How is Compact Laminate made? Understand 6 Steps of the manufacturing process.
What is Compact Laminate?
Compact laminate has an attractive design and outstanding product characteristics.
The extreme durability and moisture resistance make it the ideal material for indoor applications with high impact and increased demand for hygiene and cleanliness, such as in kitchens, bathrooms, sanitary rooms, hospitals, changing rooms or restaurants.
How is Compact Laminate Made?
Compact Laminate products are manufactured through a careful process of fusing together multiple layers of Kraft papers sandwiched between decorative papers with heat and pressure.
Kraft papers and Decorative papers are first impregnated with resin, specifically phenolic resin for Kraft papers and Melamine resin for Decorative papers. The papers are immersed completely into the resin bath to ensure balanced saturation of the resin and transferred to an oven for drying. Once the paper exits from the dryer, it will be cut into size.
The papers are then transferred to the set room for assembly. Layers of Kraft papers are placed between two sheets of Decorative papers and Overlays for maiCompact that comes with two decorative surfaces. The stack is then carefully transferred to the Thermoprocessing machine, compacting them together into a neat and firm sheet of Compact Laminate.
After that, the sheets are trimmed with the diamond-tipped saw to give it a smooth, uniform cut. The sheets are ready for Quality Control Inspection based on stringent specifications of the European Standard (EN438) and the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS K6902). Products with Maica Logo sticker signify that the product passed the QC inspection, and ready for distribution.
What are the advantages of Compact Laminate?
Due to Compact Laminate's unique product structure and features, this leads to a number of advantages including:
· Impact, abrasion and scratch-resistant
· Heat and moisture resistant
· Hygienic and easy to clean
· Resistant to cleaning agents
· Large number of possible application areas
· Black core available in matching products
· Antibacterial surface property in accordance with ISO 22196 (=JIS Z 2801)
· Attractive and cost-effective