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ARPA HPL, panels with thicknesses from 0.6 to 20 mm, more than 500 decorative surfaces available with over thirty different finishes and a variety of dimensions. A high-tech product that renews a manufacturing tradition of over half a century. The latest innovation is based on enhancing wear resistance as ingredient for the new VIS collection.

FENIX, the innovative material from Arpa Industriale, has revolutionised the world of interior design. It is not only beautiful to look at but it is also a high-tech material. It is made unique by its characteristics, obtained by using a multilayer coating and next-generation acrylic resins, which are hardened and fixed through the patented Electron Beam Curing process. With low light reflectivity, the surface is extremely matt, soft touch and anti-fingerprint.

FENIX materials are highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, dry heat, acid-based solvents and household reagents. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. FENIX surfaces have a unique non-porous external layer, allowing the material to stay neat with simple, everyday care and cleaning methods. They are also suitable for contact with food.

Sustainability is not something you dream about, it’s something you do. True to this vision, Arpa Industriale has developed BLOOM, a new core technology for FENIX NTM and Arpa HPL.

Arpa products are made of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology has been introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol by 50%. Lignin is a natural polymer defined as the glue that holds wood fibres togehter. With this innovation most of the key ingredients originate form responsably managed forests.

The impact: 46% CO2 reduction, 38% less energy demand and a 28% lower water footprint.

The concept is about “Sustainability as a Key Driver for Innovation” related to Arpa HPL and FENIX® materials. Sustainability, for Arpa Industriale, is linked to both production process and products. The development of Arpa products is focused on more sustainable raw materials and on more durable materials.

“Core technology” and durable surfaces are created to deliver innovative materials for the interiors.

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