HPL (High Pressure Laminate)

Introduction

High pressure laminate (HPL) is a modern building material formed as flat panel, made from layers of kraft paper impregnated with Phenolic resins (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) to create the finished product.

The popularity and versatility of HPL makes it an increasingly popular product with architects and designers, as a exterior cladding solution.  HPL from either Trespa or FunderMax offer a broad choice of colours & decor finishes.  The ease by which panels can be fabricated to suit a projects particular aesthetic, means architects and designers are able to create unique building design at a price point to suit most budgets.

Fire Rating

The issue of fire resistance and the ability for modern facade materials like HPL to meet new revised building codes, is especially relevant today following the Grenfell Tower disaster of 2017, and HPL manufacturers having been keeping a close eye on the specifications around fire spread.  FunderMax continues to be specified quoting NFP 285 to in meeting code requirements.

Finishes

HPL manufacturers have been working on increasing their range of surfaces & finishes, which is why FunderMax invest heavily in providing sophisticated visual and tactile experiences through its surfaces.

Manufacturing

FunderMax exterior panels are duromer high-pressure laminates (HPL) in accordance with EN 438 Type CGF, with additional weather protection consisting of double-hardened acrylopolyurethane resins. The surface is specified as NT (semi-gloss) or NG/NM (gloss/matt).

The product is supplied in the following sheet sizes:

2800 x 1300mm

2800 x 1850mm

4100 x 1300mm

4100 x 1850mm

Tolerances:    +10 -0mm

 

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