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2018-19 SURFACE & PANEL BUYERS GUIDE Specifying composite panels and decorative surfaces made easy!

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • RETAIL • HEALTHCARE • HOSPITALITY • ORGANIZATION • EDUCATION • EXTERIORS

The 2019 Surface & Panel Buyers Guide, sponsored by the Composite Panel Association (CPA), provides the most comprehensive product and specification information available for North American composite panel and decorative surfacing materials. Included within are design solutions using a wide array of standard and specialty products.

and highlights the responsible use of wood fiber by composite panel manufacturers in North America and includes the CPA Carbon Calculator, an expert tool developed to assess the life cycle and carbon footprint of composite panels. Visit ECCProducts.org and click on “ECC Certified Companies” for a comprehensive list of program participants.

DE C OR AT I V E S U R FA C E S

SECTIONS OF THE GUIDE

Decorative surfaces offer nearly limitless options for design, functionality and reproducibility. They are used in a wide variety of wood-based applications, including cabinets, mouldings, flooring, furniture, countertops, store fixtures, doors and shelving. Composite panels provide an ideal substrate for decorative surfaces – affordable, consistent, uniform in strength and free of defects.

• SPECIFYING SURFACES & PANELS VIGNETTES

Decorative surfaces can be broadly separated into two categories: overlays and coatings. Overlays include thermally fused laminate (TFL), film overlays (3D laminates, 2D laminates, etc.), decorative foils, high pressure laminates (HPL), light basis weight papers, wood veneer and heat transfer foils. Coatings are utilized in both liquid and powder forms.

provide examples of

applications in specific environments. •

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS detail the characteristics of the materials, common applications and key physical properties.

PRODUCT GUIDES

SALES CONTACT INFORMATION is an alphabetical list of all panel and surface companies listed in the guide.

provide company-specific product information for the major manufacturers and suppliers of these panel and surfacing products, including designations for Eco-Certified Composites (ECC) and no-added formaldehyde (NAF) and Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde (ULEF) products.

COMPOSITE PA NELS

A B OU T T H E C OM P O S I T E PA N E L A S S O C I AT ION

Wood-based composite panels, such as medium density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, engineered wood siding and trim (EWST) and hardboard can be engineered to meet any project requirements. Customers can specify physical and mechanical properties, as well as surface characteristics, to create end-products with ideal attributes. These composite panel products are produced from renewable and recycled wood fiber. By their very nature, composite panel products are among the greenest materials in the world and a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers.

Founded in 1960, the Composite Panel Association (CPA) is dedicated to advancing the North American wood-based panel and decorative surfacing industries. CPA represents both industries on technical standards, industry regulation and product acceptance.

The particleboard and MDF facilities in this Guide offer third-party certified products to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s TSCA Title VI regulation, “Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products,” that went into effect June 1, 2018. The regulation excludes hardboard and EWST products. CPA maintains a current list of certified and exempt facilities at CompositePanel.org. Some particleboard and MDF facilities also voluntarily certify formaldehyde emissions to the Canadian Standards Association (CAN/CSA- 0160-16), Formaldehyde emissions standard for composite wood products, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development Standard 24 CFR Part 3280 Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards. Other Green Building Programs The most prominent U.S. green building certifications are the USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) v4 Rating System, Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes and National Green Building Standard (NGBS). E N V I R ON M E N TA L C R E DI T S

The following program is designed to recognize the environmental efficacy and/or green building claims of composite panel products available in the marketplace. Eco-Certified Composites CPA 4-11 Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard is predicated on life cycle inventory and other verifiable environmental practices. CPA 4-11 requires compliance with U.S. EPA TSCA Title VI

CPA General Members include the leading manufacturers of MDF, particleboard, engineered wood siding and trim, and hardboard (representing more than 90 percent of North American manufacturing capacity). CPA Associate Members include manufacturers of decorative surfaces, furniture, cabinets, mouldings, doors and equipment, along with laminators, distributors, industry media and adhesive suppliers. CPA is a vital resource for both manufacturers and users of industry products. As a highly regarded and accredited standards development organization, CPA publishes the industry’s American National Standards (ANS). CPA operates an International Testing and Certification Center (ITCC) and manages the Grademark Certification Program, the largest and most stringent testing and certification program for North American composite panel products. CPA also compiles and publishes proprietary industry economic performance data and technical bulletins on the use of industry products and other educational materials. The association partners with Surface & Panel magazine in producing this annual Buyers Guide and the Material, Technology & Design Symposium, a unique event for manufacturers, distributors, and specifiers that want to know the latest in composite wood materials, technology and design, and take advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities with the North American composite panel industry. CPA offers extensive information about the products referenced in this guide and the composite panel industry at CompositePanel.org.

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3 About this Guide and the Composite Panel Association 6 Message from the Composite Panel Association 8 Selecting Composite Wood Panels 101 A primer for selecting the best panel for the application. 12 Specifying Surfaces

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Home Organization

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18 Retail 20

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Examples and advice on the use of multiple surface materials in specific environments.

Company specific product information for manufacturers and suppliers of panel and surfacing products, including designations for Eco-Certified Composite (ECC).

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Light Basis Weight Papers

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Edge Treatments

Characteristics of the materials, leading applications and physical properties.

107 North American Composite Panel Manufacturers Map 108 Coaters 108 Coating Manufacturers 109 Laminating Adhesives Suppliers 110 Sales Contact Information Alphabetical listings provided for each producer to help customers locate products. 114 CPA Member Directory 218 Advertiser Index

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FROM THE COMPOSITE PANEL ASSOCIATION

Celebrating a Major Milestone While few probably knew it, June 1, 2018, was an important day for all U.S. consumers, as it marked the beginning of a “new generation” of safer composite wood products in the United States. As of that date, only products made with composite wood panels that have been third-party certified as meeting either the California Air Resources Board (CARB) or the recently implemented EPA’s TSCA Title VI regulatory requirements for formaldehyde emissions may be imported and sold in the U.S. This outcome, which CPA’s North American panel producing members have actively supported for years, marks a major milestone and ensures all U.S. consumers benefit from what is widely considered the most stringent formaldehyde emissions standard in the world today. The backbone of the newly implemented TSCA Title VI, which is modeled closely to the CARB standard, will be rigorous third-party certification and testing by EPA-approved certifiers and testing labs. Mills must be audited quarterly and undertake lot-by-lot testing and report results to the third-party certifier. No other regulatory regime in the world today for composite wood panels carries this level of oversight to ensure each production lot destined for the U.S. market has been tested for compliance with the extremely low TSCA Title VI emission limits. Panel producers, finished product manufacturers, distributers and retailers must also meet record-keeping and labeling requirements to ensure chain-of-custody and proper notice. What is new under TSCA Title VI and most noteworthy is that U.S. producers must achieve 100 percent compliance with the emissions limits 100 percent of the time. This standard sets them apart from the rest of the world’s producers, requiring an attention to detail and rigorous commitment to compliance that is unmatched. Foreign producers importing into the U.S. are not required to meet this standard of compliance, as these producers can always decide to ship noncomplying panels to “CPA’s North American members have maintained a other jurisdictions, including in their own country, where these regulations longstanding commitment to emissions reduction do not apply. What does this mean for users and specifiers of composite that dates back over 30 years. Since 2008, North panel products in the U.S.? The highest level of assurance that when American panel producers have voluntarily met the they source U.S.-made composite wood panels, they are receiving quality, California standards in all 50 states.” compliant product. Many of CPA’s Canadian members have indicated they also intend to voluntarily meet the “100 percent compliance, 100 percent of the time” standard. This is not surprising, as CPA’s North American members have maintained a longstanding commitment to emissions reduction that dates back over 30 years. Since 2008, North American panel producers have voluntarily met the California standards in all 50 states. Certainly, no other panel producers around the world are as prepared or as eager to see this regulation take effect on a national level, and we look forward to strong enforcement to ensure a level playing field for all manufacturers. So, consumers, designers, specifiers, architects and all others reading this beautiful edition of The Master Surface & Panel Buyer Guide, please look for labels that provide a statement of compliance with TSCA Title VI on all composite wood panels and finished goods made with composite wood that you source in the U.S. I would invite you to seek trusted products made with North American composite panels, which carry with them the assurance of a longstanding commitment to compliance. Many of these North American panels also carry the voluntary Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) label, reflecting a deeper commitment to sustainability, as described more fully in the pages that follow. Welcome to the new generation of safer composite wood products.

Jackson Morrill PRESIDENT, COMPOSITE PANEL ASSOCIATION

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Selecting Composite Wood Panels “Sustainable to the Core”

Composite wood panels, including medium density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, hardboard and engineered wood siding and trim, are among the greenest building materials available. They significantly outperform alternative building materials in a comparison of environmental attributes such as carbon store, maximizing the use of raw materials in the manufacturing process and sourcing raw materials locally from sustainably harvested forests. They also help architects and builders earn points toward all major environmental building certification programs, making them an optimal sustainability choice for hundreds of applications. Composite wood panels are made primarily from renewable and sustainable natural resources – sawmill residuals and recycled and reclaimed wood – ensuring that what were once considered waste materials are now used to make wood panels used in furniture, kitchen cabinets, laminate flooring, and many other every day products. The industry further optimizes the use of this source wood by ensuring 97% of all raw material inputs are put to productive use as new composite wood panels or biomass energy to fuel the manufacturing process. This results in an industry that produces near-zero waste ensuring the highest and best use of this precious resource.

ECO-CERTIFIED COMPOSITES (ECC)

The voluntary CPA 4-11 Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) sustainability standard established the first certification of its kind for composite wood products. The ECC Grademark Program verifies the responsible use of wood fiber by composite panel manufacturers in North America and focuses on life cycle inventory and other verifiable environmental practices. With North America composite panel manufacturers certified to produce ECC panels, specifying verifiable green products is easier than ever. Visit ECCproducts.org for more information and a list of program participants. ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS (EPDS)

Available for Particleboard and MDF

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment (LCA) and other relevant information. This is the contemporary standardized format for communicating a product’s environmental impact to consumers. EPDs give specifiers, designers and fabricators an important tool to objectively compare life cycle COMPOSITE Composite wood panels are also a responsible choice in light of impacts of wood products with products made of PANELS ARE USED growing concerns with global warming; the amount of carbon plastic, metal or other materials. FOR A WIDE ARRAY OF stored in composite wood panels is greater than the footprint Building codes and green building rating sysAPPLICATIONS, INCLUDING: created in their manufacture. Moreover, that carbon is locked tems are driving demand for verified LCA information found in EPDs. An industry-wide EPD is Hospitality • Healthcare into the product for its lifetime while new trees are planted to available for particleboard and MDF made in consume greater amounts of CO2. Sustainable forestry ensures • Education • Retail • North America. Based on ISO standards 14025 a continuous cycle of harvesting mature trees and planting new Commercial • Organization and 21930, EPDs have worldwide applicabilones—and, since trees absorb the most carbon while they are • Residential • ity and include information about the following young and growing, the result is a cleaner environment. product environmental impacts: use of resources, global warming potential, emissions to air, soil and In addition to their remarkable sustainability profile, composite wood water and waste generation. The Composite Panel panels possess a number of unique performance characteristics that set Association (CPA) has been instrumental in the developthem apart from other materials. Composite panels are uniform in stability, ment of these EPDs, which are sponsored by the American Wood strength and homogeneity making them an ideal substrate for a broad range of Council and Canadian Wood Council. The EPDs are certified by UL interior applications. Wood composite materials are the substrate of choice for Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories that decorative surfaces because they can be engineered for specific performance is recognized by the green building community as an indepencharacteristics and physical properties, including: strength, flexibility, moisture dent certifier of products and their sustainable attributes. EPDs resistance, fire resistance and low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). sponsored by UL are recognized by US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system, Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes and GREEN CREDIT WORTHY other similar building certification programs. CPA is sponsoring an Environmental Credits and Certifications update of these EPDs which will be available in late 2018. The perfect match of combining decorative surfaces and composite panel substrates is further demonstrated as an effective way to help earn points towards the INDUSTRY STEWARDSHIP & EPA TSCA TITLE VI following major environmental certification programs: The North American composite panel industry has maintained • USBGC’S LEED V4 RATING SYSTEM a longstanding commitment to emissions reduction that dates • MR credit:  Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction: BD+C, ID+C back over 30 years. Since 2008, North American panel producers • MR credi:  Environmentally Preferable Products: Homes have voluntarily met the California emissions standards in all 50 • MR credit:  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – states. The industry also played a lead role in working with the Environmental Product Declarations: BD+C, ID+C U.S. EPA, environmental and health-related non-governmental • MR credit:  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – groups and the value chain to support the development of federal Sourcing of Raw Materials: BD+C, ID+C regulations matching those in California, recognized today as the • MR credit:  Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – most stringent in the world. Through these efforts, bipartisan Material Ingredients: BD+C, ID+C legislation passed in 2010, and EPA followed suit with finalization • MR credit:  Furniture and Medical Furnishings: BD+C of the TSCA Title VI regulations several years later. Thanks to this • MR credit:  Purchasing – Ongoing: OM regulation, beginning June 1, 2018 all composite wood products • MR credit:  Purchasing – Facility Maintenance and Renovation: OM that are either imported or sold in the U.S. are required to be • EQ credit:  Low-Emitting Materials: BD+C, ID+C, Homes third-party certified for formaldehyde emissions. The industry fully • MR prerequisite:  Certified Tropical Wood: Homes supports EPA’s efforts to establish a strong BD+C (BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION) enforcement program to ensure that all ID+C (INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION) composite wood products, whether OM (BUILDING OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE) made in the U.S. or abroad, meet Detailed • Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes these safe emissions standards. To descriptions of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) • ensure wood products comply, different composite • BIFMA level Program and Furniture Sustainability Standard look for the label – EPA TSCA panel products • KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) Standard Title VI compliant. described above begin • ASHRAE 189.1 on page 40.

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Certified. Sustainable. Eco-Certified Composites are Among the Greenest on Earth. What are Eco-Certified Composites? ECC stands for Eco-CertifiedTM Composite, as defined in the stringent ECC Sustainability Standard and Certification Program for composite panel products – specifically particleboard, MDF, hardboard and engineered wood siding and trim.

What makes a composite panel Eco-Certified? Composite panels that carry the ECC mark are manufactured in facilities that are certified to meet the stringent requirements of the ECC Sustainability Standard. ECC panel manufacturing facilities meet rigorous environmental requirements utilizing objective-based criteria and annual on-site audits. Each must ensure that its composite panels meet the stringent EPA TSCA Title VI and California Air Resources Board (CARB) formaldehyde emissions regulations AND achieve at least three of the following requirements:

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Demonstrate a Carbon Footprint Offset Use Local Wood Fiber Resources Use Recycled/Recovered Wood Fiber Minimize Wood Waste in Manufacturing Hold a Valid Wood Sourcing Assessment or Certificate

What about LEED v4 Credit? •

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Building Product Disclosure Optimization – Environmental Product Declaration

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The Composite Panel Association is committed to advancing and certifying the sustainability of industry products for residential, commercial and industrial uses.


Who sponsors ECC Certification? The Composite Panel Association (CPA) developed the ECC Sustainability Standard, including its pioneering Carbon Calculator. CPA administers the ECC Certification Program in North America as a third party certification body accredited to ISO/IEC 17065 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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KITCHENS

SURFACE & PANEL SPEC Transitional styling is the leader once again for kitchen and bath design, according to the most recent NKBA polling, but contemporary is gaining fast and has surpassed traditional design in popularity. Those trends continue patterns of recent years and should surprise no one. The upshot: more frameless cabinet box construction. Beyond offering greater space and access, frameless cabinets have minimal reveals between door and drawer fronts, allowing for sleek, uninterrupted surfaces. Most functional hardware is initially developed for frameless boxes, which is standard in Europe, giving kitchen designers who work with frameless cabinets access to cutting-edge innovations.

➊ While transitional and contemporary styling are gaining

rapidly in popularity, traditional styling still has its fans, and framed cabinets using thermally fused laminate and other panel-processed materials are found in many homes. Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is the preferred substrate for painting and coating cabinets. Textured thermally fused laminate (TFL) is the perfect choice for vertical applications in kitchens and other rooms, and it beautifully complements quartz and other materials used for countertops and horizontal surfaces that require added durability. The consistency of TFL allows for perfect grain matching across doors and other elements. The fidelity of today’s TFL creates a realism that makes it nearly impossible to distinguish between it and cabinets made from solid wood.

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KITCHENS

INNOVATI V E PRODUCTS FOR A SUSTA INA BLE FUTURE

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➍ High-gloss surfaces are growing in popularity

in solid colors and patterns for cabinet doors and drawer fronts in contemporary kitchens. Modern high gloss is scratch resistant and has impeccable surface consistency, and it offers a richness that enhances depth and clarity. In nearly all cases, high-gloss surfaces require an extremely smooth substrate for both coating and laminating. MDF is the unanimous material of choice. Frameless cabinets bring sleek, smooth styling that has been popular in Europe for years to North American kitchens and other rooms. High pressure laminate (HPL) has been the top choice for kitchen counters for at least 50 years. It comes in many colors, patterns and textures, and it is durable and affordable. The advent of synchronized textures has helped make TFL the dominant material used to make cabinet doors and drawer fronts, as well as cabinet box interiors.

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HOME ORGANIZATION

SURFACE & PANEL SPEC Home organization products are integral to just about every room in the house, but each room and organization system presents its own design and performance challenges. Closets are the least demanding environment as storage for more soft goods-related items. Laundry rooms are more demanding as spaces that contend with cleaners, chemicals and frequent use. Garage cabinetry must withstand considerable abuse in an environment that can be just as demanding as an industrial setting.

➊ ➌ ➊ The cabinets in this garage bring a degree of class to an often-dingy

space, but they will take a beating over the years. Textured TFL was used exclusively on the doors and drawer fronts and will do a good job of withstanding the impacts, scratches, chemicals, cleaners and changes in weather that are sure to come. High pressure laminate and threedimensional laminate are great choices for mudrooms and other high-traffic working spaces. Impact-resistant HPL is especially suitable for horizontal surfaces that are bound to take a beating, while 3DL provides a continuous, wraparound surface that eliminates seams where dirt accumulates. Machined MDF and its smooth finish is increasingly popular as the perfect substrate for solid-color coatings. Home organization units must be durable and functional, optimizing available space, but they also must be attractive when located in bedrooms and other well-decorated areas of the house. This storage unit is made of TFL with doors and drawer fronts made of matching 3DL.

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Most residential furniture being created today includes panel-based goods. Beautifully designed pieces featuring the latest in high pressure laminate (HPL), thermally fused laminate (TFL), three-dimensional laminate (3DL), foils, veneers and more are commonly featured as room centerpieces. Design and material capability are essential qualities that panel-based goods and decorative surfaces bring to functional furniture. These materials provide cost-effective solutions yet offer intrinsically attractive characteristics to furniture made by companies ranging from big box manufacturers to high-end custom producers.

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➊ Laminates are finding their way into new and unique

applications in residential environments. High pressure laminate (HPL) is durable, beautiful and functional, and can be used in wet areas like this shower. This bedroom mixes white acrylic high-gloss doors with textured TFL on the drawer fronts for a varied and classy look. Simple, sleek and elegant hardware See pages 40-94 completes the look. Bedroom walls are another great for more detailed place to display the beauty and fidelity of textured laminates, product descriptions and their durability and ease of cleaning offer functionality, and performance as well. Built-ins are becoming more common in modern characteristics. homes and bring their own types of function and style, especially when they combine classic white TFL shelving mixed with popular TFL textures that are all but indistinguishable from solid wood. Hardware choices can help define the style and feel of any residential space. In this case, the barn door and its hardware make a grand statement and add visual interest to the passageway between a main room and den. Doors made from MDF and laminated with HPL provide stability and durability.

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RETAIL

SURFACE & PANEL SPEC Retail environments are demanding. High traffic levels, changes in weather and humidity, and constant impact take their toll on surface materials. Even high pressure laminate (HPL), the undisputed durability leader in horizontal surfacing, can show the effects of continual abuse. Many other materials have entered the market with performance characteristics rivaling HPL. Specifiers, however, should remember that vertical surfacing seldom takes as much abuse as horizontal surfacing. They should look to the wide range of matching programs—which include HPL, thermally fused laminate (TFL), three-dimensional laminate (3DL), foils and other paper laminates—as they value-engineer solutions.

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While woodgrain TFL covers the reception desk of this fitness facility, a digitally printed wall mural adds an appropriate touch to the curved wall high above. This is a perfect example of a varied mix of our industry’s materials. Digitally printed high pressure laminate on particleboard creates a dramatic back wall. The majority of the back wall is used to create slatwall fixturing. 3-inch powder coated light weight panel shelving gives the display dimension and stability.

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panel shelving gives the display dimension and stability. 3DL is the right fit for this fixture in a men’s clothing store, offering a clean, smooth look while guarding against the damage that often plagues seams in high-traffic areas. A routed MDF background provides the perfect setting for laser-cut lettering that spells out this salon’s name. Panel products and decorative surfaces are abundant in this retail space. Of particular interest are the profile wrapped profiles used on the walls and ceilings. MDF would be the most common substrate. Light basis weight papers (LBWP) and finish foils are the most common surface materials.

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OFFICE FURNITURE

SURFACE & PANEL SPEC With a long history as users of composite panel products and decorative surfaces, office furniture manufacturers understand the characteristics of panel-processed goods as well as any other specifier. Performance is critical. Quality engineering is a necessity. A product’s long service life is the ultimate goal. Specifying panel products with the proper modulus of rupture (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE) is taken seriously. Surface materials must also conform to exacting requirements. Value engineering is a way of life in the office furniture segment.

Office systems must look good but also be functional and durable. TFL in woodgrain is the right choice in this case. HPL is the perfect material for horizontal work surfaces. The same HPL pattern was used on the 3-inch edge of this office system for continuity and a bold design statement. With performance characteristics almost identical to HPL, thermally fused laminate is often used in horizontal applications as in this elegant desking system. This modern, attractive and comfortable chair is made from HPL, which means it will withstand the wear and tear of people plopping, sitting and moving throughout the work day.

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➎ The use of CNC machining technology and the ability to laminate in three dimensions make these remarkable PVC-laminated wall panels possible. ➏ This office uses textured TFL not only for the vertical surface on the reception desk but also for the back wall and the ceiling, providing a warm, attractive and welcoming space for workers and visitors. The light woodgrain on these desks of TFL and HPL is the perfect fit for this open, airy and bright office.

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SURFACE & PANEL SPEC The various sectors of the hospitality industry—including hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues—all face the same dilemma: With each new day, the space must look as good as it did the day before. That’s not easy considering the relentless abuse these commercial spaces take.

Vertical and horizontal surfaces that come in close daily contact with man and machine are particularly vulnerable. Laminates are excellent choices for these environments and are often selected for their impact and scratch resistance. The realism of today’s laminates makes them nearly indistinguishable from natural materials.

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surfaces throughout a restaurant, while HPL and 3DL add impact resistance and ease of cleaning to tables and other horizontal surfaces. Custom laminates add a specialized— and savory—touch to the wall of a restaurant. Warm and cozy spaces are imperative in high-end hotels. This dramatic back wall is produced from routed and flat MDF panels, surfaced in thermoformed PET. Routed MDF with a highgloss 3DL surface provides a feeling of depth and evokes the look of flowing water on the wall of this restaurant.

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SURFACE & PANEL SPEC Health care environments are ever-changing design spaces. Warm and inviting common areas put visitors at ease. Comfort is essential in therapeutic settings for patients, while functional and effective work areas are also critical. Panel processing is a great way to mass produce surfaces for many rooms while allowing for a level of customization. Materials that are well-suited for these spaces include three-dimensional laminate (3DL) and surfaces that incorporate antimicrobial silver ion technology. Keeping everything clean is essential for healing, while making the space beautiful is important for a satisfactory patient experience.

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TFL as a vertical application and HPL on the countertop. Combined, they provide high levels of attractiveness, durability and functionality. ➋ MDF is the perfect substrate for laminating a variety of materials—3-4mm engineered quartz in this case. ➌ This revamped lobby features a reception desk that is a case study in value engineering. It combines veneer panels with a hardwood base all in a finish to match the high pressure laminate panels that were used in areas subject to impact. The countertop and transaction top are solid surface, while the reception desk and other casework were stained to match and also blend with architectural veneer panels. ➍ Often-busy stations need to be functional and durable yet look good. The combination of HPL and TFL fits the bill. ➎ Examination rooms are often small, but they must be clean, attractive, durable and functional. HPL and 3DL are excellent choices for surfaces because of their beauty and durability, and 3DL is especially effective because its seamless makeup prevents dirt and germs from finding a home. ➏ Reception areas and nurses stations must be attractive, inviting and comfortable while also providing the functionality and durability that TFL and HPL provide. ➐ HPL is the material of choice for horizontal surfaces. Shelving can feature matching edgebanding or a contrasting edge to create interest. ➑ Common areas in health care settings get heavy use, meaning durable HPL surfaces are great choices, while TFL and its attractive wood-grain look are appropriate for vertical applications.


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SURFACE & PANEL SPEC Educational environments have become showcases for panel-processed goods. Whether for desking, flooring, cabinetry, work surfaces or other storage areas, panels and decorative surfaces are the perfect answer. Aesthetics are an important part of creating an environment that is conducive to maximizing learning potential. Studies have shown that environment-based education enhances critical thinking skills central to “good science”—questioning, investigating, forming hypotheses, interpreting data, analyzing, developing conclusions and solving problems. Durability is a key component in selecting materials to be used in these spaces. Vertical and horizontal surfaces need certain characteristics to ensure longevity. High pressure laminate (HPL), thermally fused laminate (TFL), solid surface,

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science areas, and they also must look good and withstand less-than-delicate treatment at the hands of young students. TFL is a good choice for vertical surfaces, while HPL is perfect for horizontal shelves. Libraries and media centers need lots of storage space, and bookcase shelving and end caps made of TFL look good and have the functionality and durability to do the job. Locker rooms must be functional and appealing and yet stand up to the wear and tear that come with the territory. Surfaces are typically made of TFL, HPL or compact laminate. Lunch tables take considerable abuse during a school day, so impact-resistant HPL is the perfect choice for tabletops.

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Quantum Leap Innovations In Style, Surfaces, Technology Propel Panel Processing To New Heights In North America B Y

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hat’s the state of the panel processing industry in North America? John Aufderhaar believes it’s good and getting better, and he should know. “The quantum leap that the industry has made in the last three to five years has been amazing,” Aufderhaar said during a recent interview at his office in Watertown, Wisconsin. “I don’t want to say I’m an omniscient observer, but we have an opportunity in this business to get a real sense of the big picture, from forest to finished product, and the improvements and growth have been nothing short of dramatic.” Aufderhaar’s business is producing Surface & Panel, which focuses on panel processing like no other publication, and his role as publisher gives him a special perspective on the entire industry as reflected in his magazine’s pages. His interest in and knowledge of panel processing, however, have roots that go back 40 years to when he first started in the furniture business. “I married a furniture company,” Aufderhaar said, referring to his marriage to the daughter of a furniture company owner in Jefferson, Wisconsin, in the late 1970s. Aufderhaar worked in engineering and product development before eventually becoming quality control director. Even though the company specialized in upholstered furniture with hardwood frames, he had brushes with panel-processed products, and his interest was piqued. He especially remembers a fact-finding trip to an up-and-coming manufacturer in Tupelo, Mississippi, and a tobacco-spitting owner who showed him how much money could be saved—while still making solid, durable furniture—by mass producing the frames with plywood. “Your hardwood frames are a work of art, but no one can see it, and few consumers care,” the man told Aufderhaar. “You have a massive rough end and hundreds of thousands of board feet of hardwood in the yard. We bring in 4-x-8-foot sheets of plywood, nest all of our parts for efficiency and then cut four sheets deep. There is no way you can compete with us on cost. The same holds true in cut and sew … We cut fabric 30 deep because we only offer 10 styles … copied from your best sellers.”

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Aufderhaar was impressed by the quality and consistency of plywood, and he was convinced that he’d caught a glimpse of the future. He also was taken by the efficiency of the CNC routers and the nesting software, which allowed the company to use a high percentage of the sheet. “I realized then that plywood and composite panels were the answer and that panel processing was the key to becoming a successful woodworking company,” he said. “When you can make a consistent panel, now you can create technology and machines that can process it consistently and accurately. The more consistent you make the raw material, the more accurate your machine can be. With lumber, you can’t do that.” PANEL PROCESSING EMERGES

Aufderhaar moved on from the furniture company to sell high-end point-of-purchase displays that often featured panel products in their construction. He got into magazines when he became a salesman and ultimately publisher of Wood Digest in the mid-1980s. Solid wood still dominated furniture and casegoods, but panel processing was emerging, and Wood Digest began to reflect the change. Aufderhaar conceived and launched Laminating, Design & Technology magazine to document the growing importance of surface materials and the inseparable connection to composite panels. In 2003, he put his money where his heart was and launched Surface & Panel to cover panel processing with a focus on materials, technology and design. “I had an affinity for it,” he said of the panel business, “and to me, it was very clear that that’s the way the world was going. From a styling standpoint, even though the materials didn’t have the beauty and fidelity and textures that they have now, you could still see that this is where things were headed.” Aufderhaar always was sure that panel-processed goods would be accepted by greater numbers in North America, but the improvements of the last three years and consumer reaction to them have buoyed his confidence. “What’s really caused the industry to explode, and there is no looking back from it, is that surfaced composites are amazingly realistic.


