Can HPL Panels Perform Below 10 Feet?

High traffic and abuse-prone areas require durable, cleanable wall panels that can withstand the demands of increased exposure. Whether that exposure is from installing at pedestrian level below 10 feet or from natural elements like precipitation...

Natural Wood Panels vs. HPL Panels

Choosing the right wall panel material involves several factors including desired aesthetic, budget, and environmental exposures. Natural wood panels and high-pressure laminate panels (also called HPL or phenolic panels) are two very popular...

Project Spotlight: Ash Street + Studio 804

At the University of Kansas, the world’s next professional architects have the opportunity to take part in a program called Studio 804. Led by program founder Dan Rockhill, Studio 804 is a year-long, comprehensive educational opportunity for...

Advantages and Applications of Fundermax’s Authentic Panels

Natural-looking panels are a popular choice for adding warmth and texture to a design. Unfortunately though, this presents a real challenge to architects as natural wood exteriors do not offer the durability needed for many exterior applications...

Benefits and Uses of Max Compact Interior Plus Panels

Some interior spaces simply demand more: more durability, more strength, more chemical resistance, more hygienic capabilities -- and more freedom when it comes to color and design. From hospitals and schools to restrooms and fitness centers, the...

The Global Freight Crisis: A Manufacturer’s Perspective

By now you’ve most likely heard about the “global freight crisis,” “global shipping crisis,” “container shortage,” “shipping delays,” etc. -- but what does it all mean, how does it affect lead time, and when will it get better?

How to Install Phenolic Panels

Information abounds regarding the benefits of phenolic wall panels, and one commonly mentioned benefit is the ease of installation.

Top Six Reasons Phenolic Panels are on the Rise

Although phenolic panels have been around for decades (and are already widely seen throughout Europe and Canada), the collective demand for greater sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and design flexibility has propelled the popularity of this...

How Are High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) Panels Made?

High-pressure laminate panels (also called HPL panels or phenolic panels) are made using high pressure and heat to compress layers of kraft paper and other binding agents into solid compact boards.

Longevity of HPL Panels: How Long do Fundermax Panels Last?

Wall panel longevity is a matter of durability, sustainability, and product quality. Choosing a phenolic wall panel system (also called high-pressure laminates, or HPL panels) gives your building the advantage of a long panel lifespan, which can...

How to Save Money with Rainscreens Over Time

Rainscreen façades have been gaining traction among architects and builders in the United States in recent years, and for good reason.

Advances in Sustainable Wall Panels: What Does 100% Recycled Core Paper Mean?

Green and sustainable construction is on the rise in North America as the importance of sustainability has grown among regulatory agencies and clients alike. 

Project Spotlight: Sodus High School

The Sodus High School project is one of the first instances in North America of phenolic cladding panels being used as a roof material. 

Who is Fundermax?

Fundermax is a global leader among phenolic panel manufacturers. With many locations all over the world, at our core, our highest priorities remain: our customers, creativity, and sustainability.