high-pressure overlay

Definition

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  • A plastic laminate consisting of layers of melamine sheet or phenolic-impregnated kraft paper onto which a melamine-impregnated printed pattern sheet and/or a translucent melamine overlay may have been impressed. The laminateis produced at a temperature above 300°F and a pressure of about 400 psi, resulting in a hard, smooth, wear-resistant surface that is often bonded to wood and used in doors and on tabletops.
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