|Formica® High Pressure Laminates (HPL) consist of layers of specially selected kraft and printed papers impregnated with thermosetting synthetic resins and fused
together under heat and high pressure in a controlled environment so that the component parts consolidate to form a single high density sheet of laminate.
Formica® High Pressure Laminates comprises of:
A A protective, transparent layer of alpha cellulose paper impregnated with melamine resin. This provides resistance to stains, heat, scratches and abrasion.
B A printed sheet incorporating decorative colours or designs impregnated with melamine resin. This gives colour-fastness and clarity.
C The core layers are kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin, which provides the finished laminates the required strength, stability and flexibility.
By adjusting raw materials and manufacturing processes, the Formica Corporation have the capability to produce laminate sheets with different performance
characteristics suited to many different applications.
Hign Pressure Laminates are commonly used in commercial and residential interior surfacing applications where durability, design & appearance, construction
versatility and ease of maintenance are important factors.
Traditional residential applications include kitchen cabinetry, countertops and bathroom vanities, as well as horizontal and vertical surfaces in living rooms,
family rooms and dinning rooms. The commercial applications include work surfaces, cabinetry, furniture, flooring, panels, countertops and interior walls, with end-
use applications in offices, computer centers, airports, hospitals, schools, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, ships, and buses. High-pressure laminate is available in
fire retardant and chemical resistant grades for special commercials applications.
In any building, washrooms need to be practical, pleasant and clean. Formica® Compact™ Grade Laminate delivers real strength, stability and impact resistance
that is perfect for hard-working cubicle doors and walls.
Resistance to water and humidity matters in this environment. Compact™ Grade Laminate performs brilliantly in wet atmospheres and also offers an impress
degree of heat resistance that can even cope with cigarette burns. No compromise for hygiene consideration.
Formica® Compact™ Grade Laminate offers first quality durability in demanding environments –– including leisure industry applications like changing rooms and
Solidity and impact resistance characterize Compact™ Grade Laminate, an essential for delivering a long-lasting, low maintenance solution in changing areas.
Resistance to water and steam eliminates the risk of delamination, which makes it absolutely right for changing and vanity areas. Safety and hygiene are always
important considerations in public areas, so where a low maintenance and easy to clean material is necessary, Formica® Compact™ Grade Laminate is the ideal
material specifiers can trust!
Formica® Compact™ Grade Laminate can be used for interior door where high quality, hard-wearing, impact resistant and hygienic are emphasized. The
Compact™ Grade Laminate required no substrate and therefore reducing the process labour.
Colours, woodgrains and patterns have been selected for their compatibility with architectural finishes and it can combine perfectly with other surfacing products
from Formica® collections, providing a complete portfolio of decorative surfacing materials for any interior applications.
An excellent material for office furniture application in view of its strong, impact-resistant and will-not-delaminate attributes in the right choice for applications
where performance, practicality and lasting quality count. It is an ideal application with a decorative surface on both sides creating a fully designed finish -
whichever way you look at it.
Laboratory and Healthcare
Heavy demands are made on materials in working areas where chemicals and water are used and where contamination is a genuine threat. Formica® Compact™
Grade Laminate will meet these demands in most laboratories, dental and medical premises and in scientific education. This is primarily because of its extensive
chemical resistance properties, which you can find more details on our Chemtop™ range.
Formica® Custom Graphics
Encapsulate your creative ideas in a high performance, cost-effective and durable surfacing material. We can turn your inspirational concepts or artwork into the
decorative surface of Formica® Compact™ Grade Laminate or Formica® Brand Laminate depending on the application environment. In this way, you combine
the quality and reliability of Formica® Compact™ Grade Laminate with exclusivity: your individuality, your corporate branding and your own choice of design.