Destination: The Materials Pavilion at NeoCon
Covering over 2,200 square feet, the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon - hosted by Interiors & Sources magazine and Material Intelligence – is now officially a major destination during the three intense days of the world's largest contract furnishings exhibition in Chicago.
“This is the first place I visited this year because I got so much out of it last year,” one architect told us. “It's the most efficient way to see so many different things,” says another. “I find things here that I don't see anywhere else!” says yet another.
Featuring over 400 material samples from dozens of suppliers, with several materials experts on hand to answer questions, the Pavilion is an experiential hands-on playground that educates and inspires.
Because of the sheer volume of materials shown, we're following up with images of each group of materials, along with information and links to the suppliers, in alphabetical order. So please take a leisurely scroll through our virtual Materials Pavilion and find out more about what you saw at NeoCon.
Scroll down to see the materials displayed at the NeoCon Materials Pavilion
Advanced Technology Inc.
ATI manufactures MirroFlex decorative thermoplastic panels and FusionTech products, and is a distributor of NuMetal high pressure laminates.
The FusionTech process, as the name implies, is literally the fusing of color or an image into Aluminum, FRP, Glass, Ceramic, Wood and Fabric substrates. You may choose a design from our extensive image library or submit your own for a custom look.
Advanced Technology is an environmentally conscious company and many ATI products can contribute to LEED projects.
Our products are used in applications such as walls, wainscoting, ceilings, backsplashes, displays and furniture.
ALKEMI-acrylic is a beautiful and sustainable surfacing alternative, made using pre-consumer waste aluminum flake, solid surface scrap, and recycled acrylic.
SCS certified 96% recycled content ALKEMI-acrylic contributes toward satisfying credits 4.1 and 4.2 under LEED®.
With no VOC content, ALKEMI-acrylic is safe for people and friendly to the environment. EPA approved testing of ALKEMI-acrylic performed by Paradigm Environmental Services yielded no significant traces of volatile compounds. Of the more than 40 target compounds tested, the only traceable chemical revealed was acetone in amounts totaling less than 5 parts per million.
Alusion by Cymat Technologies
Alusion™ is a revolutionary and versatile material with virtually limitless design and architectural applications. This stabilized aluminum foam creates strong yet lightweight panels. Alusion™ is a unique material that can be used for external or internal wall treatments, suspended ceilings, showrooms and displays, backlit walls, signage and exhibits, plus many other uses. Alusion™ is produced by Cymat Technologies Limited, based in Toronto, Canada, an innovative materials technology company.
Doors, Panels and Tables from Ambro
AMBRO Australia is committed to the design, development and manufacture of innovative doors, panels and tables for the architectural, commercial and residential markets. All of their products reflect Ambro’s dedication to quality, love of exotic timbers and a passion to produce unique detailed pieces with innovative elements. Ambro’s wood-and-acrylic doors, panels and tables come in a variety of beautiful, rich wood finishes, as well as in high-gloss solid “3-D colours”. Specialty LED light panels mount behind Ambro panels to provide uniform light without having to waste valuable space.
We’re dedicated to helping people live more sustainably, while still being able to get products that make their lives easier and safer. We believe everyone should be able to stay warm, keep dry or protect valuable electronics, without having to use toxic, non-recyclable materials that will sit in landfills for generations. That’s why we created Ariaprene – a revolutionary alternative to synthetic rubber. It’s non-toxic, easily decomposable and readily recyclable. Best of all, it actually outperforms synthetic rubber. Join us and start building a future where products are not only better for the Earth, but just plain better.
Art Industry Inc.
Expertise and Services:
Domestic and International trade show booth design, fabrication, and implementation for product and service displays including: Design and construction of display assets, support construction, finishing details, mounts, didactics, signage, lighting, media components, museum quality crate design, packing, and transfer.
Design, fabrication, and implementation of permanent, temporary, and traveling museum exhibits.
Contemporary traveling exhibition practices of conservation, storage, display, function and purpose and their relationship to visual art and its presentation.
Fine Art issues, media, methods, history, personal and public works.
For NeoCon 2012, Art Industry designed Materials Pavilion display features: Reception Desk and Credenza, Materials Kiosk Towers, and the CPA Materials Educational Display.
Multiple Mesh Products from Cambridge Architectural
- Bead - Comprised of stainless steel and brass, Bead rigid mesh enhances the interiors of the Music Center at Strathmore and the Houston George Bush International Airport.
