|Ralf Olsen: Decorative laminates definitely will find place in more areas of application. At the beginning decorative laminates were used as surface material, for example in kitchens. Today, they can be seen on facades and walls as decorative element with fire retardant quality if necessary. No one might have thought of that when decorative laminates were developed in the first half of the 20th century. Everything is possible with decorative laminates.
If we have a look at the latest innovation of Resopal and Dekodur their joint venture RE-Y-STONE is an interesting innovation in the field of “eco-HPL” which is completely made of renewable raw-material. But this is only one of the interesting developments made in our industry.