Richlite Recycled Paper Countertops
Richlite panels and slabs are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, or FSC certified paper with 80% rapidly renewable content, which has been saturated with a thermoset resin and then pressed in a plywood press under intense pressure and heat. The result is a unique surface material that is a more sustainable and durable alternative to traditional materials like stone, solid surface (i.e., resin) and wood.
Richlite panels and slabs are ideal for a wide range of horizontal and vertical applications, including countertops, work surfaces, table tops, wall paneling, furniture and more. More dense than wood, the material is highly scratch resistant and will not shatter or crack like stone or solid surface. The material can also handle long spans and cantilevers without the extra support required by other products. Richlite is perfect for the kitchen environment because the material is food safe, heat resistant up to 350°F, highly resistant to stains and will not support bacterial growth. Furthermore, Richlite surfaces will not “off-gas” or emit harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, which earned the material GREENGUARD® certification for Children and Schools. Richlite paper composite surfaces may also be used outdoors since the material is impervious to water and able to withstand the elements year-round.
For more information on how you can incorporate Richlite countertops and sustainable cabinetry for your residential or light commercial project, contact Ryan Schildwachter at