High Pressure Laminate vs. Low Pressure Laminate/Melamine?

By June 09 , 2016
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High Pressure Laminate

  • The manufacturing process involves actual plastic laminate being pasted with glue and then pressed to the MDF board using the cold press laminating process.
  • The laminate is manufactured at a pressure of approximately 1000 psi -1500 psi and temperature of 280F- 320F.
  • Adhesives are used.
  • Comparatively expensive and durable.
  • Fire Retardant and anti-bacterial.
Low Pressure Laminate
Low Pressure Laminate

Low Pressure Laminate also known as Melamine

  • The manufacturing process involves paper finish being bonded to the MDF panel with a glue which is heat activated.
  • The laminate is manufactured at a pressure of approximately 290psi-438psi and temperature of 335F- 375F.
  • Adhesives are not used.
  • Economical but not so durable.
  • Fire Retardant and anti-bacterial.
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