How To Specify
3D laminate materials are a versatile surfacing film that can be formed in three dimensions using heat and pressure. The process uses an engineered wood substrate called medium density fiberboard (MDF) that is formed over to completely encapsulate all top and side surfaces of the panel. This process, know as, membrane pressing creates a uniform seamless finish that cannot be duplicated with conventional panel finishing techniques.
3D laminate films are ideally suited for numerous applications in the home, due to their stain, chemical and moisture resistance. The ability to form 3D laminates into a wide variety of complex, and seamless shapes, gives designers the freedom to use one material on all components of a cabinet or case goods in the home.
Kitchen & Bath
Use 3DL films to cover all surfaces of cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Seamlessly form raised panels, intricate profiles and detailed edges in high gloss, satin or matte 3DL surface finishes.
Closet and Home Organization
Matching 3D laminates and Thermally Fused Melamine (TFM) panels create design harmony; flutes, rosettes, crown and trim moldings, combined with finished end panels covered with 3DL, contributes to the transformation of a basic Closet into a conversation piece and beautiful furniture.
3D laminate films provide exceptional design flexibility for producing customized panel features such as compound curves, grommet holes, spill containment and contoured edge treatments that are ergonomically friendly. 3D laminates can be specified in a variety of thicknesses and surface coatings to enhance their excellent durability and impact resistance.
Use 3DL films and matching TFM materials to produce good looking, durable and functional case goods for dorm rooms, nursing homes and institutional settings where you want the look of solid wood with ease of maintenance and durability of decorative 3D laminates.
3DL films are perfectly suited for sculpted wall panels and decorative screen applications. Blending the decorative detail of custom routed MDF panels with the rainbow of 3DL; colors, designs, and finishes is the perfect way for the A&D community to add significant design value to projects.
The versatility of 3DL films enables designers to create durable, functional and attention getting fixtures, kiosks and point of purchase displays economically. 3DL films with enhanced scratch, mar, impact and abrasion properties open up additional options for transaction counter and tabletop applications in retail environments.
The ability of 3D laminates to be formed with seamless contoured edges eliminates the problems associated with edge banding and T-Molding failure in café table applications. The stain, impact and water resistance of 3DL materials make them the perfect choice for a variety of hospitality furniture applications.
Designers can create functional furnishings that incorporate spill containment with safe soft edges while completely encapsulate the substrate helping to reduce bacterial growth on healthcare furniture. Realistic 3DL wood grain designs and finishes allow you to create the warm setting that hospitals and medical office buildings desire. Additionally, 3DL surfaces are not affected by common health care sterilization procedures using a bleach and water solution.
Lecture tables, mobile carts and student desking provide the perfect opportunity to explore the limits of shape to create new, application friendly features. Design unique shapes with tough seamless edges that will stand up to certain abuse. A significant benefit to using the 3D lamination process is the ability to improve on the design without adding cost.