The fidelity of the print along with the textures and finishes are so good, the consumer does not know that it is laminate. If they love the look, understand the performance, they’re sold.” (See HPL, TFL, 3DL and Foils, pages 56–64.) While many changes and developments are behind the industry’s success, Aufderhaar cites “attention to detail” from décor printers as a key factor in the surge of more attractive and realistic surfaces and greater acceptance of panel product(s in North America. “They are the ones that have to develop the surface materials, so creativity and innovations by décor printers aided by better scanning capabilities and enhanced printing technology have made huge differences,” he said. “Those things, in conjunction with the incredible work of the plate makers, who are artists in their own right, are largely responsible for the industry’s amazing growth.” CUTTING ACROSS ALL SURFACES

The improvements cut across all surfaces, including low-basis weight paper, finish foils, TFL, HDL, 3DL and others, meaning a wider array of consumers have access to them. In addition, edge treatments have gotten better, creating a more consistent, high-quality look. “They have become textured. Today’s sophisticated edgebanders virtually eliminate unsightly glue lines. And profile wrapping and membrane pressing give you the ability to produce two- and three-dimensional products that are indistinguishable from solid wood,” Aufderhaar said. (See Edgebanding, page 82.) If any aspect of finished products has kept up with surfaces in terms of innovation, it’s hardware, almost to the point where it’s become the star of the show. (See Hardware, page 86.) “Hardware is critical because it has become so amazingly functional. It’s become a huge selling point,” Aufderhaar said. While people used to care only about whether the hinges and slides worked, that’s now expected, and new features have taken cabinet doors and drawers to a new level. “People walk up to a cabinet now, and it opens vertically, and they are ‘Wow, that’s neat.’ It’s all about function, accessibility and ergonomics. And it’s all integrated. CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 �

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“Some people would say that the box and the cabinet is just a carrier for the coolest stuff, which is the hardware,” Aufderhaar said. Companies now tout their matching programs to help sell different products for different uses in projects—HPL for horizontal surfaces, TFL for vertical—and technology has helped make the differences imperceptible. Plus, there is more integration among companies that are cooperating in strategic ways, Aufderhaar said. “In the past, HPL guys didn’t want TFL to succeed. They saw it as a threat. Now, they embrace it. They know that either they are going to work with the other company or someone else will. Or they are doing it all themselves.” ‘FANTASTIC’ ENVIRONMENTAL STORY

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In terms of consumer acceptance, especially among younger buyers, panel processing’s positive environmental story also has made a difference, Aufderhaar believes. “There is a fantastic story to tell because you are really using waste,” he said, referring to the sawdust and shavings used to produce composite panels. “I think the millennials and other young people today are far more in tune with products with a great environmental story.” More education is needed, however, in showing people that forests are among the most renewable resources on the planet, Aufderhaar said, noting that North America has more trees today than it did in 1900. Also on the environmental front, the Composite Panel Association and companies in the panel processing industry deserve credit for taking a voluntary, pro-active approach to making sure their resin systems were CARB compliant with formaldehyde emissions and for working with the government to establish new standards to ensure consumer safety, Aufderhaar said. (See Jackson Morrill’s column, page 6.) Societal changes have also played a role in the increase in the use of panel-processed goods. Beyond younger people accepting products that aren’t solid wood, the trend toward smaller living spaces favors flat products and built-ins that are made most efficiently with panels. Millennials are also buying recreational vehicles in greater numbers, and many of today’s RVs feature processed panels because of their look, function and light weight. Technology and automation have boosted the North American panel business by leveling the playing field with the rest of the world, Aufderhaar said. (See Software, Processing Technology and Tooling, pages 84, 90 and 94.) “You can go into a panel processing facility in Keokuk, Iowa, or Shanghai, China, and they can look alike because they are all doing the same kinds of things … The technology is the same, and they are all buying from the technology leaders. But with transportation costs and the importance of speed to market and the variability of products, you need the ability to change and customize because that’s what the customer wants.” Labor costs have become less of a factor because of automation, and that’s a huge benefit for North American manufacturers, he noted. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32 �


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‘ONSHORING’ GROWS BUSINESS

One result has been more “onshoring,” or moving of contract manufacturing back to the U.S. by companies that previously looked overseas to have the work done. Stevens Industries of Illinois, for example, has seen a big increase from such companies and is gearing up for more. Aufderhaar said the trend results from a combination of factors, including the level playing field created by technology, cheaper shipping costs and shorter time to market from North American plants. Some companies also no doubt are concerned about the current trade environment possible tariffs, Aufderhaar said. If anyone is still skeptical about whether growth lies ahead for panel producers, decisions by industry heavyweights Arauco and Egger to build huge panel-production plants in the U.S. might help convince them. Arauco’s $400 million, 750,000-square-foot plant in Michigan will produce particleboard and TFL and be one of the largest board plants in the world, initially producing 465 million square feet a year. Egger plans to invest $770 million over 15 years in a new state-of-the art facility in North Carolina’s Davidson County. “You have to believe that Arauco and Egger have pretty good statistics on where things are headed in the U.S.,” Aufderhaar said. “Bear in mind, though, that all of the North American capacity combined is still smaller than one company in Europe, Kronospan. So we clearly have much room to grow.” Not only is Europe still ahead of the U.S. in production, it remains the leader in styling, especially Italy, Germany and Holland. “We still take our cue from Europe for the most part. American manufacturers don’t want to step too far away from what they perceive the customer wants. Not long ago, Americans were still showing the traditional, heavily carved furniture. They didn’t have a lot of contemporary styles in the showroom. When they started to show it, that all changed.” And while it once took three years or more for styling trends to work their way from Europe to Canada and eventually the U.S., that’s no longer the case, Aufderhaar said, “because everything, including information, travels that much more quickly today.” HOUSING IS KEY

Innovation, automation and trends have dramatic effects on the state of panel processing, but it all comes down to the state of housing. When people are building, they are buying the industry’s products. When housing slows, so do the sales of panel products. For now, housing starts remain below historic highs. Aufderhaar stressed, however, that starts aren’t the only important measure. “The value of new home construction is about half the size of the repair and remodel industry. Remodeling is a fragmented industry, but collectively it is enormous. As the existing stock of homes in America continues to age, the R&R business will remain strong,” he said. (See Economic Forecast, page 36.) While things are generally good in North American panel processing and looking up, Aufderhaar—based on conditions, forecasts and his four decades of experience—has advice for companies that hope to grow along with the market: add value through vertical integration. It’s one way to avoid constant price pressure and commodity comparisons. “By vertically integrating, you give yourself a chance to demonstrate competitive advantages. And if the advantages are clear, and your customers can articulate those advantages back to you, then you know you have arrived.” s&p 32

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f you’ve made plans to be in Nashville for the Material, Technology & Design Symposium @ CPA Fall Meeting in September, get ready for an informative, stimulating and possibly transformative event. If you haven’t booked your trip yet, the time is now. The symposium is a high-powered, must-attend event that brings together leaders of the composite panel and decorative surfaces industries, along with users and specifiers of those products. For the second year, the symposium is being cosponsored by Surface & Panel magazine and the Composite Panel Association in conjunction with CPA’s Fall Meeting. This year’s event is Sept. 23-25 at the brand-new JW Marriott in downtown Nashville. The symposium boasts its strongest roster of speakers yet, including industry leaders Greg Triplett, vice president of sales and marketing for Marlite, and Mayan Metzler and Michala Hlavackova of the German Kitchen Center, based in New York. Todd Bracher and Tom Wujek, both internationally known for spurring creative thought, are also in the lineup. Among attendees are CEOS, architects, cabinet makers, component suppliers, distributors, furniture manufacturers, industry suppliers, interior designers, store fixture manufacturers and students. Besides top speakers, the symposium features an exhibit hall with dozens of companies displaying innovative products

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MTD Symposium Featured Speakers ranging from the latest in textured composite panels to creative new surface materials and components. The JW Marriott, the host hotel, is adjacent to the Music City Center and just steps from the bars and restaurants of Lower Broadway. For more information on the Material, Technology & Design Symposium – including registration and room reservations – go to sandpsymposium.com. s&p

• Todd Bracher, industrial designer, founder and creative director of Todd Bracher Studio.

• Tom Wujec, chief disruptor at Autodesk, Oscar-winning industry leader in 3D computer animation technology and one of the world’s largest software companies.

• Greg Triplett, vice president of sales and marketing for Marlite,

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The symposium is a high-powered, must-attend event that brings together leaders of the composite panel and decorative surfaces industries, along with users and specifiers of those products.

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US private residential construction, including home improvements, is expected to increase 8.2 percent in 2018, 4 percent in 2019 and a 10.6 percent in 2020, according to the ITR report. Through May, residential construction totaled $537 billion, the highest level in more than 10 years. South region housing starts are in an accelerating growth phase. Overall, the region’s housing starts are 2.9 percent ahead of last year. The single-family segment, up 8.5 percent over last year, is leading the region, and declining homeowner vacancy rates will likely contribute to increasing starts through the end of 2018 West region housing starts are up 11.6 percent year over year but are in a phase of slowing growth. The single-family segment is up 17 percent and is driving the region’s growth. The multi-family segment is up 3 percent. Homeowner vacancy is declining, signaling that the number of available homes is also declining. This, the report concludes,

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ITR’s overall outlook for the industry calls for a 11.4 percent increase in 2018, a 3.7 percent rise in 2019 and no growth in 2020. Construction during the 12 months through May totaled $86.6 billion, up 8.7 percent compared to one year ago. That was the highest level of construction in more than nine years. The report notes that corporate profits rose in 2016, suggesting construction will rise at an accelerating pace in the near term. One downside, however, could be commercial construction starts, which are showing indications of year-overyear declines. FURNITURE AND KITCHEN CABINETS

The outlook is a 2.1 increase in 2018, a decline of 1.7 percent in 2019 and a rebound of 4 percent in 2020. ITR said production will rise at an accelerating pace through 2018 before contracting in 2019. Production will then recover and resume rising at an accelerating pace during 2020. VENEER, PLYWOOD & ENGINEERED WOOD

ITR’s outlook calls for growth in 2018 of nearly 5 percent, followed by a decline of 1.4 percent in 2019. A rebound of more than 5 percent is expected in 2020. Production through May was up 0.4 percent and will generally rise through 2018 before dropping in 2019. ITR said a driver is single-unit housing starts, which will transition to a slowing pace of growth in the near term that will run into the second half of 2019. n

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omeowners are expected to spend more money on improvements and repairs in the coming year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released in July by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The report suggests annual growth in homeowner remodeling expenditures will taper somewhat in the first half of 2019 but will remain around 7 percent. “A growing economy and stronger job market are boosting owners’ willingness to invest in home improvements,” Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, said in a news release. “Rising home values and increased home equity levels are also encouraging more owners to do larger upgrade and replacement projects.” Abbe Will, associate project director in the center’s Remodeling Futures Program, said projected growth for remodeling activity remains strong, but the low inventory of existing homes for sale is holding back even larger gains because significant remodeling and repair often occur around the time of a sale. “Even so, annual spending on residential improvements and repairs by homeowners is expected to reach nearly $350 billion by the middle of next year,” Will said in the release. The report provides a short-term outlook of national home improvement and repair spending to owner-occupied homes. The indicator, measured as an annual rate-of-change of its components, is designed to project the annual rate of change in spending for the current quarter and subsequent four quarters. n

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bodes well for a rise in housing starts into at least late 2018. Midwest housing starts are up 2.6 percent through May and are in a phase of accelerating growth. While multi-family starts are down 2.1 percent, single-family starts are up nearly 5 percent. Homeowner vacancy rates are declining, again a good sign that fewer homes are available and that housing starts will continue into at least 2019. The report does warn that this could be offset by a general rise in the region’s rental vacancy rate and declining demand for multi-unit starts. Northeast region housing starts are in an accelerating growth phase. Starts are up 5.9 percent from the previous year. The region is driven by a 6.5 percent gain in single-family starts, but multi-family contributed nicely with an increase of 5.1 percent. The growth through the first half of the year is expected to continue into at least late 2018. The report says Connecticut and New Jersey are particularly strong. EXISTING HOME SALES

The ITR report indicates existing home sales are in a recessionary phase. Home sales are expected to decline from late this year through the first half of 2019 before rising through the end of 2020. Specifically, the report forecasts increases of 0.7 percent in 2018, 0.4 percent in 2019 and 5.8 percent in 2020. Declining mortgage rates in 2017 fueled the recent rise in home sales, but increasing rates suggest home sales will decline through at least the first half of 2019. The report notes that the nationwide homeowner vacancy rate is declining. Inventories are lower than last year, and interest rates are rising. “This presents a downside risk to home sales as the supply of existing homes is not matching the current demand,” the report says. s&p


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Medium Density Fiberboard

HOW IT ’S MADE MDF is a composite panel product consisting of cellulosic fibers combined with a synthetic resin or other suitable bonding system, joined together under heat and pressure. Additives may be introduced during manufacturing to impart additional characteristics.

L E A D I N G A P P L I C AT I O N S

Office & Residential Furniture • Store Fixtures • Kitchen Cabinets • Laminate Flooring • Moulding • Doors, Jambs & Millwork • Laminating & Finishing • Embossing • Paneling •

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edium density fiberboard (MDF) is widely used in the manufacture of furniture, kitchen cabinets, door parts, mouldings, millwork and laminate flooring. MDF panels are manufactured with a variety of physical properties and dimensions, providing the opportunity to design the end product with the specific MDF needed.

The surface of MDF is flat, smooth, uniform, dense, and free of knots and grain patterns. The homogeneous density profile of MDF allows intricate and precise machining and finishing techniques for superior finished products. Trim waste is significantly reduced when using MDF compared to other substrates. Stability and strength are important assets of MDF, which can be machined into complex patterns that require precise tolerances. PRODUCT STANDARDS, CERTIFICATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS

The ANSI A208.2 Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) for Interior Applications is the North American industry voluntary standard. It classifies MDF by physical and mechanical properties and identifies product grades for MDF and thin MDF. Specifications identified in the Standard include physical properties, dimensional tolerances, mechanical properties and formaldehyde emission limits. ANSI A208.2 was developed through the sponsorship of the Composite Panel Association (CPA), in conjunction with producers, users and general interest groups. A summary of the MDF Property Requirements are included in this Guide, and copies of ANSI A208.2 are available from CPA. MDF CONTINUED ON PAGE 42 �

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➌ MDF IS THE PERFECT SOLID WOOD SUBSTITUTE. THE STABILITY, STRENGTH AND HOMOGENEITY OF MDF ALLOW FOR AN INCREASING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS. IT IS WIDELY USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF KITCHEN CABINETS, MOULDING AND TRIM ➊ AS IT IS EASILY MACHINED AND LAMINATED OR PAINTED. IT IS OFTEN USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF OFFICE FURNITURE ➋. MDF MAKES AN EXCELLENT SUBFLOOR FOR LAMINATE FLOORING ➌. IT IS THE MANUFACTURING MATERIAL OF CHOICE FOR CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL AND LARGE-FORMAT DOORS. IT IS MORE STABLE THAN SOLID WOOD, AND IT STANDS UP BETTER TO CHANGES IN HEAT AND HUMIDITY, RESULTING IN A LOWER LEVEL OF REQUIRED CARE AND MAINTENANCE. ➍.

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Physical and Mechanical Property Requirements for MDF When Determined in AccordancePROPERTY with ASTM D 1037-06a Part Table 1: PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A ANSI A 208.2-2016 MDF for Grades

Interior Applications

MDF WHEN DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASTM D1037-12 PART A Physical and Mechanical Properties

Maximum Thickness Swell (TS) Screw-holding Modulus of Rupture (MOR)

Modulus of Elasticity (MOE)

N/mm2

(psi)

N/mm2

(psi)

Internal Bond (IB)

Panel Thickness <15 mm

>15 mm

N

(pounds)

N

(pounds)

mm (inch)

percent

Face

N/mm2 (psi)

Edge

115

12.4

1800

1241

180000

0.47

68

703

158

601

135

1.65 (0.065)

11%

130

21.6

3130

2160

313000

0.54

78

988

222

787

177

1.65 (0.065)

11%

155

27.9

4050

2792

405000

0.81

117

1201

270

1001

225

1.65 (0.065)

11%

TOLERANCE LIMITS FOR DIMENSIONS AND FORMALDEHYDE EMISSIONS

Property Requirements Common to all MDF

Properties 115,130,155 and 170 Properties + 2.0 mm (+ 0.080 inch) Tolerance Limits Panel Length or Width > 0.61 m (2 feet) Panel Length or Width 0.61 m (2 feet) + 2.0(+ mm (0.080 inch) Panel Average from> Specified Thickness + 0.125 mm 0.005 inch) Panel Average from Specified Thickness + 0.125 mm (0.005 inch) + 0.125 mm Variance from Panel Average Thickness (+ 0.005 inch) Panel Average Thickness Fiberboard<(MDF) +For 0.125 mm (0.005 inch) ANSI Variance A208.2-2009 Medium Interior Applications Linear from Expansion (LE) Density .33 percent Linear Expansion (LE) < 0.33 percent Formaldehyde Emissions < 0.11 ppm (> 8mm thick) Formaldehyde Emissions See below (< 8mm thick) < 0.13 ppm Table 2 Formaldehyde Emissions ≤ 0.21 or ≤ .011 for MDF with a minimum thickness greater than 8mm. Formaldehyde Emissical sions and Mechanical for MDF (< 9.5 mm (0.375 inch) Thick) ≤ 0.21 ppm or Property ≤ 0.13 ppmRequirements for MDF with a maximum thickness ≤ 8mm

When Determined in Accordance with ASTM D 1037-06a

1,2 Table 2: PHYSICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS Part BAND Test Methods for Hardboard

FOR MDF WHEN DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASTM D1037-12 PART B (≤ 9.5 mm Thick) 1) Grades shall also meet the requirements listed in Section 3 of this Standard. Grades

MDF may be the perfect substrate. It machines like butter, doesn’t warp or split like solid wood and can be laminated or coated with ease.

Physical and Mechanical Properties

2) Refer to Section 4, Identification, for grade, formaldehyde emission, moisture resistance and product identification. Internal

Maximum

Modulus property values Bond 3) Physical and mechanical represent a minimumThickness or maximum value representing 5 (lower) or 95 (upof Rupture (MOR) (IB) Swell (TS) per) percentile expressions, respectively. N/mm2

(psi)

N/mm2

(psi)

mm

(inch)

220

28.9

4192

230

28.9

4192

0.54

78

2.2

(0.087)

0.90

131

2.2

(0.087)

4) Panels of thickness less than 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) shall not be tested for face screw-holding. Panels of thickness less 21016 mm 18.9 2741not be tested 0.32 for edge 46screw-holding. 2.2 (0.087) than (5/8 inch) shall 5) Thickness tolerance values only apply to sanded panels.

6) Linear expansion shall be measured between 50% and 80% RH in accordance to ASTM D 1037-06a.

Property Requirements Common to all MDF Properties

Tolerance Limits

ength or Width > 0.61 m (2 feet)

+ 2.0 mm (0.080 inch)

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verage from Specified Thickness3,5

+ 0.125 mm (0.005 inch)

e from Panel Average Thickness

+ 0.125 mm (0.005 inch)

Expansion (LE)3,6

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dehyde Emissions

See below

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ehyde Emissions ≤ 0.21 or ≤ .011 for MDF with a minimum thickness greater than 8mm. Formaldehyde Emis0.21 ppm or ≤ 0.13 ppm for MDF with a maximum thickness ≤ 8mm

es shall also meet the requirements listed in Section 3 of this Standard. to Section 4, Identification, for grade, formaldehyde emission, moisture resistance and product identification.

cal and mechanical property values represent a minimum or maximum value representing 5 (lower) or 95 (uppercentile expressions, respectively.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are the widely accepted standardized specification format for communicating the environmental footprint and performance of a product. EPDs are the definitive source of environmental technical data that is scientifically based on life cycle analysis and can be used to directly compare alternative product materials. The existing industry-wide EPD for North American MDF will be updated and available in late 2018. See page 8 of this Guide for additional information

and IB shall be tested in accordance with Part B of ASTM D 1037-06a.

ness tolerance values only apply to sanded panels.

r expansion shall be measured between 50% and 80% RH in accordance to ASTM D 1037-06a.

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Particleboard

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HOW IT ’S MADE Particleboard is a composite panel product consisting of cellulosic particles of various sizes that are bonded together with a synthetic resin or binder under heat and pressure. Particle geometry, resin levels, board density and manufacturing processes may be modified to produce products suitable for specific end uses. At the time of manufacture, additives can be incorporated to impart specific performance enhancements including greater dimensional stability, increased fire retardancy and moisture resistance.

➊ PARTICLEBOARD IS CONSISTENT, DURABLE AND PRODUCED TO PRECISE THICKNESSES IN A VARIETY OF PANEL SIZES. PARTICLEBOARD IS USED EXTENSIVELY IN RESIDENTIAL KITCHENS ➊, PLAYING A ROLE IN COUNTERTOPS, CABINETS, SHELVING AND FLOOR UNDERLAYMENT. IT IS THE SUBSTRATE OF CHOICE FOR MANY SURFACE TREATMENTS, SUCH AS THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE ➋.

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oday’s particleboard gives industrial users the consistent quality and design flexibility needed for fast, efficient production lines and quality consumer products. Particleboard panels are manufactured in a variety of dimensions with a wide range of physical properties, providing maximum design flexibility for specifiers and end users. Particleboard is widely used in the manufacture of office and residential furniture, countertops, kitchen cabinets, shelving, store fixture, underlayment, door core and stair treads. PRODUCT STANDARDS, CERTIFICATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS

ANSI A208.1 Particleboard is the North American industry voluntary standard. It classifies particleboard by density and strength, and covers physical, dimensional and mechanical characteristics as well as formaldehyde emission levels. ANSI A208.1 was developed through the sponsorship of the Composite Panel Association (CPA) in conjunction with producers, users and general interest groups. A summary of the Particleboard Property Requirements is included in this Guide and copies of ANSI A208.1 are available from CPA. PARTICLEBOARD CONTINUED ON PAGE 48 �

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PARTICLEBOARD

Table A Requirements for Grades of Particleboard Table A: REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES OF PARTICLEBOARD Grade

Dimensional Tolerances Thickness Tolerance

Length & Width mm (inch)

Variance from Panel Average Thickness mm (inch)

Modulus of Rupture 2 N/mm (psi)

Modulus of Elasticity 2 N/mm (psi)

Internal Bond 2 N/mm (psi)

Face N (pounds)

Edge N (pounds)

Linear Expansion max. avg. percent

±0.100 (±0.004) ±0.100 (±0.004) ±0.100 (±0.004)

14.9 (2161)

2160 (313300)

0.81 (117)

1600 (360)

1200 (270)

NS

18.5 (2683)

2160 (313300)

0.81 (117)

1700 (382)

1400 (315)

NS

21.1 (3060)

2475 (359000)

0.90 (131)

1800 (405)

1400 (315)

NS

±0.100 (±0.004) ±0.100 (±0.004) ±0.100 (±0.004) ±0.100 (±0.004) ±0.100 (±0.004)

7.6 (1102)

1380 (200200)

0.31

(45)

NS

NS

NS

10.0 (1450)

1550 (224800)

0.36

(52)

NS

NS

0.40

11.0 (1595)

1700 (246600)

0.36

(52)

800 (180)

700 (157)

0.40

13.0 (1885)

2000 (290100)

0.40

(58)

900 (202)

800 (180)

0.40

15.0 (2176)

2500 (362600)

0.50

(73)

1000 (225)

900 (202)

0.40

±2.0 (±0.080)

±0.200 (±0.008)

H-2

±2.0 (±0.080)

±0.200 (±0.008)

H-3

±2.0 (±0.080)

±0.200 (±0.008)

M-0

±2.0 (±0.080)

±0.200 (±0.008)

M-1

±2.0 (±0.080)

±0.200 (±0.008)

M-2

±2.0 (±0.080) ±0.200 (±0.008) A208.1-2016 Particleboard ±2.0 (±0.080)

Screw-holding

Panel Average Thickness from Specified mm (inch)

H-1

M-S ANSI

Physical and Mechanical Properties

±0.200 (±0.008)

M-3i

±2.0 (±0.080) ±0.200 (±0.008) ANSI A208.1-2016 Particleboard

Table B LD-1 ±2.0 (±0.080) +0.125 (+0.005) of Particleboard ±0.125 2.8 (406) 500 (72500) 0.10 and (15) Building Code 360 (81) NS ANSI A208.1-2016 Particleboard Requirements Flooring Products Grades (±0.005) Grade LD-2

Grade

-0.375 (-0.015) Dimensional Tolerances ±2.0 (±0.080) +0.125 (+0.005)

Physical and Mechanical Properties 500 (72500) 0.14 (20) 520 (117) NS Table B Requirements -0.375 (-0.015) of Particleboard Flooring Products and Building Code Grades Table B Thickness Tolerance Requirements and Building Code Grades Dimensional Tolerances of Particleboard Flooring Products Physical and Mechanical Properties

±0.125 (±0.005)

2.8

(406)

Table B: REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICLEBOARD FLOORING PRODUCTS AND BUILDING CODE GRADES Grade PBU

D-2 PBU D-3 PBU

Length & Width Panel Average Variance from Tolerance Dimensional from Specified TolerancesPanel Average mm (inch) mm (inch) mm (inch) Thickness Tolerance

Modulus of Rupture 2 N/mm (psi)

Modulus of Elasticity 2 N/mm (psi)

+0 (+0) Length & Width Tolerance -4.0 (-0.160) mm (inch) Length & Width ±2.0 (±0.080) Tolerance +0 (+0) mm (inch) ±2.0 (±0.080) -4.0 (-0.160) +0 (+0)

11.0 (1595) Modulus of Rupture 2 N/mm (psi) Modulus of 16.5 (2393) Rupture 11.0 (1595) 2 N/mm (psi) 19.5 (2828) 11.0 (1595)

1725 (250200) Modulus of Elasticity 2 N/mm (psi) Modulus of 2750 (398900) Elasticity 1725 (250200) 2 N/mm (psi) 3100 (449600) 1725 (250200)

16.5 (2393)

D-2

±2.0 (±0.080) -4.0 (-0.160)

D-3 D-2

±2.0 (±0.080) ±2.0 (±0.080)

D-3

±2.0 (±0.080)

±0.375 ±0.250 Panel Average Variance from Thickness Tolerance (±0.015) (±0.010) from Specified Panel Average mm (inch) mm (inch) Panel Average Variance from ±0.250 from±0.375 Specified Panel Average ±0.375 ±0.250 (±0.015) (±0.010) mm (inch) mm (inch) (±0.015) (±0.010) ±0.375 ±0.250 (±0.015) (±0.010) ±0.375 ±0.250 (±0.015) (±0.010) ±0.375 ±0.250

Length & Width mm (inch) M-3

M-3 M-3

0.40

Length ±2.0 (±0.080) & Width Length mm (inch) & Width ±2.0 (±0.080) mm (inch) ±2.0 (±0.080)

(±0.015) (±0.010) ±0.375 ±0.250 ±0.375 ±0.250 (±0.015) (±0.010) (±0.015) (±0.010) ±0.375 Thickness ±0.250 Tolerance (±0.015) (±0.010)

Concentrated Internal Bond Loading Physical Hardness and Mechanical Properties 2 N/mm (psi) N (pounds) N (pounds) 7

0.40

Thickness Swell max. avg. mm (inch) percent

Linear Expansion max. avg. percent

1.6 (0.063) NS Thickness Swell max. avg. mm (inch) percent Thickness Swell NS max. avg.8 1.6 (0.063) NS mm (inch) percent NS 8 1.6 (0.063) NS

Linear 0.35 Expansion max. avg. Linear percent Expansion 0.30 max. avg. 0.35 percent 0.30 0.35

0.40 (58)

2225 (500)

Internal Bond 2 N/mm (psi)

Hardness N (pounds)

0.55 (80) Internal Bond 0.40 2 (58) N/mm (psi) 0.55 (80) 0.40 (58)

2225 (500) Hardness 2225 (500) N (pounds) 2225 (500) 2225 (500)

NS Concentrated Loading N (pounds) Concentrated 2670 (600) Loading 7 NS N (pounds) 2670 (600) 7 NS

2750 (398900)

0.55 (80)

2225 (500)

2670 (600)

NS

8

0.30

19.5 (2828) 16.5 (2393)

3100 (449600) 2750 (398900)

0.55 (80) 0.55 (80)

2225 (500) 2225 (500)

2670 (600) 2670 (600)

NS NS

8 8

0.30 0.30

19.5 (2828)

3100 (449600)

0.55 (80)

2225 (500)

2670 (600)

NS Screw-holding

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Panel Average Variance from from Specified Panel Average mm (inch) mm (inch) Thickness Tolerance

Modulus of Rupture 2 N/mm (psi)

±0.200 (±0.008) ±0.100 Panel Average Variance from (±0.004) Thickness Tolerance from Specified Panel Average mm (inch) mm (inch) Panel Average Variance from from Specified Panel Average ±0.200 (±0.008) ±0.100 mm (inch) mm (inch) (±0.004)

16.5 (2393) Modulus of Rupture 2 N/mm (psi) Modulus of Rupture 16.5 (2393) 2 N/mm (psi)

2750 (398900) 0.55 (80) Modulus of Internal Elasticity Bond 2 2 N/mm (psi) N/mm (psi) Modulus of Internal Elasticity Bond (398900) 0.55 2 2 (80) �2750 CONTINUED PAGE 46 (psi) FROM (psi) N/mm N/mm

±0.200 (±0.008)

16.5 (2393)

Third-party 2750 (398900) certification 0.55 (80)

±0.100 (±0.004)

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Modulus of Elasticity 2 N/mm (psi)

Internal Bond 2 N/mm (psi)

Hardness N (pounds)

Face Edge N (pounds) N (pounds) Screw-holding

2225 (500) Hardness N (pounds)

1100 (247) 1000 (225) Screw-holding Face Edge N (pounds) N (pounds)

Hardness 2225 (500) N (pounds)

Face 1100 (247) N (pounds)

Edge 1000 (225) N (pounds)

0.30 Linear Expansion max. avg. percent Linear 0.35 Expansion max. avg. Linear percent Expansion max. avg. 0.35 percent

to2225 ANSI(500) 208.11100 is required for many of (247) 1000 (225) applications 0.35 composite panels. For example, many building code jurisdictions require the physical properties of particleboard underlayment and stair treads to be third-party certified. All manufacturers of particleboard sold in the U.S. must meet the third-party certification and formaldehyde emissions testing requirements under EPA's TSCA Title VI.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are the widely accepted standardized specification format for communicating the environmental footprint and performance of a product. EPDs are the definitive source of environmental technical data that is scientifically based on life cycle analysis and can be used to directly compare alternative product materials. The existing industry-wide EPD for North American particleboard will be updated and available in late 2018. See page 8 of this Guide for additional information. PARTICLEBOARD CONTINUED ON PAGE 50 �

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Amount/thickness of coating or laminating material required for adequate coverage

Defect rates

Labor

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FORMALDEHYDE EMISSION LIMITS

In compliance with EPA TSCA Title VI, ANSI A208.1 allows for a maximum of 0.09 ppm emission level for particleboard. To meet the needs of the market, many particleboard manufacturers offer ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) and no-added formaldehyde (NAF) products. Those companies currently producing ULEF and NAF products are identified in the product listings in this Guide. In addition, CPA’s Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Grademark Program requires that certified participants meet the stringent emission limits in the EPA TSCA Title VI and California Air Resources Board Airborne Toxic Control Measure (CARB ATCM 93120) regulations. Finally, various overlays and surface treatments have been shown to significantly reduce product emissions. For additional information about emissions, see the CPA Technical Bulletin “VOC Emission Barrier Effects.” n

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HOW IT ’S MADE Hardboard is a composite panel manufactured primarily from inter-felted, ligno-cellulosic fibers consolidated under heat and pressure. Other materials may be added during the manufacturing process to improve certain properties, such as resistance to abrasion and moisture, and to increase strength and durability.

