Countertop Materials: An alternative countertop material
Considered environmentally friendly, the product's raw material (paper) comes from renewable sources (trees in managed forests), and a small amount of recycled material (used paper).
To make Richlite, layers of paper are compressed and treated with resin and then baked to form solid sheets. Richlite counters have been used in commercial kitchens since the 1960s. Installed price starts at $75 - $80 (depending on fabrication and edging). November 2004.