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HPL

FRL

ThruColorTM

ThickLamTM

ChemGuard

Custom

Fire Rated

ESD

Marker Board

TFL

FRP

Specialty Resins

Hi-Wear

Meluminum®

Cabinet Liner

Backer Sheets

Floor Tiles

Our High Pressure Laminate (HPL) products are manufactured under extreme pressure to deliver a decorative surface that is strong and durable, yet flexible and easy to fabricate. HPL is among our most versatile surfaces, making it a great choice for a range of interior horizontal and vertical applications where an attractive, yet resilient, surface solution is required. Since the decorative layer is a printed sheet, we can deliver the precise design scheme that fulfills your creative vision.

Applications:
  • Desktops, tabletops
  • Countertops
  • Retail fixtures
  • Curved decorative wall panels
  • Wall cladding, Feature walls
  • Doors
  • Cabinets & vanities
  • Casework
Choices:
  • 500+ pattern and color options
  • 22 finish options

Our FRL®, Fiber Reinforced Laminate uses patented fiberglass technology to fortify wall panels against impact damage and excessive wear-and-tear. Given long-lasting durability, along with its unrivaled ease of application and job-site workability, FRL® is the ideal wall panel for high-traffic environments that need to be aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain.

In addition to being impact resistant, UL/ULC fire rated for flame and smoke development, chemical resistant and easy-to-clean, our FRL® line offers a wide range of colors and finishes to accommodate even the most ambitious design scheme, including the ability to customize the panels with your design inspirations. Whether it’s guarding against shopping carts in a grocery store, gurneys bursting through trauma center doors, or the exuberant play of pre-school students in their classrooms, the superior performance of Panolam’s FRL® panels will withstand it all while maintaining its pristine appearance. This product is also IMO certified for use in Marine applications.

Applications:
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Department stores
  • Airports and mass transit facilities
  • Any active, high-impact area that demands the strengths of our patented technology
Choices:
  • 500 + pattern and color options
  • 7 finishes
  • Custom printing to fulfill your creative vision.

ThruColor TM  high pressure laminate (HPL) may be used in any application where a solid color edge is desired. ThruColor™ HPL is intended for use in applications where the edge of the laminate contributes to the aesthetics of the final product.

Pionite and Nevamar’s manufacturing process provides a second generation color-through laminate that is more flexible and much less likely to chip than other color-through laminates. Solid color ThruColor™ laminate is also ideal for high-wear applications since gouges and cuts will not readily show. Due to its unique composition, ThruColor™ HPL will vary in color from corresponding colors of Standard HPL. Sample evaluation is recommended.

Applications:
  • High end Furniture casework
  • Fixtures
  • Revealed Edge Countertops
  • Marker Board
Choices:

500+ Colors; 15 Finishes

ThickLamTM thick phenolic is designed for applications where the decorative surface must contribute to the structural stability of the finished assembly. It is available with decorative paper on one or both sides.

ThickLamTM laminate can be manufactured using any HPL solid color or pattern, and is available with either brown or black phenolic core. Laminate edges can be polished for a finished appearance. Optimal flatness is obtained by specifying the same color on both sides of thick phenolic core laminates.

ThickLamTM panels are available in thicknesses up to 1 inch (25 mm) and offer the same chemical resistance properties as standard Nevamar® laminate. ThickLamTM panels can be manufactured with enhanced chemical resistance; for details, please see our ChemGuard® Technical Bulletin.

Applications:
  • Restaurants
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial & Retail Settings
Choices:

500+ Colors, 13 Finishes

ChemGuard High Pressure Laminates (HPL) provide the decorative features of our stylish high pressure laminates with a chemical resistant coating that protects against acids and other caustic compounds.

Stringent lab tests have proven ChemGuard laminate to have superior chemical resistance and significantly higher NEMA wear value than competitive laminates, even after being scratched. With a vast array of color and pattern options, you can inject some life and personality into the most sterile laboratory environment.

Applications:

ChemGuard HPL continues to look good even in the harshest environments, making it ideal for horizontal surfaces in:

  • Laboratories
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Schools
  • Manufacturing plants
  • R&D facilities
  • Photographic processing work areas and more.

Thicker ChemGuard laminate can be used as structural components in laboratory benchtops, precluding the use of a substrate.

Choices:
  • Available in most Pionite and Nevamar color/patterns, ChemGuard HPL can be manufactured with brown or black phenolic core
  • Laminate edges can be polished for a finished appearance. Please check with your Panolam representative or local distributors for available colors and patterns
  • 500+ color/ patterns, 2 finishes

Panolam’s Custom Digital provides you space to be immensely creative. Whether your vision is out of this world or under the sea, you can turn your concept into reality with the same performance features found in our standard patterns and colors.

It is the perfect choice for creating custom durable surfaces, such as tabletops, wall panels, and graphics for a wide variety of uses, including artwork and wayfinding.

