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Laminates are decorative materials applied to the surface of a substrate. They are flame-retardant and have hygienic anti-bacterial properties which makes them ideal for use in food preparation areas and medical facilities.

Laminates are created by impregnating layers of kraft paper with melamine resin.

Types of Laminates

Laminates differ on how the laminate paper is attached to the substrate.

  1. High Pressure Laminates (HPL)
  2. Using adhesives, the layer of laminate is adhered to the substrate under high pressures ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 psi at temperatures ranging from 280 to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Low Pressure Laminates (LPL)
  4. With no adhesives, the layer of laminate is adhered to the substrate under lower pressures ranging from 290 to 435 psi but at higher temperatures ranging from 335 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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