High Pressure Laminate, or HPL, is the most popular option in kitchen benchtops, and is created under extremely high pressure an heat to form a thin product which is then glued to furniture or benchtops.
High Pressure Laminate is used in horizontal applications, such as benchtops and tabletops. HPL can also be used in vertical applications such as curved paneling and has a higher impact resistance, making it more suitable for high traffic applications.
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