HPL market leader Abet has a line of recycled HPL named ‘Tefor’ of which we apply ‘Bianco’ at the exterior of REK bookcase. Despite its name, the colour is warm light grey with some miniscule speckles. Recycled polypropylene is added to the recycled laminate and it has a solid color which ensures a wonderful seamless joint on the corners (see picture).
The other option for the exterior finish is white HPL. HPL stands for high pressure laminate and is also known as decorative laminate. It is a composite which consists of kraft paper and resin, molded and cured at high pressures. The 1 mm HPL is glued to the MDF work (see picture) under a panel press. HPL is durable and scratch resistant. The shade of white we apply at REK is closest to RAL9010.
The panels of 6 cm (2.36 in) thick are made in-house by our manufacturer to ensure the highest precision necessary.