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1. (WO2018031831) STAINABLE MELAMINE LAMINATE PRODUCTS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/031831    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/046386
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B32B 21/08
B32B 27/06
B32B 27/30
B32B 27/42
B32B 37/06
B32B 37/14
C08G 12/32
C09D 163/10
Applicants: PRESSING DEVELOPMENTS, L.L.C.
Inventors: FUHR, Adam Curtis
Title: STAINABLE MELAMINE LAMINATE PRODUCTS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE
Abstract:
The present disclosure describes melamine laminate products capable of retaining a wood stain or colorant. The unique melamine formulations and products include porosity-promoting agents that result in the melamine having a porous surface capable of being stained with a wood stain or other colorant, while still having the favorable properties of traditional laminate products. The methods of the invention produce a melamine laminate product that can be stained with a variety of stains and colorants after manufacturing to suit the individual builder's or homeowner's preference. The stainable melamine laminate products may include a decorative paper layer sandwiched between a backing layer and a melamine layer embedded with a porosity agent, such as, silica, wax, mica, calcium carbonate, silane, kaolin clay, crystalline silica, corn starch, feldspar, talc, or combinations thereof. The stainable melamine layer optionally has a textured top surface.