Decorative Laminates? – Their Types and Laminates Brands in India

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There is huge growth in Decorative Laminate manufacturing capacity. Decorative Laminates A laminate is usually permanently assembled by heat, pressure or adhesives. High Pressure Decorative Laminates are key design choice and have a range of applications and specific benefits of use. Laminates are valued for their trustworthy equality – in color, tone and luster for designers. Without laminates, the ultramodern interior infrastructure industry cannot outlive. If plywood adds to the body and functioning of interiors, then laminates render form and ambiance to any portion. Decorative Laminates (a blend of paper and plastic resins) are hard and brittle sheets having a thickness of around 1 mm, and are widely used as an overlay over wood, such as in the case of laminated table tops, wood panels, or other wooden furniture. The sheets have a decorative surface (made using decorative printed paper) and are manufactured in a wide variety of colors, design patterns and textures.

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Decorative Laminates – Their Types and Laminates Brands in India

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What is Decorative Laminates There is huge growth in Decorative Laminate manufacturing capacity. A laminate is usually permanently assembled by heat pressure or adhesives. High Pressure Decorative Laminates are key design choice and have a range of applications and specific benefits of use. Laminates are valued for their trustworthy equality – in color tone and luster for designers. Without laminates the ultramodern interior infrastructure industry cannot outlive. If plywood adds to the body and functioning of interiors then laminates render form and ambiance to any portion.

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Decorative Laminates a blend of paper and plastic resins are hard and brittle sheets having a thickness of around 1 mm and are widely used as an overlay over wood such as in the case of laminated table tops wood panels or other wooden furniture. The sheets have a decorative surface made using decorative printed paper and are manufactured in a wide variety of colors design patterns and textures.

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Types of Laminates Classification of Laminates based on Manufacturing Process HPL and LPL The decorative laminate manufacturing process involves soaking brown paper decorative paper and translucent paper in plastic based resins. The brown paper which forms the base is soaked in phenol formaldehyde while the other two papers are soaked in melamine resin. The soaked papers after drying become hard and brittle.

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These papers are then pressed and bonded together under high pressure and temperature. Depending on the amount of pressure used in the bonding process laminates can be classified as HPL High Pressure Laminates or LPL Low Pressure Laminates. High pressure laminates HPL such as those manufactured under the brand names of Sunmica or Formica are hard decorative sheets that are commonly fixed by carpenters over plywood while making the furniture. In the case of Low Pressure Laminates LPL only the decorative paper is soaked in Melamine resin and the laminated paper is then directly bonded to Particle Boards or Fiber Boards MDF and HDF.

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Regular Laminate sheets and Compact Laminates The regular laminate sheets usually have a thickness that ranges from 0.6 mm to 1.5 mm and these sheets are glued by carpenters to substrate materials such as plywood using common adhesives like Fevicol. There are also other thicker types of laminates manufactured called Compact Laminates which have a thickness ranging from 3 mm to 30 mm. These Compact Laminates are self-supporting and hence do not need to be glued to woods or any other material. Both the top and bottom sides of compact laminates have decorative surfaces. .

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Laminate Brands in India Sunmica: Sunmica is one of the foremost brands in the Indian Laminate Industry that has become a household name and has the highest brand recall amongst Indian customers. In fact when most Indians say Sunmica what they mean to say is Laminates. The Sunmica business division was earlier a part of the Wadia group company Bombay Burmah Trading company. However recently in the year 2011 it has been acquired by Japanese company AICA that manufactures and markets various kinds of building materials including laminates. The Sunmica laminate manufacturing unit in India is located at Rudrapur in the northern state of Uttaranchal.

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Formica: Formica International a US-based company has been the pioneer of the laminates industry in the world. The company started its operations in the US and later spread to Europe and Asia. The company operated in India for about 10+ years from 1963-64 to 1975 after which they had made an exit from the Indian market. Formica which is now owned by New Zealand based company Fletcher Building Products Ltd.has recently made an entry into the Indian market once again and has acquired a laminate manufacturing unit at Ahmedabad in Gujarat India.

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GreenLam Laminate - from the makers of GreenPly: GreenPly Industries Ltd. is an India based multi- national company that has strong presence in the plywood veneers particle board and decorative laminates market in India. Laminates manufactured by Greenply are sold in India under the brand name of GreenLam Laminates. The company manufactures decorative laminate sheets at its factories located at Behror in Rajasthan and at Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh.

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Merino Laminates: Merino is the third largest manufacturer of decorative laminates in the world. It entered the Interior design solutions sector in India in the year 1974 with the manufacturing of plywood. Soon HPL High-pressure decorative laminates was also added to its product range when the company set-up laminate manufacturing factories at Hapur and later at Rohad near Delhi. Century: This is another popular company in India that has been in operation in the industry . The company makes plywood of different grades decorative laminates particle boards medium density fibre boards MDF wood veneers as well as sells readymade furniture through retail outlets under the brand name of Nesta.

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Few more well known laminate companies/brands in India are listed below. Sundek Asis Virgo Durian Delta Laminates KitVista - from the makers of KitPly Stylam Laminates

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CONCLUSION Just check and follow the guidelines before buy or purchase any furniture or wood. As pineexporters also a manufacturing and Supplier Company you can visit the website and catch the stuff. For more information visit www.pineexporters.com

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