50 years' experience
with High Pressure Laminate
The DAP history begins more than 50 years ago, as a specialist in bespoke HPL manufacturing, the Stratimage® process. The company, initially focused on lamination of Michelin cards, has diversified its production and is today the European leader of bespoke HPL.
Investment in new technologies and the perfect mastery of its production has allowed DAP to establish itself as a major European player in its field of activity.
DAP's core business is the manufacturing and marketing of bespoke HPL laminates under the Stratimage® brand. These panels are equipped with strong technical characteristics, which give the products an incomparable resistance to atmospheric elements and a unique possibility to personalize the panel.
Every year, DAP accompanies more than 2000 projects around the world.
The company owes its notoriety and reputation to its know-how, its seriousness in the execution of each order and the quality of its products.
DAP was founded in 1966 by Pierre Prat. It specialized in the mail order market of laminated maps and sent more than 650,000 catalogs by post.
The first High Pressure Laminating Press
DAP buys its own HPL press to expand its business to other sectors and master the HPL technology.
In the 90's, the first inkjet tracers were released on the market and allowed to individualize a print image. Under the leadership of the new CEO, Thierry Prat, the opportunity to develop signage is seized and is developed under the Stratimage® brand, a product with high strength and durability.
Incomparable resistance to UV
Development of a new extended UV protection technology that guarantees the outdoor use of the panels for 10 years. This UV protection, unique to DAP, makes Stratimage® the reference and undisputed leader on the market of sustainable outdoor signage in Europe
Development of activities
DAP invests in carpentry equipment to develop its business in design, decoration and bespoke tables for hotels, cafes and restaurants. Since 2011, DAP exports its products abroad, mainly to Europe, but is also present in Africa and overseas.
Line and Laurent Veilex take over the company after the retirement of Thierry Prat. French-Danish couple who have lived and worked in many countries, with the ambition to continually develop the technical qualities of Stratimage ® and bring international growth to the company. They won the 2017 Laureate of "Réseau Entreprendre ® Isère" for their development project of DAP.
Specialist and expert in the making of bespoke HPL panels.
Size, shape, cut ...
All the formats you can imagine are achievable.
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