EN 438-4:2016

High-pressure decorative laminates (HPL) - Sheets based on thermosetting resins (usually called laminates) - Part 4: Classification and specifications for compact laminates of thickness 2 mm and greater EN 438-4:2016

Publication date:   Jul 18, 2016

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Sep 3, 2021


CEN/TC 249 Plastics

European Norm

83.140.20   Laminated sheets



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This European Standard specifies performance requirements for two types of compact laminate of thickness 2 mm or greater produced by using a high pressure process intended for interior use .
High-pressure decorative Compact laminates are characterised by their aesthetic qualities, strength, durability and functional performance. Compact HPL sheets are available in a wide variety of colours, patterns and surface finishes; they are extremely strong, and resistant to wear, impact, scratching, moisture, heat and staining; and possess good hygienic and anti-static properties, being easy to clean and maintain.
EN 438-2 specifies the methods of test relevant to this European Standard.

Life cycle


EN 438-4:2005


EN 438-4:2016
90.93 Standard confirmed
Sep 3, 2021