Areas of application

Furniture and interior fitting

Product features

Individual printed motif
Easy care
Antimicrobial
Food harmless
Low swelling / moisture resistant
High impact resistance
Particularly low emission

Areas of application

Individual furniture and interior design elements, particularly where high demands are made on the durability, ease of care and moisture resistance of the material. But also when low material cross-sections or open edge solutions are required. Such as in the restaurant sector, in shop fitting and in food sensitive areas, in doctors’ surgeries and clinics, leisure and sanitary areas. The material is not suitable for use outdoors.

Certificates & labels

Blue Angel DE-UZ 76

The Blue Angel has been the federal government's eco-label for 40 years. Independent and credible, it sets demanding standards for environmentally friendly products and services. The Blue Angel is the orientation for sustainable purchasing.

CE conformity

The CE-marking documents that goods comply with the safety and health requirements of the European Union. Its aim is to guarantee safe, flawless and high-quality goods on all European markets.

FSC-certified

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worlwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social and economic stakeholders.

PEFC certified

PEFC is the largest institution for ensuring sustainable forest management through an independent certification system. Wood and wood products with the PEFC seal originate demonstrably from ecologically, economically and socially sustainable forestry.

Product section

Availability

Formats

Length (mm)Width (mm)Thickness (mm)
2,8002,0704 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 15

Product features

Product standard

  • In accordance with EN 438-4

Core material

  • Compact laminate black core: Uniform black through-pigmented solid compact laminate core, impact resistant and moisture resistant for applications with high specification demands.

Density

  • Min. 1,350 kg/m³

Reaction to fire

  • Normally flammable
  • D-s2,d0 (EN 13501-1, CWFT acc. to 2003/593/EG)

EC scope

  • EN 438-7:2005
  • Compact laminate intended for internal wall and ceiling finishes (including suspended ceilings)

Formaldehyde emission class

  • E1

Antimicrobial effect

  • Surface with antimicrobial effect in 24 h for interior fit-out and finishes – Test Methodology JIS Z 2801 / ISO 22196

Product safety

  • The surface is physiologically safe, and approved for direct contact with food acc. to Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011.
  • The decorative surface and the core consists of paper layers, which are impregnated with thermosetting resins. The resins harden completely during the manufacturing process by heat and high pressure. They form a stable, resistant and non-reactive material.
  • We manufacture the panels without the use of halogens, heavy metals, preservatives, wood protectors or organic solvents.
  • This product follows the REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 an article. Following Article 7 it does not need to be registered.

Special

  • Maximum motif format per board, incl. overprinting: 2,750 mm x 2,030 mm. Larger motifs can be tiled.
  • Cut to size is not available.
  • Colour differences can occur in follow-up production lots.
  • Maximum motif format per board, incl. overprinting: 2,750 mm x 2,030 mm. Larger motifs can be tiled.
  • Standard delivery without protective film.
  • Cut to size is not available.
  • FSC certification or PEFC certification available on request.

Colour and surface match

  • Decor, structure and core board all influence the final appearance of the end product.
  • Due to the product-specific differences in production technologies, even identical decor/structure/core board combinations can result in slight optical and tactile deviations across different product groups and formats. Such deviations do not constitute a defect.
  • The choice of surface structure in particular has a significant influence on the visual impression, the tactile perception as well as the technical characteristics of the product. Thus, the overall impression of a decor can change almost completely depending on the surface structure. Furthermore, mechanical influences on the product surface can lead to a higher contrast optical perception with dark decors.
  • To ensure that you always achieve the best results with our products and to clarify any deviations in advance, we will be happy to advise you individually.