- Graph - Perfect for etching and lighting effects, Graph mesh is composed of a rigid stainless steel that can be used with Tableau or U-Binding attachments.
- Infinity - A transformational aesthetic to interior applications, used for daylighting in the U.S. Naval Academy Jewish Chapel with design reminiscent of the billowing sails of a ship.
- Tidal - Tidal rigid mesh is woven from stainless. Used for interior and exterior applications.
- Shade - The pattern is perfect for reducing glare and shading an interior space, while providing natural daylighting and views to the outside.
- Braid - Can be used with Eclipse, Scroll or Velocity attachments.
- Cubist - Provides a unique aesthetic and installed in the National World War II Museum, Arizona State University's Taylor Place student residence and Yale New Haven parking garage.
- Ritz - Tightly woven Ritz mesh provides a distinctive look for applications like wall, column and desk cladding.
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.
http://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.
Technical Fabrics and Mats from Colbond, Inc.
Colbond, Inc. manufactures technical fabrics and mats used in extremely diverse industrial-use markets. These products fall into two groups. Colback is a durable non-woven fabric often seen in the backings of automotive carpet and carpet floor tiles, as well as in filtration applications. Colbond’s “Enka-Engineered” family of industrial, civil and building products are used in foundations, golf courses and green roofs, as well as composites such as windmills and yachts.
Coveright: Decors and Surface Performance for Laminate Surfaces Everywhere
Coveright’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 Coveright marketing department for samples of this exciting new décor.
Solid Surface Material from Durat and CaraGreen
Copy: Durat solid surface material comes in over 70 vibrant colors and custom tints are available. Durat can be used to create seamless surfaces for any custom project including countertops, tabletops, integrated sinks and vanities. In addition to sheets, Durat has a design collection of sinks, bathtubs, shower trays and furniture.
Easy maintenance and hard-wearing properties make it an ideal material for various kinds of interiors including bathrooms, kitchens and public spaces including cafes, shops, hotels, schools and hospitals.
Durat is made from 30% pre-consumer recycled hard plastics and is 100% recyclable. Durat can help contribute to LEED MR Credit 4: Recycled Content.
Hawaiian Lava Rock from Eldorado Stone
It is illegal to remove lava rock from nature in the state of Hawaii. This is because it is protected as an endangered environment. It is also because the Hawaiian natives believe that there is a life force which resides in all things and to take things from their natural home is to disturb the spirits within. ….for anyone familiar with the famous episode of the Brady Bunch, many people return pilfered rocks to Hawaii with an apology to Pele, goddess of the volcano.
Eldorado has solved this problem! By creating the Hawaiian Collection of four distinctive lava rock simulations, each with a unique color, texture and shape:
Field rock has rustic cut edges; Pahoehoe, is formed like slow-moving lava, with distinctive linear textures; Beach rock, known as 'ili 'ili, features smooth contours of stones rounded by the ocean over time; The Pacific lava line emphasizes depth and texture.
Duocel® is a porous structure or open-celled foam consisting of an interconnected network of solid struts. Like soap suds or beer foam, the original bubbles that formed the foam are a three-dimensional, perfectly packed array of similar sized bubbles where each bubble has the maximum volume for the minimal surface area and surface energy.
Given these common physical constraints, each bubble in the array is typically a 14-faceted polyhedral or solid shape called a tetrakaidecahedron. Once the foam is solidified, the thin membrane in each of the 14 facets or windows is removed by a reticulation process, creating an "open cell", and leaving only the thick outer perimeters of the window frames behind as a series of interconnected struts. The resulting bubble structure resembles a linked geodesic dome or "buckyball" structure where each link or strut is shared between three adjacent bubbles, thus creating the characteristic triangular cross-section.
Unlike honeycomb, this open-celled structure is identical in all three directions, and is therefore considered an "isotropic" foam. Just as all the structural ligaments or struts are interconnected, the open cell porosity is also interconnected, enabling fluids to pass freely into and out of the foam structure. While technically designated as an open-celled foam, these materials are also occasionally called porous metals or metal sponge.
Duocel® foams can be specified by defining three independent characteristics. These independent characteristics provide a 3-dimensional design space from which a wide range of material properties can be attained.
Flakeboard TFM Decorative Panels, with upgraded texture finish
Flakeboard panels are manufactured using 100% recycled and/or recovered wood material, can qualify for up to 6 LEED points, CPA ECC™ certified, CARB Phase 2 Compliant and are available FSC® certified.
