High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Manufacturing :Part 6 Single-sided laminates Production
Single sided laminates are always produced “back to back”, using a release paper. Release papers (i.e. coated special papers) or foils are applied to avoid sticking of laminates together in the press.
Single-sided laminates are usually glued to substrates (e.g. chipboard, MDF ,Plywood ,Blockboard etc.) to obtain composite elements,the finished we called HPL plywood .Single Sided HPL laminates are available in a multitude of solid colors, printed patterns and textures, in sheets of different dimensions. HPL laminate is a thin, stiff, strong, hard and abrasionresistant material that has excellent aesthetic appeal and durability. It is overlaid on particleboard or MDF substrates for both vertical and horizontal end use applications, such as tabletops, countertops, sink tops, furniture, cabinetry and case goods.
Backer laminates are laminates produced without a decorative face that are used on the back of panel assemblies to protect the substrate from changes in humidity and to balance the panel construction. There are two major types of HP backers: standard and regrinds. Non-HP backers
are also being produced by several manufacturers.
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