubicles and wet area lockers.
Laminate face is decorative printed paper in various designs, solid color, wood grain, mineral, fabric, leather….etc. The quality of décor paper is generally differentiated by the quality of print and the grammage of paper which normally ranges from 60 to 130 g/m2.
In EN 438-3: ,three letters are used to classify a laminate:
1st letter : H for Horizontal application or V for Vertical application. 2nd letter : G for general purpose or D for Heavy-Duty. 3rd letter: S for Standard quality, P for Post forming grade or F for Flame retardant.
Numerically: A numerical system is also defined in relation to the three important characteristics: Abrasion resistance : overlay related. Impact resistance : laminate thickness related. Scratch resistance: texture type related.