BS EN 438-6:2016
High-pressure decorative laminates (HPL). Sheets based on thermosetting resins (usually called laminates) Classification and specifications for Exterior-grade compact laminates of thickness 2 mm and greater
|Standard number:||BS EN 438-6:2016|
|ISBN:||978 0 580 87156 6|
- 83.140.20 Laminated sheets
This European Standard applies to Exterior-grade Compact laminates of thickness 2 mm and greater produced by using a high pressure process. It specifies requirements for standard and flame-retardant laminates intended for use under outdoor weather conditions such as direct sunlight rain and frost. Two levels of performance are specified; one for moderate exterior conditions, and the other for severe exterior conditions.
Laminates complying with this European Standard are referred to as Exterior-grade Compact laminates, and are characterized by their high tensile strength, high impact resistance, thermal shock resistance, and resistance to weather and corrosion. They are available in a variety of decorative colours, with high resistance to colour change and aging in outdoor applications. When they are self-supporting Exterior-grade Compact laminates are ready for installation, and only require cutting to size, drilling, etc. to suit the application. EN 438‑2 specifies the methods of test relevant to this part of EN 438 .