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The ANSI A135.4 Basic Hardboard is the North American industry standard. It classifies hardboard by thickness and physical properties, and includes five classes: Tempered, Standard, Service-Tempered, Service and Industrialite. ANSI A135.5 for Prefinished Basic Paneling establishes the property requirements for dimensional tolerances and moisture content, along with resistance to abrasion, fading, heat, humidity, scrape, steam and stain. Requirements for washability, gloss, workmanship and flame spread are also specified. ANSI A135.4 and A135.5 were developed through the sponsorship of the Composite Panel Association (CPA) in conjunction with producers, users and general interest groups. Copies of ANSI A135.4 and A135.5 are available from CPA. n 52

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Hardboard has a uniform thickness, density, appearance and has no grain. It resists marring, scuffing and abrasion, as well as changes in temperature and humidity. Hardboard can be cut, routed, shaped and drilled with standard woodworking tools. In addition, it can be securely glued or fastened with screws, staples or nails. Hardboard panels can be laminated with paper overlays, plastic laminates and veneers.

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ITS LIGHT WEIGHT, THIN PROFILE AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY MAKE HARDBOARD THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR BACKING MATERIAL IN INTERIOR WALL PANELING ➊ AND OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE ➌. THIS TRENDY BAR FEATURES WALLS MADE OF HARDBOARD PANELS EDGED IN BRASS ➋. PERFORATED HARDBOARD HAS LONG BEEN A STAPLE IN HOME ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE ➍.


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HOW IT ’S MADE

EWST are manufactured primarily from inter-felted lignocellulosic fibers that are consolidated under heat and pressure. These advanced composites can be engineered with enhanced resistance to moisture, dimensional stability and protection against fungal decay and termites.

TODAY’S SIDING AND TRIM PRODUCTS ARE OFFERED IN A WIDE RANGE OF TEXTURES, WIDTHS AND PROFILES THAT CAN CREATE ENDLESS STYLES AND THEMES.

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ngineered wood siding and trim (EWST) is a category of composite panels designed and manufactured to perform in interior and exterior exposure applications with the appearance of traditional wood.

The engineered properties translate into long-lasting durability allowing for decades of service life while maintaining their attractive appearance. Today’s engineered wood siding and trim products are highly versatile, coming in many forms including sophisticated woodgrains and embossed surfaces. The ANSI A135.6 for Engineered Wood Siding defines quality and dimensional attributes for siding products. The standard covers the requirements and methods of testing for exterior durability, dimensions, straightness, squareness, physical properties and surface characteristics. It also includes trade terms and methods of identifying engineered wood siding. ANSI A135.7 Engineered Wood Trim covers the requirements and methods of testing for exterior durability, as well as physical and mechanical properties. Third-party certification to the ANSI A135.6 or ANSI A135.7 is required for many applications of siding and trim products. Many building code jurisdictions require the physical properties of engineered wood siding and trim to be thirdparty certified. The Composite Panel Association’s (CPA’s) Engineered Wood Siding and Trim Grademark Certification Program is recognized and approved by building code officials to evaluate siding and trim products for code compliance. These consensus-based standards are sponsored by CPA. Copies of ANSI A135.6 and A135.7 are available from CPA. Engineered wood siding and trim products may be eligible for LEED credits. n

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High Pressure Laminate L E A D I N G A P P L I C AT I O N S

HOW IT ’S MADE HPL is produced by saturating multiple layers of kraft paper with phenolic resin. A layer of printed décor paper is placed on top of the kraft paper before pressing. The resulting sandwich is fused together under heat and pressure (more than 1,000 PSI). Because phenolic and melamine resins are thermoset plastics, the curing process transforms the resin into plastic by a cross linking process that converts the paper sheets into a single, rigid laminated sheet. Thermo-setting creates strong, irreversible bonds that contribute to HPL’s durability.

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igh pressure laminate or HPL is the direct descendent of the original plastic laminate. It is considered to be one of the most durable decorative surface materials and is available with special performance properties including chemical, fire and wear resistance. Special grades of HPL can be postformed around curved edges by application of heat and restraint. HPL is laminated to a panel utilizing a variety of adhesives. Particleboard or MDF are the preferred substrate because they provide a stable, durable, consistent and economical foundation. Due to its durability, HPL is a common choice for horizontal surfaces including flooring, countertops and desktops. It also performs well in horizontal and vertical applications for high traffic settings such as hospitality, office furniture, health care, retail casework, commercial interiors and educational facilities.

A relatively new development in HPL technology is Double Belt Press (DBP) for the production of Continuous Pressed Laminate (CPL). CPL is decorative paper impregnated with resins and fused under heat and high pressure with resin-impregnated backer(s). Laminate properties are similar to standard HPL and typical thickness range is .4 mm to 1mm. CPL is available in desired sheet lengths or continuous rolls. Flexible CPL is decorative paper impregnated with flexible thermosetting resins and fused under heat and high pressure with resin-impregnated backer(s). This engineered CPL offers a unique range of formable decorative laminates suitable for profile wrapping and edgebanding applications. Common thickness range is .2 mm through .4 mm. Surface properties are similar to vertical grade HPL and are used significantly to complement HPL and TFL laminates. HPL CONTINUED ON PAGE 58 � 56

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➌ HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE DECORATIVE SURFACE MATERIALS. IT PERFORMS WELL IN BOTH HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL APPLICATIONS. HPL IS OFTEN UTILIZED FOR COUNTERTOPS ➋ AND CONFERENCE TABLES IN CORPORATE INTERIORS ➌. SPECIAL CUSTOM LAMINATES CAN BE PRODUCED TO MATCH THE THEME OR DECOR OF ANY ENVIRONMENT, IN THIS EXAMPLE AS A WALL MURAL IN A CONTEMPORARY HOME ➊.


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THE NATURE OF HPL ALLOWS IT TO BE POSTFORMED. THE TECHNOLOGY HAS EVOLVED TO INCLUDE A VARIETY OF PREMIUM EDGE TREATMENTS WITH OGEES AND MULTIPLE RADIUSES THAT MIMIC MORE EXPENSIVE STONE INSTALLATIONS.

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There are many types or grades of high pressure laminates engineered for specific performance requirements: GENERAL PURPOSE: Most widely used HPL. Suitable for horizontal and vertical surface applications. Typical thickness range from 0.028" to 0.048" (0.71 to 1.22 mm).

Can be formed around curved edges by application of heat and restraint. Maximum thickness is approximately 0.038" (0.97 mm) and can normally be formed to radii as small as 3/8" (9.5 mm). POSTFORMING:

BACKER: HPL produced without a decorative face. Available as standard (most common; slightly thinner than decorative HPL) or regrind (reclaimed HPL with decorative sheet sanded off).

Special purpose high pressure laminates include cabinet liners, high-wear, firerated, electrostatic dissipative and chemical resistant laminates. SPECIAL PRODUCTS:

In addition to aesthetic attributes, the lamination of particleboard or MDF with HPL can improve the physical performance of the substrate. For example, a shelf of 3/4" industrial (M-2) particleboard that is 24" long will carry 45 lbs per square foot (psf) of uniform loading with 0.133" deflection. The same shelf Please see can carry 85 lbs psf before pages 101-106 for reaching the same deflection information about if overlaid with HPL. n the companies that produce HPL.

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HOW IT ’S MADE

Thermally fused laminate or TFL is made by fusing a resin-impregnated sheet of décor paper directly to a substrate. There is no kraft paper used in TFL, and the resulting panel is ready for finishing. The décor paper generally weighs between 60 and 130 g/m2 and is the same as the paper used in the production of HPL, making for easy matching across materials. Heat and pressure activate the resin in the saturated TFL sheet, creating a cross-linked bond with the substrate. This effectively seals the substrate. Particleboard and MDF are ideal substrates for TFL because they are consistent, uniform in strength and free of defects.

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hermally fused laminate decorative panels can be manufactured with enhanced visual and performance characteristics. Surface textures are created with steel press plates that emboss the decorative overlay to heighten the realism of wood grain, stone or abstract designs. Steel press plates can also be used to create or control the gloss level of the surface. TFL decorative panels have excellent scratch and wear resistance. They are widely used in laminate flooring, office furniture, closet system components, store fixtures and cabinets. It is also an appropriate spec in health care, hospitality, commercial and retail settings. TFL decorative panels typically require a decorative edge treatment and can be specified with or without edge, and with single or opposite-side face treatments. Due to the performance, design flexibility and cost advantages, TFL offers an excellent option for designers and specifiers.

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SYNCHRONIZED TEXTURES WHAT IS IT, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?

THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE PROVIDES EXCELLENT HARDNESS AND SCRATCH RESISTANCE SUFFICIENTLY DURABLE FOR CABINETS, COUNTERTOPS AND SHELVING IN MODERN BATHROOMS ➊. TFL DECORATIVE PANELS ARE A STRIKING FEATURE ON THE WALLS IN THIS OFFICE RECEPTION AREA ➋. PRESS PLATES ARE DESIGNED TO CREATE REALISTIC PATTERNS AND TEXTURES FOR LAMINATED PRODUCTS ➌.

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Synchronized textures and finishes are defined as aligning pattern and texture in an effort to replicate a product as it exists in nature. Thermally fused laminate (TFL) producers work in harmony with décor print suppliers and press-plate designers to ensure the pattern (often woodgrain) and texture are perfectly aligned in each and every press cycle. The result is a laminated product with wood grain and texture perfectly matched and indistinguishable from real wood veneer. Synchronized textures are available as a two-sided product, providing a great deal of flexibility to designers and fabricators.


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TFL IS WELL SUITED TO A VARIETY OF SURFACES IN THE HOME. THE PERFORMANCE, DESIGN FLEXIBILITY AND COST ADVANTAGES OF THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE OFFER EXCELLENT OPTIONS FOR DESIGNERS AND SPECIFIERS.

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The two most common thermoset resin systems used in TFL decorative panels:

The resin is introduced into the paper during an impregnating operation. After the paper is impregnated, it is partially cured (B stage) using curing ovens. The melamine resin is fully cured under heat and pressure during hot press lamination. The B staged paper has a definite shelf life that varies with temperature and humidity. Melamine resins are fully cured at 300-400 psi and 300-400 F. They are noted for their hardness, scratch resistance and color stability, and are the most commonly used resin in saturated paper overlays.

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POLYESTER: The resin is introduced into the paper during an impregnating operation. After the paper is impregnated it is partially cured (B stage) using curing ovens. Polyester resin is fully cured at 175-200 psi and 275-350 F during hot press lamination. The B staged Please see paper has a definite shelf life that varies with pages 101-106 for temperature and humidity. Polyester resins are information about the companies that noted for their chemical, stain, water and impact produce TFL. resistance, color clarity and machinability. n

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Film Overlays

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HOW IT ’S MADE 3DLs are primarily made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyester (PET) films. They can be seamlessly membrane pressed or vacuum formed around contoured components, including edges. 3DL can also be used in 2DL applications such as profile wrapping and flat lamination. 3D laminates are available in typical thicknesses from 0.008" to 0.040" and customized gloss ranges. In addition, they can be embossed with specific patterns to improve realistic aesthetics.

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nown as rigid thermoformable foils (RTF), three-dimensional laminate (3DL) and two-dimensional laminate (2DL), these materials are thermoplastic film overlays. They provide end users the freedom to design components with contoured surface profiles and seamless edges without requiring edge treatments. Designers can also use film overlays to customize shapes and incorporate punch-outs, logos and concave/convex surfaces. These films are available in solid colors or printed designs.

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The films used in 3DL and 2DL are thermoplastic, meaning they soften when heated to take on the shape of their substrate and return to a firm state when sufficiently cooled. 3D laminates are resistant to chipping, cracking or breaking making them a popular choice for retail store fixtures. In addition, their application seals the core panel substrate from bacteria and moisture, which make them an increasingly popular choice in health care settings for over bed tray tables, furniture and cabinetry. Due to their ability to wrap around custom shapes, edges and contoured surfaces, designers often specify 3DL materials for POP displays, commercial hospitality components, office furniture and door/drawer fronts for cabinetry. FILM OVERLAYS CONTINUED ON PAGE 66 �

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COMMON USES FOR 3D AND 2D LAMINATES ALIKE INCLUDE CABINET DOORS AND DRAWER FRONTS IN SHELVING IN HOME STORAGE ➋ AND STRIKING MODERN KITCHENS ➊. FILM OVERLAYS CAN BE VACUUM FORMED OR MEMBRANE PRESSED OVER CONTOURED SUBSTRATES ➌. MITER FOLDING CAPABILITIES ALLOW THE CREATION OF SEAMLESS EDGES TO 3D LAMINATES FOR INCREASED STRENGTH AND BEAUTY ➍.


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FILM OVERLAYS COMMON USES FOR 2D LAMINATES INCLUDE HOME FURNISHINGS.

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2DLs are generally made from vinyl, polypropylene (PP) or oriented polypropylene (OPP). They are designed to be flat laminated or profile wrapped. 2DLs are available in a variety of thicknesses ranging from 0.001" to 0.007", and can be solid colored, reverse printed or top printed with an overlay based on end use requirements. 2D laminates provide excellent water and chemical resistance, and varying degrees of scratch and stain resistance. Common uses for 2D Laminates include walls and ceilings of recreational vehicles, vertical surfaces for retail store fixtures, cabinets, commercial flooring and residential components. Films can be divided into eight categories: 2ML REVERSE PRINTED RIGID FILM: Print

design and base coat are printed on the back of the film in reverse order. This film is used for wall paneling (mostly in recreational vehicles), kitchen cabinets, furniture and manufactured housing. SEMI-RIGID CLEAR FILM / REVERSE PRINTED: The film is frequently embossed and can be coated with scuff-resistant coatings. These films range from 4 to 8 mils in thickness. Some can be mitre folded. SANDWICH FILM: SEMI-RIGID TWO-PLY OVERLAY. The

opaque base film is top printed and a clear overlay is laminated on top. This film is designed for mitre folding and flat sheet lamination. These films range from 5.5 to 8 mils in thickness. Some are available with scuffresistant topcoating. SOLID COLOR FILM / SEMI-RIGID FILM: This

film is integrally colored and can be top printed and/ or embossed. Top-printed film is used extensively in manufactured housing, recreational vehicles, commercial paneling and movable walls. Plain solids are used in furniture, kitchen cabinets, fixtures, displays and office furniture applications. Thicknesses range from 3.5 to 8.0 mils. Some films are available with scuff-resistant topcoatings. FILM OVERLAYS CONTINUED ON PAGE 68 ďż˝ 66

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RELATIVELY NEW TO THE DECORATIVE OVERLAY CATEGORY, OPP FILMS ARE IDEAL FOR DECORATIVE PATTERNS. FILMS CAN BE DESIGNED FOR WRAPPING PROFILES IN MOULDINGS FOR FURNITURE AND KITCHEN COMPONENTS � FILM OVERLAYS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 66

Single-ply or two-ply construction. Gauges range from .010" to .030" and the film may be printed in wood grain or decorative patterns. Films may be embossed and may be coated with scuff- and stain-resistant coatings. Primers to promote adhesion are available. Films are designed for thermoforming with heat and pressure in a bladder press or vacuum forming process. Decorative effects can be achieved with two-ply films when a router is used to expose a different color in the bottom ply film. Films may also be flat laminated or mitre folded. Raised panel cabinet doors and free-formed furniture components are the most common applications for this type of film. THERMOFORMED OVERLAY FILMS:

These films range from 5 to 20 mils in thickness and are available in a range of solid colors. Typical applications include flat laminations and edge banding for garage and kitchen cabinets, as well as electronics. CALENDERED POLYPROPYLENE FILM:

ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE (OPP) FILM (OPAQUE): Relatively

new to the decorative overlay category, these films are stretched (oriented) in both the machine and cross-machine direction to deliver improved dimensional stability. In addition, OPP offers resistance to water and chemicals. Because of its non-absorbent print surface, OPP is ideal for high-fidelity wood grain prints and decorative patterns. OPP films may be embossed and are typically coated for scuff, scratch and stain resistance. Oriented polypropylene films are available in thicknesses ranging from 0.9 to 2.2 mil (23 gsm to 56 gsm). Typical applications include RTA furniture, cabinets, wrapped profiles, ceiling and wall panels. n

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Decorative foils are generally pre-impregnated with a blend of melamine, acrylic and urea resins during the papermanufacturing process, or post-impregnated after the paper is fully cured. Decorative foils weigh between 40 and 200 grams/m2 untreated. During the impregnation process, the cellulose papers typically gain between 20 and 50 percent of their base weight. Those between 100 and 200 grams are dubbed specialty papers and are more likely than lighterweight varieties to be used for exposed decorative surfaces. The impregnated foils are bonded with an adhesive system to a substrate such as MDF or particleboard.

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Due to substrate surface advancements, the use and performance of decorative foils has increased. Widespread use of decorative foils ranges from retail fixtures to closet systems, RTA furniture, profile wrappings and POP displays. Specifiers choose decorative foils for their sharp print fidelity; wear-, stain- and water-resistant qualities; ease of maintenance, durability, costeffectiveness, and their reliable machining and manufacturing characteristics. n

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Light basis weight papers range in weight from 23 to 50 grams/ m2. The paper may contain acrylic, polyester or other resins added during the paper making process to improve the internal bond strength. The paper is then printed and topcoated with polyurethane, urea, polyester, acrylic, melamine or a combination thereof for increased durability and performance.

ight basis weight papers can be printed with excellent quality and high-fidelity patterns. Optional chemical, optical, or gloss-matte embossing of these papers enhances the realism of woodgrain and natural patterns. Light basis weight papers have long been common in higher levels of value engineering and are widely used in cabinets, store fixtures, paneling, shelving, closet systems, RTA and home office furniture.

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Light basis weight papers are usually divided into two categories, standard and industrial. Standard grade papers contain a lower amount of resin in the base paper and offer an economical overlay for use on general surface applications. Industrial grade papers with their higher resin content, should be specified for applications that demand higher production and processing performance (i.e., improved cutting and machining). The cost effectiveness of this overlay group is further enhanced by the possibility of single-sided panels. It is not necessary to laminate both sides of the substrate to achieve a balanced panel. As an additional application, depending on their weight, light basis weight papers can be profile wrapped to produce trim that is an exact match of the flat surface.

Light basis weight papers will accept a variety of adhesives applied during the laminating process. Additionally, they can be supplied precoated with hotmelt adhesive ready for hot Please see roll laminating without any additional pages 101-106 for adhesive application to the paper information about or substrate. The performance the companies that and appearance of the produce light basis finished panel will be weight papers. affected by the adhesive system used and substrate quality. n

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Veneers are typically sliced between 1/25" to 1/50" (1.0 mm to 0.51 mm) and are available plain or with a paper or fleece backer that has varying degrees of flexibility. The backers provide stability and strength to the veneer and minimize splintering, cracking and checking. Veneers can be overlaid with either heat-activated resins or cold pressed. The main resin used in hot press systems is a urea-based adhesive due to its ability to make the panel more rigid, faster processing parameters and lower-cost base. Another hot press resin system that is increasingly used is a soy-based resin. Cold press systems typically use polyvinyl acetates, casein and contact adhesives. These systems are used for smaller production quantities and may be less rigid than heat-activated resin systems.

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nother common decorative surfacing material used in the lamination industry is natural wood veneer. Veneers are available in a variety of wood species, both domestic and imported. Composite panels, like particleboard and MDF, are the preferred substrate for veneers due to their superior surface qualities of being flat, smooth, uniform, dense and free of knots and grain patterns. Their dimensional stability, strength properties and cost advantages further increase the advantages of using these substrates.

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WOOD VENEERS HAVE BECOME THINNER AS THE TECHNOLOGY TO PROCESS THEM HAS IMPROVED ➋. NEVERTHELESS, THIN VENEERS WOULD NOT HAVE PRACTICAL APPLICATION WITHOUT ADVANCES MADE IN THE SURFACE QUALITY OF PARTICLEBOARD AND MDF. WOOD VENEERS REQUIRE A GLUE SYSTEM AND A SURFACE FINISH. VENEERS ADD WARMTH TO WALLS, ➌, FURNITURE ➊, ➍, AND CABINETRY, ➎ FOR THE HOME OR OFFICE.


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nother common decorative surfacing option is paint coating. With the advance of technology, coatings can now be applied to composite wood substrates in either liquid or powder forms. Paint can also be used in tandem with special inks, particularly in applications calling for printed wood grains or abstract patterns. Aside from wood grain printing, coatings are available as a decorative color finish or as a clear protective topcoat. The surface characteristics of composite panel products, especially MDF, allow for direct coating and printing applications, which result in exceptionally consistent defect-free finishes. While some industrial finishes are available on a retail basis, most coatings are custom formulated to fit the specific prefinisher’s line configuration and the requirements of the intended end application.

L I Q U I D C O AT I N G S There are many types of liquid coatings used as industrial decorative surfaces. Coatings can be water- or solvent-based, and chemistry advancements continue to provide increases in performance of both types. Both families of coatings are used in finishing cabinets and furniture, exterior siding, millwork, trim, flooring and fixtures.

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WATER-BASED ACRYLIC LATEX COATINGS: These coatings are used in industrial, commercial and residential settings, and are formulated for both interior and exterior applications. Manufacturers can modify these coatings with different types of resins and cross-linking agents to extend the service life and exterior durability of the coating system. These additives also improve the chemical, corrosion and water resistance properties.

One of the advantages of water-based coatings is their lower VOC content, which reduces their impact to indoor air quality. They are also superior to other coating types in their exterior durability and color retention, which is a function of the acrylic resins used in the formulation. However, these coatings do not perform as well as solvent-borne coatings in chemical and wear resistance. SOLVENT-BASED COATINGS: The higher VOC nature of solvent-based coatings limits their use primarily to industrial settings that are equipped with specialized air handling and treatment devices. These coatings can be modified with urethanes, epoxies, nitrocellulose, alkyds and acrylics to impart certain performance qualities.

Solvent-based coating systems are widely recognized for their outstanding chemical- and wear-resistant properties. This family of coatings is used for high gloss finishes that have superior abrasion resistance. Their toughness and performance properties are among the reasons they are extensively used in the furniture and kitchen cabinet manufacturing business. In addition, there is minimal grain raise and fiber swell with solvent-based coatings, and the finish is easier to touch up and repair if damaged. The main difference with this coating type is how the coating is cured or dried. UV coatings have special ingredients that react almost instantaneously with UV radiation. This results in a significantly faster curing process. As a result, UV coatings are extremely tough, durable and long lasting. They are mainly formulated as clear coats and sealers.

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The popularity of powder coating has continued to grow as 108 for information an industrial finishing system. Initially developed as an about the companies that produce alternative way to coat metal, the advantages of this evolving coatings. technology have made powder coating the fastest growing industrial finish for metal in the world. Powder coatings are used on appliances, machinery, furniture and fixtures. The powder coating process significantly reduces waste, with nearly 95% transfer efficiency and low-VOC emissions. In the late 1990’s, companies began experimenting with applying powder to wood products, particularly MDF. As MDF was a woodbased product and not prone to carrying electrical charges (critical for the electrostatic process), there were significant processing challenges to overcome. With the development of specially engineered MDF and powders, along with new processing techniques, these efforts were successful and a new way to finish composite panel products was launched. Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish onto a wide range of materials and products that are used for both industrial and consumer applications. The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin that is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged particles adhere to the electrically-grounded surface until heated and cured, creating a variety of smooth and textured finishes that are uniform and durable. The coating process is a single-stage application where all exposed surfaces are coated simultaneously.

➏ IDEAL COATINGS CAN CURE COMPLETELY AT A LOW TEMPERATURE AND PROTECT THE SUBSTRATE PERMANENTLY. MDF IS THE PERFECT SUBSTRATE FOR THE STRIKING FINISHES AVAILABLE IN DOORS AND MILLWORK ➊, ➋. THIS UNIQUE HOME WAS DESIGNED WITH CLEAR-COATED MDF AS THE MATERIAL FOR ITS WALLS, DOORS AND CABINETS ➌. POWDER COATING PROVIDES A CONSISTENT AND DURABLE FINISH FOR GARAGE STORAGE AND WORK SURFACES ➎. IT IS PERFECTLY SUITED FOR CONTOURED COMPONENTS ➍, ➏ AND IS AVAILABLE IN A WIDE RANGE OF COLORS, TEXTURES AND FINISHES.

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Adhesives

HOT MELT ADHESIVES (HMA) ARE OFTEN PROVIDED IN PELLET FORM. AS A THERMOPLASTIC ADHESIVE, HMA SOFTENS WITH INCREASED TEMPERATURE AND CURES AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURES ➊. LIQUID SPRAY ADHESIVES CAN BE FORMULATED TO HAVE AN EXTENDED CURING TIME. THEY ARE OFTEN FULLY CURED WITH HIGHER TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURE IN TRADITIONAL OR MEMBRANE PRESSES ➋.

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aterials have been bonded to each other for centuries. Long before sophisticated chemistry provided moisture curing polyurethane reactive adhesives, the Egyptians created and used casein (yes, from milk) adhesives. For thousands of years, musical instrument makers and artists used casein adhesives, and they are still used today as an excellent and environmentally sound adhesive for woodworking.

Polyvinyl acetate (PVA), also known as “white glue,” is a standard for woodworkers, along with aliphatic resin emulsions, commonly known as “yellow glue,” the latter having a little more initial grip than white glue. Both have excellent bonds and are used extensively in woodworking applications. Adhesives used in modern panel processing are highly engineered for almost any application. Specific requirements—temperature, pressure, dry time, moisture resistance, bonding of dissimilar materials, emissions, interior or exterior use—are all considered by today’s advanced adhesive suppliers. Engineering a solution for complex requirements is what they do best.


PVA ADHESIVES ARE TIME-TESTED AND USED OFTEN IN THE ASSEMBLY OF FIVE-PIECE CABINET DOORS ➌. ADHESIVES ARE CRITICAL TO DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE, AS ILLUSTRATED IN THE LVL BEAMS UTILIZED IN THIS RUSTIC MODERN KITCHEN DESIGN ➍.

It can be difficult to keep track of all the names and acronyms, including EVA, PVA, PUR, UF, PF, Cyanoacrylate, epoxy, HMA (Hot melt), PA (polyamide) and soy-based adhesives. What’s important is to know that your adhesive supplier is willing to provide or engineer a solution that’s right for you. Polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesives have been used recently as a coating on veneers and printed décor sheets. Top coating with this class of adhesive provides extreme durability. Gloss levels can be varied based on your needs. PUR top coating in most cases renders the product For more on flexible and therefore useful adhesives producers in profile wrapping and and providers, see the other two-dimensional (2D) Master listing index applications. n on pages 118-121.

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alue-added panel processed components —let’s call them components for short— are an increasingly important part of the manufacturing channel.

Think of the challenges that manufacturers of finished goods face in today’s retail and consumer markets. Speed to market, distribution channels, e-commerce, new product design and price points all must be rationalized for them to succeed. Frequently, manufacturers must also rationalize the “make vs. buy” decision on many of the components used to make the final product. Outsourcing products to companies with both the expertise and technology is often less expensive, more efficient and less capital intensive than acquiring the machinery, training a workforce and trying to do it in-house. Payback on investments such as these is also a question mark for manufacturers, who must rely on winners at the retail and consumer level. Component producers of cabinet doors, cabinet boxes and custom-engineered components (cutting, shaping, drilling and edgebanding) have the technology and expertise to provide exactly what manufacturers want, when they need it, accurately and often at a lower cost.

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Five-piece laminated doors (with cope and stick/mortise and tenon construction) are popular products for all types of cabinetry. Purchasing from a company that does this every day makes great sense. Specs are met, and the part cost is known. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relief for many. n

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ll surfaced composites require edge treatments to give panel-based products a finished look. Edgebanding materials can vary widely from PVC and ABS to acrylic, high pressure laminate, melamine and wood veneer.

The most common process for applying edgebanding is via increasingly sophisticated edgebanding machines. In recent years, the application technology has focused on creating nearly invisible seams as consumers prefer the look of a continuous surface. Edge treatments can be a design element when designers and specifiers wish to draw attention to the edge. Edgebanding material is made by specialized companies focused intently on matching the most popular laminates. Edgebanding material can be produced in nearly any thickness, based

on the requirements for durability or design considerations. Creating 100 percent seamless edges can be obtained through a thermolaminating process using PVC and membrane press technology. High pressure laminate can be wrapped around an edge using a postformer, a machine that heats the surface material enough to soften and bend HPL to a desired edge contour. Countertops and work surfaces are often made with HPL and â&#x20AC;&#x153;postformedâ&#x20AC;? to create a durable, attractive edge. n

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oday’s design and manufacturing software is simply amazing. If there is one aspect of this industry where design and technology have advanced at a rapid pace, it is software. The capability to represent a newly designed kitchen rendering in 3D—indistinguishable from a photograph of the finished product—­demonstrates the benefits for manufacturers and consumers alike. From a consumer perspective, the phrase “I’ll know what I like when I see it” takes on a whole new meaning. Seeing the product in their space, with their preferred surface materials, door styles and hardware, increases the consumers’ confidence in what they are about to purchase, driving increased sales.

