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What areas can SGL be used for?

SGL is the perfect specification for very highly used areas such as airports and service stations which may be subjected to not only accidental damage but also potential deliberate misuse such as vandalism which could occur in places such as secondary schools.

What areas can HPL be used for?

High Pressure Laminate or HPL is the perfect specification for areas which are reasonably heavily used and may be subjected to accidental knocks and bangs, such as a primary school.

What areas can MFC be used for?

Melamine Faced Chipboard or MFC is the perfect material to specify in a dry area where the product will be reasonably well looked after and the cleaning regime is controlled – such as an office.

What areas can veneer be used for?

From a functionality point of view, when specifying real wood veneer, you should consider it to be suitable in a similar environment to those that MFC would be suitable for.

It’s only suitable for dry areas where the users will typically treat it well, it won’t be subjected to lots of accidental knocks and bangs, certainly won’t be subjected to deliberate damage and the cleaning regime will be well controlled.

What is Solid Grade Laminate?

SGL is a 13mm thick board created from hundreds of layers of craft paper impregnated with phenolic resin, compressed together to create a high density material. 1400kg/m² impervious to liquid, suitable for the most demanding environments where strength and/or water resistance are needed. SGL has polished radiused black edges as standard.

What is High Pressure Laminate?

High Pressure Laminate or HPL is sheets of 1mm laminate bonded to an 18mm thick, 680kg/m² density moisture resistant chipboard core. The laminate sheet makes HPL highly impact resistant. Panels are supplied square edged with matching 1mm PVC lipping or with postformed vertical edges.