HPL plywood, also known as high-pressure laminate plywood, is a type of plywood that has a high-pressure laminate surface on one or both sides of the panel.
What are high-pressure laminates?
High-pressure laminates (HPL) are a type of decorative laminate that is made by impregnating layers of Kraft paper with phenolic resin and fusing them together under high pressure and temperature.
Is high-pressure laminate waterproof?
High-pressure laminate (HPL) is highly water-resistant but it is not completely waterproof. The core material of HPL is usually made of Kraft paper impregnated with resin, which makes it resistant to water damage.
What is the difference between plywood and laminate?
Plywood is made by bonding multiple layers of thin wood veneers together with a strong adhesive. The direction of the grain in each layer is alternated, which gives the panel strength, stability, and resistance to warping or twisting.
Laminate, on the other hand, is a decorative surface material made by bonding multiple layers of paper or fabric with resin and applying it to a substrate, such as particleboard or MDF.
Is the Hight pressure plywood sheet waterproof?
High-pressure plywood can be highly water-resistant, but it is not completely waterproof. The plywood core is made of wood veneers that are bonded together with glue, which can be vulnerable to moisture damage if exposed to water for an extended period.