These products are recommended for interior non-structural residential, commercial and institutional applications.
Typical markets: kitchen, bath, office, hospitality, closet organization, healthcare, gaming, education and retail store fixtures
Flakeboard TFM designs have coordinates to vinyl, HPL, edgeband, moulding and doors.
Marmoleum from Forbo Flooring Systems
Forbo Flooring Systems is the global market leader in commercial floor covering solutions., Marmoleum, our flagship brand, owns a global linoleum market share of over 60%, while Flotex dominates the rapidly growing flocked flooring market with over 90% global market share. In addition to linoleum-based products, Forbo develops, manufactures and markets a diversity of high quality vinyl and textile floor coverings and Coral & Nuway entrance system solutions. Forbo also offers a full range of professional service products. All Forbo products combine high levels of functionality and durability. Forbo Flooring Systems is committed to environmentally responsible production, sustainable practices throughout its global operations, and to far-reaching customer service
Creation Clic System from Gerflor
Gerflor Creation Clic System is a 6mm thick (0.7mm wearlayer), luxury vinyl tile with patented vertical click system designed for high traffic applications including retail and offices.
- Available in 12 warm, wood designs from classic to rustic
- Contains Polyurethane PUR surface treatment for ease of maintenance
- Gives acoustic comfort up to 12dB for ideal noise control in open areas
- Provides comfort underfoot
- Made with 35% recycled content
- Durable and extremely wear-resistant
- Water resistant
- FloorScore® certified
Ideal solution for renovations in high-traffic commercial applications such as retail and corporate - Quick and easy overnight installation; no dust, no noise; no down time or loss of revenue as facility can remain open during renovations.
Guilford of Maine Acoustic Fabric
In situations where acoustic performance is critical, a fabric’s job is not to absorb sound itself, but to allow sound-absorbing products behind the fabric to do their best work. The fabric should never impede, or reflect sound, before it can travel to the absorbing product. All surfaces, fabrics included, reflect sound waves to some extent. The least reflective products do the best work as finishes for acoustic applications.
Our 33 patterns have been tested by an independent acoustical lab using the newest fabric testing methods. Going with proven performance takes the guesswork out of choosing appropriate fabrics for your project.
InPro Corporation is the leader in door and wall protection, decorative surfaces, expansion joint systems, cubicle track & privacy curtains and signage & wayfinding solutions. InPro products are used in healthcare, senior living, hospitality, and education environments.
- As a manufacturer of products sustaining the interior of a structure, it makes sense that InPro's products help sustain our natural environment too.
- G2 Blend® and BioPrism™ Solid Surface are alternatives to PVC wall protection. Both materials incorporate rapidly renewable and recycled content, and are GreenGuard® Certified.
Shield by Panaz® antimicrobial and stain resistant fabric incorporates non-leeching antimicrobial technology and requires less laundering which means less water, energy and chemical usage.
- Photopolymer one-piece signsare made from 40% pre-consumer recycled resin and are recyclable, biodegradable and shatterproof
For more information on InPro’s sustainable product offerings visit http://www.inprocorp.com
Architectural Wall Panels and Components from INTERLAM®
INTERLAM® produces high-end sculpted wall panels and components based in the US and exporting to all corners of the globe. We supply products to the A&D community that add significant value to their individual projects. We offer a variety of color, texture, beauty and finish that allows the design professional total freedom of expression during the creative process. Our Products are exquisite expressions of artistic form providing a continuation of nature to free flowing open spaces either interior or exterior. We offer many decorative wall covering and furniture component options such as MicroThin Slate®, Valchromat®, Lab Design Laminates and ULTRA-THIN Art Difffusion. Many new cutting edge products will soon be released into the market. INTERLAM® offers the very best core options to meet the most stringent industry requirements for formaldehyde content and FSC certified fibers. These products will allow your projects to qualify for LEED credits and meet USGBC standards.
Decorative Substrates from Interprint
Interprint is a designer and printer of decorative substrates used as surface overlays. The designs range from abstract to natural, from wood to stone and from dark to light in color - the possibilities are virtually limitless. Interprint’s décor papers are either impregnated with plastic resins to create a solid material or coated with resins and adhered directly to a substrate. Interprint’s Premeer décor film is adhered to surfaces directly. Traditional end-products include laminates for kitchen countertops, office and ready-to-assemble furniture, store fixtures, point of sale displays and flooring.
www.interprint.us | (413) 443-4733
3 Dimensional Laminated Components from JB Cutting
Our 3DL panels can be produced in virtually any color or wood grain finish imaginable, in color and pattern matches to many HPL and TFM designs. Many in the contract furnishing industry currently rely on JBC’s state-of-the-art manufacturing, capacity and service to complete their projects on time and on budget.
