Benefits of HPL Cladding in Interior High-Traffic Areas

In any given interior project, architects typically have a wide variety of interior wall paneling options from which to choose. For high-traffic spaces like schools, airports, and public restrooms, the option of a phenolic wall panel system (also...

Are Phenolic Panels Sustainable?

Green building projects and sustainable construction trends are on the rise in North America -- and not just because of environmental regulations. Client demand is the number one factor in green and sustainable building activity in both the United...

Factors That Affect the Install Costs of Phenolic Panels

Choosing the right material for a project is essential, and in the case of high-traffic areas, the long-term value of the investment is generally the higher priority.

Panel Yield: How To Get The Most Out of Your Project Budget

Material optimization plays a significant role in controlling the budget for any construction project. As the percentage of material waste goes up, so does the amount of wasted budget, not to mention the impact of construction waste on the...

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Commercial Bathroom Partition

One might assume that choosing bathroom partitions is a minor item to check off of the project list. But, knowing how to choose public bathroom partitions that are both design-friendly and a good investment takes a bit of insider knowledge.

Six Benefits of Rainscreen Cladding Façades

Rainscreen façades have been around for decades, but advancements in sustainability, energy-efficiency, and design flexibility have propelled their popularity to new heights.  While already widely seen throughout Europe and Canada, American...

Future Lab Design Trends in a Post-COVID Era

Laboratory design requirements have continued to evolve over the centuries. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an uptick in design changes.

Key Factors to Consider When Installing Exterior Wall Cladding

Every exterior panel application is unique with its own advantages, such as our authentic panels. Although, they all still remain consistent with the need for durability.  Knowing how to install exterior wall cladding to best suit your project...

The Major Benefits of Phenolic Panels in Exterior Applications

A building’s exterior makes a lasting impression from the very first moment someone sees it.  With phenolic panels, not only can you ensure that impression is a good one, but you can be confident knowing it will last for years. Phenolic panels, also...

What Are The Different Types of Rainscreen Façade Systems?

An important factor many architects account for when designing a building is weather resistance. 

Different Applications of Exterior & Interior Phenolic Panels

Phenolic panels are among the most newly innovative architectural products available today with an anticipated trajectory path to rise within the market. Industries like construction, education, laboratory, transportation, and defense are choosing...

LEED or Doing The Right Thing?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “is the most widely used green building rating system in the world,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED Certification on a project:

Three Benefits of Using Exterior Phenolic Panels

With such a wide variety of phenolic panels on the market, there is an architectural panel available for every project. Deciding on the right option requires a comprehensive evaluation of how the panels fit each unique project’s needs. 

Why Testing & Code Compliance is Crucial for HPL Panels

Over a hundred years ago, Fundermax got its start providing panels for interior and exterior applications. From the beginning, our founder Karl Funder, innovated in the high pressure laminates industry with safety in mind.  That’s why testing and...