Q: What is the difference between Melamine & HPL?
A: HPL or High Pressure Laminate: Multiple layers of kraft paper, bonded with phenolic resins and coated with a plastic melamine facing in manufacturing at a pressure of 1,400 psi. It is sold individually and typically laminated onto a composite wood panel such as particleboard or MDF.
Melamine: Also known as “low pressure laminate” or “direct pressure laminate”, is a single decorative paper bonded directly to a substrate board. Melamine refers to the resin used to impregnate the paper.
Q: What is tensile strength?
A: Tensile strength measures the stress a material can withstand without permanent deformation.