July 3, 2010

Metallic high-pressure laminate

As the early Alchemists sought to turn common lead into precious gold and silver, Lamin-Art’s latest innovation transforms common HPL into a versatile and durable decorative surface with a notable luster. The Catalyst collection features a hand-crafted, spiral-etched dimensional finish that re-creates the brilliance and texture of brushed metal. Unlike real metallic surfaces, however, Catalyst boasts the scratch and dent resistance properties of high-pressure decorative laminate, making the surface virtually maintenance-free.

Catalyst’s broad metallic color palette is suitable for a wide variety of commercial design concepts. Urban achromatic Obsidian black, Alabaster white and grays like Titanium, Mercury and Anthracite compliment a sleek, contemporary interior. Aristocratic Topaz, Pyrite and Cinnabar present a classic look with an ethnic twist, while soothing brownish and khaki tints such as Cadmium and Olivine reflect a peaceful balance between architecture and the environment.

Catalyst meets NEMA standards for abrasion and scratch resistance, making it suitable for use on both horizontal and vertical surfaces requiring high visual impact and enhanced durability. In addition, the Alchemy Collection lays-up and fabricates the very same way as any other high-pressure decorative laminate, and won’t wear tools or saw blades.

Contact: Lamin-Art, Schaumburg, IL, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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