Not even close:
Etymology of the name
The mineral mica was commonly used at that time
for electrical insulation. Because the new product
acted as a substitute “for mica”, Faber used the
pressure laminate products are postformable.
I had heard it was named Formica because unlike mineral mica
insulation, it was "formable" mica insulation.. Looks like I was
probably misinformed on that count.
My assertion that it was a melamine resin finish is however supported.
formed" into things like countertops with the anti-drip round edge,
and the low back-splash like found on most kitchen and bath
countertops, among many other things.. It is heathed and formed to
shape and glued to a (usually manufactured lumber) substrrate.
cabinet. The panels were 3/4" thick and covered on all 6 sides/edges
including beveled edges. There were 8 main panels and 2 posts, so 58
separate glue ups on a project about half the size of a refrigerator.
The job was very tedious.
wait for them to dry to the touch.
Then apply ... it will straigten out.
So seriously, I doubt rolling the other way will remove the set not
without time. I think it has been that way for a while and you need heat
(hot garage summer day ) to help. You might try your attic for a while
after rolling it the other way.
If it's not ridiculous, use 1/4 or 3/8 ply to cover it while trying to
apply it, the weight of it will keep the curl down while you work your
hands underneath and apply it.
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