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HPL panel structure:
- Finish overlay as protection for the decor layer.
- Printed decor papers in unique colors or a wide range of decors, impregnated with melamine resin.
- Core structure: consists of phenolic resin-impregnated kraft papers.
HPL panel structure: Finish overlay as protection for the decor layer. Printed decor papers in unique colors or a wide range of decors, impregnated with melamine resin. Core structure: consists of phenolic resin-impregnated kraft papers. HPL stands for high-pressure decorative laminates. As described above, these panels consist of several layers and made of 60-65% cellulose fibers (natural fibers obtained from wood) and 30-40% cured resins.
The core is composed of cellulose fiber sheets (kraft papers) that are impregnated with phenolic resins. This is capped by a decor paper that is impregnated with melamine resin that cures under heat and can be printed on with uni colors or with a graphic (e.g. a metal or wood reproduction). The last layer consists of an overlay paper as protection for the decor layer with high resin absorption capacity. The layers are merging together under high heat and high pressure, and as the the reactive resins cool down and cure is generated a homogeneous material with a closed surface and high density and self bearing attributes with at a certainthickness.
This results in a duroplastic compound material based on resins and papers. The curable resins and high pressure during manufacturing result in a unique and rugged material with a highly durable, modern, and decorative finish. For this reason, HPL with its good attributes has become a omnipresent component of daily life and is used in a wide range of applications and capabilities