In front of you are a number of samples that merely touch the surface of what is possible with three-dimensional laminated components. Considering the potential sizes, shapes, colors and textures; the options we offer are far too many to describe.
While contract environments continue to change, the need to reinvent and improve through alternative materials is increased. As you are designing, specifying and sourcing material, we look forward to showing you how JB Cutting can add value to your projects and help achieve your goals.
KML22 from Kaynemaile
KML22 is a seamless polycarbonate mesh from Kaynemaile that takes a 2,000-year-old design flaw and solves it. KML22 disposes with links and joins to make a seamless, 100 percent recyclable mesh. This development is an important technological breakthrough in performance materials manufacturing, and the potential applications of the technology are still being discovered.
Cell from Lama Concept
CELL by Lama Concept is made of an innovative side-pressed strip concept made of wool felt. True to Lama’s style and design ethic, it is the interference in the material that creates the pattern. Side-pressed strips of 100 percent industrial wool felt are joined to create a random, cell-like structure which can repeat infinitely.
Translucent Concrete from Lucem
LUCEMcombines high-performance concrete with translucent fibers that are durable and resistant to weather, UV light and impacts. The line’s translucent aesthetic, coupled with the density and solid form of concrete, instantly catches the eye, making it suitable for surfacing, floor panels or wall cladding. LUCEM panels are available in untrimmed sizes, allowing them to be randomly arranged, similar to natural stone; a variety of polished, glossy and matte surfaces are also available.
Móz Designs: Architectural Metals for multiple surface product categories
Móz Architectural Metals which are utilized as rigid building components are impact-resistant and available in .063” to 1/8” gauge Aluminum, Perforated, Corrugated or Stainless Steel (for greater durability).
Móz Architectural Metals are typically specified for Columns, Walls, Elevators, Ceilings, Room Dividers and New Feature Art.
Móz Laminate Metals are designed and applied as decorative feature elements offered in .040 gauge aluminum in standard sheet sizes: 4’x8’ and 4’x10’. Custom sizes are also available.
Glow-in-the-dark Products from NighTec
NighTec® specializes in the development and manufacture of optimized photoluminescent raw materials and semi-finished products for industrial users and customers. The developed and manufactured noctilucent, glow-in-the-dark products are optimized for the maximum effect and simplest integration into the production process at customers’ facilities.
Pinnacle from OMNOVA Solutions
Pinnacleäperformance fabrics, by OMNOVA Solutions, are durable, high performance, coated fabrics formulated without PVC’s or plasticizers for a variety of contract upholstery applications. Pinnacle fabrics are the right choice for OEMs, architects, designers or facility managers seeking an alternative to PVC without compromising performance inhealthcare, hospitality and commercial office environments.
Our latest design, SuperSoftä, features a strikingly soft hand with a subtle leather grain, providing affordable first class comfort, upholsterability and performance.
surf(x) from OMNOVA Solutions
Copy: shapes and contoured surfaces eliminating edgebanding, T-moldings and visible seams contributing to clean aesthetics and easy cleaning. With added impact, marring and abrasion resistance as well as enhanced stain resistance, they are suitable for use on many horizontal surfaces including counters, tabletops and work surfaces.
surf(x) 3D Laminates are available in a wide range of solid colors, realistic wood grains and abstract patterns.
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
Real Wood from Perennial Wood
Perennial Wood™ is real wood – made to endure. It is not an artificial composite, nor is it molded from plastic or pressure treated with heavy metals. It cuts, mills and works just like wood, because it is wood, modified at the molecular level with TruLast™ Technology to stand up to the elements, resisting changes from moisture and remaining dimensionally stable for decades. Because it has 25 percent greater surface hardness, and is three times more resistant to shrinking and swelling than unmodified wood, Perennial Wood will hold its shape and stand the test of time.
It is made and manufactured in the USA, from Southern pine grown and harvested in the Southeast. Because Perennial Wood typically lasts longer than unmodified woods, there is less material disposal over time. Further, TruLast Technology leaves no toxic substances within the wood.
