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Thermally Fused Laminate

Thermally Fused Laminate

Thermally fused laminate (TFL) and standard laminates have both come a long way in way in terms of quality and performance. These high-quality, wood-based solutions are ideal for vertical and horizontal furniture and interior design applications, with a variety of authentic designs and textures available.
While TFL and laminates are produced differently, the same decorative paper can be used for both products to create an ideal surface match. Pair these decorative surfaces with our matching edge banding to achieve truly flawless surface-to-edge designs.
Discover the differences between TFL and laminates, and the advantages of each product:

Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL)

  • Pre-fabricated, wood-based particleboard panels have melamine resin-soaked decorative paper fused onto both sides
  • Easy to process on typical panel processing equipment
  • Pre-fabrication saves valuable time and money, eliminating the need for lamination and finishing lines (just cut and apply edge banding)
  • Impact and wear resistant, suitable for low- to mid-traffic areas and vertical applications
  • Can be used for harmonious designs when used with matching laminates and edge banding


  • Made of melamine resin-impregnated decorative paper and phenolic resin-impregnated kraft paper (high impact resistance) in the core
  • Overlay provides high wear resistance
  • Versatile, flexible and postformable (standard laminates only)
  • Must be applied to a substrate, such as particleboard or MDF
  • Can be used for harmonious designs when used with matching TFL and edge banding

Reach out to your Dixie Plywood salesperson to learn more about TFL.

-Courtesy of Egger Wood Products

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