Plastic Laminates | Recycled Laminates
Tefor is the first plastic laminate obtained from recycled manufacturing wastes. Invented and patented by ABET LAMINATI spa, it is made of thermoplastic polymers and cellulose fibres impregnated with thermosetting resins at different degrees of polycondensation.
Tefor’s chemical composition gives excellent resistance to water absorption which has clear advantages for applications in damp environments.
Tefor’s important physical and mechanical properties derive from the particular chemical composition of the extender (HPL). Tefor can be easily thermoformed in plants using the established moulding techniques by compression or in vacuum.
Moreover, in granulated form Tefor can be used in injection pressing processes. Tefor can also be enhanced by surfacing it with textiles or plastic film. It is entirely recyclable.
The manufacturing process
Tefor is obtained from the chemical-physical interaction that takes place, as a result of heating a mixture of thermoplastic resins and ground thermosetting materials. The flat die extrusion and the calendering produce a continuous strip which can be cut into sheet of different dimensions.