13 July, 2023
Laminates: The Most Sustainable Alternative to Natural Wood in Furniture and Door Manufacturing
Laminates have emerged as a very popular and sustainable alternative to natural wood in the manufacture of furniture, doors and other similar products. These materials offer a number of advantages that make them an increasingly common choice in the industry. In this article, we will explore what laminates are, why they are a sustainable alternative and how they are used in the manufacture of furniture and doors.
What is a laminate?
Laminates are composite materials made by bonding several layers of paper impregnated with resins and subjected to high pressure and temperature. This combination of layers gives laminates greater strength and durability compared to natural wood.
What are the benefits of Lamidecor CPL laminates?
Lamidecor’s CPL (Continuous Pressure Laminate) laminates offer a number of benefits that are attractive to both manufacturers and consumers. Some of these benefits include:
- Sustainability: They are considered a more sustainable option compared to natural wood, as they are manufactured using renewable resources such as paper. In addition, their production requires less energy and water compared to natural wood, which reduces their environmental impact.
- Strength and durability: Lamidecor CPL laminates are highly resistant to wear and tear, knocks and stains. Unlike natural wood, they do not warp or crack easily. They also have a protective coating that makes them highly resistant to scratches and wear. This ensures that furniture and doors retain their original appearance, even in high-traffic areas.
- Variety of designs and finishes: They offer a wide range of designs, patterns and finishes that faithfully imitate the appearance of natural wood and other materials. At Lamidecor as decorative paper professionals we offer CPL laminates with amazing designs, pores and realistic textures. These high quality laminates provide an authentic look and allow manufacturers to select the most suitable laminate according to their needs and aesthetic preferences.
- Easy maintenance: Lamidecor CPL laminates are easy to clean and maintain. Only mild cleaning agents and a damp cloth are required to preserve their beauty and durability over time.
Applications of laminates
Laminates are used in a wide range of applications in the manufacture of furniture and doors. Some of the areas where they are used most frequently are:
- Laminates are widely used in the manufacture of furniture, such as tables, chairs, cabinets and shelving. Thanks to the designs and finishes available, manufacturers can create furniture pieces to suit different decorative styles.
- Laminated doors are very popular due to their scratch resistance, easy maintenance and ability to resist moisture. Lamidecor’s CPL laminates offer a wide range of design options, allowing manufacturers to create doors with an authentic and attractive look.
In summary, Lamidecor CPL laminates are a more sustainable and versatile alternative to natural wood in the manufacture of home furnishings. Their strength, durability and wide design variety make them an attractive choice for both manufacturers and environmentally conscious consumers.