We offer custom solutions to meet your exact specifications. Our in-house printing capability ensures a timely delivery and quality you can trust.

Contact your local representative for assistance in ordering.

 

Artwork Guidelines

Applications:
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial environments
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
Choices:
  • Available in all standard sizes up to 5×12 and thicknesses up to 1 inch.
  • Available in all standard finishes ( some restrictions based on product type)
  • Available in most HPL product types, including FRLTM, Fire Rated, ChemGuard, and Marker Board.
  • Not available in postforming or ThruColorTM HPL.

Our Fire Rated laminates possess all of the same style and performance features as our standard laminates with additional protection against combustion and smoke.

Most grades are certified in the U.S. and Canada by Underwriters Laboratory, Inc, and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for Marine Applications for Interior Finishes.

Applications:

Fire Rated laminate is engineered for any public building where strict fire codes apply, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Airports
  • Hotels
Choices:
  • Available in all Pionite and Nevamar colors/patterns, Fire Rated Grades are only made with brown core and non-postformable.
  • 500 color/pattern options, 22 finishes

Electrostatic Dissipative laminates (ESD) diffuse static electricity to protect electronics and other static-sensitive devices from electric charges that could cause damage during manufacturing or assembly.

Features:
  • Low electrical resistance. Surface to ground less than 1 x 10ohms.
  • Absolute charge drainage and zero voltage suppression. ESD exhibits no voltage suppression and dissipates a 5,000 volt static charge to zero in less than 0.01 second per FTM-101C at 5 to 95 percent relative humidity.
  • ESD is postformable, but will require a larger radius than standard laminate.
  • Resistant to most common solvents, hot solder and fluxes.
  • ESD is guaranteed to maintain its static control properties.

Due to the unique composition of this product, ESD is available in solid colors only and are not exact matches to standard HPL (sample evaluation is recommended). ESD laminate is available in Suede (LS) finish only.

Standard colors:

Pionite:

– ST681 Beige
– SW837 White
– SG248 Gray

Nevamar:

Applications:

As ESD provided a surface that will not attract dust or dirt particles it is ideal for:

  • workstations where static-sensitive electronic components are manufactured
  • hospitals
  • medical facilities
  • clean rooms
Choices:

120 color options

Marker Board laminate provides a nonabsorbent, dry erase compatible surface suitable for a variety of applications for boardrooms, schools, clinics and hospitals. Type MB1 (.048″) and MB2 (.028″) are vertical grade laminates intended for non-postforming, low abrasion applications. Marker Board laminate should not be used in horizontal applications.

Applications:
  • Boardrooms
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Offices
Choices:
  • Three standard colors
  • 500+ colors; 1 Finish

The Panolam® TFL (Thermally Fused Laminate) collection includes our popular Pluswood® TFL (Thermally Fused Laminate) colors and patterns, offering our customers more trend forward designs while maintaining the quality and value you deserve.

Panolam® TFL coordinates with the Panolam Surface Systems’ HPL family of patterns to give you more than 400 design options and the flexibility to have the same pattern on multiple surface solutions on a project. And with two unique HPL brands to choose from – Pionite and Nevamar – you’re sure to get the pattern you want on the substrate that fits your specific needs.

In addition to the wide variety of sizes, thicknesses, and grades offered, Panolam® TFL is also available in our ZCore® particleboard, which is made with 100% recycled wood fiber and has no added urea-formaldehyde.

Applications:
  • Office furniture
  • Closet system components
  • Store fixtures and cabinets
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial and retail settings
Choices:

400+ color options, 12 Finishes

Our Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is a strong composite material that repels dirt and stains making it an ideal surface for high-use commercial settings and service areas that depend on sanitary conditions. Comprised of an impact-resistant material commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and construction industries, our FRP surfaces protect against rot, stain, mold and mildew, and will not dent or splinter even under the most strenuous conditions. If you need a wall or ceiling panel that is easy to clean and can withstand heavy use, this is the panel system for you.

Applications:
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Public restrooms
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Car washes
  • Meat and dairy facilities, coolers and freezers, supermarkets, clean rooms and laboratories.
Choices:
  • 11 Color options, 2 finishes
  • Custom Colors available

Panolam rounds out our product portfolio with an offering of Specialty Resins. Using state of the art technology, Panolam produces high-quality polyester and melamine-formaldehyde resin products for a wide variety of end use applications.

All of our products exhibit short lead times for production, excellent lot-to-lot consistency, exceptional clarity and low color and low reactive by-products. Powder coating resins are offered for Hybrid, TGIC, Primid, Polyester, and UV-curable applications. Piothane polyols are engineered in a variety of polymer backbones, molecular weights and functionality with properties tailored to meet your application needs.