Product handling

Processing

  • Please consider that digital printed laminates are, because of their material composition, slightly harder and more brittle than classical laminates.
  • If possible, each motif is produced around the circumference with an overfill of approx. 15 mm and accordingly cutting marks are set.
  • The motif cutting marks are not binding; therefore, each motif format must be checked before cutting to size.
  • Sawing or formatting the boards in a stack is not possible.
  • Assignment of the motifs parallel with the edge of the coreboard is not possible for production reasons.
  • Sufficient conditioning is required prior to installation and assembly. The premises themselves need to be at the normal climatic conditions in which the material will later be used.
  • For an optimum result when cutting to size we recommend the following measures:
    - Use a universal saw blade with chamfer (WZ/FA), e.g. GlossCut sawblade made by Leitz
    - Hollow ground or trapezoidal tooth sawblades with negative tooth angle
    - Optimized height adjustment of the sawblade
    - Use universal scoring unit
    - Use e.g. a pressure bar or pressure strip to prevent vibration of the material
    - Work with lower feed rate than for standard laminates
  • Use a flat, firm surface to saw and drill on.
  • Please note that sharp curring and quiet running tools are indispensable for perfect results.
  • Drillholes must be countersunk. Through holes must be made oversize.
  • Cutouts and inside corners must have a minimum radius of 8 mm to prevent notch stresses and therefore possible subsequent formation of cracks.
  • To avoid chatter marks, cutting tools with high true-running are required. The feed rate is to be reduced in edge-corner and interface areas.
  • It is possible to refinish narrow surfaces:
    1. Dry grinding with 120 / 220 / 400 grit
    2. Wet grinding with 600 / 1000 / 1500 / 2000 grit
    3. Polish with nonwoven disc (6000 grit) and polishing paste
  • Please note the recommendations of the ICDLI association on the use of HPL compact boards (www.ICDLI.com).
  • We recommend carrying out your own tests depending on the respective application and material requirement.

Machines and tools

  • Can be worked with carbide (HW) or diamond (DP) tipped tools on conventional woodworking machines.
  • Keyhole saws, punches and jars are not suitable.

Fitting technology

  • All conventional removable and non-removable fittings for solid wood and wood materials are suitable.
  • All conventional furniture fittings and standard profile systems are suitable.

Installation and assembly

  • Sufficient conditioning is required prior to installation. The premises themselves need to be air-conditioned according to the future use.
  • The material is not suitable for areas subject to large fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
  • Ensure good rear ventilation and climate equilibrium on both sides in the installed condition. For adequate air circulation the void should be at least 20 mm. It is important to interrupt horizontal substructures as well as the top and bottom ends of the wall panelling so that vertical rear ventilation is possible. Avoid direct fixing on the surface without air gap.
  • Make sure that expansion of installed elements is not prevented. Please observe that when panels are combined with other materials their coefficients of expansion may differ.
  • Ensure adequate room for movement of the panel material in the installed condition. Panel joints are to be made with oversize joints and throughholes.
  • Newly built walls (made of brick or concrete or plastered walls) contain considerable amounts of moisture. Before covering them with panels they must be completely dried out.
  • The base may not be moist or instable. Please make sure that minimum carrying capacity and stability correspond to the usage.
  • Protect the substructure against corrosion.
  • Avoid direct exposure to heat and any possible dehydration of the surfaces by light- or heat radiation or by air currents from heating- or air conditioning systems.
  • Please ensure that the material is processed and fitted correctly and using the best available technology.
  • For further information on processing and installation of HPL and compact HPL, please respect the recommendations of ICDLI (www.icdli.com).

Storage, handling and transport

  • The material must be stored flat, level and horizontal on clean surfaces at normal climatic conditions (Temperature 18–25 °C, relative humidity 50–65 %).
  • Avoid storage in the direct vicinity of thoroughfare gates, e.g. in the area of loading and unloading zones.
  • Protect from moisture and wet conditions.
  • Avoid direct exposure to heat and any possible dehydration of the surfaces by light- or heat radiation or by air currents from heating- or air conditioning systems.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunshine or UV rays, especially of products covered in film.
  • Panels must be fully and horizontally stored with edges flush on a flat and clean base covered with plastic foil. Cover the top panel fully with foil and a cover board.
  • These storage conditions must continue to be ensured after removing panels from the stack.
  • Vertical storage is not recommended.
  • Please note that incorrect storage, regardless of its duration, may cause irreversible distortion to the sheets.
  • Foreign bodies or impurities in the pallet of sheets can lead to impressions and damage to the surface of the board.
  • Sheets / boards must not be moved against each other; they should be moved individually by hand or with suction equipment.
  • Ensure that sufficiently large and sturdy bases, e.g. pallets, are used for the transportation of stacked sheets. The sheets on the pallet must be secured against slipping.

Health and safety

  • Please wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when processing and handling.

Cleaning and care

  • The surface can be cleaned with water and gentle cleaning agents. To remove stubborn stains, please observe the recommendations in the data sheet "Cleaning of HPL surfaces" (www.icdli.com).
  • It is usually sufficient to wipe the surface with water and a mild detergent. Solvents such as white spirits, acetone or thinners may also be used (e.g. to remove graffiti) because they do not affect the surface.

Disposal

  • Energy recovery in industrial furnaces at temperatures above 700 °C.

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