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For more on software, see the Master listing index on pages 118-121.

Once a design is selected, manufacturing becomes more efficient and accurate as software creates a bill of materials and cut lists, communicating directly with automated processing equipment on the floor. In the words of Thelonius Monk, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” You’ve got to see it and feel it for yourself to appreciate it. Design and manufacturing software for the panel processing industry—including kitchen and bath, closets, furniture, entertainment, garage and other cabinetry—advances our industry. n

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anel processed products rely on functional hardware. Whether you are in the store fixture, kitchen cabinet, closet and organization, office or household furniture industries, companies in these segments would have little if not for hardware. Hinges and drawer slides used to be the mainstay of global hardware suppliers. Not anymore. In fact, functional hardware is probably a misnomer today. Hardware options are as much about design as the surface and panel products they hold together and enhance. Consumers are amazed to find unique storage products, soft closing hinges and drawer slides, lift systems, complete drawer box systems, soft touch opening and self-closing systems, folding and sliding door systems, and more. Hardware companies have developed functional and artistic products for just about any challenge in a residential or commercial space. In the past, consumers were concerned about how it looked. Today, they care about how it works. In furniture cabinets and fixtures, what’s inside counts as much as the external style and design. n

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DRAWER SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED SLIDES ARE RAPIDLY BECOMING THE CHOICE FOR DESIGNERS OF CONTEMPORARY CABINETS. DESIGNING HARDWARE FOR EFFICIENT STORAGE AND MAKING THE BEST OF LIMITED SPACE IS THE DOMAIN OF HARDWARE COMPANIES ➊ AND ➎. LED LIGHTING IS BECOMING MORE COMMON IN CLOSET AND HOME ORGANIZATION, KITCHENS AND OFFICE FURNITURE ➋. SOFT-CLOSE FUNCTIONS ARE PREVALENT AMONG SYSTEM PRODUCERS ➌. YEARS OF ENGINEERING BY LEADING HARDWARE COMPANIES HAVE IMPROVED THE SPEED OF INSTALLATION, FUNCTIONALITY AND PERFORMANCE THAT CONSUMERS EXPECT ➍. 86

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SOFT-CLOSE CONCEALED DRAWER SLIDES ARE COMPATIBLE AND OFTEN USED WITH DOVETAIL HARDWOOD DRAWERS ➊. YEARS OF ENGINEERING BY LEADING HARDWARE COMPANIES HAVE IMPROVED THE SPEED OF INSTALLATION, FUNCTIONALITY AND PERFORMANCE THAT CONSUMERS EXPECT ➋. DECORATIVE DRAWER PULLS COME IN A WIDE RANGE OF DESIGNS AND STYLES ➌. FUNCTIONAL FLAP HINGE HARDWARE ENABLES WIDE OPENINGS THAT CAN REST AT A 90° ANGLE ➍. MODERN FUNCTIONAL HINGES HAVE BEEN ENGINEERED TO INCLUDE SOFT-CLOSE FUNCTIONS AND A WIDE RANGE OF OPENING REQUIREMENTS ➎. USEFUL INNOVATIONS SUCH AS PULL-OUT STEPS SHOW HOW HARDWARE COMPANIES ARE CONTINUALLY INNOVATING ➏. 88

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dvancing rapidly along parallel but separate paths, processing technology and surface and panel materials have reached a level of sophistication that few could have imagined. Machining accuracy and razor-sharp tolerances require a consistent raw material. At the core, no pun intended, are particleboard and MDF, which are the heart of today’s furniture, cabinets and fixtures. Both materials continue to improve, allowing machining tolerances to reach a few thousandths of an inch. Quality is defined as “conformance to requirements.” Achieving goals such as these reflects an industry that is constantly pushing the envelope in the quest for higher quality products. Panel processing is an international language. What does this mean? Panel-based products are made in the same way around the globe, using machining technology from global suppliers. It is possible to visit a modern facility in Muscatine, Iowa, that looks nearly identical to one in Vietnam or Turkey. CONTINUED ON PAGE 92 �

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MEMBRANE PRESS TECHNOLOGY HAS HELPED ADVANCE SPEED AND EFFICIENCY FOR LAMINATING VARIOUS SIZED COMPONENTS, INCLUDING CABINET DOORS, STORE FIXTURE PARTS AND OFFICE FURNITURE PARTS ➊. INNOVATION IN ROBOTICS PROVIDES MANUFACTURERS THE ABILITY TO BE PRECISE AND MORE EFFICIENT ➋. NESTED-BASED MACHINING ON A CNC ROUTING CENTER MANAGES WORKFLOW AND ASSEMBLY ABOVE AND BEYOND PROVIDING PRECISION PROCESSING OF PARTS ➌. EDGEBANDERS HAVE EVOLVED TO PERFORM MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING TRIMMING, SHAPING, SCRAPING AND BUFFING TO PRODUCE A FINISHED EDGE ➍. CREATING SPEED AND EFFICIENCY IS PARAMOUNT TO THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN MOVING MATERIALS THROUGH THE SHOP. THE LATEST IN MATERIAL-HANDLING EQUIPMENT CAN HELP SAVE ON LABOR AND OPTIMIZE ANY PANEL PROCESSING OPERATION ➎. SINGLE-OPENING PRESSES WITH HEATED PLATENS ARE PERFECT FOR LAMINATING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS ➏. HOT MELT ROLL COATING TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP MAKE PRODUCTION MORE PROFITABLE. PRECISE, EVEN COATING CAN HELP PROVIDE STRENGTH, SPEED AND BOND TO ANY LAMINATING LINE ➐.

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Panel saws, drilling machines, CNC machining centers, edgebanders, material handling, assembly and packaging are all highly automated. Set-up and programming have become remarkably easy and flexible. Highly automated panel processing systems dramatically reduce labor costs and “level the playing field” so that a facility in the heartland of the United States effectively competes with an identical facility in China. A lights-out factory, where no humans exist on the shop floor, is not a futuristic concept. It exists today. Making products as close to consumers as possible saves shipping costs, improves speed to market and increases For more domestic GDP. North America’s manufacturing information on future is bright. n processing technology

suppliers, see the Master listing index on pages 118-121.

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1/10 – 3/4 3/8 – 1-1/2

1/16 – 3/8

3/16 – 1-1/4

1/16 - 3/4

40 – 60

41 – 60 41 – 60

45 –62

36-58

40 - 60

40 – 60

40 – 55

40 – 60

22 – 65

Additional company contact information can be found on pages 110–112.

* Manufacturers that meet the no-added formaldehyde (NAF) and/or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) requirements of EPA’s TSCA Title VI and CARB. See CompositePanel.org for the most current list of approved manufacturers. surface&panel

MASTER 2018

SPECIAL ITEMS AND TREATMENTS: Base Coat (B), Bullnose Edge (BE), Countertop (C), Concrete Form (CF), Colored MDF (C-MDF), Cut to Size (CS), Door Core (DC), Door Stiles and Rails (SR), Edge Fill (EF), Edge Tape (ET), Fill (F), Fire Retardant (FR), Flush Door Skins (FD), Foil (FO), High Density (HD), Hot Melt Wax (H), Laminate Flooring Substrate (LF), Laminated Products (LP), Lockblocks (LB), Low Density (LD), Thermally Fused Laminate (M), Mende (MN), Moisture Resistant (MR), Moulding (MO), Moulded Door Skins (MDS), Paint (P), Paper (PA), Perforated (PE), Prefinished (PF), Print (PR), Shelving (S), Smooth Siding (SS), Stair Tread (ST), Textured Siding (TS), Topcoat (T), Tongue and Groove (TG), Turning and Moulding (TM), Vinyl (V), Wood Veneer (W)

www.weyerhaeuser.com • (800) 548-3099 Columbia Falls, Montana Super Refined MDF2®, Western Softwoods SFI • • • • • • CS FD HD LD LF MR Glacier Green™ and Glacier Clear™

WEYERHAEUSER MDF

www.westfraser.com • (250) 992-9254 Quesnel, British Columbia WestPine, EcoGold™, EcoHD Plus Spruce, Pine, Fir SFI Blue Ridge, Alberta Ranger Board, Standard, Premium, Platinum Spruce, Pine, Fir

WEST FRASER

www.unilin.com • (910) 439-6959 Mt. Gilead, North Carolina

UNILIN US MDF

www.uniboard.com • (800) 263-5240 Mont-Laurier, Quebec Uniboard MDF, Standard, Excel, Excel+, NU Green® MR50, NU Green ZERO® MR10, Ultralite MDF, NU Green® FR

UNIBOARD

www.swisskronousa.com • (866) 334-9923 Barnwell, South Carolina

SWISS KRONO USA

www.roseburg.com • (800) 245-1115 Medford, Oregon Arreis, Medex, Medite, Medite II Western Softwoods FSC 5 x 18 1/4 – 1-1/2 • • • • • • CS DC FR HD LD MR MO S Medite FR, Medite 3D, Medite Lite Pembroke, Ontario Canadian Softwood FSC 10 x Continuous 1/4 - 1-1/8 • • • • • CS HD LF LD MO

ROSEBURG

www.potlatchdeltic.com • (936) 699-1800 El Dorado, Arkansas Solidium Ultra, Solidium Free

POTLATCHDELTIC CORP

www.panpacificproducts.com • (580) 584-6247 Megaboard Broken Bow, Oklahoma

PAN PACIFIC PRODUCTS, INC.

MEDIUM DENSITY FIBERBOARD

97 97


CERTIFIED WOOD

DOOR CORE LD-1, LD-2

MFD HOME DECKING D-2, D-3

FLOOR UNDERLAYMENT (PBU)

M-31

M-0

ULEF / NAF*

ECC CERTIFIED

SPECIAL ITEMS AND TREATMENTS PRESS SIZE (FT.) (SEE LEGEND BELOW)

w w w. C o m p o s i t e P a n e l . o r g

THICKNESS RANGE (IN.)

Douglas Fir, Hemlock Pine Mix Softwood / Hardwood Pine Spruce

FSC FSC FSC FSC FSC

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • •

• • • • •

• • • • •

• • • • • •

• • • • C C C C B

CS DC FR CS DC LD CS DC LD CS DC LD CS F FO FR

HD M MR S ST 4 x 24, 6 x 26 3/8 – 1-15/16 M MR S 10 x Continuous 9/32 – 1-3/4 LP M MR S 10' Continuous 6mm - 1-3/4 M 9x24 multi-opening 3/8 - 1-1/2 LP M MN P PA PF PR T (2) - 4' Continuous, 8 x 32 3.0mm – 1-1/8

Pine (Some Recycled)

• •

C CS FO LP LD M MR P S V W

4 x 40

SFI

• • • • • • •

BE C CS EF FR HD LD MR S ST

5 x 18, 4 x 24

FSC

• • • • • •

C CS HD MR S

5 x 24

3/8 – 1-1/4

3/8 - 1-3/16

3/8 – 1-3/8

Southern Yellow Pine

BE CS LP PA S V W

5 x 12, 5 x 24

Southern Pine Southern Pine Southern Pine Southern Pine

FSC FSC FSC FSC

• • • • • • • • • •

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

BE C CS EF HD LD MR S C LD MR FR LD MR LD MR

www.macosa.com.mx • +52 (55) 5715 5870 Tlalnepantla, Mexico MACOPAN Pine / Softwood • CS LP P PA PE W

MADERAS CONGLOMERADAS S.A. DE C.V.

www.buildgp.com • (800) 424-2311 Diboll, Texas Temstock Hope, Arkansas Temstock Monroeville, Alabama Temstock Thomson, Georgia Temstock

4 x Continuous 8 x Continuous

4 x 24 9 x 25 4 x 24 4 x 24

GP WOOD PRODUCTS LLC

www.flply.com • (850) 948-2211 Greenville, Florida

FLORIDA PLYWOODS, INC.

www.duraplay.com.mx • +52 627 5 23 98 00 8 x 48 Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico Duraplay, Ultraplay, Duramel, Ponderosa Pine • • • • • BE C CS FO LP M MN MR S ST W Duramel Sense, Duracore, Duralam Single Opening

1/12 - 5/16

1/4 – 1-7/16 3/8 – 1-1/2 1/4 – 1-7/16 3/8 – 1-1/4

5/16 – 5/8

1/8 – 1-1/8

DURAPLAY DE PARRAL, S.A.P.I. DE C.V.

www.collinswood.com • (800) 547-1793 Klamath Falls, Oregon Collins Pine Particleboard, Western Pine Collins Pine FreeForm®, Collins Pine MR50

COLLINS PRODUCTS LLC

www.bc.com/manufacturing • (888) 264-7372 Boise Select®, Boise Evergreen™, Anchor™ Western Pine, La Grande, Oregon Firewall FR®, Super Shelf®, Super Step® Mixed Softwoods, Ponderosa Pine

BOISE CASCADE COMPANY

www.bestboard1.com • (619) 819-6064 Tijuana, Mexico Best Board

BESTBOARD IMPULSORA S.A. DE C.V

www.arauco-na.com • (800) 268-9830 Duraflake®, Vesta, Vesta ULEF/NAF Albany, Oregon Bennettsville, South Carolina UltraPB®; Plus, Vesta ULEF, MR, Custom Grayling, Michigan UltraPB®, Plus, Custom, Vesta ULEF Moncure, North Carolina UltraPB®; Plus, Custom St. Stephen, New Brunswick UltraPB®, DuraFR, Vesta ULEF

ARAUCO NORTH AMERICA

COMPANY AND MILL LOCATION BRAND NAMES WOOD SPECIES M-1

INDUSTRIAL GRADES

M-S

98 M-2

46 – 49

41 – 52 41 – 52 41 – 52 41 – 52

50

40 – 55

40 – 50

39 – 50

42 – 47

32 – 55 30 – 46 26 - 48 30 – 48 42 – 47

DENSITY RANGE (LBS/FT3)

CPA

PARTICLEBOARD 2018


Aspen, Basswood, Northern Hardwoods FSC

• • CS DC SR FR LB LD

7x9

1-1/8 – 2-1/4

Panolam

Canadian Wood Mixture

• • • •

C LP M

5 x 18, 8 x Continuous

FSC

• • • • • • • •

CS DC FR MR

B BE C CS DC ET F FO HD LD M MR P PF PR S ST T W BE C CS ET HD LD LP M S ST C CS DC HD LD LP M BE C DC EF MR S

Spruce, Pine, Fir, Maple, Birch, Aspen

FSC FSC

• • • • • • • •

C LD M

9 x & 10 x Continuous

8x24 5 x 24 10 x continuous 5 x 24

4 x 8

1/4 – 1-1/2

3/8 – 1-1/2 7/16 – 1-1/2 1/4 – 1-11/16 1/2 – 1-1/4

1/4 – 1-1/8

1/4 – 1-1/2

Fir, Pine Western Pine

FSC, SFI FSC

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FSC FSC

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

C DC LD LP M TS LD LP M

CS DC FO LP LB M PA PF S V W BE C CS DC EF HD LD MR S

8 x 114, 10 x Continous 8 x 20

4 x 16 5 x 24

1/4 – 1-3/4 3/8 – 1-1/8

3/8 – 1-3/4 3/8 – 1-3/4

Pine

• • • • • • •

C CS DC LB LD

5 x 12

7/16 – 1-1/2

30 – 48

28 – 43 36 – 43

30 – 47 32 – 55

38 – 44

30 – 55 40 – 49 34 – 50 42 – 52

28 – 48

42 – 45

28 – 37

Additional company contact information can be found on pages 110–112.

* Manufacturers that meet the no-added formaldehyde (NAF) and/or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) requirements of EPA’s TSCA Title VI and CARB. See CompositePanel.org for the most current list of approved manufacturers. surface&panel

MASTER 2018

SPECIAL ITEMS AND TREATMENTS: Base Coat (B), Bullnose Edge (BE), Countertop (C), Concrete Form (CF) Cut to Size (CS), Door Core (DC), Door Stiles and Rails (SR), Edge Fill (EF), Edge Tape (ET), Fill (F), Fire Retardant (FR), Flush Door Skins (FD), Foil (FO), High Density (HD), Hot Melt Wax (H), Laminate Flooring Substrate (LF), Laminated Products (LP), Lockblocks (LB), Low Density (LD), Thermally Fused Laminate (M), Mende (MN), Moisture Resistant (MR), Moulding (MO), Moulded Door Skins (MDS), Paint (P), Paper (PA), Perforated (PE), Prefinished (PF), Print (PR), Shelving (S), Smooth Siding (SS), Stair Tread (ST), Textured Siding (TS), Topcoat (T), Tongue and Groove (TG), Turning and Moulding (TM), Vinyl (V), Wood Veneer (W)

www.webbfurn.com • (276) 236-6141 Galax, Virginia Webb Particleboard

WEBB FURNITURE ENTERPRISES, INC.

Softwood, Hardwood Softwood, Hardwood

www.uniboard.com • (800) 263-5240 Sayabec, Quebec Uniboard PB, NU Green® 2 Val-d’Or, Quebec Uniboard PB

UNIBOARD

www.timberproducts.com • (800) 547-9520 (800) 676-3339 GreenT™ Medford, Oregon Martell, California Ampine™, Encore™, Encore™ FR, Encore™ MR , Encore™ MR50, APEX, APEX MR50, APEX FR

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY (COMPOSITE PANEL GROUP)

www.tafisa.ca • (888) 882-3472 Lac-Megantic, Quebec Tafipan Evolo® Tafipan®

TAFISA CANADA INC.

www.Roseburg.com • (800) 245-1115 Dillard, Oregon UltraBlend®, SkyBlend® Fir, Pine Blend FSC • • • • • • • • Missoula, Montana UltraBlend®, SkyBlend® Western Pine, White Fir FSC • • • • • Simsboro, Louisiana UltraBlend® Southern Pine FSC • • • • • • Taylorsville, Mississippi UltraBlend®, SkyBlend® Southern Pine FSC • • • • • •

ROSEBURG

www.enstron.com • (208) 777-2202 Post Falls, Idaho EnStron, Enstron Underlayment, Enstron Western Softwoods Underlayment Plus, Enstron Industrial Particleboard, Enstron FR, Enstron MR10, MR50, Enstron Door Core

PLUMMER FOREST PRODUCTS

Huntsville, Ontario

www.panolam.com • (800) 672-6652

PANOLAM INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

www.customdoorcomponents.com • (800) 826-4020 Marshfield, Wisconsin Uni-Cor ST, Uni-Cor ST Lite, Uni-Cor FR

MARSHFIELD DOORSYSTEMS, INC.

PARTICLEBOARDBOARD

99


192"

N/A 16'

• • • • • •

SMOOTH SIDING

• • • • • • • • • •

www.CompositePanel.org

TEXTURED SIDING

www.truwoodsiding.com • (800) 417-3674 Klamath Falls, Oregon TruWood Siding & Trim FSC •

TEXTURED TRIM

Douglas Fir

Additional company contact information can be found on pages 110–112.

www.stimsonlumber.com • (800) 445-9758 Stimson Hardboard Forest Grove, Oregon

STIMSON LUMBER COMPANY SFI

CERTIFIED COMPANY AND MILL LOCATION BRAND NAMES WOOD SPECIES WOOD

TWO-SIDED (S2S) ECC CERTIFIED

TEMPERED

ONE-SIDED (S1S)

• • • • •

UN-TEMPERED

APPLICATION

DOOR SKIN/FACE

CLASS

TILEBOARD

SURFACES

INDUSTRIAL

N/A 3" – 16"

2" – 12"

12' 16'

192"

6" – 12" 6" – 16"

N/A 8' - 9'

6" – 16" 84" – 108"

N/A 48"

48"

3/8 – 7/16 7/16 – 5/4

7/16 – 5/4

THICKNESS CATEGORIES (INCHES)

B HD LD P PE PF PM TS

4 x 16

SPECIAL ITEMS AND TREATMENTS PRESS SIZE (SEE LEGEND ABOVE) (FEET)

1/10 – 5/8

THICKNESS RANGE (INCHES)

50 - 70

DENSITY CRANGE (LBS/FT3)

SPECIAL ITEMS AND TREATMENTS: Base Coat (B), Bullnose Edge (BE), Countertop (C), Concrete Form (CF) Cut to Size (CS), Door Core (DC), Door Stiles and Rails (SR), Edge Fill (EF), Edge Tape (ET), Fill (F), Fire Retardant (FR), Flush Door Skins (FD), Foil (FO), Garage Door Panels (GD), High Density (HD), Hot Melt Wax (H), Laminate Flooring Substrate (LF), Laminated Products (LP), Lockblocks (LB), Low Density (LD), Melamine (M), Mende (MN), Moisture Resistant (MR), Moulding (MO), Moulded Door Skins (MDS), Paint (P), Paper (PA), Perforated (PE), Prefinished (PF), Primed (PM), Print (PR), Shelving (S), Smooth Siding (SS), Stair Tread (ST), Textured Siding (TS), Topcoat (T), Tongue and Groove (TG), Turning and Moulding (TM), Unprimed (UP), Vinyl (V), Wood Veneer (W)

* Collins has a CARB Executive Order (EO) for using ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins in its engineered wood siding and trim products.

www.lpcorp.com • (888) 820-0325 East River, Nova Scotia Canexel SFI Roaring River, North Carolina SmartSide SFI

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION

COLLINS PRODUCTS LLC*

COMPANY AND MILL LOCATION BRAND NAMES WOOD CERTIFICATION TRIM (L X W) LAP SIDING PANEL SIDING PRIMED

SPECIAL ITEMS

UNPRIMED

TRIM

PREFINISHED

SIDING

REVERSIBLE

SMOOTH TRIM

INTERIOR PANELING

100 TREATED

CPA

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING AND TRIM/HARDBOARD 2018


THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE

SATURATED PAPER

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYESTER

PHENOLIC

MDO / HDO

LIGHT BASIS WEIGHT PAPER

HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATES

HEAT TRANSFER FOIL

DECORATIVE FOILS

3D LAMINATES

ULEF/NAF SUBSTRATE AVAILABLE*

SPECIAL TREATMENTS, FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES

VINYL FILM

SUBSTRATES OFFERED

Offering TFL on high spec pine NAF PB & MDF (no low line). 80 colors

CERTIFIED WOOD

WOOD VENEER

ECC PB, MDF, NAF PB, NAF MDF

Mixed load capabilities. Multiple TFL textures and designs. • • • veneers. Cut to size program availability.

Wood

PB

PB, MDF, Mende, Veneer Core

PB, MDF, Veneer Core

PB, MDF OR HB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No

PRODUCER

Exact matching across multiple product lines from one location.

Additional company contact information can be found on pages 110–112.

surface&panel

No

MASTER 2018

PB, MDF Gypsum, MR, FR, Plywood, NAF

* Available with composite wood substrates that meet the no-added formaldehyde (NAF) and/or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) requirements of EPA’s TSCA Title VI and CARB.

banding, routing and drilling. Full part fabrication and assembly to print. Capable of turnkey fixtures and cabinets.

www.jmcwood.com • (314) 291-0414 Featuring: custom lamination of flat panels (HPL, foils, vinyl, surf(x), FRP, KYDEX, Boltaron, Metal, Gyp, PBD, MDF), profile wrapped Bridgeton, Missouri • • • • • • • • • • • • mouldings, membrane pressing, miter-folding, contour & straight

JMC WOOD MANUFACTURING

www.funderamerica.com • (800) 438-6276 Multiple surface textures & glosses, complete fabrication/ component Hope, Arkansas FUNDER FSC PB, MDF No • • capability and multiple sizes. Mocksville, North Carolina • • Sebring, Florida • •

FUNDER AMERICA, INC.

www.flply.com • (850) 948-2211 Cut-to-size, bullnose edge, drawer sides, shelving, end panels, tops & Greenville, Florida • • • • • • bottoms. Particleboard manufactured in-house; homogeneous.

FLORIDA PLYWOODS, INC.

plywood, CTS, bullnose and furniture parts.

www.duraplay.com.mx • +52 627 5 23 98 00 Mix loads capabilities with raw PB, Mende, softwood and hardwood Chihuahua, Mexico Duramel, Duramel Sense, Duracore, Duralam • • • • • •

DURAPLAY DE PARRAL, S.A.P.I DE CV

www.bestboard1.com • (619) 819-6064 Tijuana, Mexico Best Board

BESTBOARD IMPULSORA S.A. DE C.V

www.arauco-na.com • (800) 268-9830 Mende, Fire-rated Producing PRISM TFL at all mills listed in a variety of textures and Albany, Oregon PRISM TFL FSC • • (Duraflake®FR/ substrates. Specialty products also include TFL lamination on thin Trupan FR), Bennettsville, South Carolina PRISM TFL FSC • • MDF (Fibrex®), moisture resistant, fire-rated, NAF and ULEF (Vesta™), Moisture Resistant Grayling, Michigan PRISM TFL FSC • • particleboard and MDF. (VESTA MR50), NAF Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario PRISM TFL FSC • • (Vesta™), St. Stephen, New Brunswick PRISM TFL FSC • • ULEF (Vesta™)

(Fibrex®),

PB, MDF, HDF ARAUCO NORTH AMERICA

G2S 4x8 Engraved in Register. Also available in FSC. Large inventory for www.americanlaminates.com • (800) 800-2536 just in time delivery programs to western USA; including edge-banded Riverbank, California FSC • • shelving, line-boring & grooving.

in stock with 3 textures: Fine Furniture Finish, Real Wood Texture and AMERICAN LAMINATES, INC.

COMPANY AND LOCATION BRAND NAMES

w w w. D e c o r a t i ve S u r f a c e s . o r g

w w w. C o m p o s i t e P a n e l . o r g

CPA

L AMINATO RS 20 17

L AMINATO RS

101 101


102 WOOD VENEER

VINYL FILM

THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE

SATURATED PAPER

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYESTER

PHENOLIC

MDO / HDO

LIGHT BASIS WEIGHT PAPER

HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATES

HEAT TRANSFER FOIL

DECORATIVE FOILS

3D LAMINATES

ULEF/NAF SUBSTRATE AVAILABLE*

Quality TFL and HPL bonded panels in over 800 attractive patterns from leading decorative paper suppliers. Multiple finish options,

Fully integrated manufacturing facilities featuring continuous and

PB, MDF, No

PB, MDF OR HB PRODUCER

High quality HPL panels and parts delivered on time, as promised.

• • • •

Fully integrated component manufacturer with three facilities

Cut to size, LP in one / two faces, Thickness up to one inch, Mix PB/MDF.

laminating, edgebanding, cut-sizing, drilling, and machining.

PB, MDF, HB,

PB, MDF, HB, Plywood, Veneer Core, NAF, Fire Retardant, Moisture Resistant

All locations:

MDF, Solid Wood, Metal, Backers, Fiberglass, Plastic

All locations:

PB, MDF, HB, Plywood

PB, MDF

PB, MDF, HB, Plywood, FR, MR

Fire Rated PB & MDF, NAF, ULEF, and NAUF

Plywood, Fipro www.panelspec.com • (254) 774-9800 Custom Component parts and OEM manufacturing. Manufactures Wall non-combustible Systems, Casework, Marine Panels, and Panel Board. Services include Temple, Texas FSC • • vermiculate panels,

PANEL SPECIALISTS, INC.

www.panel.com • (800) 433-7142 Custom components manufacturer and laminator with fully Claudville, Virginia • • • • integrated facilities throughout the country. Multiple lamination Coldwater, Michigan • capabilities, painting and fabrication options for high quality panel Eufaula, Alabama • • • • • products. Cut-to-size, drilling, punching, edge banding, CNC routing, Holland, Michigan • • • line boring and perforation. Klamath Falls, Oregon FSC • • • • • • • Pennsauken, New Jersey • •

PANEL PROCESSING, INC.

www.olon.com • (905) 877-7300 profile wrapped cabinet stiles and rails with thermally Geneva, Illinois Decorative Laminates FSC • • • • • • • • • Decorative Georgetown, Ontario Olon Components FSC polyester, vinyl and lightweight decors. Vinyl & Polypropylene • • • • • • • • • fused drawer components, v-grooved, blank, mitrefold and KD Jefferson, Indiana Olon Creative Products FSC • • • • • • • • • wrapped drawer systems. Baltic & Chinese Birch Plywood and solid wood Lexington, North Carolina drawer components. Olon Components FSC • • Washington, Indiana

OLON INDUSTRIES INC. (COMPONENTS DIVISION)

www.mjbwood.com • (972) 401-0005 nationally providing lamination, cut-to-size, edge banding, CNC routing, drilling, and custom component capabilities. Irving, Texas • • • • • • •

MJB WOOD GROUP, LLC

www.macosa.com.mx • +52 (55) 5715-5870 Tlalnepantla, Mexico MACOPELL, MACOMELL, MACOPLAY

MADERAS CONGLOMERADAS S.A. DE C.V.

www.laminateworks.com • (913) 800-8263 Core and Laminate available from all leading manufactures. Panel Lenexa, Kansas FSC • processing including cutting, contour and straight line edgebanding, CNC routing and boring. Custom stocking programs available.

LAMINATE WORKS, INC.

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

www.lamtech.net • (800) 231-2523 HPL laminating, membrane pressing plus full fabrication capabilities. Diboll, Texas All locations: • • • • • • • • • • • Double sided continuous laminators capable of laminating papers, Gallatin, Tennessee • • • • • • • • • • • PB, MDF, vinyls, polyester and polypropylene. HPL panels available in Ridgeway, Virginia • • • • • • • • • • • Hardwood Plywood, many sizes and from all major HPL manufactures. Full fabricating capabilities at all locations including cut-to-size, edge banding, Spokane, Washington Veneer Core drilling, dadoing, toe notching, mitre folding and routing for custom Tiffin, Ohio • • • • • • • • • • • White City, Oregon • components.

