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Thermally Fused Laminate Options from KML

KML’s cutting-edge TFL panels stand out from earlier generations of thermally fused laminate. Sometimes called thermofused laminate (TFM), low-pressure laminate, melamine-faced chipboard (MFC), or simply melamine, today's TFL has come a long way and our panels are no exception.

Our TFL boasts four key improvements over early versions of this popular construction product: performance, sustainability, look and feel. At KML, we call this defining mix of characteristics our surface and substance promise. Designers told us they wanted more TFL panel options. We listened. Our thermally fused laminate comes in over 800 colors, 8+ finishes, and 10+ core options to meet and exceed the design requirements of any project.

All the added value you can handle

Can't find the right partner in KML's network of skilled fabricators? We have good news for distributors, furniture manufacturers, and cabinet makers looking to add efficiency and quality to their production. We make custom components in house at KML. Our Value-Added Department is here to help with custom lightweight components, edge banding, precision cutting and drilling, and fabrication of your all-important machined parts.

Common Questions

All the TFL panel options you want+

All the TFL panel options you want

Designers told us they wanted more TFL panel options. We listened. Our thermally fused laminate comes in over 800 colors, 8+ finishes, and 10+ core options to meet and exceed the design requirements of any project.

At KML, we are known for our best-in-class, wood-inspired TFL panels. Offering spot-on designs, textures, and a recently improved low-gloss sheen, our thermally fused laminate can easily be mistaken for real wood. And when using recycled materials, our TFL can be much more eco-friendly than standard wood and alternate materials. Our TFL is one of the most sustainable building products available depending upon your spec details.

Performance - 10+ core options+

A forest with the words 10+ cores over it, representing TFL core options.

It might seem strange to start with the substrate since the core of every TFL panel is invisible by design in the built environment, but experienced architects and designers know that TFL’s performance is largely driven by choosing the right core for the application in question. Contact our spec reps for details or if you prefer online research, everything you need for specification is right here.

With over 10 core options, we offer flexibility - and our expert specification assistance will ensure the lasting beauty and function of your project. Particle board and MDF are standard core options because they are reliable, consistent, clean cutting, and offer a smooth surface for the décor paper to adhere to. Need something fire or moisture-resistant? Got it. Something formaldehyde-free? We’ve got that too.

Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL)+

Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) is an excellent choice for all vertical applications and is durable enough for low-impact horizontal applications such as desktops.

Look - 800+ décor colors+

An arrangement of TFL decorative papers with the words 800+ colors over the image.

KML invites designers to expand their palette with over 800 décor paper options with looks ranging from woods to solid colors to abstract designs. The décor paper (or design) is what drives the look of your panel. Our melamine-infused décor papers use the same designs as HPL (High-Pressure Laminate), making it easy for designers to mix TFL and HPL as needed in their projects while keeping a coordinated look. For more info on matching the surfaces in your project, see our cross-reference guide.

With so many designs available, we offer more flexibility where it counts to achieve the style you want. Our spec reps will guide you to the color that pairs perfectly with the finish and application you have in mind. If you need to replicate a specific species of wood, we can help with that too.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)+

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are an important component of product stewardship and occupational safety and health.

Feel - 8+ TFL textures+

Close up of a TFL panel showing its woodgrain texture

KML delivers a difference you can feel — eight times over. Our textured laminate comes in over 8 finishes, each with a texture that adds a tactile element, setting KML apart from the average TFL panel. Specialized plates are used to emboss texture directly onto the surface of each TFL panel. A KML spec rep can help you select a compatible texture for your preferred design. Some of our premium finishesare designed to perfectly sync up with specific designs.

Our textures range in character. The rough charm of reclaimed wood, the subtle surface of a lightly sanded hardwood, the deep ridges of exotic woodgrain, the tantalizing touch of linen. Our finishes add elegance and feeling to thermally fused laminate, earning it the right to be described as a truly decorative surface.

KML Compliance+

KML is compliant as a fabricator with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation order 93120.12 title 17, CCR Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products, and with TSCA Title VI.

Sustainability - LEED-point ready TFL panels+

We offer a range of eco-friendly substrate options. Offering TFL panels that can be specified with a core made from 100% recycled western pine is a particular point of pride. A pre-consumer recycled product, this core cuts extremely cleanly while delivering amazing environmentally-friendly benefits. 

As an FSC Certified manufacturer, we are aligned with the A&D community’s efforts to foster more sustainably. Our TFL products can help you save money, lower emissions, improve efficiency, and design environments that are ultimately healthier for people to inhabit. These are the familiar goals behind the LEED rating system. And yes, our TFL panels can help your project toward LEED certification.

LEED Points Available

  • LEED v2009 credits
  • LEED v4 for Home Design & Construction credits
  • LEED v4 for Building Design & Construction credits
  • LEED HOME (Version 1.11a)
  • LEED New Construction (Rev 2.2 Draft)

Specification - All the help you need+

Need expert guidance on your specification? If your KML distributor doesn't offer specification support, we can help. Just give us a call. Our in-house experts will guide you to the right texture, color, and core for your project.

Complimentary Samples
Get your hands on the real deal. Our customer care team can create custom samples for you (sample chips or 10"x10" samples available). If you're in a pinch, we can ship samples quickly so you can make critical decisions faster.

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