Do Phenolic Panels Change Colors?

A common worry we hear from architects and designers is that if they choose phenolic panels (also know as high-pressure laminate, or HPL, panels), the color may fade over time. Whether caused by exposure, dirt, damage, or all of the above, a...

Sustainable Lab Design

Sustainability in lab design has historically focused on operational efficiency (energy usage once a lab or building is occupied). However, the need to reduce carbon emissions is growing and urgent. This has understandably widened the scope of green...

Key Factors to Consider When Installing Interior Wall Cladding

When installing interior wall cladding designs, there are a few essential factors to consider.  Interior HPL panels offer more than the practicality of exceptional strength; they are also highly decorative interior wall cladding materials. That...

The Best Ways to Reclad Your Building

Recladding or renovating a building is becoming more popular – and, given the benefits, it comes as no surprise. Rather than new builds or rebuilds, a growing number of owners and architects are leveraging the concept of recladding a building. ...

Four Common Applications of Interior HPL Panels

Among today’s most innovative architectural materials is phenolic cladding (also called high-pressure laminate or HPL). While HPL is on the rise as an exterior cladding material, it is also being leveraged in a growing number of architectural ...

Can HPL Work Surfaces Withstand Heat?

When considering differing materials that are suited for the lab of today (and tomorrow) it is fair to say that there are numerous different requirements. Ultimately, this results in the need for a variety of materials. In this blog, we focus on one...

Five Reasons Interior HPL Panels are on the Rise

It’s been well-documented that the use of phenolic panels is on the rise, and this trend has extended across exterior projects to interior applications as well. Given the unique versatility of the material, options are virtually limitless for...

Project Spotlight: Lockhart Stadium (DRV PNK Stadium)

Today, the iconic site of Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale is home to Florida’s Major League Soccer team, Inter Miami CF (Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami). The site includes Inter Miami’s headquarters, training facility, practice fields, and...

How HPL Panels Offer Design Freedom for Today’s Architects

As a globally trusted phenolic panel manufacturer, Fundermax has worked with builders and architects around the world in a wide variety of applications. Our experience gives us a unique view of the various benefits of phenolic panels – and how...

What Is The Greyscale, and Why Is It Important?

Greyscale testing is a method of determining a material’s colorfastness when exposed to accelerated weathering. From the results of the test, a Greyscale score or rating is given to the material. The Greyscale rating is identified based on the...

What Makes the U.S. Fundermax Exterior Warranty Industry-Leading?

No matter the industry, it is important that a company stands behind its work and its products. A manufacturer’s warranty is a primary way for this to take shape. Each of the leading phenolic panel manufacturers offer warranties, but these...

Can You Use HPL Panels in a Curved Design?

Along with sustainability and versatility, curving designs have made the short list of top design trends of 2022. In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, trend forecaster Michelle Lamb describes “rounded details ranging from circular...

Project Spotlight: Smoky Hollow

Smoky Hollow is a mixed-use urban district in Raleigh, NC, that is blending refined industrial design with progressive workplaces, retail, and amenities in a multiphase revitalization of the area. In a district that includes office space,...

16 Ways to Incorporate Phenolic Panels in Your Hotel

Hotels present a unique need for exceptional durability combined with high design. This very combination – unmatched durability + uncompromising design – explains why more and more architects are leveraging phenolic panels in their hotel designs. As...