Lamicolor postforming laminates are comprised of several sheets of Kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resins, plus a sheet of decorative paper and a cellulose overlay impregnated with special melamine resins. Its specific feature is that it can be postformed – into convex or concave curved forms – using heat (temperature from 150°C to 180°C, according to the technique used and the curve radius required).
This characteristic has notably increased the potential uses of Lamicolor postforming laminates, making it an ideal design material for creating rounded edges on unit doors, shelves, side panels, work-tops, counters and any other type of furniture part or unit, where it also reduces the hazard of sharp edges and corners. On demand, it can be supplied complete with a special protective film that is able to withstand temperatures of up to 240°C – for removal once the curving operation is completed. There are many curving systems that can be used for postforming and they require special equipments, which can either be static or continuous.
The static bending machines are mostly used in small-scale business production.. The special features of Lamicolor postforming laminates make it possible to stock the material very long time without any change or deformation.