Why Building Owners Should Choose Fundermax Phenolic Panels

Phenolic panels can be used for a wide variety of exterior and interior applications. The benefits of this material include versatility, durability, and sustainability, which have led to its rise in popularity among architects and building owners...

How Phenolic Panels Benefit Contractors

Phenolic panels (also called high-pressure laminates or HPL panels) are rising in popularity among virtually everyone involved in the design and building process. From architects and designers to contractors and building owners themselves, the...

How Fundermax Phenolic Panels Benefit Architects

Due to their versatility, durability, sustainability, and more, the benefits of phenolic panels have launched them into the spotlight for all types of projects. Phenolic panels can be used for a wide variety of exterior and interior applications...

How Phenolic Panels Work With Other Materials

Oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. Bleach and ammonia. Some things just don’t “play nice” together (and the results can range from disappointing to downright destructive). When a building design presents the need to pair different types of...

What Fundermax North America’s Recent Awards Mean

Fundermax North America recently won two awards that mean a great deal to us as a company, not as much for the recognition, but more so for what each award represents.  We are extremely proud to have been awarded the BUILD Excellence Award in...

How Do They Make HPL Panels Out of Paper?

Fundermax is a global phenolic panel manufacturer for exterior, interior, and laboratory applications. We are known for our durable phenolic panels (also called high-pressure laminate or HPL panels) that are used in residential and commercial...

Durable vs. Sustainable Lab Materials

In understanding that independent data is available to aid in material selection, designers and lab planners play a pivotal role in enabling the reduction of carbon emissions – and thus are well placed to action change. People tend to think of...

The History of High Pressure Laminate Panels

Fundermax has worked with builders and architects around the world in a wide variety of phenolic panel applications. With over a century of experience in the industry, we have seen quite an evolution of both manufacturing technologies and...

Aluminum Composite Metal (or ACM) vs. Phenolic Panels

As a global leader in high pressure laminates, Fundermax is certainly partial to the benefits of phenolic panels; however, we recognize that other materials can be used for similar applications. Therefore, to provide a helpful measure of comparison...

Material Transparency: EPD & HPD

Material transparency is fundamental to designing sustainable labs. Fundermax has been committed to sustainability for more than 100 years, and we are dedicated to providing and advocating for material transparency. Through Environmental Product...

What is Embodied Carbon and Why is it Important?

Historically, sustainable design has primarily focused on operational efficiency or operational carbon, meaning the energy usage once the space is occupied. However, with the growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, the scope of sustainable...

Phenolic vs. Stainless Steel vs. HDPE Bathroom Partitions

When designing public and commercial spaces, seasoned designers know that specifying commercial bathroom partitions is more than an afterthought. Bathroom partition walls have to meet high demands for function, and yes, they ought to support the...

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...