FAQs

General

The HPL (=High Pressure Laminates) consist of natural fibres representing about 65 % of the total weight. They are predominantly created from ‘off-cut’ wood which has then been refined into "kraft paper". This wood is a by-product of lumber production or sawmills.

These kraft papers are impregnated with synthetic resins in impregnation plants, dried and then pressed under high pressure and heat to form durable, moisture-resistant boards.
Detailed material descriptions can be found in the respective technical information on our homepage:
Technical Information Exterior
Technical Information Interior
Technical Information Max HPL & Aptico

HPL panels don't contain any organic halogen compounds, such as those found in propellants or PVC - (such as chlorine, fluorine and bromine compounds.) Moreover, they contain neither asbestos nor wood preservatives (fungicides, pesticides, etc.) and are free from sulphur, mercury and cadmium.

Further information can be found in the respective technical information or in the environmental management section of our homepage: Technical Information Exterior
Technical Information Interior
Technical Information Max HPL & Aptico

Max HPL and Max Compact Interior and Exterior panels must always be kept in their original packaging. Panels must be stacked horizontally on flat, stable supports and base panels. The goods must lie over the entire surface. After removing the boards, original packaging must be restored. Protective cover panels must always be left on the stack. The top cover should be weighted down. The same applies analogously to cut stacks. Incorrect storage can lead to permanent deformation of the boards. Max Compact Interior and Exterior panels should be stored in closed rooms under normal climatic conditions, temperature approx. 15° - 25°C and relative humidity approx. 40 - 60%. Climate differences on both panel surfaces should be avoided. For pre-assembled fastening elements, therefore, care must be taken to ensure that the climate is the same all sides. Use intermediate layers of wood or plastic.

More detailed information on the storage of Max HPL and Max Compact panels can be found in the respective technical information on our homepage:
Technical Information Exterior
Technical Information Interior
Technical Information Max HPL & Aptico

Max Compact Interior panels are duromer high-pressure laminates (HPL) according to EN 438, produced in laminate presses under high pressure and high temperature. They are particularly suitable for highly demanding and decorative interior applications (e.g. furniture, office furniture, wall coverings, sanitary equipment, etc.).More detailed information about Max Compact Interior panels can be found on our homepage: Technical Information Interior

Max Compact Exterior panels are duromere high pressure laminates (HPL) according to EN 438-6, type EDF with a highly effective weather protection. This weather protection consists of double-cured acrylic polyurethane resins. They are produced in laminate presses under high pressure and high temperature. Max Compact Exterior is a high-quality building product that is used, among other things, for permanent balcony and façade cladding.More detailed information about the Max Compact Exterior panel can be found in the Technical Information Exterior on our homepage: Technical Information Exterior

Interior

The Max HPL composite panel with carrier material consists of Max laminates according to EN 438-3, which are glued on both sides of a carrier material. There are various possible combinations for the laminate. The carrier material particularly, can vary. Usually it consists of a wood-based material, such as chipboard or MDF, but honeycomb elements or thermal insulation materials etc. can also be used as the core layer.

In order to guarantee a distortion-free composite element, a symmetrical structure is indispensable. This means that the laminate panels must have the same thickness (0.8 to 4 mm) on both sides, but different decors can be used.

FunderMax Star Favorit Superfront are coated chipboards produced by the direct coating process. The coating on both sides are approx. 0.5mm or 1.0mm thick, and has the same structure as a laminate board.

The difference between Star Favorit Superfront and HPL laminates lies in the manufacturing process. With the Star Favorit Superfront the coating is applied in a single operation.

Depending on the surface finish of the coating, the technical values as well as the properties correspond to the requirements of EN 438-3 for laminates. For possible formats of Star Favorit Superfront panels and Max HPL panels, please refer to our currently valid product range.

Max HPL panels in thicknesses from 0.8 to 1.0 mm are approved by the DNV certification body for use as wall coverings on ships in accordance with the IMO FTP Code. Please note that Max HPL panels with the Aptico (AP) surface finish is not covered by this approval.

Max Compact wall claddings must be mounted on a substructure. They can be fixed mechanically with screws or rivets, or with suspension systems. It is important to create appropriate butt joints. When using MAX Compact, it is essential to ensure that the wall covering is ventilated.


Further information on the design of a ventilated wall covering can be found in our Technical Information Interior brochure.

Under certain conditions, FunderMax Compact panels can be fixed directly to dry construction, concrete or brickwork, using mechanically visible or concealed fixings. FunderMax and its partners have developed a special wall protection system for this purpose. This wall protection system is available in different versions.

Details can be found in our Technical Information Interior brochure.

Exterior

The Max Compact Exterior panels can be mounted on a metal substructure using rivets, balcony screws, edging strips and glass clamp holders.

You can find detailed information on the design of balcony cladding with Max Compact Exterior panels in our Exterior Technical Information brochure.

All balcony cladding variants illustrated in our Exterior Technical Information brochure have been tested by us in accordance with the ETB guideline "Components that secure against falling" and therefore are proven to meet the requirements for fall protection. Please note that in the event of deviations from the tested installation variants, adequate fall protection cannot be guaranteed. 

Decor

In addition to its standard collection FunderMax also offers the possibility to print graphics, photos, pictures or other motifs onto its panels, from a quantity as minimal as just 1 piece/panel. An appropriately prepared electronic file is important. Exact requirements can be found in our individual printing leaflet on our homepage www.individualdekor.at

The colour assignment of decors is carried out by means of the NCS colour code system. The NCS code is noted in the detailed view of each decor. Simply click on the desired decor. To search for a decor, you can also click on the magnifying glass and enter the desired FunderMax decor number and search for it. For a colour classification according to RAL please contact support@fundermax.biz

Under certain conditions, Max Compact Interior and Max Compact Exterior panels can be designed with different decors on the front and back. Please contact support@fundermax.biz for possible decor combinations.

As standard, we’re able to offer decors from the Exterior range with a reverse in 0890 - balcony white. Authentic Natura and Neon decors are excluded as they are produced exclusively with the reverse in 0077. Individual décor panels can only be produced with a reverese in decor 0891 - Individual White.