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Tafisa announces the completion of its new facility dedicated  to production of a new lacquered panel collection called LUMMIA  
Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, October 19, 2020 — Tafisa Canada, a leading particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind North American-made collection of luxury lacquered panels. Called LUMMIA, this new and exclusive line will provide architects, designers and renovation enthusiasts with unparalleled options to create spectacular, lavish interiors according to their visions. They will appreciate the fact that the product’s durability is unmatched, fully resistant to fingerprints, micro-scratches and UV rays. The collection will be available in late 2020, in a wide choice of 19 solid colours and prints. 
Investing in the future Louis Brassard, CEO of Tafisa Canada, explained that the company has invested in a new, cutting-edge facility in Lac-Mégantic exclusively for the manufacture of the LUMMIA line to meet growing industry demand for high-end lacquered panels —. “Our new plant, on North American soil, is excellent news for manufacturers and distributors as it will significantly shorten product delivery times and strengthen the local supply chain,” he said. 
The City of Lac-Mégantic has contributed financially to the project through its program to help build and expand businesses in the industrial park. "I am proud to note that the program launched in February 2020 is already generating concrete benefits on the ground, thus positioning Lac-Mégantic as a fertile territory for innovation and growth. The investment allows us to achieve some of our priority objectives, which is to consolidate the wood cluster and encourage the expansion and diversification of our businesses,” says Mayor Julie Morin, specifying that the program offers industries a subsidy of up to 15% of the property value of the building added to the valuation roll. 
First-of-its kind technology in North America High gloss and matt surfaces are two looks that are hot trends in North America and that are forecasted to stand the test of time. Made using superior coating technology, LUMMIA is available in two long-lasting finishes: High Gloss and Perfect Matt. LUMMIA High Gloss strikingly reflects light for maximum shine and LUMMIA Perfect Matt delivers exceptional visual depth. 
‘’ This superior lacquering technology on decorative panels exists in Europe for a few years now, Tafisa made the decision to adopt this know-how to fill a gap in the North American industry and bring technologically superior decorative innovations to the local market,” Louis Brassard explained, adding that LUMMIA’s performance promises to greatly exceed that of imported panels in this category, at a very competitive price. 
Tafisa a one-stop shop  “With the launch of LUMMIA, Tafisa continues to solidify its position as the North American manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of particle boards, decorative panels (TFL) and laminate panels (HPL) available to industry professionals under one roof,” explained Christine Couture, LUMMIA Business Unit Manager at Tafisa Canada. 
Tafisa is also presenting an extensive complementary line of products perfectly matching to the new collection. LUMMIA offerings are designed to make it easier for architects, designers and consumers to harmoniously coordinate interiors, Couture said.  With LUMMIA, a world of enlightened possibilities is now available to all! 
About Tafisa Canada ( Tafisa is a subsidiary of the Sonae Indústria group, a leading manufacturer of thermofused laminated particleboards and decorative panels, renowned for its avant-garde designs and high-quality products. With a solid reputation for developing trend-setting designs, Tafisa delivers unmatched quality in particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturing. Founded in 1992, Tafisa has a proven track record of being attuned to market trends, offering a production capacity that is second to none, and providing unmatched customer service. The company invests annually in continuously improving its operational excellence to ensure that all of its manufacturing processes adhere to the strictest of industry, training, production and environmental standards. For more information, visit