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...

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...