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    Arboron SheetArboron is a composite of papers impregnated with a phenolic thermosetting resin with an outer layer of melamine on the top surfaces. It is consolidated under high pressure and temperature into dense, uniform sheets with good electrical and mechanical properties. The melamine surface of Arboron provides excellent electrical, creep, chemical and abrasion resistance. It’s very high strength-to-weight ratio and relative ease of fabrication make Arboron your first choice for new designs.


    Resiten SheetResiten is a recognized brand of NEMA rated, paper grade laminates produced by Iten Industries. Iten processes phenolic resin into a wide range of composite laminates that find their way into market areas from high and low voltage electrical to laser engraved signage. The laminate sheets are processed by the compression molding method and a wide range of reinforcing substrates is used.

    A full spectrum of grades, sizes, and thicknesses is available.


    Ryertex®- High Performance Phenolics

    Ryertex®- High Performance PhenolicsRyertex is a family of thermoset laminate composites used mainly as a replacement to metal in applications where high speed, load, and temperatures are involved. Ryertex is used around the globe in a wide array of industrial applications to include steel, aluminum, and copper processing, paper and lumber mills, oil and gas, mining, military, aerospace, rail, locomotive, off-road and construction equipment.

    The Ryertex line includes all NEMA grades with substrates including paper, cotton, linen, fiberglass, and aramid fiber. The resin system can be phenolic, epoxy, silicone, or melamine.

    While Ryertex is a very commonly recognized brand name, there are a number of other names in the marketplace that are thermoset laminate composites. These include: Micarta, Bakelite (see below), “Phenolic”, Resiten, Garolite, Acculam, Lamitex, Gatke, Scan Pac, Spauldite, Phenolex, Tufnol, Lamigamid, Schwartz, Current, and Synthane. WS Hampshire can cross reference your requirements to the corresponding Ryertex offering.

    Thermoset laminates were first developed by Leo Baekeland in 1907 when he introduced Bakelite, a non-flammable thermoset utilizing phenolic resin with a paper substrate. This material has been used in everything from engine parts to jewelry to electronics. Products that were originally made from Bakelite include telephone mouth and ear pieces, buttons, and frying pan handles.

    Ryertex was first introduced in the 1930’s as a replacement to metal. Demand grew shortly thereafter as World War II put a strain on the nation’s metal supply and Ryertex was quickly seen as a replacement in a wide variety of industrial applications.

    Today, Ryertex is a trade name of WS Hampshire who has built an outstanding reputation for producing high quality, custom fabricated parts for use in many industrial applications including bearings, bushings, and other wear parts.




    TOPLAB® PLUS is the perfect surface for quality worktops with inherent antibacterial properties and highly resistant to a wide variety of aggressive chemicals.

    Manufactured with Trespa’s unique Electron Beam Curing (EBC) technology, TOPLAB® PLUS surface is easy to clean and shows a high resistance to a large number of aggressive chemicals.

    TOPLAB® PLUS panels provide an ideal choice in environments where hygiene, avoidance of contamination, sustainability, ergonomics and safety are of importance.

    Key Benefits

    • Highly Chemical and Stain Resistant
    • Resists to Fungus and Bacteria
    • Will Not Rot or Rust
    • Strong and Durable
    • Heat Resistant
    • Easy to Install and Clean
    • Cost Effective


    • Laboratory Work Surfaces
    • Countertops
    • Shelves
    • Toilet/Shower Partitions
    • Pegboards




    TOPLAB® BASE is the robust and lasting panel for worktops and cabinetry applications where scratch and wear resistance are of great importance whereas the chemical resistance of the surface is not critical

    Engineered for long-lasting and good looks, TOPLAB® BASE offers an outstanding performance for educational, laboratory and institutional applications where chemical resistance is not critical.

    Its melamine surface delivers excellent scratch resistance and overall durability, retaining its appearance for a long time.

    TOPLAB® BASE is highly resistant to wear, making it ideal for worktops and cabinetry applications where severe use and frequent cleaning are expected. Its surface is not adversely affected by moisture and the panel remains impervious to mold or rot.

    Key Benefits

    • Strong and Durable
    • Inexpensive
    • Resistant to Stains, Scratches, Impact and Moisture


    • Shelving
    • Cabinets and Lockers
    • Backsplashes
    • Wall Covering and Partitions
    • Pegboard




    TOPLAB® VERTICAL comprises chemically resistant and antibacterial surfaces for applications in functional and laboratory environments, such as cabinetry, peg boards, splash backs and cladding in fume hoods

    Ideal for environments where bacteria and dirt pose a real threat. TOPLAB® VERTICAL comprises chemically resistant and antibacterial surfaces for applications in functional and laboratory environments, such as cabinetry, special covering for modular elements, and lining of fume hoods and splash backs.

    Manufactured with Trespa’s EBC technology, its surface is smooth and shows a significant low dirt accumulation making it easy to clean.

    TOPLAB® VERTICAL is available in Standard and Fire-Retardant grade.

    Key Benefits

    • Strong and Durable
    • Inexpesnsivet
    • Resisant to Staines, Scratches, impact and Moisture


    • Shelving
    • Cabinets and Lockers
    • Backsplashes
    • Wall Covering and Partitions
    • Pegboard


    Virtuon® Sheet


    Developed for demanding interior applications, Trespa’s underlying technology combines wood-based fibers with thermosetting resins under high pressure and at high temperatures, transforming them into robust composite panels that meet the most exacting specifications. The unique properties of Trespa® Virtuon® make them highly durable with a long life of retained appearance.

    Key Benefits

    • Decorative, resilient, colorful
    • Resistant to bacteria
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy Installation
    • Available in fire retardant grade


    • Health Care facilities
    • Public buildings
    • Transport terminals
    • Retail settings