aquaform
Specialist Postformed Panels

With decades of experience in laminate fabrication Starbank has introduced the Aquaform® collection – a cost effective postformed panel product that will exceed expectations when it comes to performance, durability and aesthetic appeal.

Our Aquaform® product is very popular within healthcare, leisure and washroom facilities due to Aquaform’s inherent properties and our technical ability to postform the material to an exceptionally high standard. We enjoy repeat business of these high quality post formed products due to our custom postforming machinery.



Applications

Postformed Aqauform® can be manufactured from either a solid SGL or solid surface as well as utilising sections of solid cores which are over laminated with HPL and then postformed into the desired shape. Each method leaves a radiused hardwearing surface.

The joint free face of our Aquaform® postformed panels lend themself to wet and humid environments or where hygiene is of paramount importance.  This includes anything from vanity units, pharmaceutical worktops and window sills, post formed wall panels, leisure facilities.


Material Overview

Aquaform® is fabricated using SGL or CDF. SGL is a self supporting material with two decorative faces, composed similar to standard high pressure laminates; however, the core is constructed of many layers of phenolic resin impregnated Kraft papers, offering exceptional resistance to impact and moisture. Postforming grade SGL retains all  of the standard features with the added benefit of postformability.

Formica      Polyrey

CDF is also a self supporting material with two decorative faces. The composition however differs from SGL as CDF is made up compact fibreboard with the uppermost layer being the decor paper. CDF is finished with layers of barrier paper.


SGL

  • Scratch resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Crack resistant
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Hygienic surface
  • Colour fast in artificial light
  • Resistant to cleaning products
  • Resistant to most chemicals
  • Digitally printed surface

CDF

  • Scratch resistant
  • Shock resistant
  • Low swelling
  • Flame retardant
  • Low VOC emissions
  • Processing friendly
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Easy Care
  • Hygienic
  • Wide variety of colours
  • Wide variety of structures


Compositions

CGL
SGL

1 – Protective overlay for printed decors
2 – Decorative paper on both sides impregnated with melamine resin.
3 – Layers of Kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin.

CGL
CDF

1 – Multilayer paper (on each side).
2 – Uppermost layer is decor paper with differing layers of barrier paper to create thickness of between 0.3 – 0.7mm.
3- SwissCDF black coloured compact fibreboard.


Profiles

We are able to offer you a series of standard postformed profiles which cover a wide range of uses and applications. We are ultimately still a bespoke fabricator so if none of the profiles below are what you require then still get in touch and we can discuss your individual needs and solutions. Our CAD team as well as your account manager are able to work with you to provide detailed drawings for you to sign off prior to manufacture; ensuring that your Aquaform product meets your exact specification.

Due to material and manufacturing tolerances we are not able to guarantee matching profiles for applications over the maximum single length (3000mm for CDF & SGL). Please state at the time of ordering if any sections are to be jointed.