An HPL is used on windows, doors, and the flooring of the aircraft offering durability than a low-pressure laminate
(LPL) as it is manufactured under high pressure.
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
. The UV surface treatment is an environmentally sound system that uses 100% solids coating over a saturated paper system creating an impact-and scratch-resistant product.
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.
On the basis of application, the global decor paper market has been segmented as low-pressure laminates
, high-pressure laminates, and edge banding papers.
"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 4.2% annually.
DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet) % Annual Growth Item 2005 2010 2015 2005- 2010- 2010 2015 Decorative Laminates Demand 13430 9510 12400 -6.7 5.5 Low-Pressure Laminates
10953 7670 10100 -6.9 5.7 High-Pressure Laminates 2269 1680 2100 -5.8 4.6 Edgebanding 208 160 200 -5.1 4.6 [c] 2012 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.