Peter Pless Link Series
The LINK Series offers many configurations in order to adapt to any architectural environment. Connected modules articulate amongst each other allowing for a range of sculptural configurations specific to the need and function of the context in which the elements are placed. The flexibility of this series lends itself to a wide range of interiors from public seating to collaborative work environments.
The concept for this series derives from the observation of the flexibility and modularity of mechanical components such as chains and cable carriers. The elegant articulating components of this furniture series allow for additional flexibility by simply adding or removing modules to meet the requirements of the setting in which they are placed.
Precious Pieces Architectural Parchment
What is WASHI, Architectural Parchment? Washi ( wah -shee) sheet is plant- based parchment made from sustainably harvested extra fine bark fiber and organic pigments. Our premium washi parchment is designed in NY and made in our studios by artisans who kept techniques for generations. Precious Pieces is a full-service design/fabrication/installation firm specializing in large, handcrafted, and unique washi parchment for interior and exterior design, in fusion with customized wood work, glass work, and drapery/screen work.
Sustainable Wood Products from Roseburg
Roseburg is one the largest and most respected manufacturers of “GREEN” decorative wood panels in North America. In fact, Roseburg produces the broadest selection of green decorative panels in North America and we have over 600,000 acres of sustainably managed forestlands in Oregon and Northern California.
With production plants and distribution partners strategically located throughout the United States, we deliver the right product, when and where you need it.
Third party certified “GREEN” Decorative Panels that are FSC, ECC and CARB Phase II compliant include:
- Duramine - Decorative Melamine Panels
- Roseburg Hardwood Plywood – CARB exempt for Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde resins (ULEF)
Digital Visions Décors by Schattdecor
Digital Visions by Schattdecor ensures unique designs with a quality cachet and looks that are sure to be noticed. Taking inspiration from the idea that “success comes from being different,” Digital Visions opens up a world of fascinating design possibilities for use in interior and shop design, booth construction and architecture.
No matter whether an individual furniture front or a supersize project is concerned, let yourself benefit from our creative potential, flexibility and extensive decor printing experience.
Our designers will be happy to advise and support you in the realization of your ideas.
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’s 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!
- Pentadecor® 3D laminates form to interior routes, curves shapes and through-bore designs seamlessly
- High wear and impact resistance (will not crack or chip like traditional HPL)
- Horizontal and vertical interior surfaces
- Architectural wall panels
- Healthcare & office furniture (AM coating now available)
- Commercial and residential case goods
- Store fixtures, displays and signage
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®.
- Wall coverings
- Residential and commercial case goods
- Kitchen backsplash
- Commercial fixtures and displays
- Zenolite + with enhanced scratch resistances
- Most interior
Glass Surfaces from Starshine
Starshine, an internationally recognized producer of glass surfaces, offers innovative products in a timeless aesthetic for a range of interior and exterior applications. Made of granulates consisting of predominantly recycled glass, Starshine products help create strikingly individual spaces where the direct and indirect interaction with light elements produces fascinating effects. The company’s granulates come in 32 basic colors and four different grain sizes, allowing each product to be adapted to the requirements of the project.
Textured TFM Panels from Stevens Industries
Stevens Industries is the leader in Textured Thermofused Melamine 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).
Stimulite® honeycomb from Supracor
A flexible form of aerospace honeycomb, Stimulite® honeycomb’s cellular matrix is comprised of alternating thick- and thin-walled, hexagonally-shaped cells that are fusion-bonded without adhesives and instantly resume their original shape to create safe, high-performance products that are flexible and light, yet strong and long-lasting.
Sustainably engineered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley from advanced, thermoplastic materials made in America, Stimulite honeycomb is antimicrobial, nontoxic and completely recyclable.
Stimulite honeycomb can be found in consumer and industrial products such as wheelchair cushions for pressure sore prevention, baby mattresses that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), therapeutic saddle pads and hoof pads for horses, sports protective gear, bumpers for amusement park rides, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and F-18 fighter jets.
Supracor, Stimulite and Technology You Can Get Comfortable With are registered trademarks of Supracor, Inc.
www.supracor.com | 408.432.1616
Make Our “Single-Source” your Primary Source
The key to our success is Süddekor’s single-source model, making us the only company to offer North American laminate manufacturers an integrated workflow – from design services such as scanning, finishing, and separation, to precision cylinder engraving, printing, and treating. This integration allows for unsurpassed quality control of our products at every stage of development.
