The brand Merino Laminates hit the market in 1981, later the Merino Group extended its activity to the manufacture of laminates, having entered the segment of the interior with plywood in 1974.
About Merino Group: Founded in 1968, the Merino Group today has done business for US $ 165 million in various business areas including rolled products, Biotechnology (Agriculture and Food Processing) and Information Technology (IT ). We strive constantly to maintain excellence and ethics in all our businesses.
We export to 60 countries around the world, employing 3,000 people through three production centers, 19 offices in India and one office in the USA.
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MR Laminates


Product Description:
The breakthrough in gloss laminate technology is finally here. Merino introduces MR+ Tuff Gloss Laminates. This stunning range of super gloss laminates is resistant to scuff and mar abrasions, making them ideal for use in places where your creativity gets restricted for want of a better surfacing material.

What is MAR resistance?
The ability of a surface to resist permanent deformation or mini scratches, resulting from the application of a dynamic mechanical force.

  • Refers to the light surface damages
  • They are usually shallow & narrow
  • Single MAR may not be readily noticeable
  • The existence of a group of such MARs visibly degrades the appearance of surfaces


  • Mar Resistance – MR + Tuff Gloss Technology gives excellent mar resistance thereby maintaining the gloss level three times longer than ordinary High Gloss laminate. Lab results show 95% gloss retention after being scrubbed with calibrate as per procedure defined by ASTM D 6037 – 96 (2008)
  • Abrasion Resistant – MR+ Tuff Gloss Technology gives 2 to 3 times better abrasion resistance than ordinary high gloss laminate
  • Gloss Level – The Gloss meter reading of MR+ Tuff Gloss Laminate is over 110 when tested at 60° angle whereas other gloss laminates have 80 gloss meter reading when tested at 60° angle
  • Impact Resistant – Special top layer along with the buildup gives better impact resistance thereby protecting the surface from falling objects
  • It is 100 % safe to use in kitchen as it is non-toxic and non-porous
  • Highly Decorative – Wide range of attractive solid colours, wood grains & design patterns to choose from
  • Colour Fast – Colour is resistant to Xenon light
  • Resistant to Heat – Can withstand a temperature of 180° C, making it ideal for use in kitchen applications
  • Stain Resistant – MR+ Tuff Gloss Laminate is resistant to stain and shows better results as compared to other high gloss laminates

Application Area:

  • Vertical
  • Horizontal

Ideal For:

  • Kitchen
  • Kid Room
  • Bar Area
  • Dining Room
  • Reception
  • Conference Room
  • Restaurants etc
FINISH4’x8’  (1220mmX2440mm)
Hi Gloss


0.8mm: PF Grade & 1.0mm & above: Std. Grade

Standard 34 Color


High Pressure Laminates should be properly conditioned to the ambient conditions of the surroundings before they are used. For example, High Pressure Decorative Laminates and the substrate need at least 48 hours to get acclimatized. Provision should be made for the circulation of air around the components.

Recommended conditioning temperature is about 24°C. Laminates should be conditioned at 45% to 55% relative humidity.

Care & Maintenance

MR+ Tuff Gloss laminate Sheets should be stored horizontally with the top sheet turned face down and a thick hard board placed on top to protect the material from possible damage and reduce the chances of getting warped. Stored laminate stock should be rotated such that older sheets will be used first. Laminate sheets should be protected from moisture, and should never be stored where they may come in contact with the floor or outside wall. Always carry sheet vertically. Never slide the sheet but, lift it while moving it from one place to another. We recommend that ideally two people should carry a full size sheet as carelessness can damage the decorative surface. The protective film should not be removed unless the job is complete.

Clean the surface gently with a clean, damp soft cloth. Do not use brushes or scourers at any time.


  • Abrasives: Abrasive pads, scouring powders or cleansers may permanently damage the laminate surface making it susceptible to staining
  • Harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals such as oven cleaner, toilet cleaner, or drain cleaner will etch and discolour the decorative surface. High Pressure Decorative Laminates are not designed to resist continual contact with these chemicals. If any of these products spill over the surface remove immediately, rinse thoroughly, and wipe dry
  • Hot objects: Even though HPL has high heat resistance, exposure to temperatures greater than 135°C is not recommended. Hence, do not place hot frying pans or dishes directly from the oven or cooktop on the laminate surface. As a precaution, protect the surface from heat generating appliances such as pressing irons, toasters, curling irons and electric cookers by using a trivet or insulated pad. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 65°C may result in separation of the laminate from the substrate
Test Data
PropertiesTest MethodProperties or attributeUnit (Max or Min)As per stdMerino Value
Resistance to Surface WearEN 438-3-2005Wear
(min) Wear
Resistance to MarASTM:D6037-96 (Reapproved 2008)Mar Resistance% Gloss
95%Confirming std
Resistance to impact by small diameter ballEN 438-3-2005Spring ForceN (min)20>20
Resistance to Impact by large diameter ball (Optional)EN 438-3-2005Drop height Indent diameterMm (min)800
Resistance to scratchingEN 438-3-2005ForceMm (max)3>3
Dimensional Stability at elevated temperatureEN 438-3-2005Cumulative dimensional changeRating<0.55
Resistance to immersion in boiling waterEN 438-3-2005Appearance% (max) L T3
Resistance to dry heat (1800C)EN 438-3-2005AppearanceRating (min)
Gloss finish
other finish
Resistance to Wet water (1000C)EN 12721:1997AppearanceRating (min)
Gloss finish
other finish
Resistance to StainingEN 438-3-2005AppearanceRating (min)
Gloss finish
other finish
Light Fastness (Xenon Arc)EN 438-3-2005ContrastRating (min)
Groups 1 & 2
Group 3
4 to 5>5
Resistance to water vapourEN 438-3-2005AppearanceGrey Scale rating3
Resistance to Cigarette burnsEN 438-3-2005AppearanceRating (min)
Gloss finish
other finish
Resistance to Cracking under stress (Optional)EN 438-3-2005AppearanceRating (min)4>4
DensityEN ISO 1183:1987Densityg/cm2 (min)1.351.40
Limited Warranty

Merino Industries Limited & Merino Panel Product Ltd. warrant that, under normal use & service, the material & workmanship of their products shall confirm to the standards set forth on the applicable technical data sheet for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of sale to the first consumer purchaser. Dealers & distributors are provided with the technical data sheets, which contain specific standards of performance of the product. In the event that a Merino Industries Limited or a Merino Panel Product Limited Product does not perform as warranted, the first purchaser’s sole remedy shall be limited to repair or replacement of all or any part of the product, which is defective, at the manufacturer’s sole discretion. This warranty is not transferable, and expires upon resale or transfer by first purchaser. This warranty shall not apply to defects or damage arising from any of the following: Accidents, abuse or misuse, exposure to extreme temperature, improper fabrication or installation, improper maintenance. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. Under no circumstances shall the manufacturer be liable for any loss or damage arising from the purchase, use, or inability to use the product, or for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. No fabricator, installer, dealer, agent or employee of Merino Industries Limited and Merino Panel Product Limited has the authority to modify the obligation or limitation or this warranty.


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