Areas of application

Symbol chest of drawersFurniture and interior fitting

Product features

Icon Decor swatchVariety of decors and / or textures
Icon plate being cleanedEasy care
Icon with crossed-out bacteria/virusesAntimicrobial
Icon with a glass and a forkFood harmless
Icon with 3 drops of waterLow swelling / moisture resistant
Icon plate with hammerHigh impact resistance
Icon with 2 cloudsParticularly low emission

Areas of application

For unusual furniture and interior concepts in the home and contract sectors, in leisure and spa facilities, in shop design, in catering, as well as in humid and wet conditions in which particular robustness, durability and high hygienic standards including aesthetics are required of the material. The material is suitable for open edge solutions as well as for engraving for individual 3D effects.

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.

DGNB Navigator Label

The DGNB Navigator brings together the information offered by manufacturers with the demand from planners on an online platform. It creates an important bridge between building products and the DGNB certification system for buildings by providing the required data for building certification.

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.


The German Design Award is presented by the German Design Council and honours innovative products and projects as well as manufacturers and designers in the German and international design industry. Duropal HPL Compact, grey core was recognised as a groundbreaking design achievement with the German Design Award.

Product section



Length (mm)Width (mm)Thickness (mm)
4,1001,3006 | 8 | 10 | 12

Product features

Product standard

  • EN 438-9

Core material

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


  • Min. 1,400 kg/m³

Reaction to fire

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

Formaldehyde emission class

  • E1 E05

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.
  • This product follows the REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 an article. Following Article 7 it does not need to be registered.
  • We manufacture the panels without the use of halogens, heavy metals, preservatives, wood protectors or organic solvents.


  • Depending on the decor and surface texture, slightly different surface visual impressions can result between cut panels viewed from different angles. This is a result of the production methods and does not constitute a quality defect.
  • Especially for large applications, we recommend paying attention to the colour and texture uniformity of the boards and cut products used when further processing and installing and that the production direction is taken into account.
  • The smoother the structure and the the darker the decor, the more sensitive it is to stains.
  • With intensive plain decors, especially in the red range, colour pigment wash-out may occur under certain circumstances. It is possible that colour pigments are not bound by the resin during the impregnation of the decor paper and are only deposited on the surface of the impregnate and are thus directly on the surface. If cleaning is then carried out, slight discolouration of the cleaning cloths can be observed.This is particularly the case when solvent-based cleaners are used. This is not a product defect.
  • Core colour: similar U12188
  • Due to the grey core of the material, minor decorative deviations to other products cannot be avoided.
  • For production-related reasons, there may be minor colour variations in the grey material core.
  • Due to the material core, Duropal HPL Compact with a grey core are slightly harder and more brittle than Compact Worktops with a black material core. These will tend to warp more severely in case of climatic fluctuations.
  • The uneven edge appearance is due to the structure depth of the texture Solid Granite caused by the product and does not represent a quality defect.
  • Decor-structure-combination front side = Decor-structure-combination reverse side
  • Subsequent oiling (with suitable cooking oil) of the machined edge can reduce machining and wear marks.
  • Please note that in everyday use, polishing, scratches and shiny spots may occur due to mechanical stress, which are particularly visible on darker decors. This does not represent a quality defect or a restriction of usability. Rather, it reflects the natural ageing of the surface. The product complies with all requirements of EN 438.
  • With PEFC-certification.

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


  • Please note that due to their material composition, through-dyed laminates are somewhat harder and more brittle than classic laminates with dark phenol resin core and are subject to marked warp in the event of climate fluctuations.
  • 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.
  • Cut edges and surfaces should be finely re-sanded to improve surface roughness and ease of cleaning and possibly treated with polishing paste.
  • 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 respect the recommendations of BLFA ( an ICDLI ( 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.
  • Carbide tipped tools are suitable for machining and processing.

Fitting technology

  • All conventional removable and non-removable fittings for solid wood and wood materials 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.
  • Where panels are covered with protective films, these must be removed from both sides of the panel at the same time to avoid warping. Remove the protective film before using the product, six months after delivery at the latest.
  • 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 unstable. 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.
  • Especially for large applications, we recommend paying attention to the colour and texture uniformity of the boards and cut products used when further processing and installing and that the production direction is taken into account.
  • 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 (

Storage, handling and transport

  • Please note that due to their material composition, through-dyed laminates are somewhat harder and more brittle than classic laminates with dark phenol resin core and are subject to marked warp in the event of climate fluctuations.
  • 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.

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" (


  • We recommend energy recovery.

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