LAMINATE TECHNOLOGIES

www.kmlcorp.com • (888) 358-5075 Veneer Core, NAF, including Edgewood, Allusion and Vintage. Available in a range of Stockton, California FSC Moisture Resistant • • ecofriendly substrates as well as light weight panels. Slotwall panels, Tacoma, Washington FSC • • • edgebanding, shelving and custom components available.

KML CORPORATION

CERTIFIED SUBSTRATES SPECIAL TREATMENTS, FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES COMPANY AND LOCATION BRAND NAMES WOOD OFFERED

w w w. D e c o r a t i ve S u r f a c e s . o r g

w w w. C o m p o s i t e P a n e l . o r g

CPA

L AMINATO RS 20 18


FSC

• • • • • • • •

PB, MDF, Hardwood Plywood

Yes

Yes

Decorative Dynamics

SkyPly Hardwood Plywood, PB, MDF, VC, HB, ULEF SkyBlend® PB, Arreis, Medex, Medite, Medite II, Medite FR, Medite 3D

PB, MDF, Plywood, NAF, NAUF PB & MDF FR PB & MDF

Tafisa Decorative Panels FSC • • • Prélude®, Sommet®

SURFORMA HPL to its Sommet® and Prélude® TFL Series, made from the same texture plates and printed décors. They also come with a wide range of complementary products, including PVC edgebanding, polyester wrapped mouldings, thermovinyl films and five-piece doors. TFL panels with Wilsonart and Arclin/Coveright decors are also available. All of Tafisa's TFL decors are available on ULEF PB panels.

PB, MDF, Plywood

PB, MDF, ULEF PB

Yes

Yes

No

Yes Yes

Yes

No

Additional company contact information can be found on pages 110–112.

surface&panel

MASTER 2018

PB, MDF, NAUF, PB, NAUF MDF

* Available with composite wood substrates that meet the no-added formaldehyde (NAF) and/or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) requirements of EPA’s TSCA Title VI and CARB.

Exact match of design and texture with more than 225 designs offered www.Wilsonart.com • (254) 207-7000 in 9 textures for HPL, TFL and Edgeband. Our large inventory and Temple, Texas Wilsonart FSC • • • • • • reliable service ensures quick shipment on all products. Oxford, Mississippi

WILSONART LLC

pressure laminates, PVC edgebanding, mouldings, 3D laminates and 5 www.uniboard.com • (800) 263-5240 piece door profiles. All surfaces available on NU Green particleboard PB, NU Green MDF, No Laval, Quebec TFL WoodPrint Technology® EIR • • • or MDF (NAF/ULEF). Multiple surface textures/glosses and multiple Sayabec, Quebec Uniboard TFL, Particleboard, MDF, NU Green® FSC Thermofused laminate panels with custom designs: WilsonArt, HDF, NAF/ULEF PB, Yes • • sizes. Val-d'Or, Quebec Uniboard TFL, Particleboard, MDF, NU Green® FSC MR10, MR50, FR Yes • • Formica, Arclin and other papers available.

Thermofused laminate panels. Matching products such as high UNIBOARD

Thermofused laminate panels, rolled laminates (vinyl & foil), UV www.timberproducts.com • (800) 547-9520 finish, extensive custom components capabilities, drawer sides White City, Oregon Spectraboard, Spectracore, ColorLam, FSC/SFI • • • • • • • • (square edged or bullnosed UV),, shelving. Specialty textured Decraboard, Coatings laminates, hardwood face/laminate back panels.

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY (SPECTRUM DIVISION)

www.tafisa.ca • (888) 882-3472 Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

Tafisa Decorative Panels are offered with a complete matching line of TAFISA CANADA INC.

STEVENS INDUSTRIES, INC.

StevensWood Matching program of TFL panels and HPL in the latest surface textures including synchronized woodgrains textures. All designs www.stevens-wood.com • (217) 857-7100 PB, MDF, Plywood, include the availability of matching banding, HPL, doors, 5-piece doors, Teutopolis, Illinois Legno Collection, Artika & Rain Collection, FSC • • • • • light Fire-rated PB, MDF. basis weight paper and vinyl. All available in industry leading GRN StevensWood™ Stevens HPL, Stevens Shelf™, MR PB, MDF. core for any LEED requirements to Ply Core for a lightweight option. Essentials Collection Cut-to-size parts, post form countertops, slat-wall, shelving. Custom TFL NAF (Green) PB, MDF panels in Pionite, Wilsonart, Formica and Arclin designs

www.Roseburg.com • (800) 245-1115 Dillard, Oregon Duramine® TFL, Duramine® Medite FR, FSC shipments of flat panel, CTS, edge-treated matching surfaces • • • • • Mixed SkyPly Hardwood Plywood, UltraFinish, RediPly, from this integrated producer of custom designs, Wilsonart, Formica, MelaGard, RediShelf, SkyBlend® Arclin and others. Lamination of PET super matte and high gloss Missoula, Montana Duramine® TFL, MelaGard, SkyBlend® FSC • • panels. Simsboro, Louisiana Duramine® TFL , Duramine® Medite FR, SkyBlend® FSC • •

ROSEBURG

PREMIER EUROCASE

Full spectrum panel laminating. Thermofused HD melamine offering a distinctive deep grain texture. Lightweight PUR panel production www.premiereurocase.com • (303) 373-9718 using aluminum & paper honeycomb. cores. High Gloss Acrylic Denver, Colorado PureCore TFL, Roucke TFL, FSC • • • • • • laminations using PUR. High-pressure laminate panels from all major Roucke HD, Reflekt HPL brands. 3D membrane pressing.

Waco, Texas

www.patrickind.com • (574) 294-7511 Boise, Idaho Decorative Dynamics FSC • • • • • • • • Eight laminating facilities with multiple roll laminating machines. Decatur, Alabama Decorative Dynamics FSC • • • • • • • • All are capable of paper, vinyl and polypropylene lamination. Most Decorative Dynamics FSC PB, MDF, Elkhart, Indiana • • • • • • • • have high-production HPL panel lay-up capabilities too. Many offer Fontana, California Decorative Dynamics • • • • • • • Plywood, NAF, No cut-to-size services along with drawer-sides, shelving and other Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania Decorative Dynamics FSC • • • • • • • • NAUF PB & MDF, component parts. A fully integrated component facility in Elkhart, IN Phoenix, Arizona Decorative Dynamics • • • • • FR PB & MDF can laminate, route, drill, edge-band, contour edge-band, edge foil, Tualatin, Oregon Decorative Dynamics FSC • • • • • • • • and manufacture slotwall..

PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC.

www.panolam.com • (800) 672-6652 Auburn, Maine Pionite & Nevamar® Surface Systems laminating plants located throughout North America • Two Huntsville, Ontario Panolam®, Pluswood® TFL FSC • • (Auburn, ME; Huntsville, ON)

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HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATES

DECORATIVE FOILS

CPL (CONTINUOUS PRESSED LAMINATE)

3D LAMINATES

SATURATED PAPER

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYESTER

PHENOLIC

LIGHT BASIS WEIGHT PAPER

THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE

Premeer®

Formica® Laminate, 180fx®, IdealEdge®, ColorCore®2, DecoMetal®, Formica® Compact®, Chemtop2®, Formica® Solid Surfacing, Formica® Envision®, dECOLeather®, Formica® Infiniti®, Formica® Markerboard

www.olon.com • (905) 877-7300 Geneva, Illinois

Olon Decorative laminates

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Resin-Gard®, Truly Natural®

OLON INDUSTRIES INC. (DECORATIVES DIVISION)

www.interprint.com • (413) 443-4733 Pittsfield, Massachusetts

INTERPRINT, INC.

www.formica.com • 800-367-6422 Cinncinnati, Ohio

FORMICA CORPORATION

www.expera.com • (800) 847-8022 Kaukauna, Wisconsin

EXPERA SPECIALTY SOLUTIONS, LLC.

Solid surfacing, recycled leather veneer, specialty laminates, decorative edges.

Saturating base papers for construction overlay, compact laminates, backer and core stock applications. Wide range of basis weights available.

Melamine backers and treated décor papers for laminate flooring and TFL.

Pre applied hot melt adhesive for light basis weight papers, decorative foils and film.

Glue film, PG backers, technical films, natural fibre, composite mat, coated glass mat, decorative prints for surfaces.

Base paper manufacturer (saturated and pre-impregnated) for the printing, saturating & laminating industry

OTHER PRODUCT TYPES

Decorative printing of saturating papers up to 2700mm wide, along with full digital design and engraving services.

Specialty laminates include: chemical resistant, fingerprint resistant, anti-microbial, color-through, metal, fire-rated, compact, writable, custom digital laminate and magnetic.

Formica® High Pressure Laminate offers a broad range of solid colors, woodgrains, and patterns in a variety of finishes.

Resin-Gard® papers are engineered for customer specific processing and application demands. Consistent and efficient performance is achieved though our unique manufacturing processes.

High clarity wear resistant overlays for residential and heavy commercial flooring applications, available for deep textures and with enhanced scuff resistance; woodgrains, solids and pigmented whites in roll or sheet form, embossed in register or antistatic; FSC certification; Cleaning paper for press plates.

Suppliers of light basis weight paper and decorative foils with or without adhesive. Quick ship program with over 40 colors in stock. One roll or truck load quantities available.

Arclin's E-Gen™ designated decorative overlays are available for TFL, flooring and industrial surfacing applications. Available with FSC® Chain of Custody Certification. High wear and impact resistant laminate.

A complete product portfolio including white and solid color decor papers for HPL/CPL and LPL, print base papers, pre-impregnated foil base papers, and inkjet papers suitable for digital decor printing.

SPECIAL TREATMENTS, FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES

NEXGEN™ laminates are aligned with TFL & HPL manufacturers: Arauco North America, Formica, KML, Roseburg, Stevens, Tafisa, Uniboard and Wilsonart. Over 200 exact match colours and finishes. Saturated NEXGEN™ Thermally Fused • products with polyester resins, such as decor cellulose paper, Continuous Decorative Laminates fiberglass and backers.

www.melamine-papers.com • (413) 575-8985 Lexington, North Carolina Liquiclean, Liquilay, Meladur •

BMK AMERICAS LLC

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www.aacchotmelts.com • (978) 688-7400 Lawrence, Massachusetts • •

AMERICAN ADHESIVE COATINGS LLC

www.arclin.com • (877) 689-9145 Roswell, Georgia

ARCLIN

www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com • (978) 342-1080 Leominster, Massachusetts

AHLSTROM-MUNKSJO PAPER INC.

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Resopreg Treated Papers ProWrap® Polyester and Melamine

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Custom print capabilities in TFL and HPL. ProWrap® Polyester and Melamine in standard and high-wear laminates in a variety of textures.

Riken 3D Laminate Collection, Supermatte Soft Feel

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Decorative, white, black and unicolors melamine papers for TFL and HPL/ CPL. Phenolic papers (PSF, MDO) Dry glue lines & backers for veneering.

High quality products manufactured individually for customer's needs. Own resin plant allowing producing tailor made solutions. Transparent overlays HPL and veneering. Deep structure solutions. Cleaning paper for melamine and phenolic presses.

Stocking distributor with same day shipping and an on-staff technical department. HPL/TFL matching program. Slitting services available. PVC & PET High Gloss and solid color 3DL program. Printed designs with a wide range of embossings from ultra-smooth to deep texture. Special surfaces available for health care and fixture & display markets. PETG 1D and 2D highgloss and super matte films with scratch resistant surface. Large selection of in-stock edgebanding for all zero-joint edge processing technology.

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www.us.bauschlinnemann.com • (800) 992-3936 Agawam, Massachusetts East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Myrtle Beach, South Carolina TecoFoil, TecoLine, TecoPrint, TecoSmart, TecoFilm, TecoRelease

Pre-applied hotmelt adhesive coating for all weights of foil and edgings. Slitting services

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Flat surface and profile wrap foils in post impregnated, pre-impregnated and low basis weight form. EB and AC topcoated surfaces in smooth, embossed, stippled, and recoatable versions. Melamine Edgebanding for straight and soft formed edges. Decor printing for flooring, furniture and store fixture applications offered with in house design services and cylinder engraving. Treating services for decor and solid designs, backer papers and release papers all available in roll or sheet form.  High abrasive wear layer and a wide range of gloss options available.

SURTECO NORTH AMERICA

www.surfactor.com • (360) 485-2909 Lacey, Washington

SURFACTOR AMERICAS LLC

High quality 3D Laminates (thermofoil) for residential and commercial interior applications. The 3D laminate collection offers extensive colors and patterns in 5 finishes: high gloss, satin, matte, DT, and supermatte. DT Finish Collection features durability, scratch and stain resistance; SOFT FEEL includes 5 solid colors in supermatte finish

Printed Decor Paper, Finish Foil, Melamine Film, Digital Printing. Global design and trend expertise. Single source decor development and printing production maintain high quality standards. Worldwide presence with 14 productions facilities, including North America.

Decorative glass films for windows and glass partitions suitable for commercial spaces.

www.ssinorthamerica.com • (973) 598-0152 Randolph, New Jersey Klöckner Pentaplast, Pentadecor®, 2D and 3D • • • • • • Phenolic backed 3D Laminates, Film, kpExtreme™, EGR, Stylelite®, Acrylic sheets, Peel n stick 3D laminates, High gloss 2D Acrylics, Toray, Radiance 1D and 2D Scratch acrylic sheets, MKT Alpha Tape edge banding - ABS, PP, hot air, laser. Resistant Films, MKT Alpha-Tape® Edgebanding PP & ABS, Alpha-Tape Zero® laser, hot-air, near infrared Alpha-Tape Metallica®

SURFACE SOURCE INTERNATIONAL

www.schattdecor.com • (314) 400-6100 Maryland Heights, Missouri

SCHATTDECOR, INC.

www.riken-usa.com • (248) 513-3511 Novi, Michigan

RIKEN U.S.A.

www.panolam.com • (800) 672-6652 Auburn, Maine Morristown, Tennessee

PANOLAM INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

www.omnova.com/laminates • (866) 332-5226 Auburn, Pennsylvania OMNOVA Laminates, surf(x) 3D Laminates, • • • • • • • surf(x) 3D laminates, 2D laminates Beachwood, Ohio 3D Laminates, surf(x) 3D Matte Luxe, and paper laminates, pre-applied adhesive coated laminates, broad Jeanette, Pennsylvania 2D Laminates, 2D Radiance Laminates, range of performance films, acrylic Monroe, North Carolina and Paper Laminates, harmony program and PET laminates.

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SynDECOR®, SynDECOR EA

THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE

SATURATED PAPER

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYESTER

PHENOLIC

LIGHT BASIS WEIGHT PAPER

HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATES

DECORATIVE FOILS

CPL (CONTINUOUS PRESSED LAMINATE)

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SynDECOR BOPP film engineered for décor printing and lamination.

Ultralam PET luxury polymer laminate for high gloss and super matte panels.

OTHER PRODUCT TYPES

Water resistant, miter foldable, dimensionally stable, UV stable. SynDECOR EA is a finished unicolor overlay with e-beam cured top coat and pre-applied adhesive.

Supplier of interior laminates for residential and commercial settings offering a broad range of products including 3D laminates, 2D laminates, flat (1D) laminates, finish foil and matching edgebanding. We provide interior surface solutions that meet the highest requirements in design, quality and overall performance. Matching TFL/HPL program.

SPECIAL TREATMENTS AND CAPABILITIES

G-Effect, G-Effect/Force, G-Effect/Tactile, G-Effect/Premium, HdOne, Fortina, 3dLuxe

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In stock and custom manufactured decorative solid color laminating papers using electron beam cure technology. Smooth, Stipple, High Gloss,

A vertically integrated North American printer of light weight basis papers, saturating grade papers and printed films. Complete in-house design developments offering a variety of multiple synchronized emboss finishes and textures. Our capabilities include the process from design development to engraving to printing.

Dri Erase and Matte finishes available.

Printed PVC and Non-PVC films, Pre-applied hotmelt adhesive

Wilsonart Laminate, Wilsonart Quartz, • • • • Wilsonart Solid Surface, Wilsonart Decorative Metal, Wilsonart Adhesive

Wilsonart Coordinated Surfaces: Laminate, TFL Panels and Edgeband and Performance and Specialty Laminates

AEON™ Enhanced Performance; Custom/Digital Laminates; RE-COVER™ and Solicor™ Laminates; Performance Laminate Types: Chemical Resistant, Fire-Rated, Markerboard, Chalkboard, High Wear Laminates.

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www.zamma.com • (540) 672-5200 Orange, Virginia

Frame and profile wrapping, floor transitions, mouldings.

Laminates and continuous pressure laminates for flat surfaces and profile wrapping in various surface finishes. High abrasive resistant surfaces including flooring grade. Edgebanding and custom treating solutions up to 1,400 mm (55") wide.

ZAMMA CORPORATION

www.wilsonart.com • (254) 207-7000 Temple, Texas

WILSONART LLC

www.uscoating.com • (803) 957-3377 Lexington, South Carolina

U.S. COATING COMPANY

www.tia.toppan.com • (770) 957-5060 McDonough, Georgia Morgantown, Pennsylvania

TOPPAN INTERAMERICA INC.

printing, saturating and laminating industries

www.felix-schoeller.com • (315) 298-8889 Base paper manufacturer (saturating Full range of LPL, HPL, printbase, preimpregnated (PRIP®), edgebanding, foil, backer and inkjet-compatible papers. and pre-impregnated papers) for the Pulaski, New York

TECHNOCELL DEKOR

Newark, Delaware

www.syndecor.com • (302) 326-5500

TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES

www.synergythermofoils.com • (954) 420-9553 Coral Springs, FL

SYNERGY THERMAL FOILS, INC.

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LIQUID COATING

POWDER COATING

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Fibrex Paint is available in over 70 solid colors and woodgrain patterns that are

UV-cured powder coated MDF component finishing serving retail, health care,

Wood powder coating, custom components, cut-to-size, CNC routing.

color matching, CNC machining.

hospitality, education & office furniture industies and more, cut to size, custom

MDF

MDF

Industrial coatings for wood and wood-like substrates for exterior & interior composites, structural panels, doors and windows, floors, moldings as well as kitchen cabinets and furniture manufacturers. Water-based, 100% UV and solvent borne coating technologies.

Other specialties available such as chalkboard, markerboard, silkscreen-able paint finishes, unlimited solid colors and wood grain print.

PB, MDF, Fibrex®, ULEF (Vesta™)

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PB, www.Roseburg.com • (800) 245-1115 ULEF SkyBlend®, UV fill and topcoat on PB, MDF, or hardwood plywood; wood grain print, PB, ULEF Dillard, Oregon UltraFinish-UV Cured Paints & Finishes, SkyBlend®, FSC Yes Thin MDF, MDF, VC, acrylic solid colors with custom color program, prefinished shelving SkyPly Hardwood Plywood, RediFinish, RediShelf • • FR MDF, and edge banding on one to four sides. MR MDF, NAF MDF

ROSEBURG

www.funderamerica.com • (800) 438-6276 Mocksville, North Carolina FSC

UVMax® SFI •

FUNDER AMERICA, INC.

www.dvuv.com • (216) 741-5511 Cleveland, Ohio

DVUV, LLC

www.axaltawoodcoatings.com • (336) 889-2157 High Point, North Carolina

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS

SUBSTRATES OFFERED

Industrial wood coatings and adhesives that provide protective and decorative properties for wood, MDF, wood composites and wood-based products. AkzoNobel specializes in building products interior and exterior, cabinetry, contract furniture, residential furniture, flooring, windows, doors, distribution and more.

www.arauco-na.com • (800) 268-9830 printed directly on one face of our Fibrex thin high density MDF. Water-based St. Stephen, New Brunswick Fibrex Paint FSC system applied along with either an acrylic or optional UV-cured topcoat. • • paint

ARAUCO NORTH AMERICA

www.akzonobel.com • (336) 841-5111 High Point, North Carolina

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TecoFoil, TecoLine, TecoPrint, TecoSmart, TecoFilm, TecoRelease

Pre-applied hotmelt adhesive coating for all weights of foil and edgings.

You’ll Hear It Here First

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McDonough, Georgia

www.tia.toppan.com • (770) 957-5060 Pre-applied hotmelt adhesive coating for light basis weight paper, decorative foils and backing materials.

TOPPAN INTERAMERICA INC.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

www.us.bauschlinnemann.com • (800) 992-3936

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Manufacturer of pre-applied hotmelt adhesive coating for light basis weight paper, decorative foils, backing materials and OPP film.

SURTECO NORTH AMERICA

Lawrence, Massachusetts

www.aacchotmelts.com • (978) 688-7400

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AHLSTROM-MUNKSJO PAPER INC. 100 Erdman Way, Suite S100 Leominster, Massachusetts 01453 (978) 342-1080 wayne.franklin@ahlstrom-munksjo.com www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS, INC. 1431 Progress Avenue High Point, North Carolina 27260 (336) 841-5111 Fax (336) 883-8494 infowfaus@akzonobel.com www.akzonobel.com • COATING MANUFACTURER

AMERICAN ADHESIVE COATINGS LLC 12 Osgood Street Lawrence, Massachusetts 01843 (978) 688-7400 Fax (978) 691-5015 dtemples@gmail.com www.aacchotmelts.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER • LAMINATING ADHESIVE SUPPLIER

ARCLIN 1000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Suite 342 Roswell, Georgia 30076 (877) 689-9145 info.decorative@arclin.com www.arclinTFL.com

DVUV, LLC 4641 Hinckley Industrial Parkway Cleveland, Ohio 44109 (216) 741-5511 Fax (216) 741-6611 sales@dvuv.com www.dvuv.com

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AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS 1717 English Rd High Point, North Carolina 27262 (336) 889-2157 Fax (336) 802-4736 axaltawoodinfo@axaltacs.com www.axaltawoodcoatings.com

EXPERA SPECIALTY SOLUTIONS, LLC. 600 Thilmany Road Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 (800) 847-8022 info@expera.com www.expera.com

• COATING MANUFACTURER

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

BESTBOARD IMPULSORA S.A. DE C.V P.O. Box 5224 Chula Vista, California 91912-5224 (619) 819-6064 Fax (619) 819-8490 araymond@bestboard1.com www.bestboard1.com

FLORIDA PLYWOODS, INC. PO Box 458, 1228 NW US 221 Greenville, Florida 32331 (850) 948-2211 Fax (850) 948-4616 info@flply.com www.flply.com

• PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

• PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

BMK AMERICAS LLC 144 Welcome Center Court Lexington, North Carolina 27295 (336) 731-1425 jessica.calabrese@melamine-papers.com www.melamine-papers.com

FORMICA CORPORATION 10155 Reading Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 (800) 367-6422 bryce.hartman@formica.com www.formica.com

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

BOISE CASCADE COMPANY P.O. Box 62, Boise, Idaho 83707 (888) 264-7372 Fax (208) 395-7635 twparticleboardsales@bc.com www.bc.com/manufacturing

FUNDER AMERICA, INC. PO Box 729 Mocksville, North Carolina 27028 (800) 438-6276 Fax (336) 751-5623 jking@funderamerica.com www.funderamerica.com

• PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

AMERICAN LAMINATES, INC. 3142 Talbot Avenue/PO Box 778 Riverbank, California 95367 (800) 800-2536 Fax (209) 869-4040 sales@americanlaminates.com www.americanlaminates.com

• PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

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(800) 547-1793 Fax (541) 882-8671 mshuey@collinsco.com

ARAUCO NORTH AMERICA

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CENTRAL SUPPORT CENTER/CORPORATE OFFICE

400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Suite 750 Atlanta, GA 30346 (800) 261-4890

(800) 417-3674 Fax (541) 884-7282 bbleichrodt@collinsco.com (EWST)

ST. STEPHEN AND SAULT STE. MARIE SALES

DURAPLAY DE PARRAL, S.A.P.I. DE C.V. Av. Santa Barbara 21, Barrio de Espana Parral, Chihuahua Mexico CS 33870

80 Tiverton Court, Suite 701 Markham, Ontario L3R 0G4 (800) 268-9830 Fax (905) 475-3988 WESTERN US SALES

MEXICO SALES

3011 SE Salem Avenue Albany, Oregon 97321 (888) 650-6302 Fax (541) 928-4116

+52 (627) 523-9800 Ext.151 Fax +52 (627) 523-9817 joaquinmartinez@duraplay.com.mx www.duraplay.com.mx

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515 River Crossing Drive, Suite 110 Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715-7900 (877) 273-7680 Fax (800) 808-1454 marketing@arauco-na.com www.arauco-na.com • MDF MANUFACTURER • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR • COATER 110

COLLINS PRODUCTS LLC 6410 Highway 66 Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 www.collinswood.com

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(501) 732-0888 wayneschwerin@yahoo.com wayneschwerin@duraplay.com.mx www.duraplay.com.mx • MDF MANUFACTURER • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

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GP WOOD PRODUCTS LLC 303 S. Temple Dr. Diboll, Texas 75941 (800) 424-2311 Fax (855) 803-6251 pat.aldred@gapac.com www.buildgp.com • MDF MANUFACTURER • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

INTERPRINT, INC. 101 Central Berkshire Blvd. Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201 (413) 443-4733 (413) 443-6940 pstasiowski@interprint.com www.interprint.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

JMC WOOD MANUFACTURING 13519 NW Industrial Drive Bridgeton, Missouri 63044 (314) 291-0414 jjappa@jmcwood.com www.jmcwood.com • LAMINATOR


MARSHFIELD DOORSYSTEMS, INC. 1401 East Fourth Street Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449 (800) 826-4020 Fax (715) 387-4218 www.customdoorcomponents.com • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

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KRONOSPAN LLC EASTABOGA PLANT

1 Kronospan Way, Eastaboga, Alabama 36260 (256) 741-8755 Fax (256) 741-8757 mdfsales@kronospanusa.com www.kronospanusa.com SHIPPENVILLE PLANT

143 Fiberboard Road Shippenville, Pennsylvania 16254 (800) 373-4383 Fax (814) 226-7586 mdfsales@kronospanusa.com www.kronospanusa.com • MDF MANUFACTURER

LAMINATE TECHNOLOGIES 161 Maule Road Tifflin, Ohio 44883 (800) 231-2523 rjoseph@lamitech.net www.lamtech.net • LAMINATOR

LAMINATE WORKS 11590 College Boulevard, Suite 200 Lenexa, Kansas 66219 (913) 800-8263 info@laminateworks.com www.LaminateWorks.com • LAMINATOR

LANGBOARD, INC. 548 Langboard Road Willacoochee, Georgia 31650 (912) 534-5959 Fax (912) 534-5904 mrobinson@langboard.com www.langboard.com • MDF MANUFACTURER

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION EAST RIVER PLANT

414 Union Street, Suite 2000 Nashville, Tennessee 37219 (888) 457-4246 Fax (877) 606-6015 www.lpcorp.com ROARING RIVER PLANT

414 Union Street, Suite 2000 Nashville, Tennessee 37219 (877) 777-6158 Fax (866) 743-3020 www.lpcorp.com • ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING /TRIM MANUFACTURER

MADERAS CONGLOMERADAS S.A. DE C.V. (MACOSA) Ave. San José # 2 San Juan Ixhuatepec Tlalnepantla, Edo. Mexico CP 54180 +52 (55) 5715-5870 francisco.avila@macosa.com.mx www.macosa.com.mx • MDF MANUFACTURER • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

MJB WOOD GROUP, LLC 2201 W. Royal Lane, Suite 250 Irving, Texas 75063 (972) 401-0005 lgaskey@mjbwood.com www.mjbwood.com • LAMINATOR

OLON INDUSTRIES INC. COMPONENTS DIVISION

PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC. PO Box 638 Elkhart, Indiana 46515 (574) 294-7511 Fax (574) 524-7706 schrammj@patrickind.com www.patrickind.com • LAMINATOR

PLUMMER FOREST PRODUCTS 401 N. Potlatch Road / P.O. Box 788 Post Falls, Idaho 83854 (208) 777-2202 p.carey@plummerforest.com www.enstron.com • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

• LAMINATOR

POTLATCHDELTIC CORP 757 Del-Tin Highway El Dorado, Arkansas 71730 (936) 699-1800 trey.golden@potlatchdeltic.com www.potlatchdeltic.com

DECORATIVES DIVISION

• MDF MANUFACTURER

42 Armstrong Ave., Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4R9 (905) 877-7300 Fax (905) 877-7383 jkozuch@olon.com www.olon.com

411 Union Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134 (630) 232-4705 Fax (630) 232-4719 jkozuch@olon.com www.olon.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC. 25435 Harvard Road Beachwood, Ohio 44122 (866) 332-5226 laminates@omnova.com www.omnova.com/laminates • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

PAN PACIFIC PRODUCTS, INC. 610 W State Highway 3 Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728 (580) 584-6247 Fax (580) 584-6230 shaneb@panpacificproducts.com www.panpacificproducts.com • MDF MANUFACTURER

PANEL PROCESSING, INC. 120 North Industrial Highway Alpena, Michigan 49707 (800) 433-7142 solutions@panel.com www.panel.com • LAMINATOR

PANEL SPECIALISTS, INC. 3115 Range Road Temple, Texas 76504 (254) 774-9800 Fax (254) 774-7222 customer.service@panelspec.com www.panelspec.com

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KML CORPORATION 1616 Saint Paul Avenue Tacoma, Washington 98421 (888) 358-5075 Fax (253) 475-7517 gary@kmlcorp.com www.kmlcorp.com

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PREMIER EUROCASE 12000 E. 56th Avenue, Unit K Denver, Colorado 80239 (303) 373-9718 Fax: (303) 373-9710 awilzoch@premiereurocase.com www.premiereurocase.com • LAMINATOR

RIKEN U.S.A. 26200 Town Center Drive, Suite 135 Novi, Michigan 48375 (248) 513-3511 Fax: (248) 513-3510 info@riken-usa.com www.riken-usa.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

ROSEBURG WESTERN SALES

3660 Gateway Street, Springfield, Oregon 97477 (800) 245-1115 Fax (541) 679-2543 chadca@rfpco.com www.Roseburg.com EASTERN SALES

12000 Findley Road, Suite 320 Johns Creek, Georgia 30097 (866) 387-2646 Fax (678) 474-1258 tomwa@rfpco.com www.Roseburg.com • MDF MANUFACTURER • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR • COATER

