Modern Facade Materials - High-pressure laminate HPL
From the eye-catching facades of swanky new Malls to the modern look of today’s Office buildings, we’ve put together almost all the good things you see in contemporary Architecture. We live in the day and age of smart materials which are transforming the way people think about how buildings should be designed, built and powered up. This article will give you a glimpse of the materials available in today’s market –
HPL is the direct descendant of the original plastic laminate. 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. The laminate panel is a type of manufactured timber made from thin sheets of substrates or wood veneer. It is similar to the more widely used plywood, except that it has a plastic, protective layer on one or both sides. HPL panels are preferred by Architects due to their pastel color scale, natural wood designs and metallic looking HPL is the direct descendant of the original plastic laminate
High pressure laminate
The creation of a beautiful facade, which will remain beautiful for many years, is only feasible with modern façade materials.
Exterior panels are Duromer High-Pressure Laminates with extremely effective weather protection. The weather protective coating consists of double hardened acrylic polyurethane resins. They are produced in laminate presses under high pressure at high temperature. These panels can be used to clad the gate made of Stainless Steel or MS frame to create a beautiful and unique look to the gate.
- High impact and bending resistance, tensile strength, and resistance to mechanical damage.
- Abrasion resistance – the material is almost unaffected by abrasion.
- Almost zero absorption – the material does not absorb moist (the ratio of weight of water absorbed by the material to the weight of dry material submerged into water of 65ºС for 48 hours is 1%) and thus can be used in damp rooms without limitations and be treated with water of any temperature (even steam) and pressure with the use of detergents.
- High resistance to chemically aggressive environments and organic solvents.
- High density (imporosity) prevents dirt from penetrating into panels’ structure (including paints and graffiti) and microorganisms propagation.
- Various formats including large ones.