IIDEX Focus: Materials, Materials, Materials!
"Welcome to the Materials Pavilion. Can we answer any questions for you?"
"Not yet, we still have a bunch of things to touch."
That's what's special about the Material Intelligence Materials Pavilion – it's an experiential playground of materials for every kind of commercial and residential project. Touching and interacting with these materials is part of the specification process, and that’s why designers say they like our exhibits.
Hundreds of designers and students from across Canada and North America spent time seeing, feeling and talking to our materials experts about the dozens of new materials and designs in the Pavilion.
If you visited us at IIDEX, please use the info and links below to find out more. Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll at your leisure, and contact us at Material Intelligence if you have more questions.
Thanks again for visiting!
Scroll down to see the materials displayed at the IIDEX Materials Pavilion
Arborite: Bringing Surfaces to Life
Arborite has been manufacturing decorative high pressure laminate in Canada since 1947. With an outstanding selection of designs combined with original finishes, Arborite upholds a valued reputation for quality and innovation.
In addition to our standard decorative high pressure laminate line, Arborite also offers solid phenolic/compact grade laminate, ArboChem chemically resistant laminate, fire-rated and high-wear laminate. Visit us online to browse through our collections and product lines; it’s your source for samples, technical sheets and more!
Arborite is Greenguard certified for New Construction 2.2, LEED for Schools 2007 and Commercial Interiors 2.0
www.arborite.com | 1-800-996-0366
Arclin: Decors and Surface Performance for Laminate Surfaces Everywhere
Arclin’s new Swiss Alps Collection is an all-round suitable decor for use on fronts, surfaces and on worktops in kitchens and other living areas. In the always-popular ‘Nature’ furniture style, this collection provides warm colors and creates an atmosphere of well-being.
This new design offers liveliness to the ‘Cross culture’ furniture theme, with its different style directions, for all those who love naturalness but also want elegance.
The five colorings of the décor range from light cream, natural colors to medium and dark grey with just hint of dark brown. The integrated grey portion strengthens the three-dimensional impression and conveys relaxed modernity.
The décor allows a lot of scope for combining personal color preferences and goes well with trendy colors like aubergine or clear single-colors like green, red and yellow.
Please contact your regional sales rep or the Arclin marketing department for samples of this exciting new décor.
t.fusion™ Powder Coating for Wood Components from BTD
t.fusion™ powder coating for wood components provides the look and feel of painted surfaces at a lower cost, offers ultimate designability and is extremely durable.
Custom formulated powders combine design considerations such as color, gloss and texture with durability considerations such as scratch, abrasion, impact, moisture, chemical, stain and microbial resistance.
t.fusion™ powder coating is seamless thereby avoiding delamination and chipping drawbacks associated with edge-banded or heat-formed products.
- Colors: solid PMS/RAL matches, multicolor, metallic.
- Gloss: matte—high gloss u Texture: micro-texture to ultra-smooth.
- Antimicrobial additive.
- Free of HAPs, VOCs, PVCs.
- Large tooling library: bull nose, knife and more. Ask us about custom tooling!
- MDF is CARB Phase II compliant. NAF/NAUF and FSC Certified available by request.
Great for: Casework and shelving; Door and drawer fronts; Desk tops; Mobile pedestals; Benching systems; Wall panels; and more.
www.btdwoodpowdercoating.com | 218-820-2925
Composite Panel Association: Responsible, Sustainable Design
The Composite Panel Association represents the top suppliers of composite wood substrates and related decorative surfaces in North America. The CPA is also a resource for CEU presentations and articles. Visit them at www.decorativesurfaces.org.
Lamin-Art Premium Laminates
Lamin-Art, Inc. is the North American design leader in premium decorative laminate and wood veneer surfaces. For more than 50 years we have been supplying commercial interior design and architectural professionals with an exceptional selection of innovative products and outstanding customer service.
Lamin-Art’s exclusive patterns can be found in high-profile retail stores, hotels, restaurants, showrooms, store fixtures, trade show exhibits and more.
A privately held company based in Schaumburg, Ill., Lamin-Art’s philosophy is to research, develop and market leading decorative surfacing materials that add value and a distinctive touch to commercial projects.
www.laminart.com | 800- 621-1006
High-Pressure Laminates by Lamitech
For over 40 years Lamitech has been one of the world´s leading manufacturers of HPL, unleashing your imagination with top-notch products exceeding your expectations.
Lamitech provides unique vertical and horizontal surfacing solutions in a wide range of designs from traditional to contemporary, in vibrant finishes that broaden your possibilities.
We also develop HPLs that match North American TFM designs.
Our 2012 Collection is inspired by the city and natural landscapes, presenting a range of neutral solid colors, combined with sophisticated granites, 3D Woodgrains and trendy coniferous woods.
