Products

  • High Pressure Laminates
  • Low Pressure Laminates
  • Melamite

HPL is considered to be one of the most durable decorative surface materials and is available with special performance properties including chemical, fire and wear resistance.

HPL is produced by saturating multiple layers of kraft paper with phenolic resin. A layer of printed décor paper is placed on top of the kraft paper before pressing. The resulting sandwich is fused together under heat and pressure (more than 1,000 PSI). The combination of heat and pressure creates a single, rigid laminated sheet. Thermosetting creates strong, irreversible bonds that contribute to HPL’s durability.

HPL is laminated to a panel utilizing a variety of adhesives. Particleboard or MDF are the preferred substrate because they provide a stable, durable, consistent and economical foundation. Due to its durability, HPL is a common choice for horizontal surfaces including flooring, countertops and desktops. It also performs well in horizontal and vertical applications for high traffic settings such as hospitality, office furniture, healthcare, retail casework, commercial interiors and educational facilities.

The typical thicknesses available are 0.45mm, 0.6mm and 0.8mm with a standard size of 1220mm x 2440mm (8 x 4 feet).

Name Thickness Stock Size Available Finishes
Econo 0.45 mm ± 0.05 mm 1220 mm x 2440 mm Dull, Shine, Texture
Formite 0.06 mm ± 0.05 mm 1220 mm x 2440 mm Dull, Shine, Texture, Ribwood, Super Matt, Canvas
Tuff 0.80 mm ± 0.05 mm 1220 mm x 2440 mm Dull, Shine, Texture, Ribwood, Super Matt, Canvas

Low pressure laminates surfaces are resistant to chemicals and also have high resistance to heat and mechanical handling. Paintings, decorative papers quality and surface finishes have a wide range of designs. Melamine and urea resins can be produced easily and at low cost compared, for instance, to polyester resins which means we get a competitive product.

Balochistan Laminates produces high quality low pressure laminates. FORMITE laminated boards are manufactured on short-cycle low pressure press. For superior quality and health concern FORMITE only laminates its imported boards with E2 glue or better. These low pressure laminated boards are ideal for use in furniture carcasses, vertical use, paneling, partitioning etc. These boards are both sides laminated and matching hardboards and decorative laminate sheets are also available. Easy to use laminated boards save time & money and guarantee consistent quality. The use of this board is not recommended for table tops or counter tops due to the low wear resistance of the laminated surface.

 
LCB
LMDF
LHB
Size 1220 x 2440 mm 1220 x 2440 mm 1220 x 2440 mm
Thickness 17 mm 2.3 mm, 3.8 mm & 16 mm 2.5 mm
Decor 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2
Core N/A N/A N/A
Overlay No No No
Underlay No No No
Tear Free Yes Yes Yes
Finishes 1 2 3
MELAMITE

Balochistan Laminates is also the largest manufacturer and supplier of 'Technical Laminates' in Pakistan. Technical Laminates can be categorized under:

  • Paper based phenolic laminates brand name 'Melamite'

Melamite (Phenolic resin based paper laminates) has various uses. Primarily it is used as an insulation barrier to prevent leakage of electric current. This product was initially manufactured under decorative grade. But today Melamite is available in three separate end use categories. All grades mentioned below are available in thicknesses of 0.8 mm upwards as per requirement of our customers in sheet size of 2440 x 1220 mm (8' x 4')

MELAMITE DECORATIVE GRADE

Melamite is available in various colors and patterns from the decorative range of Formite. Our decorative grade is primarily used in domestic and commercial switch boards. There are several advantages of using our product which are listed below:

  • Comparatively better insulation than plastic
  • It does not burn or break easily
  • Aesthetically appealing

It is a general purpose insulation material for use in areas where the higher insulation is not desired, but still a barrier is needed. It is ideal for use in small appliances, fans, washing machines etc. Formite does not guarantee any specific parameters or insulation resistance.

MELAMITE - CONSTRUCTION GRADE

Balochistan Laminates is the pioneer company to manufacture high quality paper based phenolic insulation sheets in Pakistan. We offer electric as well as decorative/construction grade as per British Standard specifications BSEN 60893 - 3 - 4: 1995. Our product is consumed locally by all Capital Goods manufacturers also exported to Middle Eastern countries.

This grade is non electrical and only available in Brown & Black exterior. Complete product information, along with technical details is available upon request.

MELAMITE - ELECTRICAL GRADE P1

P1 (PFCP 201), It has mechanical applications & mechanical properties better than other PFCP type. It has low electrical properties under normal humidity. It has various utilities i.e. pressure blocks for transformer insulation in electric motors, switch gears & panels.

MLEMAITE - ELECTRICAL GRADE P2

P2 (PFCP 202), It has low mechanical application but high Voltage application at power frequencies and high electric strength under oil. It also has good electrical strength in air under normal humidity. It is mostly used for tap changers, insulation between silicon windings of transformers, switch panels & gears as insulation barrier.

LAMINATED CHALKBOARDS

Balochistan Laminates have the privilege of introducing laminated chalkboards. These are available in standard si=ze of 2440 x 1220 mm (8' x 4') in 2.5mm thickness in green color. Other colors and sizes from our Formite range are available upon specific requests. These laminated chalkboards are economical, easy to install & maintenance free. These boards are aesthetically appealing which makes them ideal for any classroom.

MARKER BOARD

Balochistan Laminates has developed a high quality Marker Board to facilitate school, colleges & universities. More and more schools are discovering our amazing marker board surface, why are you still behind?. Just write and wipe. Teachers enjoy teaching when students respond using our marker boards. It keeps everyone involved and makes learning and presenting fun. Our 29 years of experience in making dry erase boards’ enables us to offer you superior response boards. Our marker boards are affordable and economical.

Unlike low quality student write and wipe boards, our surfaces are "GOOF PROOF". Even if the wrong marker is accidentally used to write on them, they can still be cleaned off.

   

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