Sales of high-pressure laminates
will continue to depend on their advanced performance characteristics, such as long-term durability and greater resistance to scratches.
The basic principle for the manufacturing of C&S laminates
involves coupling of a pair of thin external layers with an inner honeycomb structure by means of strong welding/glueing.
DEMAND (million square feet) % Annual Growth Item 2005 2010 2015 2005- 2010- 2010 2015 Decorative Laminates
Demand 13430 9510 12400 -6.
have a thicker core (cores range from 6 mm to 12 mm).
But although laminates
can mimic the look of most species, many homeowners still prefer hardwood flooring.
In practice, manufacturers are producing laminates
by pressing the core and decorative layers together without using other layers in an attempt to reduce their costs and remain competitive in the global market.
Summary: Escalating demand for laminate
flooring from the residential, commercial and industrial sectors alike at a strong pace has ensured that the global laminate
flooring market will reach 1.
Europe, Asia and USA together account for over 88 percent of the global laminate
Total Decorative Laminate
Demand: 10,670; 12,950; 15,650; 3.
Results indicate insignificant effects of hardening temperature on the strength of both laminates
, although laminates
hardened at 80[degrees]C have slightly higher strength.
Manufacturers of high-pressure laminates
for countertops and backsplashes are using improved photographic and printing technologies to produce innovative colorations, patterns, finishes, and textures that will compete with the now-less-expensive natural granites and highly popular engineered quartz materials.
Below the protectant, laminates
have a highly compressed paper liner with a photographic image of wood.