Located in Auburn, Maine, Panolam® Specialty Resins designs, develops, manufactures and markets:

  • Piomel melamine-formaldehyde saturating and wet strength resins,
  • Pioester polyester resins used primarily in powder coatings, molding compounds, saturants, and gelcoats,
  • Piothane polyester resins used in a variety of polyurethane-based products such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, thermoplastics, foams, and microcellular products.

The products from Specialty Resins are designed and formulated for flexibility, variety, and quality. Along with helping customers maintain a competitive edge in their markets, our goals are to make doing business simple and effective, provide customization to meet our customer’s needs and to deliver products and services on time, every time.

Keep your surfaces pristine with our Hi-Wear laminates, which protect horizontal and vertical surfaces from dings, abrasions, and unsightly scuff marks caused by high levels of activity. Our Hi-Wear products are five times more resilient than standard grade laminate, and provide a level of protection that meets or exceeds NEMA standards.

Applications:

Environments where abrasive wear is a major consideration, such as:

  • Countertops and tabletops in restaurants and fast food establishments
  • Convenience stores
  • High traffic transaction areas

Vertical applications include wall panels, laminate interior doors, partitions, and elevator cab interiors.

Choices:
  • Due to its unique composition, Pionite and Nevamar Hi-Wear laminate will vary in color from corresponding colors of standard high pressure laminate. This effect is more pronounced in darker colors and patterns. Sample evaluation prior to order placement is required.
  • 500+ color/pattern options, 1 finish

Nevamar® Meluminum® Aluminum Core Laminate is a high pressure laminate designed for interior surfaces requiring high strength, low surface flammability and smoke generation. Meluminum® Aluminum Core Laminate meets the applicable requirements set forth in NFPA 130, and the Code of Federal Regulations. It also provides excellent resistance to abrasion and stains, with ease of maintenance and design flexibility.

Meluminum® Laminate is manufactured in various thicknesses. It consists of a surface sheet of alpha cellulose paper impregnated with a melamine resin and a special binder sheet, both thermofused to an aluminum metal core. Standard Alloys and hardness used for Nevamar’s Aluminum Laminates are 5052 and 3003, depending on aluminum thickness and specification.

Applications:
  • Subways
  • Airports
  • Bus Stations
  • Train Stations
Choices:

200+ colors/patterns, 3 Finishes

Pionite® Cabinet Liner provides a durable and attractive surface to the inside of cabinets and drawers. Cabinet Liner also imparts dimensional stability to substrate that is faced with high pressure decorative laminate. They provide the fabricated piece with balance and protection from the effects of humidity in their normal use.

Applications:
  • Contract & Residential Furniture and cabinetry
Choices:
  • 500+ colors/patterns, 1 Finish

Backer Sheets applied to substrates faced with Nevamar® and Pionite® high pressure decorative laminate impart stability and reduce the likelihood of warpage to the final product.

For best results, the backer sheet thickness should be relatively equal to that of the decorative laminate on the face of the assembly. For this reason, many thicknesses of backing sheets are offered.

Nevamar® and Pionite® Backer Sheets are phenolic laminate that are not intended for decorative surfacing. A slight variation in color is normal and should be anticipated. Backer Sheets are available in either brown or black. Backer Sheets are normally sanded on one side, however, both sides can be sanded.

For decades Nevamar has been a leading supplier of laminated access flooring products. Ideal for applications requiring cleanliness and easy access. Nevamar flooring tiles are tough, yet attractive and easy to clean.

A selection of classic and contemporary designs providing aesthetic appeal with outstanding performance. All items are manufactured to order in standard grades. Most designs are also available in general purpose, high-pressure laminate sheet goods to coordinate with cabinetry or built-ins. Due to the differences between HPL and floor tile processes, slight color pattern variations may occur.

Nevamar standard grade Laminated Floor Tile has low static generation, especially important for computer rooms. Tiles are manufactured to meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI (American National Standard Institute),/NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) Publication LD3-2005 for high pressure decorative plastic laminate. Also, Nevamar Laminated Floor Tile complies with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). The installed floor should be tested according to the test procedure outlined in NFPA 99 Chapter 3-1993 Edition for Electrical Properties. Once installed, the floor’s electrical properties will be affected by humidity, adhesives used, panel paint system and the overall continuity to ground.

Nevamar Conductive Flooring Laminate has significantly lower surface and volume resistivity, thus resulting in a product tailored for application requiring rapid bleed down of static electricity charges. The conductive components are completely encapsulated within the surface and, as such, are not a source of environmental contamination. Nevamar Conductive Flooring is manufactured to order using the same procedures employed in the production of standard Nevamar floor tile, incorporating process changes to construction of the surface and core. The special construction of the surface sheet offers a distinctive pattern and is available in two color variations.

Applications:
  • Computer Rooms
  • Clean Rooms
  • Hospital Operating Rooms
Choices:
  • 8 Standard Grade Colors/patterns
  • 2 Conductive Grade Patterns
  • 1 Finish