So what exactly is HPL? High Pressure Laminate (HPL), is the direct descendent of the original plastic laminate. It is considered to be one of the most durable decorative surface materials and is available with special performance properties including chemical, fire and wear resistance.
Special grades of HPL can be post formed around curved edges by application of heat and restraint. HPL is produced by saturating multiple layers of craft paper with phenolic resin.
A layer of printed décor paper is placed on top of the kraft paper before pressing. The resulting sandwich is fused together under heat and pressure (more than 1,000 PSI). Because phenolic and melamine resins are thermoset plastics, the curing process transforms the resin into plastic by a cross linking process that converts the paper sheets into a single, rigid laminated sheet.
Thermosetting creates strong, irreversible bonds that contribute to its durability. HPL is extensively used in high wear areas from your kitchen benchtop to a protective layer on Internal Doors, OPTIMUM HPL for Doors is specifically designed to ensure a hygienic, fire rated, chemical resistant on trend design is applied to your next project.