Areas of application

Furniture and interior fitting
Doors

Product features

Individual printed motif
Easy care
Antimicrobial
Food harmless
Particularly low emission

Areas of application

Durable surface material for creative furniture design and the interior fitting of shops and stores, cafés and bistros, educational and recreational facilities, doctors’ surgeries and clinics. 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.

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)
2,8002,0701.2

Product features

Product standard

  • In accordance with EN 438-3

Density

  • Min. 1,350 kg/m³

Reaction to fire

  • Normally flammable
  • Euroclass D-s2,d0 or worse in connection with normally and easily inflammable core boards. (EN 13501-1, CWFT acc. to 2003/593/EG)

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

  • This product follows the REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 an article. Following Article 7 it does not need to be registered.
  • 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.

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.
  • The material is not suitable for post forming.
  • Standard delivery without protective film.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please respect the recommendations of BLFA (www.blfa.co.uk) an ICDLI (www.icdli.com) for the processing of high pressure laminates.
  • 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.

Installation and assembly

  • The material is not suitable for areas subject to large fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide adequate extraction when splitting/sanding.

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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