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Melteca Low Pressure Laminate is a tough melamine surface laminated to Superfine particleboard or Lakepine MDF to provide a double faced, pre-finished decorative panel. Inspired by international and local trends, Melteca offers an extensive range of colours giving variety and choice for residential and commercial projects.

Key Features
  • Melteca is available in six different finishes to suit any project including Puregrain which looks and feels like natural wood, and Hi-Gloss which offers a touch of luxury to cabinetry and drawers
  • Each colour has matching PVC or ABS edging which protects the edges and gives good impact resistance
  • The Melteca Colour Brochure provides available options for decors
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Stain resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • 7 year warranty
Eco Choice Aotearoa (ECNZ) Licensed
Eco Choice Aotearoa
FSC Certified
FSC Certified
Homestar / Green Star (Envirospec) Compliant
Homestar / Green Star
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use

Melteca decorated board is intended for interior use in both residential and commercial applications such as kitchen cabinetry, cupboards, drawers, shelving, furniture, wall linings, shop fittings and other vertical surfaces in commercial environments.

Melteca Fire Retardant is suitable for all wall linings where maximum fire resistance is important.

Limitations on Use
  • Melteca is not intended for use in an exterior situation. 
  • Do not use Melteca in constant wear situations such as sink bench tops, high use shop counters, bar tops or restaurant tables. Surface protection (mouse pad) should be provided at regular to high use computer workstations
  • Melteca must not be used in high humidity or wet areas such as saunas or showers. The Melteca substrate must not come in contact with any liquid. Failure to keep dry will affect the performance of the panel. For Health and Safety Precautions please refer to the Health and Safety section of the brochure.
  • Melteca is no different from any other material in that darker colours and gloss finishes will always show scratches and superficial wear and tear more readily than lighter colours or lower gloss finishes.
Statement of Building Code Compliance

When stored, handled, used and maintained in accordance with the Melteca Technical Data Sheet, Melteca will meet the durability requirements of NZBC B2.3.1(c) for 5 years. Melteca also complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 1859.3 2005.

The Group Number Classifications below were generated from tests carried out and data recorded in accordance with the test procedure described in ISO 5660 2002 — Reaction-to-Fire — Part 1: Heat Release & Part 2: Smoke Production Rate, for the purposes of determination of the Group Classification in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code Verification Method C/VM2 Appendix A.

Melteca bonded to Lakepine Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) substrate — Group Number Classification 3.*

Melteca Fire Retardant Panels — Group Number Classification 1-S

*Please note: Indicative testing has indicated a change in substrate to Lakepine MRZero or Superfine particleboard (Standard or MR) that will not alter the Group Number Classification.

In-Service History

Melteca has been manufactured, marketed and distributed in New Zealand by Laminex since 1983. Melteca celebrated its 30 year anniversary in 2013. Melteca has a proven history with a large number of residential and commercial cabinetry and furniture featuring the product.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Melteca is also available in a Fire Retardant Panel option which carries the 1-S rating when tested in accordance with ISO5660 and the New Zealand Building Code Test Verification Method C/VM2 Appendix A (see the Melteca website for further information)
  • Melteca High-Gloss is an ecospecifier Green Tag GreenRate level A certified product
  • FSC/ recycled content
  • GreenStar Points: MAT-K /IEQ-3, MAT–B; MAT-6(*1)
  • HomeStar Points: MAT-1, MAT-2DECLARE / Environmental Choice NZ / EcoSpecifier- GreenTag
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