Within this single-source model, a focus on improvement means that Süddekor is continually researching, developing, and implementing the latest time and cost-saving technology and techniques for our customers; it’s not enough to want to do what we do well, we want to do it better each time for you. All of this is founded upon and guided by a dedicated philosophy that we know our customers share: The passion to create extraordinary, distinct, high-quality laminate designs for the decorative surfacing markets.
That philosophy augments our efforts to bring our customers’ trendsetting visions to life as vibrant & striking flooring, countertop, and furniture designs with an unrivaled perfection – demonstrating why our customer commitment and precision manufacturing advantage that forms the basis of our single-source model should make Süddekor your primary source for unparalleled excellence in high-quality laminate design, printing, and treating services.
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
Surface Materials from TorZo
TorZo turns sheets made of recycled agricultural by-products, such as sorghum straw, wheat, hemp, and wood, into durable, color-rich, high-design surface materials using their proprietary acrylic infusion process.
TorZo is suitable for horizontal and vertical applications in both commercial and residential environments. It can be used for wall cladding, countertops, tabletops, flooring, and even ceilings.Easy to cut, glue and coat, fabrication of TorZo is quick and simple.
All TorZo products have a strong sustainability profile and contribute to numerous LEED credits. Sheets contain no added urea formaldehyde and they’re made in the USA in Woodburn, OR. Samples shown:
- Tiikeri – Made from 50% recycled and rapidly renewable sorghum straw, this material is flexes for curved applications
- Orient – 75% pre-consumer recycled SFI wood scraps
- Parda – 70% FSC certified recycled wood fiber
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 melamine 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.
All Uniboard melamine panels are manufactured using 100% recycled or recovered wood fibre (pre-consumer), which saves trees and avoids landfill.
Using NU Green NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde) panels can help you achieve up to six LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points on your building projects.
Our melamine panels are available in all major markets and can be ordered in the industry’s widest selection of grades, sizes and thicknesses. Our melamine colours are perfectly matched to complementary products like HPL, edgebanding and mouldings so you can quickly and easily achieve your design goals.
Enabling Outstanding Spaces
For more than a century, USG has manufactured innovative ceilings and wall solutions that set new standards for productivity, style and efficiency. Our products are used in everything from major commercial developments to simple home improvements. We are driven by a commitment to develop products that create outstanding spaces. While this has helped us become an industry leader, it has also strengthened our dedication to find new and better ways to serve our customers.
Kraftplex and Wellboard from Well
Copy: Kraftplex and Wellboard from Well consist of 100 percent cellulose fibers, which are completely biodegradable and emissions-free. They are light, stable, flexible and easy-to-transform (through laser, perforations, bounding, printing, 3D printing or deep-drawing), aiding in sustainable design. They are also able to meet the economic and ecological needs of architecture and furniture production processes.
Surfacing Options and Accessories by Wilsonart
Wilsonart International, founded in 1956, is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality surfacing options and accessories for countertops, cabinets, casework, partitions and more. Included in its extensive line are North America’s leading laminate brand, Wilsonart® Laminates, and innovative countertop systems such as Wilsonart® HD®.
The company also offers Wilsonart® Decorative Edges, Wilsonart® Solid Surface and Wilsonart® Adhesives among other products. Wilsonart Laminates contain a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content and were the first high pressure laminates to be certified as meeting FSC criteria. In 2009, the company confirmed its ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and a drive to reduce environmental impact. Based in Temple, Texas, Wilsonart International excels in providing the marketplace with relevant designs and high performance surfaces delivered on time, wherever they are needed, empowering our customers to create the spaces or products they imagine.
Green Materials by Yemm & Hart
Origins: Introduced to the world in 1989 by the Steelcase Design Partnership’s Mondo Materials, Origins usage and features have steadily expanded. This material is simply a confluence of art and 100% post-consumer recycled polyethylene that once was milk or detergent bottles.
Tire Veneer: This resilient material is a practical reuse of rubber auto and truck tires. The black base color is 100% post-consumer recycled rubber. By adding dozens of different colors or color combinations, Tire Veneer can become an elegant and functional floor covering.
Wine Cork Tiles: Let the conversation begin. A completely natural material that acknowledges its origins, Wine Cork Tiles are the result of recycling wine cork stoppers. Cork is unsurpassed as a natural floor and wall covering. Selecting wine sealed with real cork and Wine Cork Tiles helps to insure the health of the world’s cork oak trees.