They are all around us - on table tops, cupboards, furniture, partitions and sometimes even on the floor. They are Shiny, smooth, textured, available in multi-colors and patterns and are always mentioned about in every furniture specification, and we almost take them for granted as wood!
We wouldn't find fault with you for thinking that it is wood, after all it does look and feel like wood. These are the decorative laminates that we are talking about - which are actually made of Papers!
A very thin paper the 'Decor Paper' - are printed, chemically treated and laminated to form sheets which are then converted to their final form. Manufactured in ITC's Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Tribeni Unit, these papers come in various thicknesses from 50 gsm to 90 gsm (grams per square meter).
One more touch point with an ITC Paper!