Buying HPL cladding has much more to it than most people presume. A task that looks rather simple on the surface, calls for you to consider a number of key factors, and while most buyers do take note of factors such as brand reputation, material, and warranty; certifications are often left ignored. If you too are looking to buy HPL cladding and want to get optimum value for your money, make sure you look for the certifications we have listed in this blog post. Read on.

FSC® Certificate

Covering the production of high-pressure laminates, the FSC® Certificate is awarded to companies that comply with the manufacturing and environmental protocols prescribed by the Forest Stewardship Council – an international non-profit organization responsible to help ensure effective management of the forest reserves. If you care about the planet as much as you should, the FSC® Certificate should be one of the first things you need to check.

Greenguard Gold Certificate

Awarded by the Greenguard Environmental Institute, the Greenguard Gold Certificate (formerly called “Greenguard Children & Schools Certification”) enforces stricter chemical emissions norms compared to the original Greenguard certification. Checking this certification is a must if you want optimum indoor air quality and reduce the user’s exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Antibacterial Certification

Based on a thorough “Antibacterial Efficacy Test”, the Antibacterial certification is awarded to products that showcase the property to resist microbial growth. HPL cladding, especially exterior wall cladding, are exposed to conditions that are conducive for bacterial growth. That is the reason why it is important to check this certification when choosing HPL cladding for your project.

IGBC® Certificate

Indian Green Building Council, or IGBC for short, is a body formed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to help enable a “sustainable built environment” for one and all. The body encourages the use of sustainable building practices that require less water, deliver optimum energy efficiency, generate less waste, conserve resources, and provide a healthier environment to users compared to traditional practices.

Fire Propagation Test Certificate

The Fire Propagation Test Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a fire resistance test carried out as per the British Standard 476: Part 6: 1989 “Methods of test for Fire Propagation for Products”. The test assesses the resistance of a product to specified heating conditions, which is basically to test its resistance to fire and extreme temperatures.

The Final Word

The certifications we have listed in the blog are just a handful of the many that you can find in wall cladding from leading brands such as Greenlam Clads. Placed among the most trusted names in business, Greenlam Clads offers world-class interior and exterior cladding solutions for all sorts of establishments, such as hotels, schools, corporate complexes, shopping malls and many more. If you are looking for the best in terms of quality and value, the search ends here. To discuss your requirements or learn more about our HPL cladding, fill out our contact form or simply call +91 11 4279 1399. You can also write to us info@greenlam.com.