Vinyl Laminated Panels
Vinyl laminated panels are manufactured using a thin vinyl sheet laminated in a rolled adhesive process to particleboard, MDF or plywood substrates. The flexibility of vinyl allows for one-sided (raw back) panels while maintaining panel stability. Vinyl laminated panels are more wear resistant than painted or film laminated but are not as durable as TFL.
Typical applications for vinyl include cabinet interiors, drawer bottoms and cabinet or case backs.
Decorative foils are lightweight papers that are impregnated and fully cured during the paper-production process with a resin system such as melamine or acrylic. These papers are roll laminated (cold rolled) using an adhesive to bond to the substrate (usually Particleboard or MDF).
Common applications of decorative foils include cabinets, store fixtures, closet systems, ready-to-assemble (RTA) and home office furniture, profile wrappings and point-of-purchase (POP) displays.
Laminated foils have good fidelity of print or solid color, provide a finished panel with good resistance to stain, chemicals, abrasion, and impact. In most cases, foils can be used for single-side laminated panels to provide a more cost-effective construction.