High Pressure Laminate
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High pressure laminates (HPL) are made by pressing layers of resin-impregnated paper together under high pressure and heat. The top layer (overlay) is a paper very similar to what is used in coffee filters, impregnated with a melamine resin. The...

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High pressure laminates (HPL) are made by pressing layers of resin-impregnated paper together under high pressure and heat. The top layer (overlay) is a paper very similar to what is used in coffee filters, impregnated with a melamine resin. The decorative layer is a paper printed with the desired design (wood grain, stone tile, etc), impregnated with urea formaldehyde resin. The bottom three layers are made from kraft paper, impregnated with phenol formaldehyde resin. Once pressed, the overlay layer provides a clear protective layer over the decorative print, and the laminate is a thin, rigid sheet. Because it lacks any reinforcement, HPL must be adhered to a substrate before it can be used. Countertop, flooring, and furniture are common applications.

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
45.87% Cellulose Fiber Subscribe to view
Calcium carbonate
471-34-1
3.40% Filler Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
1.02% Filler Subscribe to view
Starch
9005-25-8
0.34% Sizing Agent Subscribe to view
Aluminum sulfate anhydrous
10043-01-3
0.34% Sizing Agent Subscribe to view
Phenol-formaldehyde resin
9003-35-4
23.98% Binder Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
9.44% Pigment Subscribe to view
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
6.41% Fiber Subscribe to view
Urea formaldehyde
9011-05-6
4.89% Impregnating resin Subscribe to view
Hexanedioic acid, polymer with N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, reaction products with dimethylamine and epichlorohydrin
68583-79-9
0.33% Polymer Subscribe to view
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
3.64% Fiber Subscribe to view
Melamine/formaldehyde resin
9003-08-1
0.34% impregnating resin Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
High Pressure Laminate Core
74.95% 74.95% Subscribe to view  
Kraft Paper
68.00% 50.97% Subscribe to view
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
90.00% 45.87% Cellulose Fiber Subscribe to view
Calcium carbonate
471-34-1
6.67% 3.40% Filler Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
2.00% 1.02% Filler Subscribe to view
Starch
9005-25-8
0.67% 0.34% Sizing Agent Subscribe to view
Aluminum sulfate anhydrous
10043-01-3
0.67% 0.34% Sizing Agent Subscribe to view
Phenol-formaldehyde resin
9003-35-4
32.00% 23.98% Binder Subscribe to view
High Pressure Laminate Decorative Layer
21.07% 21.07% Decorative Layer Subscribe to view  
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
44.80% 9.44% Pigment Subscribe to view
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
30.42% 6.41% Fiber Subscribe to view
Urea formaldehyde
9011-05-6
23.21% 4.89% Impregnating resin Subscribe to view
Hexanedioic acid, polymer with N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, reaction products with dimethylamine and epichlorohydrin
68583-79-9
1.56% 0.33% Polymer Subscribe to view
High Pressure Laminate Overlay
3.98% 3.98% Overlay Subscribe to view  
Cellulose, microcrystalline
9004-34-6
91.45% 3.64% Fiber Subscribe to view
Melamine/formaldehyde resin
9003-08-1
8.54% 0.34% impregnating resin Subscribe to view

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Sources for Common Product Data
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Abby
Arborite
Arborite TDS
Arpa
Associate
Bioresources
Cargill
Chimar
Chinn
coffee
Ecospecifier
Eggar
Formica
Formica TDS
Fortfiber
Greenlam
Hexion
HPD
ICDLI
Int J Mol Sci.
International Paper SDS
Kraft MSDS
Kraft Pulp
Kymene
Laminart
Layers
LX
Minschem
MSHA
NCSU
Pionite
Polytec
PPM
Price
Rock
Sappi
Schultz
Sick
Specialty
Specialty Minerals
video
WestRock
Wilsonart
Wilsonart TDS