Decorative Laminate - Roots
Roots is a biocomposite board consisting of recycled core and decorative papers plus a natural resin. This new type of composite material is made of renewable resources, as the fiber material as well as the resin matrix is derived from renewable plant materials. This means there is no direct dependency on non-renewable fossil resources (oil, natural gas, etc.). The recycled paper is made from post-consumer paper, and the caramel-colored bio-resin is derived from sugar cane. Bagasse is a by-product of the sugar industry that is obtained when juice is extracted from sugar cane. Once hardened, the bio-resin possesses the qualities of thermosetting plastic and, together with the natural fibers, forms a hard, highly stress-resistant, dimensionally stable board with a tough surface.