MAMA Laminates is an HPL design laminate that features sophisticated neutrals, luxurious textures and an international design aesthetic. It’s from the same company that offers Chemetal and Treefrog, two well known specialty laminates.
What is a High Pressure Laminate ?
High Pressure Laminate or HPL, is essentially plastic laminate, a durable decorative surface material. To make, sheets of kraft paper (think thick construction paper) are covered or impregnated with heat activated resins. (The more layers of kraft paper, the thicker the laminate) Atop this is placed a décor paper- a large piece of paper with a printed design- a wood grain for example. Melamine and Release papers, which impart a texture or finish to the laminate, are added. The resulting layers are pressed under heat- hence the name high pressure laminate- fusing the décor and kraft papers into a finished laminate sheet. That’s the quick version.
HOW THICK IS A LAMINATE SHEET?
Usually laminate sheets have thicknesses ranging from 0.6 mm to 1.5 mm