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Richlite

Richlite is an FSC® certified product, made from post-consumer recycled paper. Sheets of paper are stacked up and saturated with a phenolic resin, then heat and pressure are applied. The resin then thermosets permanently with zero off-gassing.

First used in 1943, the U.S. military made drop boxes out of Richlite. Because these boxes were dropped from supply planes, they needed to be durable and waterproof. After World War II, Richlite was used for industrial applications at Boeing Airlines. Because of Richlite's durability and the way that it machines just like metal, Boeing has used Richlite for machine parts on their airplanes. Later on the material was used for skate ramps due to its smooth, flexible makeup.

Richlite has become a popular option for interior and exterior architectural surfaces and furniture. The durable, waterproof material is perfect for exterior cladding and rainscreens, but is also aesthetically pleasing enough for interior wall paneling, countertops and cabinetry.

Richlite has become a popular option for interior and exterior architectural surfaces and furniture. The durable, waterproof material is perfect for exterior cladding and rainscreens, but is also aesthetically pleasing enough for interior wall paneling, countertops and cabinetry.

In the U.S. we distribute Richlite to New England, as far west as Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennesse and as far south as South Carolina.

 

Applications

  • Counters & Table Tops
  • Restaurant Surfaces & Furniture
  • Retail Surfaces & Fixtures
  • Kitchen & Bath Surfaces
  • Interior Paneling
  • Exterior Façade & Cladding
  • (see Richlite Exterior)
  • Industrial & OEM Applications
  • Flooring & Stair Treads
  • Skateboard Ramps & Surfaces

Benefits

  • Durable & Scratch Resistant
  • Head & Stain Resistant
  • Safe & Sanitary
  • (NSF Certified Options)
  • Non-Toxic & Odorless
  • Naturally Warm
  • Milled with Standard Tools
  • Beautiful Patina
  • Extended Cantilevers & Long Spans
  • Made in the USA

Certifications

  • FSC® Certified
  • Potential LEED® Credits
  • Kosher Certified (OA Certificate)
  • GreenGuard® Certified
  • AIA CEU Available
  • Richlite's FSC number:
    SW-COC-002292
  • Eco Supply FSC number:
    SW-COC-001604

All technical documentation can be found here.

View this product at ecosupplycenter.com