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Formica Corporation Introduces New Additions to its Specialty Collection and Solid Surfacing Lines

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New on-trend products offer commercial architects and designers more options to add functionality and

style to projects, while staying within budget

Cincinnati (April 17, 2017) – Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, brings new options to commercial architects and designers with the launch of new Formica® Specialty Collection products and Formica® Solid Surfacing designs. From sleek ColorCore®2 color-through laminate patterns to beautiful and durable specialty markerboards and highly usable solid surfacing, the new products help professionals create stylish interiors, while staying within budget.

“Our new offering provides more options for architects and designers seeking out products that blend functionality with style. Professionals can use these durable new products to achieve on-trend and beautiful looks, without sacrificing quality or compromising the budget,” said Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP of Design for Fletcher Building’s International Businesses Division, which includes Formica Corporation.

New to the Formica® Specialty Collection: 

ColorCore®2 Patterns: a surfacing product with color all the way through

New to the ColorCore®2 line of color-through laminates are two patterns: White Twill and White Ash. Both patterns are among the most popular laminate designs offered by Formica Corporation. ColorCore®2 Patterns bring a luxurious, upscale look to laminates, with a clean white edge, ideal for the retail, office, education, hospitality, and healthcare industries.

9285C White Twill: A grass-cloth inspired visual based on real twill fabric. White Twill gives a subtle stripe effect in basic warm toned white. The core of this product is white.

8841C White Ash: A fresh and clean white wood with warm, soft gray ticking. The core of this product is white.


Specialty Markerboards:

New to the Specialty Markerboard line of durable, writable surfaces are three new magnetic surfaces, and a special product that magnetizes any standard laminate or dry-erase markerboard.

M2253-58 Black Magnetic Chalkboard: As chalkboard usage continues to trend for commercial applications, this product offers an easy-to-clean and low maintenance surface. This product is ideal for industries ranging from education to office, and retail to restaurants.

M8202-90 Grid Points Magnetic Markerboard: Featuring a small gray dot grid pattern on a white surface, this magnetic dry-erase markerboard is perfect for conference and meeting rooms, classrooms, corporate laboratories, or any space that requires a low-maintenance writable surface. From a distance, this markerboard appears to be white, while the gray dots assist the user in drawing objects and writing in straight lines.

M8207-58 Projection Magnetic Markerboard: Ideal for conference and meeting rooms, this easy-to-clean dry-erase surface features a soft white color, with a non-reflective finish to reduce glare, making it perfect for use as a projection screen.

M4702 Non-Décor Magnetic Board: A thin magnetic foil, sandwiched between layers of kraft paper, this versatile product magnetizes surfaces, simply by adhering it to the back of any standard laminate, dry-erase markerboard or chalkboard sheet.

New to the Formica® Solid Surfacing Line:

In addition to the new Formica® Specialty Collection products, Formica Corporation is also adding two new colors to the Formica® Solid Surfacing collection:

109 Brite White: A clean and crisp pure white. This color coordinates with 459 Brite White from the Formica® Laminate collection, enabling architects and designers to use a unified white palette in installations.

737 Gray Galaxy: A balanced mix of black dust-like particles and medium-scale clear particulates in a milky-gray cloud background. Gray Galaxy is a highly usable color for most any market.

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