What is Trespa

Trespa® Meteon® is a rigorously engineered High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) that turns wood-based fibres and resins into a high impact resistant, dimensionally stable building material with an exceptionally high delamination strength. The panels are cured by Trespa’s unique and innovative in-house Electron Beam Curing (EBC) technology to enhance weather resistance and light protecting properties.

The resulting HPL has a homogenous core and is available in four master sheet sizes and thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 13mm. For more information regarding sizes, finishes and thicknesses available please download our Trespa Panel Information Sheet below.

Consistent and high density throughout, Trespa® Meteon® holds screws and other mechanical fixings solidly. When machined or face routed the core & edges are as durable as the face. The core colour tone can range from mid to dark grey. The panels have good compressive and tensile strength, excellent pull-out and impact resistance, yet Trespa Meteon is easily workable, colourfast and graffiti proof by nature.

Trespa® Meteon® is available in a wide range of colours and textures and custom colours can be created for larger projects.

Trespa Meteon Benefits

Weather Resistant and Colour Stable

Trespa® Meteon® is designed for outdoor applications and is extremely weather-resistant. Both the UV resistance and colour stability are very high with accelerated weathering tests showing a 4-5 classification on the International Grey Scale (ISO 105 A02) for most colours.  Sun and rain will have no significant effect on the panel’s surface. The panels are practically impervious to acid rain as well.

Trespa’s longevity has been showcased in our latest campaign showing Trespa® Meteon® samples manufactured in 2011 being compared with those taken from a building constructed in 1988 with very little colour change being noticeable. Ask Décortech today about viewing these samples.

Low Maintenance & Graffiti Proof

The smooth panel surface has a closed non-porous structure, ensuring that practically no dirt accumulates. Trespa® Meteon® requires only annual cleaning making the through-life cost of the panel extremely low when compared with scaffolding and painting costs of alternate cladding solutions.

Trespa® Meteon® helps to create low maintenance exterior applications. The material is robust and nonreactive, so no coatings or protective covers are required for exposed surfaces or machined edges. Its closed, pore-free surfaces of dense HPL practically eliminate dirt accumulation, keeping Trespa Meteon smooth and easy to clean.

Trespa® Meteon® is Graffiti Proof as paint can be easily removed with a standard graffiti remover making it ideal to use on schools, hospitals and public buildings.

Tough, solid and sturdy

The modulus of elasticity and high tensile and flexural strength guarantee Trespa Meteon’s high impact resistance making it ideal to use in high use areas. The dimensional stability and workability of Trespa® Meteon®are comparable to those of hardwood, however, when properly installed, Trespa Meteon resists moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, mould and rot.  Consistent and high-density throughout, Trespa Meteon holds bolts, screws and other mechanical fixings solidly. The panels have good compressive and tensile strength and excellent pullout and impact resistance, yet Trespa Meteon is easily machinable and workable.

Thanks to its unique properties, Trespa® Meteon® is highly durable, ensuring that façades retain their high aesthetics throughout their life.

Its homogenous, high-density core makes Trespa® Meteon® extremely robust. Under typical conditions, the material stability lasts for many years with negligible performance loss.

Spectacular facades to enhance buildings

Trespa® Meteon® panels are perfect for use in innovative and functional ventilated façade systems. Used on its own or as a highlight in combination with other materials, Trespa® Meteon®  can determine the look and underline the qualities of a building.

Limitless possibilities

Trespa® Meteon®is an extremely versatile material. The panels can be combined easily with other building materials to create one-of-a-kind effects and highlights. With a broad range of colours, finishes and tactile effects, Trespa Meteon brings compelling aesthetic and nearly limitless design possibilities to next-generation architectural claddings.


Trespa® Meteon® panels have a manufacturers guarantee of 10 years and a serviceable life expectancy in excess of 50 years.

Building Compliance and Testing

Trespa® Meteon® has been tested in New Zealand in conjunction with our patented Profix system to:

  • AS/NZS 4284:2008 Testing of Building Facades
  • NZBC E2/VM1 Verification Method
  • And complies with the requirements of B2:LBA Durability Appraisal Report


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