Innovative surfacing products from Formica Group

Formica Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. With a proud heritage of 100 years trading, supported by a strong brand, Formica Group’s vision is to be the leading decorative laminate company worldwide. This vision is supported by core values which will help us to continue to lead the market both through innovation and with a design-focused approach.

Ensuring marketplace and customer satisfaction are the driving forces behind all we do, we understand that listening to our customers is important. We have regular communication with design leaders and consumers, which helps us to produce products that are fit for purpose and meet market demands. Our innovative High Pressure Laminate (HPL) products are available in a wide selection of colours, designs and textures.

Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL) is ideal for various applications such as wall panelling, furniture (desk and table tops, and fitted furniture), lockers and cubicles in washrooms, counter tops and work surfaces and can be used in diverse environments such as hospitality, education, retail and healthcare. Formica HPL provides architects, designers and specifiers with a high performance material that is easy to maintain and durable, ensuring that the interiors remain as impressive as the day they were installed. Working closely with the worldwide surfacing industry, new designs and new textures are constantly being introduced in response to customer demands and interior design trends.

The Formica® Collection consists of an extensive palette of Colors, Patterns and Woods and includes popular premium textures: Rigato™, Sculpted™, MicroDot™ and AR Plus®.

In addition to standard HPL, other products in the Formica Collection include Formica® Compact with its solid laminate core. Compact is impressively strong and damage resistant and has remarkable structural stability. Another popular range in the Collection is ColorCore® a through colour laminate adding dimension and colour continuity, making it an ideal choice for use in high end retail projects.

DecoMetal® by Formica Group incorporates real metal foils over a laminate core and is available in a range of designs and textures. These stunning metallic laminates are durable but are very light compared to sheet metal making them popular for use in leisure and hospitality projects.

Formica® Bespoke digital and screen-print service allows you to personalise and create your own ideas in HPL or Compact grade laminate. It offers optimum replication of any design, providing the ultimate flexibility allowing you to create unique patterns or designs, capture a photograph or a corporate logo. Formica Bespoke is commonly used in washrooms, as door skins, to create custom furniture or feature walls and as signage.

Designed for exterior use, VIVIX® by Formica Group solid phenolic, engineered rainscreen panels can be used to clad the entire façade of a building as well as being used to highlight individual architectural features. VIVIX panels have a decorative surface on both sides and a UV film for weather protection. They are also highly resistant to impact and abrasion and when used as part of an approved system can help contribute towards improving the energy efficiency of a building.

The range comprises a comprehensive selection of plain colours, woods and natural effect patterns offering a variety of choice for specifiers, it is widely used on many projects and is a popular choice for education and healthcare projects.

Formica Group is the first global laminate manufacturer to be awarded the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label for its products, and recently announced that it is offering FSC® Certified Laminate as standard on the majority of its European product portfolio. Formica Group FSC Controlled Wood laminates can be combined with FSC Mix board/materials to produce a final certified product.

Furthermore, Formica laminate carries the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® mark, which signifies that products contribute minimally to chemical emissions and help create healthier indoor environments.

Formica Group products are an embodiment of its continued leadership in the industry. This year Formica Group is celebrating its 100 Year Anniversary and is working to inspire a new generation of the possibilities of Formica laminate and its use across a whole range of sectors from housing to hospitals to schools and offices.