WHAT IS HPL (High Pressure Laminate) ?

HPL is composed of layers of kraft paper, a single layer of decorative paper with a solid color or design, and finished with a protective layer that can have printed design accents or other decorative features. Whether it’s residential or commercial, architects and designers specify HPL for a seemingly endless range of applications from countertops, vanities, cabinets and store fixtures to furniture, post-forming applications and much more.

Decor Surfaces Layer


Décor surfaces are material for surface decorative. The technical name of it is “High Pressure Laminates”. Its name reflects to the production process. This product has many name and many confuse. In Japan, they called “Melamine” as the name reflects to the resin material at the starting era. But now AICA does not use melamine for many decades because it found that its contain the toxic in using.


Décor surfaces are surrounded you. It can apply to any part from furniture, ceiling, wall and some special case as a floor. Benefit of Decor laminated besides its the area more beautiful, is

  • Easy to apply with AICA color system fit
  • High resistance to external stress ( abrasion, impacts, stains…).
  • Easy to maintain with “Celsus” an innovative fingerprints resistance. explore more…
  • Low level of toxic emission compare to other method ex. painting, veneer, spray, etc. Especially for AICA, it is the only factory that have capability to produce the decor laminated at mostly free from toxic emission (0.001ppm) explore more…
  • Best price per value compare to other method.


With all the above benefits AICA also has a wide variety of pattern, where beauties come with hygienic. (Pease feel free to see more our variety choice of patterns…)



Note: For M finish, surface protected by masking film.

Tools and Equipment

1.Trimmer or Cutter

2.Roller or Brush

3.Rasp or Sandpaper

4.Adhesive rubber


Step 1. Preparing the Surface for Decor surface

The surface where decor surface is to be applied should be thoroughly sanded and cleaned. Any paint or varnish should be removed before the laminated plastic is applied.

Step 2. Cutting Decor surface

Step 3. Apply Glue To The Substrate And The Back Side Of TheDecor surface

Step 4. Applying Decor surface

Step 5. Trim the top Decor surface sheet just as before

Step 6. File The Decor surface Corners




Origin of stain Recommended cleaning
Daily cleaning or small stain Wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge.
Heavy dirt Apply a small amount of soap or recommended cleaner.
Lacquer, glue, ink or cosmetic marked Use cleaner that has methylated sprits, Acetone to clean.
A bigger or deeper mark Use cleaner with Synthetic resins (Automobile cleaner) to clean out. (Do not use high concentrate cleaner and do not leave the cleaner on surface longer that 1-2 minutes)
Paraffin, sticky stain or wax Wiped out as soon as possible. Do not polish or scratch the surface of decor surface. We recommend using Iron off; By using a paper place on the dirt area, Use iron with low heat level. Stamp on the paper (stain under). This will make the stain soften and attach the paper. If the dirt cannot be removed at the first time, perform iron off again until all the dirt removed.

Please do not use thinner or high concentrate cleaner with the decor surface. The high temperature than 150 degrees centigrade may effect the surface of decor laminates, avoid the hot pan plate from oven. Please place a stainless or any material to prevent the heat to directly attach decor laminated surface.

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