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Understand Laminates

Laminate Information  and the New Correll Options

Click here for the Correll Color Guide and to see examples of the Laminate Colors, Frame and T-Mold colors.

 

Low density laminate like a melamine laminate

Melamine is a laminate, but not all laminates are melamine. When melamine laminates are manufactured, they’re created by molding a melamine/organic methanal compound combo into a durable plastic sheet. This is done by applying pressure-per-square-inch to the laminate. The amount of pressure applied changes the classification of the laminate. Melamine is a low pressure laminate (LPL) because it is made with a pressure of 300-500 pounds-per-square-inch. High pressure laminate (HPL), also called Formica, is made with over 1400 pounds-per-square-inch of pressure

High density laminate like Formica or Wilson Art laminate's

High Pressure Laminate or HPL, is a descendent of the original plastic laminate. It is the most durable decorative surface materials and is available with many unique options.

HPL is produced by saturating multiple layers of kraft paper with phenolic resin. 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). Because phenolic and melamine resins are thermoset plastics, the curing process transforms the resin into plastic by a cross linking process that converts the paper sheets into a single, rigid laminated sheet. Thermosetting creates strong, irreversible bonds that contribute to its durability.

High pressure laminate is laminated to a composite panel (lie a table top)  utilizing a variety of adhesives. Particleboard or MDF are the preferred substrate because they provide a stable, durable, consistent and economical foundation. Due to its durability, high pressure laminates are a common choice for horizontal surfaces including flooring, countertops and desktops. 

 

Thermally fused laminate heat impregnated to the board with the same properties of high pressure laminate

Laminate Top is heat impregnated to the board

Same properties of High-Pressure Laminate with a lower cost

It is Water Resistant

It is  Scratch Resistant

It is  Dent Resistant.

It is a thermal fused laminate on both sides of board, not a backer sheet.

It is also strong enough so it prevents warping.

15 Year Limited Warranty 

 

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THERMAL FUSED LAMINATE AVAILABLE IN ALL WOOD TOP PRODUCTS

  • Folding Tables
  • Seminar Tables
  • Flip Top Nesting Tables
  • Computer Desks
  • Standing Workstations
  • Activity Tables
  • Collaborative Desks
  • Cafe Tables