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High Pressure Laminates And Its Advantages

High pressure laminate, or HPL for short, is a material that belongs to the high-tech group of decorative high-pressure laminates, compact laminates and scales and is often used as a surface coating for various materials. 

HPL is made of various layers of technical cellulose fibers, from saplings bonded with phenolic resin (the top is inverted, covered with cellulose impregnated with thermoset resin), which at high pressure and high temperature forms a very compact composite film. 

It is common, but not necessary, to apply decorative tarpaulin to both surfaces. There are several options for high-pressure laminates for decoration.

  • Decorative paper impregnated with melamine resin. This is an option similar to MDF or agglomerate tile.
  • Natural wood veneer. In this case a polyester resin is used to attach the film to the rest of the laminate.
  • Metal

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Some Advantages And Features of HPL 

Heat resistant

Good resistance to high temperatures. Larger than any product made of wood, reaching 180 ° C without deteriorating over time.

Antistatic

High-pressure laminates have antistatic properties, which means that they do not attract dust: volatile particles in the air do not settle on the surface, but flow almost without touching them. Quality that should not be ignored, especially if there are children or people with allergies at home.

Easy to clean and maintain

Thanks to some of the characteristics of the HPL, such as anti-static properties and stain resistance, this material is very easy to clean and maintain. For daily cleaning, just use a soft cloth or microfiber and glass cleaner and dry well to avoid scratching. Only cleaners that are abrasive, alkaline or highly chlorinated should be avoided.

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