• LAMINATOR

PANOLAM INDUSTRIES INT'L, INC. Muskoka Road 3, Box 7500 Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J7 (800) 672-6652 Fax (708) 789-6658 www.panolam.com • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

20 Progress Drive Shelton, Connecticut 06484 (203) 925-1556 Fax (203) 225-0050 www.panolam.com

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SCHATTDECOR, INC. 13950 Riverport Place Drive Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043 (314) 400-6100 Fax (314) 400-6123 t.haffner@schattdecor.us www.schattdecor.com

TAFISA CANADA INC 4660 Villeneuve Lac-Megantic, Quebec G6B 2C3 (888) 882-3472 Fax (888) 711-3472 tafisa@tafisa.ca www.tafisa.ca

UNILIN US MDF 149 Homanit USA Road Mt. Gilead, North Carolina 27306 (910) 439-6959 Fax (910) 439-6497 alex_campbell@mohawkind.com www.unilin.com

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

• PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

• MDF MANUFACTURER

STEVENS INDUSTRIES, INC. 704 West Main Teutopolis, Illinois 62467 (217) 857-7100 billl@stevensind.com www.stevens-wood.com • LAMINATOR

TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES 500 Creek View Road, Suite 301 Newark, Delaware 19711 (302) 326-5500 Fax (302) 326-5501 john.lyons@ti-films.com www.syndecor.com

U.S. COATING COMPANY 465 Industrial Drive Lexington, South Carolina 29072 (803) 957-3377 Fax (803) 957-3357 mglatz@uscoating.com www.uscoating.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

STIMSON LUMBER COMPANY 520 Southwest Yamhill Street, Suite 700 Portland, Oregon 97204 (800) 445-9758 Fax (503) 295-1849 phenningfeld@stimsonlumber.com www.stimsonlumber.com • HARDBOARD

TECHNOCELL DEKOR 179 County Route 2A Pulaski, New York 13142 (315) 298-8889 Fax (315) 298-8822 tllamberton@felix-schoeller.com www.felix-schoeller.com

WEBB FURNITURE ENTERPRISES, INC. 150 Jackson Street Galax, Virginia 24333 (276) 236-6141 Fax (276) 236-0963 jfrazier@webbfurn.com www.webbfurn.com • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

SURFACE SOURCE INTERNATIONAL 961 Route 10E, Unit 2-i Randolph, New Jersey 07869 (973) 598-0152 Fax (973) 598-0156 info@ssinorthamerica.com www.ssinorthamerica.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

SURFACTOR AMERICAS LLC 1420 Marvin Road, Suite C #230 Lacey, Washington 98516 (360) 485-2909 hal.studer@surfactor.com www.surfactor.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

SURTECO NORTH AMERICA 1175 Harrelson Boulevard Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577 BauschLinnemann Sales: (800) 992-3936 tim.vail@us.surteco.com Suddekor Sales: (413) 821-9000 rculver@suddekorllc.com www.us.bauschlinnemann.com

AMPINE DIVISION, COMPOSITE PANEL GROUP

4020 Lennane Drive, Suite 103 Sacramento, California 95834 (800) 676-3339 Fax (916) 772-3415 krandle@timberproducts.com www.timberproducts.com MEDFORD DIVISION, COMPOSITE PANEL GROUP SPECTRUM DIVISION

PO Box 269, Springfield, Oregon 97477 (800) 547-9520 Fax (541) 744-5431 mherbert@timberproducts.com (Medford) lburke@timberproducts.com (Spectrum) www.timberproducts.com • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

TOPPAN INTERAMERICA INC. 1131 Highway 155 South McDonough, Georgia 30253 (770) 957-5060 Fax (770) 957-6447 info@tia.toppan.com www.tia.toppan.com

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER • LAMINATING ADHESIVE SUPPLIER

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER • LAMINATING ADHESIVE SUPPLIER

SWISS KRONO USA 810 Technology Drive Barnwell, South Carolina 29812 (866) 334-9923 sales@swisskronousa.com www.swisskronousa.com

UNIBOARD

• MDF MANUFACTURER

255 Summerlea Brampton, Ontario L6T 4T8 (800) 263-5240 Fax (450) 664-6009

SYNERGY THERMAL FOILS, INC. 12175 NW 39th Street Coral Springs, Florida 33065 (954) 420-9553 Fax: (866) 783-4381 info@synergythermofoils.com www.synergythermofoils.com • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

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WEST FRASER 1250 Brownmiller Road Quesnel, British Columbia Canada V2J 6P5 (250) 992-9254 Fax: (250) 992-3034 mdf@westfraser.com www.westfraser.com • MDF MANUFACTURER

WEYERHAEUSER MDF 105 Mills Drive Columbia Falls, Montana 59912 (800) 548-3099 Fax (406) 892-6870 www.weyerhaeuser.com • MDF MANUFACTURER

WILSONART LLC 2501 Wilsonart Drive Temple, Texas 76503 (254) 207-7000 Fax (254) 207-3209 smartline@wilsonart.com www.wilsonart.com • LAMINATOR • OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

5555, rue Ernest-Cormier Laval, Quebec H7C 2S9 (800) 263-5240 Fax (450) 664-6009

ZAMMA CORPORATION Laminates Division 14468 Litchfield Drive Orange, Virginia 22960 (540) 672-5200 Fax (540) 672-9200 chawley@zamma.com www.zamma.com

ONTARIO AND WESTERN CANADA SALES

• OVERLAY MANUFACTURER

MONTREAL AND QUEBEC SALES

US SALES

(800) 263-5240 Fax: (450) 664-6009 www.uniboard.com • MDF MANUFACTURER • PARTICLEBOARD MANUFACTURER • LAMINATOR

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Grand Rapids, MI (616) 949-5000 DIEFFENBACHER, INC.

Alpharetta, GA (770) 226-6394 DOMINION CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.

Petersburg, VA (804) 733-7628 DURAPLAY DE PARRAL, S.A. DE C.V.

Chihuahua, Mexico (501) 732-0888 DVUV, LLC

AHLSTROM-MUNKSJO PAPER INC.

BESTBOARD IMPULSORA S.A. DE C.V.

Leominster, MA (978) 342-1080

Chula Vista, CA (619) 819-6064

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS, INC.

BIOMASS ENGINEERING & EQUIPMENT

High Point, NC (336) 841-5111

Columbus, IN (317) 346-0711

AMERICAN ADHESIVE COATINGS LLC

BMK AMERICAS LLC

Lawrence, MA (978) 688-7400

Lexington, NC (336) 731-1425

AMERICAN LAMINATES INC.      

BOISE CASCADE COMPANY

Riverbank, CA (800) 800-2536

Boise, ID (888) 264-7372

AMERIWOOD INDUSTRIES

BUSH INDUSTRIES, INC.

Wright City, MO (636) 745-3351

Jamestown, NY (716) 665-2000

ANDRITZ, INC.

CALPLANT 1, LLC

Muncy, PA (570) 546-8211

Willows, CA (530) 943-3763

ARAUCO NORTH AMERICA

CASEY INDUSTRIAL, INC.

Atlanta, GA (800) 261-4890

Westminster, CO (720) 974-2659

ARCLIN

CHEMISOL ITALIA S.R.L.

Roswell, GA (877) 689-9145

Castellanza, Italy +39 0331-523238

ARGOS SOLUTIONS AS

CHEM-TREND LP

Kongsberg, Norway +47 9166-9410

Howell, MI (517) 545-7844

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC.

CLOSETMAID

Arcadia, WI (608) 323-3377

Ocala, FL (352) 401-6000

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS

COLLINS PRODUCTS LLC

High Point, NC (336) 889-2157

Klamath Falls, OR (800) 329-1219

B&W MEGTEC SYSTEMS

COLUMBIA FOREST PRODUCTS

DePere, WI (920) 336-5715

Greensboro, NC (800) 637-1609

BASF CORPORATION

CON-VEY KEYSTONE, INC.

Wyandotte, MI (734) 324-5481

Roseburg, OR (541) 672-5506

BAUMER INSPECTION

CORNERSTONE CHEMICAL CORPORATION

Konstanz, Germany +49 170-289-9494 BEDFORD FALLS COMMUNICATIONS

Watertown, WI (920) 261-1947 BERNDORF BELT TECHNOLOGY

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Waggaman, LA (504) 339-6340 COSTA SANDERS LLC

Archdale, NC (336) 434-6644 COVESTRO

Pittsburgh, PA (412) 298-5037

Cleveland, OH (216) 741-5511 ECOSE TECHNOLOGY

Mont-St-Guibert, Belgium +32 10-488-488 ECOSTRAT, INC.

Toronto, ON, Canada (416) 968-8884 ECOSYNTHETIX

Burlington, ON, Canada (905) 335-5669 ELECTRONIC WOOD SYSTEMS

Beaverton, OR (503) 643-6305 EVERGREEN ENGINEERING, INC.

Eugene, OR (541) 484-4771 EVERTREE SAS

Paris, France +33 1-40-69-48-00 EXPERA SPECIALTY SOLUTIONS

Kaukauna, WI (800) 847-8022 FIBRIA INNOVATIONS INC.

Burnaby, BC, Canada (604) 453-1244 FLORIDA PLYWOODS, INC.

Greenville, FL (850) 948-2211 FOREST ECONOMIC ADVISORS, LLC

Littleton, MA (978) 496-6335 FORMICA CORPORATION

Cincinnati, OH (800) 367-6422 FRAMERICA CORPORATION

Yaphank, NY (800) 372-6422 FUNDER AMERICA, INC.

Mocksville, NC (800) 438-6276 GEORGIA-PACIFIC CHEMICALS LLC

Atlanta, GA (541) 928-4171 GP WOOD PRODUCTS LLC

Diboll, TX (800) 424-2311 GRECON, INC.

Tigard, OR (503) 641-7731

HARDWOODS SPECIALTY PRODUCTS USLP

Langley, BC, Canada (604) 881-1988 HEXION

Columbus, OH (888) 443-9466 HUNTSMAN

The Woodlands, TX (281) 719-4916 IMA SCHELLING GROUP

Raleigh, NC (919) 544-0430 IMAL-PAL GROUP

Stone Mountain, GA (509) 855-3411 IMEAS INC.

Peachtree City, GA (678) 364-1900 INDUSTRIAL FINISHES & SYSTEMS, INC.

Eugene, OR (541) 485-1503 INTERPRINT, INC.

Pittsfield, MA (413) 443-4733 IPCO

Totowa, NJ (973) 790-1600 JMC WOOD

Bridgeton, MO (314) 291-0414 KINGS MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL

Kings Mountain, NC (704) 739-4227 KML CORPORATION

Tacoma, WA (888) 358-5075 KRONOSPAN LLC

Eastaboga, AL (256) 741-8755 KTC INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Surrey, BC, Canada (604) 592-3123 LAMINATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Tiffin, OH (800) 231-2523 LAMINATE WORKS

Lenexa, KS (913) 800-8263 LANGBOARD, INC.

Willacoochee, GA (912) 534-5959 LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION

Nashville, TN (888) 457-4246 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AGCENTER

Baton Rouge, LA (225) 578-4131 LYNDEN DOOR, INC.

Lynden, WA (360) 354-5676


Tlalnepantla, Mexico +52 55-5715-5870 MARSHFIELD DOORSYSTEMS, INC.

Marshfield, WI (800) 826-4020 MASCO CABINETRY LLC

Ann Arbor, MI (734) 205-4695 MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Starkville, MS (662)-325-2119 MJB WOOD GROUP, LLC

Irving, TX (972) 401-0005 MODUL SYSTEME ENGINEERING GMBH

Laufen, Germany +49 8682-8928-0 MUNZING

Bloomfield, NJ (973) 279-1306 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Raleigh, NC (919) 515-2850 OCI MELAMINE

Baton Rouge, LA (800) 615-8284 OLON INDUSTRIES, INC.

Georgetown, ON, Canada (905) 877-7300 OMNOVA SOLUTIONS

Beachwood, OH (866) 332-5226 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Corvallis, OR (541) 737-4957 PACIFIC MDF PRODUCTS, INC.

Rocklin, CA (916) 660-1882 PAN PACIFIC PRODUCTS, INC.

Broken Bow, OK (580) 584-6247 PANEL PROCESSING, INC.

Alpena, MI (800) 433-7142 PANEL SPECIALISTS, INC.

Temple, TX (254) 774-9800 PANEL WORLD

Montgomery, AL (334) 834-1170 PANOLAM INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Huntsville, ON, Canada (800) 672-6652 PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC.

Elkhart, IN (574) 294-7511 PLUMMER FOREST PRODUCTS

Post Falls, ID (208) 777-2202

POTLATCHDELTIC CORPORATION

SPARTEK INDUSTRIES

TRICOYA TECHNOLOGIES

El Dorado, AR (936) 699-1800

Portland, OR (503) 283-4749

Dallas, TX (972) 233-6565

PÖYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

STEINEMANN TECHNOLOGY AG

TSI

Portland, OR (503) 475-1199

Charlotte, NC (704) 522-9435

Lynnwood, WA (425) 771-1190

PREMIER EUROCASE

STEVENS INDUSTRIES, INC.

UCS FOREST GROUP

Denver, CO (303) 373-9718

Teutopolis, IL (217) 857-7100

Mississauga, ON, Canada (800) 668-5353

PRIME-LINE, INC.

STILES MACHINERY INC.

UNIBOARD

Malvern, AR (501) 332-4500

Grand Rapids, MI (616) 698-7500

Laval, QC, Canada (800) 263-5240

REPUBLIC ELITE

STIMSON LUMBER COMPANY

UNILIN US MDF

Addison, TX (972) 606-9667

Portland, OR (800) 445-9758

Mount Gilead, NC (910) 439-6959

RIKEN USA

THE STOW COMPANY

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

Novi, MI (248) 513-3511

Holland, MI (616) 994-7625

Orono, ME (207) 581-4737

ROSEBURG

STRATACHEM SOLUTIONS GROUP LP

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Springfield, OR (800) 245-1115

Nashville, TN (615) 382-4784

Knoxville, TN (865) 946-1119

SAMUEL PACKING SYSTEMS GROUP

SUNSET MOULDING CO.

U.S. COATING COMPANY

Woodbridge, IL (800) 323-4424

Yuba City, CA (530) 790-2790

Lexington, SC (803) 957-3377

SASCO CHEMICAL GROUP

SURFACE SOURCE INTERNATIONAL

VENANGO MACHINE CO., INC.

Albany, GA (229) 435-8394

Randolph, NJ (973) 598-0152

Wattsburg, PA (814) 739-2211

SAUDER WOODWORKING, INC.

SURFACTOR AMERICAS LLC

WALKER EMULSIONS

Archbold, OH (419) 446-3652

Lacey, WA (360) 485-2909

Burlington, ON, Canada (905) 336-1216

SCHATTDECOR, INC.

SURTECO NORTH AMERICA

WANHUA CHEMICAL

Maryland Heights, MO (314) 400-6100

Myrtle Beach, SC (800) 992-3936

Newtown Square, PA (610) 566-5161

SEEMAC, INC.

SWISS KRONO LLC

WEBB FURNITURE ENTERPRISES, INC.

Carmel, IN (317) 844-3995

Barnwell, SC (866) 334-9923

Galax, VA (267) 236-6141

SESA S.P.A.

SYNERGY THERMAL FOILS

WEST FRASER

Valese, Italy +39 0331 631388

Coral Springs, FL (954) 420-9553

Quesnel, BC, Canada (250) 992-9254

SETZER FOREST PRODUCTS

TAFISA CANADA INC.

WEYERHAEUSER MDF

Sacramento, CA (916) 442-2555

Lac-Megantic, QC, Canada (888) 882-3472

Columbia Falls, MT (800) 548-3099

SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC.

TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES INC.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY CO.

Ringgold, TN (706) 965-0806

Newark, DE (302) 326-5500

Eugene, OR (541) 484-9621

SHELL TRADING (US) COMPANY

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

WILSONART LLC

Houston, TX (713) 230-9059 SIEMPELKAMP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Langenzersdorf, Austria +43 2244-33870-11 TECHNOCELL DEKOR

Temple, TX (254) 207-7000 WOOD-BASED COMPOSITES I/UCRC

Blacksburg, VA (540) 231-7092

Marietta, GA (770) 424-4141

Pulaski, NY (315) 298-8889

SONICAIRE

TIMBER PRODUCTS COMPANY

WOOD BASED PANELS INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

Winston Salem, NC (336) 712-2437

Sacramento, CA (800) 676-3339

Sidcup, United Kingdom +44 1953-885210

SOUTH SHORE INDUSTRIES LTD.

TIP – THE INDUSTRY POINT

Sainte-Croix, QC, Canada (418) 926-3291

Waltham, MA (888) 339-4359

WOODWORKING NETWORK/ FDMC – CCI MEDIA

SOUTHERN CHEMICAL CORPORATION

TOPPAN INTERAMERICA INC.

Houston, TX (832) 448-7100

McDonough, GA (770) 957-5060

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Aetna Plywood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

MJB Wood Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Munzing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Amerhart Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

North American Plywood Corporation . . 160

American Adhesives Coatings. . . . . . . . . . 123

Northern Contours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

Arauco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Arclin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

OMNOVA Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Black Bros.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Panolam Surface Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Blum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Plummer Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Boise Cascade Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Plunkett Distributing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Cabinotch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Cefla North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Putsch Panel Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

CH Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Rehau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Columbia Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Renolit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Dackor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Riken USA Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

PVA Hexion Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Daubert Chemical Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Roberts Plywood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

RESINS

Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

MDI

Distributor Service Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

Salice America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Huntsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Schattdecor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

PHENOLIC

DVUV Wood Powder Coating. . . . . . . . . . . 137

SESA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Element Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Sierra Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing Ltd.. . 139

Smartech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Federal Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

Stiles Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Surteco NA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Grass America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Synergy Thermal Foils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Components

GreCon, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Tafisa Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

Hexion Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Thermwood Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

Huntsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Timber Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Hutton Forest Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Toppan Interamerica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Hymmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Ultrapan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

IMEAS Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Uniboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

3D LAMINATE Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 JMC Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Industrial Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 150

Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Interprint, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

Upper Canada Forest Products. . . . . . . . . . 201

JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Vortex Tool Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Web-Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

King Plastic Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Welformed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Kings Mountain International . . . . . . . . . . . 155

West Fraser MDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Weyerhaeuser MDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Lamigraf, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Milesi Wood Coatings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Wurth North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

118

Adhesives CONTACT Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 EPOXY Daubert Chemical Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 134 HOTMELT Daubert Chemical Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Hexion Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 HOTMELT LAMINATING SERVICES American Adhesives Coatings LLC. . . . . 123 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 POLYURETHANE DISPERSION Daubert Chemical Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 134 PUR Daubert Chemical Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Hexion Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 UREA FORMALDEHYDE

Hexion Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

RESIN & PROCESSING ADDITIVES Hexion Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Huntsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Munzing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

ACOUSTICAL PANELS Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Welformed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 CABINET BOXES Cabinotch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Elias Woodworking & Manufacturing ltd.. 139 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 King Plastic Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Premier EuroCase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177


Masters OF THE INDUSTRY PRODUCT & SERVICE CATEGORIES CABINET DOORS & DRAWER FRONTS Element Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Elias Woodworking & Manufacturing ltd.. 139 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 King Plastic Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Premier Eurocase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Rehau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 CEILING TILES Welformed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 CUT TO SIZE PANELS Boise Cascade Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Element Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Elias Woodworking & Manufacturing ltd. . 139 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 North American Plywood Corporation . 160 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 DRAWER BOXES Blum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Cabinotch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Elias Woodworking & Manufacturing ltd. . 139 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Grass America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 King Plastic Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Salice America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 MILLWORK & MOLDINGS Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Elias Woodworking & Manufacturing ltd. . 139 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 PARTITIONS Welformed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 POWDER COATED DVUV Wood Powder Coating. . . . . . . . . . . 137 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

SHELVING Element Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 SIZED/SURFACED COMPONENTS Element Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Elias Woodworking & Manufacturing ltd.. 139 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 North American Plywood Corporation . 160 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 WALL PANELS Welformed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITES & LAMINATES King Plastics Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Panolam Surface Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 WORK SURFACES Element Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 JB Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 JMC Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Décor Design DÉCOR PAPER PRINTERS ROTOGRAVUERE

Interprint, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Lamigraf, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Schattdecor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Toppan Interamerica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 DIGITAL

Interprint, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Schattdecor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

DECORATIVE OVERLAYS Arclin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Toppan Interamerica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

Decorative Surface Materials 2D LAMINATES Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Dackor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 OMNOVA Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Renolit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Riken USA Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Synergy Thermal Foils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 3D LAMINATES Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Dackor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 OMNOVA Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Renolit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Riken USA Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Synergy Thermal Foils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 COMPACT LAMINATES Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Panolam Surface Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 CONTINUALLY PRESSED LAMINATES Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 DECORATIVE METAL Decotone Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 DECORATIVE PAPER/FOILS Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Dackor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Lamigraf, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 OMNOVA Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Riken USA Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Schattdecor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Synergy Thermal Foils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Toppan Interamerica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 DIGITAL CUSTOM LAMINATES Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 North American Plywood Corporation . 160 OMNOVA Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Panolam Surface Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Panolam Surface Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 LOW BASIS WEIGHT PAPER Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Synergy Thermal Foils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Toppan Interamerica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 POLYESTER Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Olon Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

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Masters OF THE INDUSTRY PRODUCT & SERVICE CATEGORIES POLYPROPOLENE Interprint, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 RESIN PANELS Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 SOLID SURFACE Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 VENEER Columbia Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Decotone Surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Edge Treatments ABS Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Rehau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 ACRYLIC Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 HPL Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 MELAMINE Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 PMMA Doelken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 PP Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Rehau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 PVC Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Rehau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 WOOD VENEER Doellken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Surteco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Finished Product CABINETS Cabinotch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 COUNTERTOPS Element Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 120

FIXTURES Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 FURNITURE Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 INTERIOR DOORS Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 ORGANIZATION Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 SHELVING Funder American Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 SLATWALL Funder American Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Hutton Forest Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 READY TO ASSEMBLE (RTA) Cabinotch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

Flat Laminators ACRYLIC Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Tafisa Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Uniboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

VENEER Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Hardware ACCESSORIES Blum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Grass America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Salice America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 DECORATIVE Blum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Grass America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Federal Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Salice America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 FASTENERS & ASSEMBLY Blum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Grass America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Salice America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 FUNCTIONAL Blum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Grass America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Federal Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Salice America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

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DECORATIVE PAPER/FOILS Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

INSPECTION MACHINES Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE (HPL) Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

SCANNERS Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

LOW BASIS WEIGHT PAPER (LBWP) Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 PET Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 PVC Genesis Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Northern Contours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATES (TFL) Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Panolam Surface Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

SPARK DETECTION GreCon, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 SURFACE INSPECTION GreCon, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Material Handling 3D LAMINATE ROLL RACK Smartech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 ADHESIVE MIXER Smartech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 CONVEYORS Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 DRYING RACK Smartech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 FEEDERS Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187


Masters OF THE INDUSTRY PRODUCT & SERVICE CATEGORIES FINISHING/ADHESIVE TABLES Smartech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 ROBOTIC HANDLING Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 STACKING MACHINES Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Panel Products HARDBOARD Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 HIGH DENSITY FIBERBOARD (HDF) Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Uniboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 LIGHTWEIGHT PANEL Industrial Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 150 MEDIUM DENSITY FIBERBOARD (MDF) Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Hutton Forest Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Uniboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 West Fraser MDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 Weyerhaeuser MDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 PARTICLEBOARD Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Boise Cascade Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Hutton Forest Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Industrial Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 150 Plummer Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Tafisa Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Uniboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 PLYWOOD Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Boise Cascade Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Columbia Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Hutton Forest Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Industrial Wood Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 150 North American Plywood Corporation . 160 Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Timber Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 West Fraser MDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 TFL DECORATIVE PANELS Arauco North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Funder America Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Hutton Forest Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Panel Processing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Premier EuroCase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Roseburg Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Stevens Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Tafisa Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Uniboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 Wilsonart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Panel Processing Machinery ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 BORING/DRILLING Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 CNC MACHINING CENTERS Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Putsch Panel Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Stiles Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Thermwood Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 COATING MACHINES Black Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Hymmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 DIGITAL PRINT LINES Hymmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 DRYING OVENS Cefla North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 EDGEBANDERS Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Putsch Panel Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 FINISHING EQUIPMENT Black Bros.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Cefla North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 GLUING MACHINES Black Bros.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Hymmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 LAMINATORS/PRESSES Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Black Bros.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Hymmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 IMEAS Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Union Tool Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 MEMBRANE PRESSES Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 MEMBRANES

Smartech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

PANEL SAWS Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Putsch Panel Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 PROFILE WRAPPERS Koch Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 SANDING EQUIPMENT Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Cefla North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 IMEAS Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Software DESIGN Cabinotch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Thermwood Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 PRODUCTION Biesse America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Stiles Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Thermwood Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

Surface Treatments FINISHING COATINGS & STAINS Alfatherm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 DVUV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Milesi Wood Coatings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Ultrapan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 PRESS PLATE DESIGN & MANUFACTURING Kings Mountain International . . . . . . . . . . 155 Sesa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 PRESS PLATE SERVICING Kings Mountain International . . . . . . . . . . 155

Tooling CUTTER HEADS Vortex Tool Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 ROUTER BITS Vortex Tool Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Distribution Panel Products, Edgebanding, Hardware, Surface Materials and Fabrication Services Aetna Plywood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Amerhart Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 CH Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 Distributor Service Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 MJB Wood Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Plunkett Distributing Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 198 Roberts Plywood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Sierra Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Upper Canada Forest Products. . . . . . . . . 201 Web-Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Wurth North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Alfatherm Alfatherm, based in Italy just outside of Milan, is a leading manufacturer of 2D and 3D thermoplastic foils for the furniture industry. Alfatherm’s products are created using Italian DESIGN, STYLE and INNOVATION and the company is focused on bringing continuous development reflecting the latest design trends in all markets. Their aim is to bring market advantage to their customers with a range of visionary products providing a blend of high quality design with industry leading technology. With Alfatherm North America Inc, the company intends to strengthen its direct presence on one of the most dynamic and stimulating areas of global business.

Ingenium EIR in Gessato Oak

SERICA in a 2D Application

SERICA

SERICA PRODUCTS: n 3DL-THERMOPLASTIC FOILS

• Solid Colours • Decorative Designs n 2DL-THERMOPLASTIC FOILS IN PVC & PET

• Solid Colours • Decorative Designs n INGENIUM

• Realistic wood grain decors with pioneering EIR technology (Embossed-in-Register) • For 2DL & 3DL applications n SERICA

• The new frontier for a surface finish, with anti-scratch, anti-fingerprint & thermal healing properties. • For 2DL & 3DL Applications n FUTURA PETR

• An Environmentally conscious product made from 100%recycled post consumable bottle flakes.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS American Adhesive Coatings LLC OUR CONCEPT IS SIMPLE...

We provide the highest quality pre-applied adhesives, along with trending woodgrain prints and solid colors from many sources including domestic and

around the globe. Take advantage of our expertise in adhesive and printing and allow us to be your “One Stop Shop” for various print requirements with or without adhesive. We currently stock over 40 woodgrain prints and solids available in one roll or truck load quantities. All of this with unsurpassed customer service, quality control and technical laminating support.

With AACC hot melt adhesive coatings, your total lamination cost is lower than “wet glue” – or any other glue system.

Some of the markets we serve include Kitchen & Bath, RTA/Promotional Furniture, Storage, Slatwall and Wrapped Moulding.

C H E C K O U T T H E A A C C A D V A N TA G E : ■

260 DEGREE F HEAT RESISTANCE

MOISTURE RESISTANT – MEETS KCMA STANDARDS

SMOOTH APPEARANCE (NO ORANGE PEEL LOOK)

LESS THAN 1% WASTE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE

12 Osgood St. • Lawrence, MA 01843 US P: 978-688-7400 F: 978-691-5015 E: dtemples@gmail.com www.aacchotmelts.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS ARAUCO ARAUCO serves the construction, casework/fixture fabrication, architectural design, and papermaking industries with high-quality wood panels and laminates. We are the North American leader in particleboard, MDF,

Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL), millwork and sanded plywood; and the second largest wood panel producer in the world. Late in 2018, ARAUCO

is bringing an advanced, top-producing and geographically significant

particleboard and laminating facility online in Grayling, Michigan.

ARAUCO offers a wide range of grades and options including moisture-resistant, fire-rated and VESTA ULEF/NAF technology. Our substrates are made from wood fiber that is sourced as recycled, recovered, FSC® certified and/or controlled, per FSC® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood standards (FSC-C019364). Our panels comply TSCA Title VI/CARB-2. Our mills are Eco-Certified (ECC) by the Composite Panel Association.

2019 brings the outside in with the latest collection from ARAUCO Prism TFL. Sixteen new TFL designs and two new textures will infuse your projects with serene and subtle woodgrains, tactile Boreal and warm Velvet textures,

and a wide array of complementary products. Two new Embossed in Register (EIR) designs join our Taction Oak series. With more than 80

designs, including 73 exclusives, Prism TFL puts you right on trend.

OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE: n MEDIUM-DENSITY FIBERBOARD (MDF) n HIGH-DENSITY FIBERBOARD (HDF) n PARTICLEBOARD n PLYWOOD n THERMALLY FUSED LAMINATE (TFL) n MILLWORK n LUMBER n WOOD PULP

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Arclin Arclin’s E-Gen®-designated decorative overlays for thermally fused laminates (TFL) are a high-design, high-performing and lower-cost alternative to traditional laminates and veneers. Arclin leads the North American market in TFL – in design and creativity, in manufacturing and technical expertise, in collaboration and support. We added more on-trend, high fidelity design options to our overlay portfolio with our new Harvest Collection and we’re continually advancing our resin technologies to improve performance and manufacturing efficiencies. We’re also working closely with our partners in the industry to support and educate the entire TFL value chain. W H Y T F L . A N D W H Y NO W.

