Unlike other door systems, low-pressure laminate
wood flush doors arrive at the jobsite ready to hang.
Panolam Industries, which is owned by Genstar Capital, is the largest low-pressure laminate
manufacturer in the US and Canada and will have common management with Pioneer in the Genstar group.
Match status is provided for nine high-pressure and 33 low-pressure laminate
brands, and indicates stock for 12 size designations.
Taking a closer look at decorative laminates, high-pressure laminates lead the way with 44%, followed by low-pressure laminate
, 34%; vinyl, 20%; heat transfer foil, 10%; and low-basis weight paper, 9%.
Many of BEVIS' products are made with low-pressure laminate
wrapped particleboard that can incorporate metal and upholstered panel components.
Decolam/DHP says it has combined state-of-the-art UV curing with sensitive laminating technology to produce a realistic looking low-pressure laminate
Unlike traditional postforming which almost exclusively utilizes high pressure laminate, the Homag allows for the postforming of low-pressure laminate
as well as melamine, HPL, polyester and veneers, he added.
Increases in the number of new homes built through 2020 will provide opportunities, since many of these new homes will include stock cabinets, which are often made using saturated paper and other low-pressure laminates
on an engineered wood substrate," notes analyst Pamela Safarek.
Demand for low-pressure laminates
, which account for 80% of the market, is projected to grow 4.
Although the most rapid growth will be in high-pressure laminates, sales of low-pressure laminates
are also expected to grow 4.
Demand will be driven by increased use of saturated papers in the high-growth flooring market and continued adoption of low-pressure laminates
as low-cost decorative surfacing products for furniture, cabinets and store fixtures.
The company says that the tools are giving excellent results in high-wear applications, such as high- and low-pressure laminates
and MDF, plywood and other man-made materials.