High pressure laminate, or HPL, is often referred to as PLAM, or plastic laminate, or just simply laminate. It is constructed of multiple layers of kraft paper saturated with resins, topped with a decor paper and fused together by heat and pressure, forming a single, rigid laminated sheet.
High pressure laminate is affixed to a composite panel utilizing a variety of adhesives, providing a stable, durable and consistent material that is ideal for frameless cabinet construction.
- It is considered to be one of the most durable decorative surface materials and is available with special performance properties including chemical, fire and wear resistance.
- It is available in unlimited colors, patterns and textures.
- HPL is also known for being hygienic and food-safe, long lasting and easy clean up.
- HPL is used both residentially and commercially for kitchens, baths and office furniture.
- Cabinetry made from HPL can take on the look of many different materials such as wood grains, high-gloss acrylics, and metals. Various finishes are available, providing a realistic alternative to these materials.
- HPL is used for products and segments requiring the most stringent wear and impact resistant standards.
- Due to its durability, high pressure laminates are a common choice for horizontal surfaces including flooring, countertops and desktops.