Decorative surfaces have been around for centuries. But never has the time been more right for TFL. Consider the benefits: n

Advances in printing, resin and paper technologies and manufacturing improvements combine to make TFL a high-performing, lower-cost alternative to many other surfacing options

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Arclin features designs that increasingly match the graphic intensity and fidelity of real woods, stone, metals, abstracts and more

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TFL is an environmentally friendly alternative to solid woods and veneers

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TFL’s consistency and durability make it ideal for a wide variety of industries and applications

Arclin’s surfacing options are flexible enough to work for a wide variety of applications and industries. A PPL IC AT IONS: n

Architectural Features

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Store Fixtures

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Cabinets

Furniture

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Closets

INDUSTRIES: n

Retail

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Education

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Hospitality n

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Biesse Biesse Group is a global leader in the technology for processing wood, glass, stone, plastic and metal. Biesse is the

Group’s business unit specializing in the woodworking segment. Since 1969, it has designed, manufactured and marketed a comprehensive range of technologies and solutions for joiners and large furniture, windows, doors and wood building

components manufacturers. In recent years, the Biesse brand has offered solutions for the processing of technological, packaging, construction and visual communication materials, including the processing of expanded and compact plastic materials, composite materials and cardboard. PRODUCTS:  CNC - MACHINING CENTERS WINDOWS AND DOORS  DRILLING AND DOWELING MACHINES  CNC - MACHINING CENTERS ROUTING NESTING EDGEBANDING  MATERIAL HANDLING  WIDE BELT SANDERS  EDGEBANDING AND SQUARINGEDGEBANDING MACHINES  CNC PANEL SAWS  HOT PRESS  ASSEMBLING SOLUTIONS

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Black Bros. Co. For over a century, Black Bros. Co. has been a leading designer and manufacturer of roll coating and laminating equipment.

Our machinery is known worldwide for its rugged durability and economic efficiency. Our extensive product line covers a wide range of industries and markets. We will work with you to craft the custom solution for your unique situation.

One of our most heavy-duty machines is the Black Bros. TB-60 Hot Roll Laminator. The TB-60 is designed to laminate preglued decorative paper, melamine and foil to MDF and Particleboard at speeds up to 100 feet per minute. Our TB-60 offers

panel producers the flexibility and efficiency to improve lead times and cost, while expanding the variety of finishes they can

offer customers.

The Black Bros. 3D Press line offers customers the opportunity to economically produce 3-dimensional cabinets, doors and panels. Our 3D Presses are designed and manufactured the same way our roll coaters and flat laminators have been for decades: with integrity. Our 3D product line ranges from simple vacuum presses to complex systems; offering you the

flexibility to address your specific needs, whether you’re a small shop or an international corporation. Black Bros. customers enjoy worldwide technical and field service with excellent parts availability. Consider Black Bros.

quality, dependability and performance for your next laminating project. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES: ■ HOT ROLL LAMINATORS ■ 3-DIMENSIONAL PRESSES ■ GLUE SPREADERS ■ ROTARY LAMINATORS ■ AIR POD PRESSES ■ MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ■ CUSTOM-ENGINEERED MACHINERY ■ WORLDWIDE TECHNICAL AND FIELD SERVICE

501 Ninth Ave PO Box 410 Mendota, IL 61432 P: 815-539-7451 F: 815-538-2451 WEB: www.blackbros.com E: info@blackbros.com

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MASTER: MATERIALS Blum

WE’RE CRAFTSMEN, TOO.

At Blum, we understand that you take the utmost pride in building cabinetry that’s not only beautiful, but functional and lasting. That’s why we are committed to engineering hardware that withstands even the busiest of kitchens. Each of our

products and services has been specially crafted with you in mind — from our planning information and installation videos, to

our tried-and-tested products that ensure fewer callbacks from customers. OUR STORY When our founder, Julius Blum, created this company, he was making horseshoe studs in Austria. When horses were replaced by cars, Julius Blum began looking elsewhere for opportunity. Being knowledgeable in the metal industry, he began making a name for himself in the hardware industry. Today, the Blum name stands for quality, innovation and great customer service. We manufacture hardware that makes working in the kitchen easier, no matter the age of the user, and we do this

globally. We’ve been in the United States for more than 40 years and are committed to manufacturing for the American

market. From our first day to today, our family name inspires us to deliver meaningful products and ideas that transform the way people work in their kitchens.

QUALITY

Our commitment to quality goes beyond our products. Quality starts with our employees and spreads throughout every aspect of our business. Our driving force is a passion to continue to make existing products better and challenge limitations.

We have checks and procedures in place during each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure our customers receive

only the highest-quality products and that they withstand the test of time. And, thanks to an open feedback loop from our customers, our innovations and ongoing improvements provide the basis for a well-rounded quality experience. RESEARCH

Research and development has been at the core of our innovation for more than 50 years, and it is the framework for our success in

the years ahead. We’ve spent years in the homes of kitchen users throughout the world to understand how people work in their kitchens

and how they want to work in their kitchens. The insights we gain help us develop new product ideas that are tailor-made solutions to

common pain points. Our engineers are skilled in not only looking at future technologies, but also reviewing proven materials in order to

make good products even better.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Boise Cascade Company

Boise Cascade Company has been manufacturing a high quality particleboard at our facility in La Grande, Oregon since 1966. That’s

over 50 years of quality, integrity, sustainability, and recycling! The predominant species is ponderosa pine, which provides a highly

machinable substrate, light in color. Machining is believing. Our board can be sawed, dadoed, shaped, and routed,

without chipping or flaking. Versatile laminating substrate has excellent machining characteristics. Two super-fine faces take even paper-thin laminates without telegraphing. Highly refined particle geometry forms two identical precision

sanded faces and a consolidated core. Characteristics include high internal bond, smooth surfaces, uniform density and strength. Exceptional panel construction dramatically improves tool life and productivity. Two production lines, 4×24 feet and 5×18 feet, provide flexibility to meet multiple panel dimensions and thickness specification. Our particleboard

capacity totals more than 242 million square feet (3/4" basis) annually – the equivalent of over 3,800 rail carloads.

Industry leading customer service provides skilled and knowledgeable region managers with nationwide solutions to support lean manufacturing. Product is delivered how you want it and when you want it. PRODUCTS 

ANSI PBU, M-0, M-1, M-S, M-2, M-3I

BOISE CASCADE SUPER SHELF®

sports a peerless bull-nose profile with filler

BOISE CASCADE 45# INDUSTRIAL PARTICLEBOARD

is renowned for its machining performance and edge integrity

BOISE CASCADE 42# COMMERCIAL PARTICLEBOARD

is light without the sacrifice 

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BOISE CASCADE PARTICLEBOARD is made-to-order and fully

customizable for unique and challenging applications

IDEAL MDF SUBSTITUTE

1111 West Jefferson St, Ste 300 • PO Box 50 • Boise, ID 83702 P: 888-264-7372 F: 208-395-7635 • www.bc.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS cabinotch innovative solutions Cabinotch is a component manufacturer servicing custom cabinet makers. We manufacture components for custom cabinet boxes to your specifi cations utilizing state of the art CNC machinery. Components can be ordered via our website by the box or via your completed custom design utilizing partner design software. Your specifications are met to within 1/1000th

of an inch and once the order is placed it is shipped in 5-7 working days. This process will save you time and money while increasing your shops capacity.

WHAT WE DO:

Cabinotch® designs in KCD Software enables cabinet makers expansive custom design options on the front end with parametric solutions that are uniquely adaptable on the production end. Truly custom sizes, no 3” increment limitation. One change to a design changes all the production spec’s simultaneously.

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS:

Cabinotch offers 2 fully custom cabinet systems with the patented Cabinotch assembly Face Frame and the Cabinotch Full Access cabinet libraries. Accommodating every style and application from commercial to

the highest end of residential designs.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Cefla North America

Cefla Finishing is world leader in the design and production of solutions for painting, decoration and digital printing of countless materials and types of substrate. We invent, innovate, integrate. From the simplest machine to the most complex and complete finishing line, providing a comprehensive range of equipment to satisfy all requirements in terms of productivity and production efficiency. Experience spanning 70 years has placed us at the forefront of the industry, acquiring

expertise in sectors going from wood and wood derivatives to glass, plastic, fibre cement, composite materials and metal.

Through process innovation, advanced technologies and specialist software tools, we provide industries with an opportunity to evolve. Today we are able to build our knowledge into existing situations, creating business partnerships and ensuring integrated solutions which we will design according to client requirements and objectives. We have a wealth of patented

technologies and are pioneering the digitalisation process to embrace the advantages of Industry 4.0.

PRODUCTS MADE IN USA: CFS Compact Flooring System • CVR Vacuum Staining System • CVS Compact Vacuum System • MM150 Mobile In-Line Sprayer • PSP6 Spraying System for moldings • RSP Distressing machine

PRODUC TS M A DE I N I TA LY: Prima • Mito • Easy • Roctre • iBotic

• iGiotto • UV-R oven • Omnidry vertical oven • In-line oven • BPS Molding Sander • Smartcoater EVO roller coating machine etc. Visit our website to discover all of our solutions.

6125 Harris Technology Blvd • Charlotte NC 28269 USA P: +1 704-598-0020 F: +1 704-598-3950 E: info@ceflaamerica.com • www.ceflaamerica.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Columbia Forest Products Celebrating its 61st anniversary, Columbia Forest Products is renewing its “Innovating Responsibly” tagline with a series of new product launches. The TouchWood™ brand of textured, real-wood architectural

panels will re-define hardwood plywood by offering Rough Sawn and Enhanced Grain styles with authentic, North

American hardwood faces, and, of course, made with EPA award-winning PureBond® formaldehyde-free technology. Like its other decorative hardwood products, TouchWood panels are engineered to conveniently and cost-effectively

create attractive, customized interior cabinetry, millwork, case goods, furniture and more. Used widely in residential and commercial settings, Columbia’s products are available from hundreds of independent distributor locations across North America. FSC Certified available. Other notable market-leading products include: 

CLASSIC CORE® (with voidless MDF crossbands)

MPX® (with smooth, Meinan-peeled hardwood crossbands)

RADIUS™ BENDING PLYWOOD (for curved columns, arches and more)

APPALACHIAN TRADITIONS® (plank-look panels that are “consistently

inconsistent”) 

AROMATIC CEDAR (panels that smell as good as they look)

COLUMBIA ALDER (easy to finish, with a fine, light grain pattern)

FIRSTSTEP® (pre-primed panels for fast, great painting results)

UV WOOD® (pre-finished panels with a clear or color-stained coating)

PUREBOND® (no-added formaldehyde technology built into our offering)

Columbia employs a team of Field Sales Reps and LEED-AP Specification Consultants to help optimize your hardwood plywood decisions. Contact us today for information, advice and samples.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS DACKOR Dackor specializes in laminates that can be utilized by manufacturers, installers, designers, or architects. Dackor laminates can be employed to create compelling retail environments, modern living spaces, eye catching hospitality atmospheres, or lively office settings. With colors and textures to meet any space, we have a design to fit your project needs. Dackor boasts one of the largest laminate stock inventories in North America, backed by a customer service and sales team ready to meet your projects deadlines. To help meet challenges in project specifications, Dackor offers special services; from a small roll program to slitting and protective peel-coat applications. Dackor actively works with Cabinet and Closet industry leading board, paper, and edgebanding manufacturers to create matching designs across all manufacturing aspects. By working with these companies on a regular basis, we can ensure consistency and accuracy on design matches and textures. PRODUCTS 

3D LAMINATES

2D FOR FLAT AND PROFILE WRAP

PEELSTIX™ PEEL AND STICK LAMINATE

SPECIALIZED DECORATIVE LAMINATES –

Paintable, Printable, Antigraffiti, Dry-Erase, Metalized and Recycled Laminates

IWF BOOTH #2969

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Daubert Chemical Company Daubond adhesives are high-performance adhesives used for thermoforming, lamination and

assembly applications. A global leader in the adhesives market, we offer our clients a wide range

of adhesive products designed to meet your specific application requirements. Each of our product lines is available in a range of formulations that meet or exceed industry standards. T Y PIC A L A PPL IC AT IONS: ■ FLAT LAMINATION ■ 3D MEMBRANE PRESS ■ PROFILE WRAPPING ■ EDGE BANDING ■ LAMINATE FLOORS ■ ASSEMBLY BONDING

Daubert Chemical Company has held a leadership role in providing Specialty Coatings and Adhesives, since 1935. Serving the steel, automotive, transportation and general manufacturing industries. Daubert has focused on corrosion prevention coatings, industrial anti-skid coatings, sound deadening coatings and specialty adhesives. OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE: ■ HOT MELT PUR (POLYURETHANE) ADHESIVES ■ LIQUID PUR (POLYURETHANE) ADHESIVES ■ EPOXY ADHESIVES ■ POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS ■ VINYL TO METAL ADHESIVES

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Decotone Surfaces Decotone Surfaces offers one of the largest selections of decorative surfacing products in North America. Every year our design team travels to South America, Europe and Asia searching for the most innovative design ideas in order to continue the evolution of new design trends. Many of Decotone Surfaces new designs are inspired by nature.

Decotone Surfaces products are GreenGuard certified!

Our goal is to offer the highest quality unique decorative surfacing products, at affordable prices, with great service and quick lead times. We look forward to working with you on your next laminate or surfacing project. See what makes Decotone the Surfacing Innovation Sensation!

PRODUCTS: Acrylic Couture • Anti Bacterial Laminates • Artofix Acoustic Panels • Chalk Board Laminates • Chemical Resistant Laminates • Compact (Thick Laminates) • Decorative Laminates • ESD Laminates • Exterior Grade Laminates • Magnetic Marker Board Laminates • Metallic Laminates • Solid Core Laminates • Translucent Panels • Wood Veneer Laminates

Decotone Surfaces East Coast U.S. Headquarters 520 South Avenue • Garwood, NJ 07027 P: 908-301-0600 F: 908-301-0601 E: sales@decotonesurfaces.com www.decotonesurfaces.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Doellken

Leading Edgebanding Products and Solutions

Doellken is North America’s leading supplier of Edgebanding for the woodworking industry.

As part of the Surteco group of companies worldwide, Doellken is ahead of the curve in innovation and quality. With factories, service centers and distribution partners throughout

North America Doellken is uniquely suited to supply products and services to the industry.

PRODUCT SELECTION:  FUSIONEDGE - NEXT GENERATION  SUPERMATTE  PREMIUM HIGH GLOSS  2-IN-1  DIGITALEDGE  SPECLINE  LAMINATE MATCHES  DORUS ADHESIVES  SMART SOLUTIONS  PEEL & STICK

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MASTERS: MATERIALS DVUV DVUV is the world leader in UV-cured powder coatings on MDF, Medium Density Fiberboard. We combine over 30 years of

finishing experience with a technology that delivers high quality powder coated MDF components. Our process is a single step coating that takes only 20 minutes to complete and is 40-60% more energy efficient than thermoset powder coatings for MDF. Our UV- curable powder is solvent free, non-toxic, and contains no VOCs or HAPs. We use only MDF that is 100%

pre-consumer recycled content, CARB compliant, and qualifies for LEED credits. HOW WE WORK:

We make it easy: you give us a drawing, quantities, and a color standard. We match your finish, source the MDF, route and coat it, then pack and ship the parts directly to you. We can custom color match just about any color, texture and gloss. W H AT YOU G ET:

Exactly what you specified; highly durable UV-cured powder coated MDF components. DVUV’s UV-cured powder coated MDF components meet or exceed your performance requirements. INDUSTRIES WE SERVE:  RETAIL  POP FIXTURE  OFFICE  HEALTHCARE  HOSPITALITY  EDUCATION

EXAMPLES OF WORK:  WALL FIXTURES  POP DISPLAYS  ERGONOMIC DESKS  STORE FIXTURES  ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS  TEACHERS DESKS  SCIENCE TABLES

4641 Hinckley Industrial Parkway Cleveland, OH 44109 P: 216-741-5511 F: 216-741-6611 E: sales@dvuv.com • www.dvuv.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Element Designs Element Designs is a manufacturer of custom, contemporary

casework components and surfacing materials made of aluminum, glass and acrylic. Founded in 2003 on the belief that

contemporary European trends would be a mainstay in North

American interiors, we have helped introduce modern, innovative products to the market over the last fifteen years in order to make contemporary design easy to achieve for everyone. Our product offering includes aluminum frame cabinet doors, sliding door systems, high gloss PARAPAN® solid surface doors, backpainted glass, glass markerboards, ºelumaLED panels, aluminum frame base systems and shelving systems which are

all manufactured here in the U.S. to our customers’ exact specifications.

Our service is the cornerstone of Element Designs. We believe in delivering high quality products, with excellent customer service in a short period of time. Our value proposition has helped us become a trusted supplier to manufacturers in the

kitchen, closet and office industries and our vast network of woodworking distributors across North America. From one door to thousands of doors, our business is built on providing custom solutions, regardless of project size, to meet and exceed our

customers’ expectations.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing Ltd.

Since 1983, Elias Woodwork has been manufacturing cabinetry and millwork components. Over the last 35 years, they have

made themselves known for their vast product selection, high quality finishes and competitive prices. As a Lean Manufacturer, Elias Woodwork can cater to a wide range of industries across North America and internationally. From cabinet doors, drawer boxes, moldings, veneers/sheet goods, custom frameless and face frame cabinet boxes and decorative accessories, they can

manufacture nearly any wood product for a new, remodeled or refaced kitchen or bath project. Current Production facilities totaling over 285,000 sq/ft of production space include two finishing departments utilizing the latest high quality computerized equipment, providing top quality, custom, consistent finishes. Their company is focused on implementing the most technologically advanced, state of the art equipment available to ensure precision cutting which results in some of the highest quality manufactured wood products in North America. With Elias Woodwork’s virtually endless wood component selection, they can help increase profits through their vast selection and competitive pricing. Compare your last quote or get your next project quoted today! Find out more about Elias Woodwork’s products and services and how they can help your business grow.  WOOD SLAB, TENON OR MITER 5 PIECE DOORS – Raw, Stained, Painted, Glazed  THERMOFOIL, DECORATIVE LAMINATE VENEER AND ACRYLIC DOORS & ACCESSORIES  AOS ELITE (ASSEMBLE ON SITE) CUSTOM FRAMELESS CABINET BOXES  CURVED WOOD DOORS AND COMPONENTS  THOUSANDS OF MOLDING PROFILES  ACCESSORIES AND CUSTOM MILLWORK  REFACING PRODUCTS & SHEET GOODS  FREE SHIPPING ON 30 OR MORE 5 PIECE DOORS (Some restrictions apply)  SUPERIOR FINISHING AND PRODUCT QUALITY!

P.O. Box 1659 • 275 Badger Avenue • Winkler, Mb, Canada R6W 4B5 P: 1-800-665-0623 F: 204-325-5617 E: sales@eliaswoodwork.com • www.eliaswoodwork.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Federal Brace

Since 2009, Federal Brace has provided innovative support solutions for the kitchen and bath community. As the industry leader for countertop supports, we take pride in manufacturing our products in the USA and supporting American jobs. By

providing education and setting use standards for the marketplace, Federal Brace products are a step above our competitors. Stainless steel, unfinished steel and various powder coat finishes are available. Our products are frequently used or specified in residential and commercial applications.

Federal Brace products are ISO certified - meaning you will receive high quality products with every order. Warehouses located in North Carolina, Utah and Ohio along with distributors located throughout the United States and Canada, allow

Federal Brace to provide you with quick shipping to any location. Discount and volume pricing available. PRODUCT LINES:  COUNTERTOP SUPPORT BRACKETS  FLOATING VANITY SUPPORTS  COMMERCIAL LINE  MANTEL SUPPORTS  FLOATING SHELVES AND SUPPORT BRACKETS  WOOD CORBELS AND MOUNTING SYSTEMS  CLOSET BRACKETS & FURNITURE SUPPORTS

With the largest selection of designer and commercial line support brackets, specifically crafted for the support of granite

and other solid surface countertops, Federal Brace is an unmatched, master supplier for innovative solutions in the market with a reputation for incorporating strength and durability.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Funder America Inc.

“Basic substance. We are what we make.” Funder America, Inc. is well-positioned heading into its 45th year of operation. FAI continues to be one of the largest, most experienced and diversified manufacturers of TFL panels and components in North America. They continue to expand their offerings with the launch of their deep grain texture “Cabrera” in the Spring, and now Funder America is pleased to introduce its new Embossed in Register series SensoVero. This new cutting-edge process fuses patterns and wood grain to precisely capture the natural characteristics for a true-to-the-senses surface. It is a texture so true you can almost hear it—a process so precise that precision itself would have a difficult time keeping up. This considerable investment provides sophisticated structures that are created for an exceptional level of realism. FAI is excited to be launching this premium line of surface options which is an immense advantage to architects and designers who are looking for stunning visuals and new alternatives. Since 1973, we’ve

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drawn from a century-old Austrian heritage to bring innovation, vertically integrated manufacturing technologies, and flexibility with an entrepreneurial spirit to grow a broad national customer base. PRODUCTS: 

NEW: TWO-SIDE EMBOSSED IN REGISTER PANELS

LAMINATED PANELS: CUSTOMIZED WOODGRAINS, INTENSIVE COLORS, 11 TEXTURES

COMPONENTS: CUT-TO-SIZE, EDGEBAND, BORING CAPABILITIES

SURFACE SYNERGIES: MATCHING HPL, EDGEBANDING, FOIL

OFFICE & SCHOOL FURNITURE

PACKAGING SERVICES

POWDER COATING: WOOD COMPONENTS & CAROLINA GARAGE COMPANY

We Have it Covered. HEADQUARTERS

200 Funder Drive • Mocksville, NC 27028 • 336.751.3501 P: 336.751.3501 F: 336.751.5623 FUNDER AMERICA - HOPE

3754 Hwy 32 North • Hope, AR 71801

P: 870.722.5300

FUNDER AMERICA - SEBRING

12 Crosley Lane • Sebring, Florida

P: 863.655.0208

www.funderamerica.com • www.carolinagarageco.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Genesis Products

Genesis Products was founded in 2002 with a primary focus on laminated panels. Over the years Genesis has grown to service the Kitchen and Bath, Store Fixture, Office Furniture, Recreational Vehicle, Manufactured Housing, and Transportation Industries.

At Genesis Products we pride ourselves on being able to serve the needs of all our customers, providing product leadership, speed of services and unique experiences for our customers, vendors and employees. Since our inception, we have operated

with the belief that there is always a better way and this philosophy continues to differentiate us as a comprehensive laminated panel and components supplier. Genesis Products operates six facilities in Elkhart County, Indiana and one facility in Keysville, Va., with a total of over 700,000 square feet of production, assembly and warehousing space. The flexibility and size of these facilities allow us to respond quickly and efficiently to our customers’ manufacturing and supply chain needs. PRODUCTS: ■ LAMINATED PANELS ■ PANEL PROCESSING ■ PANEL SUPPLY ■ PRESSED COMPONENTS ■ DRAWER COMPONENTS ■ INTERIOR DOORS & COMPONENTS ■ PROFILE WRAPPING

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Grass America Inc.

GRASS is a quality driven, world leading manufacturer of functional hardware that is a partner and supplier to the woodworking and furniture industry. GRASS has been creating innovative products found in kitchens, baths, and commercial facilities around the world. We have been inspiring our customers for more than 65 years. GRASS hinge systems, slide

systems, drawer systems, and lifter systems are brand name products that move doors and drawers in some of the most

prestigious cabinetry brands in the industry. Our product offering includes:  CONCEALED HINGE SYSTEMS  UNDERMOUNT DRAWER SLIDE SYSTEMS  METAL DRAWER SLIDE SYSTEMS  LIFTER SYSTEMS  MOVEMENT SYSTEMS  ASSEMBLY AIDS

Grass America’s manufacturing facility is located in North Carolina and has distribution points located across the United States and Canada. Our Grass teams come from all over the world with employees reaching 35 plus years of experience. Our people are the proof of our success.

1202 NC Highway 66 South • Kernersville, NC 27284 P: 800-334-3512 F: 800-525-8406 WEB: www.grassusa.com E: info@grassusa.com

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY GreCon, Inc. Since 1911, Fagus-GreCon has created and applied innovative technology to maximize production. Our goal remains to assist

our customers by providing technologically advanced equipment to ensure safer facilities, optimized production, and verifiable

product quality to their customers. Headquartered in Alfeld, Germany, GreCon offers global service, the latest in research and development, and has distribution

capabilities from regional companies and multiple agents around the world, including GreCon, Inc., the North American headquarters based in Tigard, Oregon.

OBJECTIVE INSPECTION Manual inspection is replaced by the SUPERSCAN system. This

ensures a continuous and constant quality control; the parameters used to make a decision remain constant. Depending on the end product, different measures that are

necessary for the further processing of the panels can be taken. PRODUCTS:  SURFACE INSPECTION SYSTEM

• Superscan SPM & SPL – inspect furniture panels & laminate flooring • Superscan SPR – for two-sided inspection of raw panels • Fiberview – for one-sided inspection of fiber sizes  LASER THICKNESS GAUGE

• DML 6000 precise measurement of material thickness using laser technology  INLINE BLOW + DELAMINATION DETECTION

• UPU 6000 Ultrasonic Bond Analyzer To Detect Defects And Internal Blisters  SPARK DETECTION AND EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

• BS 7 Offer Safety for Your Production

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Hexion Inc. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in diverse industrial and wood markets. Hexion’s Forest Products Division is the world leader in supplying advanced resins, adhesives, and wax emulsions to the laminate industry. In addition to high quality, forward-thinking technologies, Hexion prides itself on providing customers with top-notch technical assistance in developing products and honing processes to create the beautiful, functional and high performance materials today’s designers, architects, builders and regulators insist on. OUR CUSTOMERS MAKE: ■ INDUSTRIAL OVERLAYS ■ IMPREGNATED DECORATIVE PAPER ■ LAMINATES ■ FLOORING ■ PB/MDF ■ FURNITURE, CABINETS AND DOORS

W E S U P P LY: ■ ECOBIND™ ultra-low emitting

resin technology for adhesives: UF, PRF, no-added UF (PVAs, EPIs, hot melt) ■ PHENCAT™ catalysts ■ HELOXY™ additives ■ ASTRO™ amino and melamine resins for laminating & adhesives ■ CASCOREZ™ amino resins and emulsions ■ WONDERBOND™ waterborne adhesives ■ BORD’N-SEAL™ and CASCOWAX® wax emulsions ■ BAKELITE® phenolic resins for paper impregnation,

panels and bonding of structural timber

180 East Broad Street • Columbus, OH 43215 P: 888-443-9466 E: info@hexion.com www.hexion.com

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Industrial Hygiene

Huntsman Polyurethanes Huntsman Polyurethanes understand that supplying MDI-based resin solutions tocomposite wood product manufacturers is only part of the equation. It also takes innovation, product development, engineering capabilities and an understanding of the industry, all backed by an experienced R&D team. Huntsman Polyurethanes has dedicated engineers, technical experts, industrial hygienist and customer service representatives committed to the success of your business. Huntsman’s polyurethanes footprint in the Americas region spans all the way from Canada to Argentina, with systems houses, manufacturing sites, R&D locations, customer/support technical centers and dedicated product distribution facilities. Dedicated to the composite wood products business for more than three decades, and unmatched in reliability, Huntsman Polyurethanes is ready to help our customers succeed.

Innovation

OUR SOLUTIONS INCLUDE: n RUBINATE® MDI-based Polyurethane Binders and Adhesives n RUBINATE® MDI-based Fast Cure Resins n No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) Solutions for Wood-based Panels n Technical Expertise n Industrial Hygiene Expertise

OUR WOOD BINDING SOLUTIONS ARE USED IN: n Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) n Particleboard (PB) n Oriented Strand Board (OSB) RUBINATE® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries. The Responsible Care® logo is a registered service mark of the American Chemistry Council.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Hutton Forest Products

Hutton Forest Products is a contract sales and marketing group representing various mills, supplying premier wood products across Canada and the United States. James Hutton, the founder and CEO, created this company in 2005 based off his over 20 years of experience as an executive in the industry. He built its success from a simple and

unwavering business model: strong partnerships, customized solutions and low overhead costs maintained by inventory management and optimized logistics. The successful implementation of this strategy has earned Hutton

Forest Products recognition over multiple years as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by Canadian Business PROFIT series magazines. Above all, Hutton Forest Products prides itself on the relationships they’ve built and continue to develop. PROU D PA RT N E R OF T H E BE ST I N T H E I N DUST RY

320 Pinebush Road Unit 8 Cambridge, ON NIT 126 Canada P: 519-620-4374 F: 519-620-4371 • www.hfpi.ca

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Hymmen –

Machines and Lines for Excellent Surfaces Hymmen is a medium-sized mechanical and plant engineering company with 125 years of tradition. We predominantly deal with industrial production technology for the large volume production of board materials or the surface

finishing of board or roll materials.

Our headquarters with office buildings and production halls are located in the heart of Bielefeld, Germany. With 190 employees worldwide we work on investment projects for our customers in the following industries:  FURNITURE  FLOORING  DOORS/GATES  DECORATIVE LAMINATES  BUILDING MATERIALS  STEEL & ALUMINIUM  COMPOSITES & TECHNICAL LAMINATES

As highly innovative and forward-looking high-tech company we continuously develop and manufacture state-of-the-art machines and plants for our customers. Our products (machines and lines) are divided into the following areas:  DOUBLE BELT PRESSES  INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL PRINTING LINES  MULTI OPENING PRESSES  LAMINATING LINES  LINES FOR LIQUID COATING INCL. DIRECT PRINTING  CALANDER COATING INERT (CCI)  AUTOMATION AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY  SERVICE

Our customers profit from our technological partnership. We operate a spacious technical center and laboratory in which we can test and optimize all production processes with customers’ original materials.

Our long-standing relationships with customers speak for themselves. Hymmen is the right partner for every customer seeking high-quality mechanical engineering combined with profound technological know-how, innovative strength and

development potential for its own products within our industry.

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY IMEAS Inc. IMEAS is a Global manufacturer of Heavy-Duty, State-of-the-Art Sanders, with headquarters and primary manufacturing in Italy. IMEAS has representation offices in North America, Australia, America and China, with production plants in Italy and China - and a network of very expert and competent agents in most countries. The name IMEAS, acronym for “Industrial Machines and Special Equipment” defines the charter of the company from the start: the creation of complex machines with advanced technology and, above all, bound to solve production problems and to develop brand new products to improve the quality and profitability of its customer’s processes. 2016 marked the company’s 50th Anniversary of Innovation and Service to its customers. SERVICES: ■

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

TEST AND SIMULATION

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(spare parts & onsite technical assistance) PRODUCTS: ■ NEW MODEL EVOL SANDERS ■ CROSS BELT SANDING MACHINES ■ ULTRA FINISHING (UF) MACHINES ■ HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE (HPL) CALIBRATING

1125 Commerce Dr., Ste. 200 Peachtree City, Ga 30269 P: 678-364-1900 F: 678-364-1920 www.imeasinc.com

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Industrial Wood Products, Inc.

