Abet Laminati is renowned worldwide for its rich history as an arts and industry leader in laminates. For over 50 years, Abet Laminati has been developing high pressure laminates that blend high quality with exquisite design. In 1995, Abet used its expertise in interior laminates to create MEG exterior grade phenolic panels – a new kind of laminate specifically designed as rainscreen cladding to withstand environmental wear and tear.
MEG is a self-supporting high pressure laminate (hpl) with a decorative surface that is suitable for exteriors. It is fade resistant and weather-proof and complies with standard En 438:2005 part 6. It is entirely made up of layers of phenolic resin impregnated cellulose fibers with one or more decorative surface layers of cellulose fibers impregnated with thermosetting resins.
The manufacturing process involves the combined application of heat (150 °c) and high pressure (9 Mpa) in multi-daylight presses in which resin polycondensation takes place. One or both sides can be decorative. It can be supplied as standard (MEG) or flame retardant (MEG f1) versions, the latter has flame retardant additives mixed with the phenolic resins.
Abet is pleased to announce the introduction of 32 new decors to the MEG collection, bringing the total number of available decors to 78. These are available in a standard thickness of 8m to 10mm. MEG conforms to the CAN/ULC-S134-13 and CAN/ULC-S102 for flame spread and smoke development.
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