Formica and Wilsonart are the major manufacturers of laminant counter top materials. In the in the 70’s and 80’s plastic laminated counters, were very popular. With the emergence of solid surfaces and the price drop in granite, laminants are very seldomly used in kitchens these days.
Plastic laminants come in a huge aray of colors, textures and patterns at a cost lower than any other counter top materials.
Laminants will scratch, chip and burn easily.
Plastic laminant tops are an option for utility, storage, or laundry rooms.
Here are links to the two major manufacturers of laminant products: