Fire behavior of HPL
laminate (HPL) in accordance with EN 438 has been used in the
construction and furniture sector for decades. The European standard EN
438 defines the material, requirements and properties of HPL.
HPL is a resin and paper-based thermosetting composite material and features a unique, extremely robust, resistant, modern and very decorative surface. HPL is omnipresent in our day-to-day lives and is self-supporting or used in conjunction with substrates. The application and usage areas of HPL are extremely diverse and are constantly evolving. This requires knowledge management which provides regularly updated information and assistance with regard to different applications and processing, in the form of technical bulletins.
The technical leaflet “Fire behaviour of decorative high pressure laminates (HPL)” gives information.