SWISS KRONO HPL Laminate (high pressure laminate) – is the material used for finishing the surface of plate products and surface finishing.

HPL Laminates are used for the production of kitchen worktops, furniture fronts, doors and sills as well as for finishing flat or rounded surfaces in interior design and finishing, e.g. walls, various types of balcony partitions.

It is composed of several layers of papers impregnated with thermoset resins, which are bonded together by heat and pressure. As a result, the laminate itself becomes resistant to water, water vapour and high temperature; it also gains abrasion and scratch resistance.

The decorative layer of the high-pressure laminate is created by decorative paper with colour and structure that are wood-like, fanciful, monochrome, stone or metallic.

HPL Laminates are the products of natural origin and are characterized by a surface that is hard and resistant to the impact of foods and chemicals commonly used in households:

  • resistance to high temperature,
  • resistance to UV light,
  • resistance to water vapour,
  • resistance to detergents – gentle cleaning products for household use (e.g. washing-up liquid) do not wear and do not damage the laminate,
  • resistance to milk, tea, coffee, fruit juices, red wine, vinegar, ink – these liquids do not soak into the surface of the laminate and do not form permanent stains,
  • resistance to scratches, dents and abrasion – laminates (CPL i HPL) are manufactured according to the PN-EN 438 requirements – housework, excluding cutting, grinding and striking with both blunt and sharp tools, can be carried out on them.

In their properties and functional parameters, HPL Laminates meet the requirements of PN-EN 438.

Application

  • for furniture production,
  • as elements of interior finishing, e.g. kitchen worktops, counters, tables, desks, shelves.

Antibacterial Surface 

Antibacterial Surface - thanks to innovative technology with silver ions. Decors of Worktops marked with this sign have increased antibacterial resistance.

 

The HPL anti-bacterial surface technology uses a non-toxic, inorganic solution of silver ions. This solution does not deteriorate over time, serving as anti-bacterial protection throughout the product’s lifespan.

Infection is a risk not only in hospitals. Hygiene is important in all public places such as hotels, offices, shops, commuter vehicles, or educational facilities.

The anti-bacterial surface was tested against 7 bacteria in accordance with the highest standards of the innovative Japanese JIS Z 2801 method. Thanks to the surface, 99% of the bacteria perishes in as little as 24 hours.

  • Escherichia coli ATCC 8739
  • Enterococcus hirae ATCC 8043
  • Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 15313
  • Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ATCC 33592
  • Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538
  • Salmonella enteritidis ATCC 13076
  • Mycobacterium smegmatis ATCC 19420

Silver ions (locked in glass balls) are activated upon contact with moisture. They kill bacteria on the surface and block cell multiplication, thus inhibiting the proliferation of the bacteria.

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