An environmentally-conscious company working with FSC suppliers, Lamitech´s laminates are Greenguard compliant and have ISO9001- ISO14001 certifications. FSC certification is in progress.
Panolite Lightweight Panels
Panolite is one of the first North American manufacturers of lightweight panels, and idea that has taken Europe by storm. Lightweight panels offer considerable weight reduction compared to traditional panels, allowing an optimal ergonomics for the user as well as major savings in transport. They also offer flexibility in design, with thicknesses up to three inches, at competitive prices.
Lightweight panels are considered an ecological product because they consist of honeycomb paper cell, panel surfaces made from recycled fibers, and formaldehyde-free polyurethane reactive glue.
Standard lightweight panels are compatible with all decorative finishes, including wood veneers, HPL and thermally fused melamine (TFM), and are available cut-to-size and assembled with or without frames.
Applications: Commercial, institutional and home furniture; stores fixtures and architectural millwork; doors, kitchen cabinets, closets.
Panolite is produced in Lac-Megantic, Quebec , Canada – an excellent location for serving the North American market, and near a plentiful supply of raw materials.
www.panolite.com | 514-946-2803
Texture from SESA Spa, Milan
Copy: Texture is the third dimension to graphic images, adding an aesthetic qualification for reality, decorative superiority or simply visual or tactile comfort in decorative surfaces.
SESA designs textures in collaboration with graphic designers and their customers for furniture, architecture and interior design, then produces the molds used to impart the texture to decorative laminates.
We are committed to introducing the design community to the enormous potential in graphic images combined with 3D textures. This is a new frontier for decorative surfaces in North America, already a reality in many parts of the world.
www.sesaplates.com | 207-310-8814
3D Laminates from SSI North America
SSI North America is a distributor of high quality 3D laminates, acrylic sheets for decorative surfaces. Pentadecor® 3D laminates are available in various gauges for most interior vertical and interior applications.
Select from vivid solids and life-like wood grains with a range of surface embossing including, deep grain structure, wood ticking, soft satin, and high gloss. Pentadecor® 3D laminates create beautiful shapes, functional pieces of furniture. Now available with Antimicrobial surface coating!
StyleLite®, and Zenolite® are high gloss acrylic sheets that are 100 PVC free with incredibly vibrant solid colors. Both materials are perfect for flat panel wall and cabinetry applications. Designing in high gloss brilliance, calls for, StyleLite® and Zenolite®.
www.ssinorthamerica.com | 973-598-0152
Textured TFM Panels from Stevens Industries
Stevens Industries is the leader in TFM decorative panels, providing the latest designs and textures for the A&D community. We offer laminated panels, cut-to-size components and assembled cabinetry, all available with the highest Environmentally Green materials available today.
Textured TFM with unlimited décor choices is the latest in European design trend, and provides the highest wear characteristics available today.
All core materials are 100% recycled materials and only from FSC suppliers, meeting any level of sustainability desired, from CARB II to FSC NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde).
www.stevensind.com | 217-540-3100
Trendsetting Texture …ALTO by Tafisa
Introducing ALTO, a brand new texture and stunningly tactile surface for decorative panels. Available in 10 new colors, the Alto texture is yet another exciting innovation from Tafisa - the company who leads the way in fashion-forward interiors, touching off world-class trends right here in North America. And raising industry standards too. Tafisa's wood-fiber panels are manufactured using 100% recycled and recovered wood materials, saving over 2 million trees every year. Now that's making a statement.
- Over 90 designs: Tafisa’s collection features 4 textured finishes - each with its own palette of woodgrain patterns.
- Environmentally Certified: FSC, CARB (Phase 2), LEED (up to 6 credits), SCS and ECC
- Recommended Applications: Doors & drawer fronts, Cabinetry, Furniture, Shelving, Wall Panels, Components
- Typical Markets: Kitchen/Bathroom Cabinetry, Residential Furniture, Garages/Storage Solutions, Walk-in Closets, Office Furniture, Healthcare, Commercial Applications (Retail/Hospitality/Institutions/etc.)
- Decorative Panel Core: Particleboard or MDF
www.tafisa.ca | 877-882-3472
Uniboard’s TFM collection: Setting the standard in design
Capturing the essence of natural beauty, earthy textures and soft natural fabrics, Uniboard presents its 2012 collection with the introduction of the High Gloss and Rio finishes.
Rich in versatility and design, Uniboard’s TFM collection is a dynamic and luxurious colour palette that captures the leading architectural, commercial and residential trends.
The collection boasts distinctive patterns that range from greying and exotic wood tones to European oaks and natural fruitwoods. Its colour selection places a strong emphasis on décor and adds creative flair to every building project.
- Manufactured using 100% recycled or recovered wood fibre (pre-consumer), saving trees and avoiding landfill.
- NU Green NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde) panels can help you achieve up to six LEED points
www.uniboard.com | 800-263-5240