What is FENIX NTM?

With low light reflectivity, its surface is extremely opaque, anti-fingerprint and features a very pleasant soft touch.

FENIX NTM - a super opaque nanotech material - is an innovative interior design product, created by Arpa Industriale, combining an elegant aesthetic with state-of-the-art technological performance. It is produced using next-generation resin developed thanks to the research conducted by ArpaLab and with the help of nanotechnologies which provide this new material with innovative properties, opening up new avenues in the field of interior design.

Thanks to the use of nanotechnologies, FENIX NTM thermally heals any micro-scratches, as its name indicates. In addition, FENIX NTM is:

  • Highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, rubbing and dry heat
  • Withstands impacts, acid-based solvents and household reagents
  • Significantly reduces the bacterial load making its surface hygienic and easy to clean
  • Liquid repellent and mold-proof

From the laminate to the edgeband to fully-finished cabinet doors, REHAU supplies the whole product range from stock in North America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is FENIX NTM?

FENIX NTM® is new, smart nanotech material; it is neither a HPL nor a film or finish.

What Does NTM mean?

Nano Tech Matte

What are the unique properties of FENIX NTM?

The six main properties are: 1) low light reflectivity, extremely matte surface; 2) anti-fingerprint; 3) thermal healing of micro-scratches; 4) soft to the touch; 5) resistance to scratches and abrasions; 6) enhanced anti-bacterial properties. A seventh optional feature is that the 1.2 mm material may be used for self-edge applications to cover the edge seam. This is a major solution to a common issue that sometimes keeps HPL products from being perceived as a material on par with veneers or solid surfacing.

Why is FENIX NTM not included in the Arpa general collection?

FENIX NTM is not included in the Arpa general collection because it is not an HPL product; it is a new, smart material for interior design.

Is FENIX NTM suitable for horizontal applications?

Yes, FENIX NTM is suitable for both vertical and horizontal applications.

What is the manufacturing process?

Seventy percent of the FENIX NTM manufacturing process consists of high pressure thermo-lamination; 30% implies the use of technologies and processes, developed exclusively by Arpa Industriale and its partners, which involve the use of next generation resins, nanotechnology and EB (Electron Beam) curing.

What kind of nanotechnology is used for FENIX NTM?

The nanotechnology applied in FENIX NTM results in superior scratch-resistance and the reparability of micro-scratches. FENIX NTM features the superior scratch resistance properties of particles that are so small (nano-sized, smaller than 100 nm) that they are not visible to the naked eye. Applying smart, high-tech processes, these nanoparticles are evenly dispersed into a specifically-developed coating for FENIX NTM. After curing the coating, the nanoparticles are fully integrated and fixed inside the outer layer of FENIX NTM. FENIX NTM is suitable for contact with food (NSF certification).

What is the FENIX NTM core made of?

FENIX NTM is made of paper and thermosetting resins.

How many times can the surface be repaired by thermal healing?

If the structure of the material is not damaged, the thermal healing repair can be made infinitely.

Does the removal of micro-scratches have to be done immediately?

Tests have shown that the removal of micro-scratches with a melamine foam sponge (3M Magic Eraser) can be done both immediately and after 24 hours.

What is the specular reflectance of FENIX NTM?

The surface of FENIX NTM is extremely matte: 0.2 gloss at 20°; 1.5 gloss at 60°; 10 gloss at 85°.

What manufacturing tools are suggested?

Cutting tools: saws with tungsten carbide insert blades, portable circular saws, bench circular saws. Milling tools: various portable cutters, fixed equipment (milling machines or wood machining centers). Smoothing tools: files, sandpaper. Drilling tools: pillar tools, hand tools or a machining center that can mill as well as drill (twist drills, hole cutters). Machining solid FENIX NTM is comparable to machining high quality hardwood. The use of hard metal tools is advised.

What can be used for edging?

Edges may be made using either FENIX NTM 1.2 mm or ABS/PP edgeband developed in partnership with REHAU.  For FENIX NTM 1.2 mm edges, a polyurethane glue has to be used. ABS/PP edgeband can be applied with hot melt adhesives or with new Laser/Hot Air systems.

Is there a postforming grade in the FENIX NTM collection?

A postforming grade is not yet available.

What thicknesses are available?

There are four available thicknesses:

Thin: 0.9 mm and 1.2 mm

Solid: 10 mm and 12 mm

What are the maximum spans for 10 mm and 12 mm self-supporting FENIX?

From support to support the maximum span is 50 cm which is well over a foot and a half. From support to edge the maximum span is 30 cm which is about a foot.

What type of edge shapes are available for 10 mm and 12 mm FENIX solid panels?

Any edge that is available to common compact phenolic panels may also be used for FENIX solid panels. Like the examples pictured below:

What panel sizes are available?

There are two available panel sizes: 4200 mm x 1600 mm (165" x 63") and 3050 mm x 1300 mm (120" x 51")

How many decors are available?

The collection is made of 14 decors: 8 plain colors, 3 iridescents, 2 wood grains, 1 stone

Are project colors available?

Project plain colors can be ordered (minimum quantities required) with a price surcharge.

Where can I find technical information on the product?

Please contact your local Arpa rep or visit www.FENIXntm.com.

Which certifications does FENIX NTM have?

FENIX NTM is certified according to NSF (suitable for contact with food), GREENGUARD IAQ (FENIX NTM as a product designed for use in indoor spaces – meets strict chemical emissions guidelines) and IMO MED (FENIX NTM 0.9 mm is suitable for marine equipment).

Does FENIX NTM have a warranty?

Arpa Industriale standard warranty policy is applied.

Is FENIX NTM a trademark?

FENIX NTM® has been a registered trademark by Arpa Industriale since 2013.

What are the installation indications?

FENIX NTM is a semi-finished product, so the transformer’s indications should be followed according to the diverse applications in different contexts.

Does FENIX NTM have any directionality?

The product has a slight directionality which is only visible under certain lighting conditions. On current packaging, product directionality is marked as a precautionary measure.

Does FENIX NTM come in special packaging?

Arpa’s standard packaging is being used for FENIX NTM: pallets for truck transportation and wooden cases for sea transportation.

How much does FENIX NTM weigh?

0.9 mm


Kg. 8.54

1.2 mm


Kg. 11.386

10 mm


Kg. 94.886

10 mm


Kg. 112.325

12 mm


Kg. 113.864

12 mm


Kg. 134.790 

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