What is the material of HPL Panel? HPL is the abbreviation of High-pressure Laminate. It is made of decorative colored paper containing melamine resin and multiple layers of black or brown kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin, and then pressed with steel plates in a high-temperature and high-pressure environment. HPL is a refractory material widely used in surface decoration, with rich surface colors, textures and special physical properties.
The names of HPL panels are different around the world, and the names used according to various standards are as follows:
- GB/T 7911-1999 (National Standard of the People’s Republic of China): Decorative high-pressure laminate – Sheets based on thermosetting resins (abbreviation: HPL), commonly known as the fireproof board.
- NEMA ( National Electrical Manufacturers Association ): High-Pressure Decorative Laminates (abbreviation: HPDL ).
- ISO (International Organization for Standardization): High-Pressure Decorative Laminates
- BS ( British Standard: Decorative High-Pressure Laminates – Sheets based on the thermosetting resin ( Abbreviation: HPL )
Structure of Compact Laminate HPL Panels
Compact laminate HPL panels typically consist of 60% to 70% paper and 30% to 40% thermosetting resin. They consist of three layers: overlay paper, decorative paper and vellum paper. Overlay paper helps improve the abrasion and scratch resistance of the product. The decorative paper helps to increase the aesthetic appeal of the product through design; kraft paper is the core material to control the thickness of the product.
Features and Benefits of Compact Laminate HPL Panels
- Waterproof and moisture-proof: The water absorption rate of the HPL panel is low, and the high-performance resin makes the two sides of the panel fuse with the core material under high temperature and high-pressure conditions, so that the panel is well protected, and the panel will not be affected by moisture and mildew or rot. And the dimensional stability and processing performance of HPL panels is comparable to hardwood.
- Wear-resistant & scratch-resistant: The unique surface structure makes it have good wear-resistant and scratch-resistant properties, especially suitable for places that require frequent cleaning. Even in high-load use, HPL can maintain the same appearance for a long time.
- Easy to clean: HPL has strong resistance to organic solvents such as acetone, xylene and similar substances. The panel is also resistant to disinfectants, chemical cleaners, juices and dyes, and has no effect on the surface and performance.
- Fireproof: HPL belongs to B-1 class fireproof material. Its surface is in contact with burning cigarette butts without damage. Panels will not catch fire or peel off. All HPL panels perform the same in fire as hardwood, will not melt, drip, explode and remain stable over time.
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Surfaces in rich colors and patterns
- Fumigated plywood tray.
- Place protective plates on the top and bottom of the product.
- The plastic film completely covers the product.
- The four corners are protected against impact.
- The horizontal and vertical directions are fixed with steel bars.
Applications of HPL Panels
This new material has achieved great success due to its dual advantages of aesthetics and functionality. Unlike traditional composite panels and some other materials, its plasticity and insulation allow it to have a wider range of applications.
- Kitchen tabletop
- Washstand tabletop
- Dinner tabletop
- Toilet partition
- Sink table
- Reception counter
- Office table
- Office partition
How to clean and maintain HPL surfaces?
HPL surfaces can be cleaned with water or any mild detergent used for household cleaning. It is recommended to avoid cleaning HPL surfaces with heavily chlorinated, acidic or alkaline products. After cleaning HPL surfaces with a cleaner, be sure to wipe them down with a dry cloth. Also, wax polishing is not recommended for HPL surfaces as it may attract deposits of dust and grime.