The ennobled is a chipboard panel covered on one side, or on both sides, with melamine paper, a synthetic material made from thin sheets of paper (thickness is one tenth of mm) impregnated with melamine resin. The use of this paper give the name to the panel and it is often called melamine panel. The ennobled is considered a really cheap product; however, the development of realistic melamine coating, combined with a good shocks and scratch resistance and solvent resistance, makes this product very used in the furniture world. It’s a very complex material made by impregnate the wood with diversified types of resins. They are made of very resistant thin sheets that are pasted on panels. These sheets have a very large chose of finishing with painting that remember the wood veining or solid colour effect and are really scratch resistant and easily washable. The only characteristics not so convenient is its heat resistance: a really high heat can modify the quality of ennobled, example a overheat pot can leave holes on tops. However the ennobled offers an extensive list of benefit as the scratch and bump resistance, easy to clean and in particular it's one of the cheapest elements for furniture.
To clean the ennobled doors, is enough to use a soft cloth squeezed out with glass clean products.
Not To Do
Do not use abrasive products, abrasive powders, acid products or pure bleach, because it could ruin the finish. Don't use products containing wax or silicone because their application could form halos.
Chipboard is the term that represent the panels composed of chips that come from production scraps, roots and branches. The small shavings (called chips) are mixed with glued materials and pressed together to creates panels. It's eco friendly material and cheaper because production scraps and less precious wood are used to make it. All used panels are E1 class , which means that the resins used do not cause any health problems because the emissions of formaldehyde is very low.
Melaminic papers are composed by a lot of thin papers soaked of melaminic resin. This particular resin are odourless, waterproof, scratch resistant, heat and chemical agents resistant and are the same used to make formica and plastic laminate..