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.
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.
HPL body is comprised of phenolic resin impregnated papers called Kraft paper. They generally range in weight from 80 to 300 g/m².
A layer of paper that separates décor paper from kraft paper. It may not be always used.
Transparent paper pressed on top of décor paper to improve scratch resistance and protection of printed design/color.
EN 438 main classifications of HPL :
H = Horizontal grade
V = Vertical grade
C = Compact laminate
E = Exterior grade
AC = Abrasion Class for flooring grade (AC 1 to AC 6)
A = Pearlescent laminate
M = Metal laminate
W = Wood veneer laminate
B = Coloured core laminate
R = Metal reinforced core laminate
T = Thin laminate < 2mm
D = Heavy duty or severe use
G = General purpose or moderate use
S = Standard grade
F = Flame-retardant grade
P = Post-forming grade