Laminates/Solid Surface Market
TOPGUARDTM To Protect During Routing, Processing & Shipping
Protecting laminates can be tremendously challenging. The processing of these products can be rigorous and involved. Finding a protective film with the right adhesive level that will be able to endure all the laminating, cutting, routing, drilling and survive the entire process- from start to finish - can also be challenging. TOPGUARDTM has experience working in this industry and has the products that will work for your application. Send in your substrate and have our Research and Development team analyze it and provide you with the best product from our extremely broad product line.
- Thickness as per your applications/ requirements
- Adhesive systems Acrylic and Solvent Based
- Widths from 30mm to 1300mm
- Roll Lengths from 10mm to 2000mm
- 4 Colour Printing Available
Laminate materials can be decorative or printed papers, films, or PVC films. Typically, protective film is machine applied to the laminate surface after the paper, film or PVC is laminated to the MDF or Wood surface. After the masking film is applied, the masked panels are then fabricated. Cutting, routing and drilling are normal processes the film needs to withstand. After the furniture is fabricated, the protective masking is usually removed before shipment.
- Decorative Papers
- Printed Papers
- Special Films
- PVC Films
Due to the variety of laminate substrates available we recommend submitting surface samples to TOPGUARDTM so we can do a formal masking evaluation and make the correct product recommendation
Contact your TOPGUARDTM Sales rep to discuss your unique application. We have a complete line of special blended films and adhesive systems to meet your laminate application requirements.
HPL panels have been used for years for countertop and furniture applications and are available in gloss, matte, textured and in a multitude of colors. Typically protective masking is applied after the panels are constructed. The masking will stay on the panel through the lamination stage and countertop fabrication.
TOPGUARDTM masking films are commonly sold to Countertop fabricators that need to protect natural stone surfaces like granite and quartz surfaces during fabrication. Typically the masking is applied before any cutting and drilling is performed on the surface, thus keeping the countertops from being scratched. Talk to your TOPGUARDTM Sales rep for more information about customized solutions for your application.
Solid Surface Countertops are usually made of sturdy acrylic blended material. There are a large number of manufacturers making these types of countertops. Each have their proprietary blends of raw materials that go into the countertop. It’s this variety that makes it important to call your TOPGUARDTM Sales rep to discuss the application. Typically a 3mil medium adhesion product is used, however testing may be required on these surfaces.
TOPGUARDTM Protective Film can remain on the surface until the countertop is installed and can even be left on until painting, grouting, and other finishing work is completed. Keep your surface pristine with TOPGUARDTM
Typical Applications Include:
- Cultured Marble
- Solid surface countertops
- Tubs, Spas and Shower Enclosures
- Lab countertops