FSC 100% NAUF PLATFORMS  FOR VENEER, FLOORING SUBSTRATE, HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE, PAPER LAMINATING, PAINTING  MANY SIZES AND THICKNESS AVAILABLE - INCLUDING 5’ WIDE  VARIOUS FACES: BIRCH, FALCATA, MDF, PAPER, ALUMINUM  CORE OPTIONS: • Multiply Birch • European Pine • Falcata • Lumber • Rubber • Cork • Foam

 TSCA TITLE VI COMPLIANT  SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT VENEER CORE

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MASTERS: DESIGN Interprint

“Think global, act local” – that is the philosophy pursued by Interprint for nearly 50 years. With 1,200 employees worldwide, the Interprint Group is one of the worldwide leading décor printers.

Our designs decorate the surfaces of all types of wood-based panels that are processed into furniture, flooring and used for interior finishing. Interprint’s wood, stone and abstract designs are eye-catching because of an authenticity that is at the foundation

of Interprint’s corporate culture.

Interprint, Inc. 101 Central Berkshire Blvd. Pittsfield, MA 01201 P: 413-443-4733 F: 413-443-6940 E: sales@interprint.com www.interprint.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS JB Cutting Inspired by the divine and driven by craftsmanship, JB Cutting specializes in made-to-order finished MDF-core components that are complementary to store fixtures, healthcare furnishing environments, residential kitchens and baths, and home

organization. Primarily a wood fabricating operation with CNC, edge banding, and membrane pressing capabilities, JB Cutting is a fullservice manufacturer of 3DL (thermofoil) doors, drawers, and accessories known as The Benchmark Collection. For 3DL

applications requiring increased durability, The Endurance Collection features countertops that are durable, seamless and affordable. They’re perfect for closets, office desktops, store fixtures and headboards. Parts can be ordered in various shapes and color combinations. To keep up with changing trends, The Craftsman Series of 5 Piece polyester wrapped doors and drawers and The Artisan Series of 5 Piece TFL doors and drawers are recent product additions. Both lines emulate the look of authentic wood, with multi-directional grain and matching backs. JB Cutting will work with you to develop a customized program regardless of the size. Contact us today for information, color matching, and samples. PRODUCT LINES:  BENCHMARK = 3DL doors, drawer fronts accessories & components  ENDURANCE = 3DL colors for applications requiring increased durability (countertops)  CRAFTSMAN = 5 Piece polyester wrapped doors and drawers  ARTISAN = 5 Piece exact match melamine doors and drawers

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MASTERS: MATERIALS JMC Wood A vinyl revolution is occurring in just about every industry using

VINYL PROCESSES AND EXPERIENCE

laminates. Just look at vinyl’s double-digit growth over the last

IN THE FOLLOWING:

decade. At JMC Wood, we believe ground zero of the revolution is in our factory, as we’ve been laminating and fabricating vinyl

 RTF (3D) PRESSING FROM ¼” TO AN INDUSTRY LEADING 4”

laminates since 1972.

 SUPER MATTE FLAT LAMINATION AND RTF

Today, we are the US leader in everything vinyl, and our

 VINYL WRAPPED FURNITURE, FIXTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL MOLDINGS TO 15”

capabilities include managing the vinyl purchase through the top domestic and foreign vinyl laminate vendors to laminated

final products. We combine multiple vinyl lamination processes

 VINYL TO PVC SHEETS FOR LIGHT WEIGHT CEILING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

resulting in WOW! products. Provide a concept or CAD drawing

 FLAT SHEET LAMINATION (1/8” TO 3”)

and we will help you pick the correct vinyl lamination process

 MITER FOLDING EXTRAORDINARY SHAPES

for design, functionality and economy.

Our mission is to help companies create WOW! products with vinyl laminates.

We have NO boundaries demonstrated daily through

 FULL CNC’D COMPONENT PARTS TO CAD DRAWINGS  SOLID COLOR LAMINATION TO REPLACE PAINT

industry innovations and downright outlandish vinyl laminate

 WALL SYSTEM PANELS

component products. At JMC, we create the WOW! Factor.

 FAUX SUBWAY TILES LIKE NO OTHER

Next time you wonder if vinyl is a suitable choice for a project

 KYDEX FLAT SHEET AND RTF LAMINATION

make sure you call JMC Wood.

13519 NW Industrial Drive • Bridgeton, MO 63044 P: 800-344-0414 WEB: www.jmcwood.com E: jjappa@jmcwood.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS King Plastic Corporation King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program combines

King StarBoard® ST, the original environmentally stabilized

polymer sheet with designer styles, and state-of-the-art

CNC fabrication. The high-density polyethylene will not warp, rot or delaminate. King DuraStyle® is ideal for

outdoor areas where there may be water, high humidity and moisture. They will never need painting or refinishing.

The doors come in 46 styles and nine standard colors. Custom styles, sizes and colors are available upon request.

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The King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program puts precision door and panel fabrication within reach of cabinet makers that either don’t have the resources to CNC route the doors or don’t want to mix polymer shavings into their wood waste stream.

LIFETIME OF F UNCTION A ND DUR A BILIT Y:  OUTDOOR DURABILITY WITH INDOOR STYLE  GENUINE KING STARBOARD® ST MATERIAL  CUSTOM MADE TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS  STATE-OF-THE-ART CNC FABRICATION  PERFECTLY MATCH YOUR CABINETRY  CUSTOM ENGRAVING AVAILABLE  FAST TURNAROUND  DOORS ARE EASY TO ORDER  46 DOOR STYLES  9 COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM  CUSTOM STYLES, SIZES AND COLORS AVAILABLE

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MASTERS: DESIGN Kings Mountain International From our nearby production facility in North Carolina, Kings Mountain

International (KMI) provides customized press plates for the TFL, HPL, and Laminate Flooring markets throughout North and South America. KMI closely follows the trends in décor surfaces, in order to provide timely

guidance and innovative manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our experienced Graphics Team utilizes state-of-the-art computer technology to present design variations and solutions prior to Production. Synchronized registration is achieved using our proprietary Syncro Registration® process. Digital chemical machinery guaranties a natural and consistent image reproduction throughout the plate manufacturing. Kings Mountain International’s manufacturing process ensures excellent gloss and depth consistency on our matte and textured finishes. PRODUCTS:  TFL, HPL, FLOORING

SYNCHRONIZED FINISHES WITH SYNCRO REGISTRATION® PROCESS

CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL ETCHING

MULTIGLOSS

SUPERMATTE

MIRROR

MATTE

PEARL AND STIPPLE

CUSTOM TEXTURE DEVELOPMENT

 PRECISION TOLERANCE GRINDING  ISO9001:2015 / AS9100D:2016 CERTIFIED

1755 S Battleground Ave. • Kings Mountain, NC 28086 P: 704-739-4227 F: 704-739-4223 E: sales@kmiinc.net • www.kmiinc.net

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Koch Koch LP Machinery + Systems has been importing, distributing and servicing high-value woodworking machinery throughout North America for more than 30 years. This year, KOCH celebrates 60 years of experience in the design and production of high-tech machinery for furniture, door manufacturing, as well as other wood products. Koch is also an authority in the field

of joining technology and a specialist in sawing, shaping, drilling, gluing and dowel insertion, including specialized equipment for the production of decorative laminated veneer. This year, Koch is introducing the new, very popular WoodWelding

technology to the North American market that allows an innovative way weld hardware permanently into wooden material. In addition to our renowned equipment from Koch, we also provide sales, service and parts for Paul Saws & Systems. Paul is known world-wide for cross-cutting and ripping machinery for the panel industry including our wide arbor panel ripsaws with fixed arbor or CNC positioned blades. PRODUCTS:  KOCH ENDMASTER-K (EDGE BANDING AND DOWEL INSERTION MACHINE)  KOCH ENDMASTER-P (HOT FOILING MACHINE WITH CHAMFERING UNIT)  KOCH SBD-45 (SAWING, DRILLING AND DOWEL INSERTION MACHINE MITER DOORS)  KOCH SPRINT-FC (MACHINE FOR FRENCH CUT DOOR COMPONENTS)  DYNMA ADP (FLEXIBLE DOOR CLAMPING CENTER)  PAUL K34 (PANEL RIP SAW)

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MASTERS: DESIGN Lamigraf Lamigraf is a global leader in decorative paper printing. Our customers enjoy

our range of products (decorative paper, finish foils (pre-impregnated) and melamine-impregnated paper) to cover a wide range of surfaces, from furniture to floors, kitchens to interior finishes.

Lamigraf has cutting-edge gravure printing machines with up to 5 printing

units for the production of decorative paper. Our experienced printing professionals are responsible for ensuring consistent product quality that meets our customers’ requirements.

OUR DESIGN TEAM

Our design team has extensive experience of identifying global and local trends. This knowledge is reflected in the design process, the first step in our production process. To identify these trends, our designers attend international trade fairs, visit other factories that are at the cutting edge for

defining materials, colours and designs and they are continuously in contact with architects, interior designers, journalists, bloggers and other trendsetters.

The aim of all of this is to offer our customers solutions that fit in with current and future trends in decorative paper.

CERTIFIED QUALITY Lamigraf has implemented controls at each of the different stages of its

production process, as well as in its products, to ensure the optimal quality

of its services. In 2010, Lamigraf was awarded the International Chain of

Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®), which guarantees that the raw materials used in its products come from sustainably managed forests.

L A M I G R A F, S . A .

C/Mas Dorca, 14-16 Ametlla Park 08480 L’AMETLLA DEL VALLÈS BARCELONA - SPAIN P: +34 93 8431888 F: +34 93 8432089 www.lamigraf@lamigraf.com L A M I G R A F, I N C .

2333 Weldon Parkway St. Louis, MO 63146 USA P: +1 314-723-8204 www.northamerica@lamigraf.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS IVM Group and Milesi IVM Group is one of the largest companies in Europe and worldwide,

PRODUCT RANGE:

specializing in the production of wood coatings, with their own Branches in

 HYDROCOAT – WATER-BASED COATINGS

Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Poland and US, present in more than

 SOLVENT-BASED UV COATINGS

100 countries through specialized retailers. The state of the art plant in Parona, Italy, a unique production plant for size

 HYDROCOAT UV – WATER-BASED UV COATINGS

and architecture, develops on an area of more than 15 hectares. Production

 POLYURETHANE COATINGS

facilities have been designed and built to ensure production standards

 NITROCELLULOSE COATINGS

among the highest in the world, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The production processes are broadly automated, with the precise aim of improving the quality of processed and finished products, in full compliance

with the legislation on personal and environmental safety.

Milesi products were born in 1947 in Italy, a country that has always set the trends of quality and fashion in the furniture industry. In 2013 IVM

 POLYESTER COATINGS  SOLVENT-BASED STAINS  WATER-BASED STAINS  THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY  COATINGS FOR EXTERIORS

Group set up its subsidiary in the USA, thus making Milesi products and world class technology readily available to the north American Professional

CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS:

users. It offers a wide assortment of paints to meet all the application

 AROMATIC-FREE COATINGS

requirements: from those of companies that employ large automated

 IMO CERTIFIED COATINGS

systems to the finest craftsmen’s.

The customer receives a unique and complete service level, granted by a highly specialized distribution and Technical Assistance Network,

responding promptly to all technical application requirements and offering the most suitable solutions to achieve the best quality and design results.

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY MÜNZING FENTAK®

ADDITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE WOOD INDUSTRY MÜNZING is a highly regarded, privately owned specialty additive company with headquarters in Abstatt, Germany. We have

a presence in over 40 countries and are a technology driven organization with an extensive staff of highly experienced R&D and technical service personnel in Europe, the Americas and Australia. Our manufacturing plants in Germany, USA, Australia and Asia have broad synthesis and formulation capabilities in order to best serve our global customer base.

The technical mission of MÜNZING is to solve coatings formulation problems. We offer state-of-the art technical service testing to all customers. With our broad range of additive chemistries, we meet customers’ specific application needs with a total solutions approach of both products and services. And, MÜNZING’s worldwide production network facilitates assured supply and prompt delivery wherever our customers do business.

MÜNZING FENTAK® PROCESSING ADDITIVES is one of the world´s specialist in Additive Systems for: 

LOW PRESSURE MELAMINE

HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE

PHENOLIC RESIN IMPREGNATORS

SPECIALIZED SURFACE COATINGS FOR MOLDING AND FLAT BOARD

MDF, PARTICLE BOARD AND ENGINEERED WOOD

FENTAK® – Range of Products include: 

CATALYSTS (HARDENER) - PLASTICIZER

WETTING AGENTS - PLATE CLEANER

RELEASE AGENTS - ANTI BLOCKING AGENTS

BACK RELEASES - LIQUID DYES

(SODIUM ALGINATE RELEASE) - EDGE SEALANTS

PIGMENT DISPERSIONS - PRIMERS

ABRASIVES DISPERSIONS - PUTTIE

1455 Broad Street • Bloomfield, NJ, 07003 P: 973-279-1306 F: 973-338-0420 WEB: www.munzing.com E: info@munzing.us

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY North American Plywood Corporation

Specialty Manufacturing in the Plywood Industry Here at North American Plywood Corporation, we have the great pleasure to offer our customers the highest quality plywood

products and manufacturing services. With offices in California and New Jersey including warehouses around the country, NAPC has the capability to provide the service you need wherever you are in North America. Our plywood is sustainably sourced and can be FSC certified. North American Plywood Corporation offers many additional value-added services.

North American Plywood Corporation is proud to offer DesignPly®, our direct to substrate digital staining and printing system.

Using our state of the art printer and robotic automation, we can print designs

and images or stain the wood grain to any shade. OUR VALUE-ADDED MANUFACTURING SERVICES INCLUDE: ■ ONE OF THE LARGEST UV LINES IN NORTH AMERICA ■ UV FINISH AND STAINING UP TO 5’ X 12’ ■ DRAWER SIDES ■ PUR LAMINATION OF HPL, VENEER AND MANY OTHER OVERLAYS ■ EDGE BANDING AND UV EDGE COATING ■ DIRECT TO SUBSTRATE DIGITAL STAINING AND PRINTING

12343 Hawkins St. Santa Fe, CA 90670 P: 800-421-1372 MANUFACTURING: 777 Jefferson Road Parsippany, NJ 07054 P: 800-759-6606 WEB: www.naply.com HEADQUARTERS:

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Northern Contours

LEADING BY INNOVATION

Since 1992, Northern Contours has led the industry in manufacturing flat & membrane pressed components in materials such as durable 3D Laminate, High Gloss Acrylic, and Exotic Wood Veneer. With these materials we craft quality one-piece and

five-piece Kitchen cabinet doors, bath & closet cabinet doors, floating shelves, work surfaces and custom commercial fixtures. We also offer a full line of accessories and surfacing options to complete cabinet refacing projects. We provide our quality

components to the following markets:  KITCHEN AND BATH CABINETS  CLOSETS & HOME ORGANIZATION  CABINET REFACING: Residential, Commercial, Multifamily Housing  RTA FURNITURE & CONTRACT MANUFACTURING  STORE FIXTURES  HEALTHCARE DESIGN  OFFICE FURNITURE

Northern Contours has six manufacturing facilities located in three US states and Canada to provide convenient coverage throughout North America. Northern Contours employs over 500 people operating in more than 500,000 square feet. PRODUCTS 

SUPERMATTE 3DL SHAKERS

FENIX NTM® NANOTECH MATTE

FLOATING SHELVES

ACRYLIC CABINET DOORS

VENEER WITH CLEAR COAT UV FINISHING

TEXTURED 3DL & WOOD VENEER

ALUMINUM FRAME DOORS

3DL & WOOD VENEER SURFACES

1355 Mendota Heights Rd., #100 St.Paul, Minnesota 55120 P: (866) 344-8132 F: (651) 695-1714 www.northerncontours.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Olon Industries Inc. Olon is one of North America’s leading single source manufacturers of quality component and custom solutions serving the furniture and cabinet industry for over 35 years and from 5 facilities. Our capabilities include moulding profile shaping and wrapping,

CPL production, producing drawer components as well as post processing capabilities such as CNC machining, cut to size, drilling, end foiling, end capping and installing inserts. As well, Olon offers a unique TFL synergy program called NEXGEN® which provides

exact matching components to the industry in over 220 TFL colours.

Olon creates simplicity in sourcing with our one-stop-shop approach for architects, designers and builders requiring NEXGEN® and custom components. Our products are used in the kitchen & bath, closet, office furniture, hospitality, healthcare, educational and store fixture market segments. OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE:

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NEXGEN® & CUSTOM WRAPPED 5 PIECE DOOR MOULDINGS

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NEXGEN® & CUSTOM WRAPPED ACCESSORY MOULDINGS

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CUSTOM PROFILE MOULDINGS

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NEXGEN® LINK25 FORMABLE LAMINATE & CUSTOM LAMINATES

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NEXGEN® EDGEBANDING

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MITERFOLD DRAWER COMPONENTS

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SOLID WOOD & PLYWOOD DRAWER COMPONENTS

Photo Courtesy of Teknion

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MASTERS: MATERIALS OMNOVA Solutions OMNOVA Solutions is a global innovator of decorative surfaces, delivering solutions that elevate the quality, appearance and functionality of interior environments. OMNOVA Laminates serve a broad range of residential and commercial markets providing

on-trend designs with enhanced performance. Our laminates offer design flexibility for cutting-edge interior construction, inspiring design innovation for a variety of applications including cabinetry,

3D textured walls, millwork and other architectural elements.

Our latest innovations include surf(x)® Matte Luxe laminates for soft-touch, no-fingerprint, and no-peel-coat paint replacement.

Additionally, we now offer Emboss in Register surf(x) Echo™ laminates for improved realism. THE OMNOVA ADVANTAGE: n

DOMESTIC DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION

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INDUSTRY-LEADING PROTECTIVE COATINGS that enhance performance with stain and scratch resistance

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ONE OF THE INDUSTRY’S LARGEST DESIGN LIBRARIES with an extensive offering of stock designs

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CUSTOM CAPABILITY to help you quickly create unique or differentiated products

OMNOVA offers a broad range of material solutions to meet your performance, design, cost and fabrication requirements. n

PAPER LAMINATES

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2D LAMINATES

for widespread decorative and functional applications n

3D LAMINATES

can be membrane-pressed or vacuum-formed, eliminating the need for T-molding, edgebanding and visible seams n

surf(x) 3D LAMINATES

for seamless edges and enhanced performance through industry-leading surf(x) coating n

surf(x) Sheet Laminates

surf(x) coating performance in a color-through sheet

25435 Harvard Road • Beachwood, OH 44122 P: 866-332-5226 E: laminates@omnova.com • www.omnova.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Panel Processing, Inc. Panel Processing is a flat panel laminator, coater and fabricator of components that take our customer’s concepts and

make them a reality. The 100% employee owned company started over 45 years ago as a pegboard manufacturer. Today

our slatwall, laminated panels, casework, cabinet components and more can be found in store fixtures, kitchens, closets, schools and RTA furniture to name a few. With a continued dedication to serving our customers, we have grown to over

eleven manufacturing plants in six states to fit our customer’s growing needs. With Panel Processing comes the latest in CNC machines, laminators and other manufacturing equipment so we can

cut, drill, bore, paint, punch, edge band, roll coat, curtain coat, screen print and laminate whatever your project requires – making reality happen. OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE:  CABINET & DRAWER COMPONENTS  SHELVING  HPL & TFL PANELS  WOODGRAIN PAINTED PANELS  VENEER COMBINATION PANELS  SLATWALL & PEGBOARD  STORE FIXTURE COMPONENTS  CHALKBOARD & MARKERBOARD

120 North Industrial Highway • Alpena, Michigan 49707 • US P: 800-433-7142 F: 989-356-9000 E: solutions@panel.com WEB: www.panel.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Panolam M U LT I P L E S U R FA C E S .

ONE SYSTEM.

Panolam’s goal is to help bring your vision to reality without compromise. More choices mean more solutions and timesavings in selecting materials. As your surface solution provider, we are here to help navigate the many design and substrate

options available to help you achieve your desired aesthetic, performance, and budgetary attributes for every project. Within our portfolio, including Nevamar®, Pionite®, Panolam® TFL, FRL®, FRP and Duet™ Wall Panels, you can find

exactly what you need and even discover solutions you never imagined. From furniture and fixtures to walls, displays or any architectural statement, we’ve got you covered.

1 Corporate Drive, Suite 725 • Shelton CT, 06484 P: 877-726-6526 WEB: www.panolam.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS

CLASS 1 (A)

Fire Rated Particleboard

FR

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FSC Certified Formaldehyde Free 0.00 ppm 100% Recycled Wood Fiber Moisture Resistant, MR10 Certified Certified by Underwriters Laboratories PlummerForestProducts.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Premier EuroCase With over 30 years of American manufacturing and innovation, Premier EuroCase is full-service panel processor that specializes in lamination, custom components, store fixtures, and cut-to-size doors. Headquartered in Denver, Colo., our modern manufacturing campus totaling 300,000 square feet, has an automated warehouse and other world-class technology to create the most efficient processes. Our vertical integration strategy enables us to produce our Reflekt, UltraMatte, Ion, Roücke HD and Roücke TFL product lines onsite within the industry’s fastest lead time with no minimum orders. Our extensive product offerings, comprehensive custom capabilities and distributor network gives us the opportunity to service various markets nationwide including; residential, commercial, multifamily, education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail store fixtures.

PRODUCTS:  LAMINATED PANELS  SLAB DOORS  THREE-PIECE DOORS  FIVE-PIECE DOORS  SIX-PIECE DOORS (Z-FRAME)  CUSTOM COMPONENTS  MAGNETIC / DRY-ERASE PANELS  MITER FOLDS  PEEL & STICK SHEETS

PRODUCT LINES:  REFLEKT HIGH-GLOSS ACRYLIC  ULTRAMATTE SOFT-TOUCH MATTE ACRYLIC  ION DECORATIVE HIGH-GLOSS FILM  ROÜCKE HD TEXTURED MELAMINE  ROÜCKE THERMOFUSED LAMINATE  HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATES

12000 E. 56th Ave. • Denver, CO 80239 P: 303-373-9718 E: sales@premiereurocase.com www.premiereurocase.com

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Putsch® Panel Processing BIG PRODUCTION, SMALL FOOTPRINT.

Putsch® Panel Processing specializes in space-saving machinery solutions for wood, plastics, solid surface, ACM and multilaminate glass. Our Italian-made family of panel saws, edgebanders and vertical CNC work centers are designed to deliver

top-quality results while optimizing floor space. Call us today at 800-847-8427

SVP 133/145:  REDESIGNED FOR IMPROVED EASE OF USE AND MAINTENANCE  ROBUST, FULLY WELDED STEEL FRAME  POWERFUL 5 HP UL/CSA MOTOR  IDEAL FOR WOOD, PLASTIC, SOLID SURFACE, ACM AND MORE!  BUILT IN OUR STATE OF THE ART FACTORY IN TUSCANY, ITALY  AFFORDABLE WITH PRICES STARTING BELOW $20K (SPACE SAVER EDITION)

EBP 950 PMCR:  CHAIN FEED FOR RELIABLE BANDING APPLICATION AND WORKING  PRE-MILL WITH DIAMOND CUTTERS  MULTI-PROFILE EDGE SCRAPING UNIT  GLUE SCRAPING WITH ANTI-ADHESIVE SPRAY UNIT  BUFFING WITH CLEANING SPRAY UNIT  CORNER-ROUNDING UNIT  ITALIAN-MADE WITH READILY AVAILABLE SPARE PARTS AND SERVICE

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Rehau REHAU is the ultimate source for edging, surface and cabinet door solutions because – we pay attention to details just like you. Headlining “what’s new” is the 100 ft edging coil service option, now available through the new REHAU Marketplace,

an online cross-referencing and ordering platform featuring more than 10,000 articles for the woodworking industry. Understanding customers have projects requiring less than a full coil, we want to help them minimize excess material with smaller coils. As always, REHAU continues to be the source for the best-in-class REHAU LaserEdge zero-joint edgebanding,

which has been a constantly growing technology in the industry. As modern design becomes a staple in North America, we make it easy for every cabinet maker, regardless of volume, to offer frameless cabinets that rival the best in European cabinetry. REHAU surface and cabinet door solutions provide trend options in high-gloss, matte, glass, natural and metal, with the flagship products FENIX NTM and RAUVISIO crystal showing off new colors and application possibilities.

REHAU Industries 1501 Edwards Ferry Road NE • Leesburg, VA, 2016 P: (888) 734-2810 WEB: www.na.rehau.com/furniture

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MASTERS: MATERIALS American RENOLIT Corporation RENOLIT is a manufacturer of 3D and 2D Roll Laminates and decorative lightweight wood-plastic composite sheets. RENOLIT creates surfacing materials which meet the highest demands in terms of design, quality and performance. Our laminates are used

on components and panels in retail interiors, healthcare office systems, and hospitality.

Attributes of RENOLIT laminates include excellent impact and wear resistance. Design with the flexibility of contoured shapes and seamless soft edged components.

The RENOLIT Group is an international leader in the manufacture of high-quality plastic films and related products for technical applications.

This independent family-owned business, which has been setting benchmarks for quality and innovation for 70 years, now employs a workforce of approximately 4,700 employees at more than 30 production sites and sales entities. The RENOLIT brand enjoys a worldwide reputation for technical expertise, modern product design and customer-oriented service. PRODUCTS: ď Ž RENOLIT 3D FILMS

Supplied as decorative surfacing for lamination to machined fibreboard (MDF) using a thermoforming process ď Ž RENOLIT 2D FILMS

The widest range of highly-developed 2D industrial films to choose from, with a whole series of qualities, characteristics and processing options that cover almost every application.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS RIKEN USA Corporation Riken is a Japanese leading manufacturer of 3D Laminates and Steel Lamination Films. Our sales office was established in 1995 as the North American Sales and Distribution office for Riken Technos Corporation. Riken’s 3D Laminates are suitable for residential cabinet components and doors, as well as for various commercial

finishes such as office furniture, store fixtures, RV interiors, and other building materials. Our products are receiving high praise from various industries due to their high functionality and high quality as well as their aesthetics design. Known for superior UV resistance and lot-to-lot consistency, Riken’s films provide unsurpassed levels of laminating quality.

F I L M T Y P E S: PVC and Non-PVC F I N I S HE S : High Gloss • Matte •

• Satin • Scratch Resistant DT • Pearlescent • Metallic • • SOFT FEEL supermatte • PAT T E R N S: Solid • Woodgrain •

• Abstract • Granites •

26200 Town Center Dr. Suite 135 • Novi, MI 48375 P: 248-513-3511 F: 248-513-3510 • www.riken-usa.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Roseburg Forest Products Roseburg Forest Products manufactures particleboard, MDF and thermally fused laminate panels at four manufacturing facilities in the U.S. We own and manage our own forestland and proudly produce the most widely specified brands of

composite wood panels in North America. OUR PRODUCTS ARE USED FOR:  CABINETRY  FURNITURE  CASEWORK  SHELVING  MOULDINGS  DOORS  COMPONENTS  DECORATIVE WALL PANELS  ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK  COUNTERTOPS

With three LEED® Green Associates on staff, Roseburg is able to support your needs in the green building sector with sustainable products and knowledgeable staff. From a wide variety of panel cores engineered for specific applications, to numerous decorative surface options, we have the solutions you need.

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Salice America Inc. Salice America, Inc. has been active in the U.S. market for over 25 years. Based in Charlotte, NC, Salice America was founded in 1989 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arturo Salice S.p.A.

With its presence and the creation of an all U.S. team, Salice has demonstrated since its inception the determination to be near the U.S. customers in order to better serve and understand their needs. Following suit, in 1993, Salice America

opened a satellite warehouse in Los Angeles (Rancho Cucamonga), CA as an additional service to our customers in the West. Thanks to the two strategically located warehouses, Salice America has been able to optimize the rapid

distribution of all three Salice group products throughout the national territory. The determination has proven to be successful and has led to an impressive sales growth. Salice America is today one of the leaders in the supply of

components to U.S. kitchen cabinet manufacturers. OPENING LIFTING SLIDING STORING…ALL FROM SALICE For every type of movement… the answer is Salice. A comprehensive range of products that combines excellence in research-based design and technical expertise to provide solutions for every domestic cabinet application. 

HINGES AND MOUNTING PLATES

LIFT SYSTEMS

SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS

RUNNERS AND DRAWER SYSTEMS

KITCHEN ACCESSORIES

2123 Crown Centre Drive • Charlotte, NC 28227 P: 800-222-9652 F: 704-841-7808 www.saliceamerica.com

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MASTERS: DESIGN Schattdecor

ONE SOURCE, UNLIMITED SOLUTIONS

Schattdecor has been a successful name in decor printing for over 30 years and in this time has hugely expanded its range

of products. It is no longer just a printing firm, but instead offers complete and comprehensive surface solutions, tailormade for its customers. The wide range of Schattdecor’s individual products – all of high quality and on-trend – range from

authentically natural printed decors and brilliant impregnated papers to complete finished products. Each year the family-run

company based in Thansau, Germany, processes around 2.3 billion square metres of paper globally. With more than 2,300 employees at a total of 15 sites around the world, the Group was able to generate a turnover of around 700 million euros in the 2017 financial year. SU R FACE S B Y SCH AT T DECOR

The Printed Surfaces segment is extremely important for the company and forms the basis for many other products. In addition to its 34 rotogravure presses worldwide, Schattdecor has introduced the Palis 2250 industrial digital printing system which will open up new possibilities in decor printing and expand the product range. The Impregnated Surfaces segment has been growing strongly and steadily in recent years, with 220 million square metres printed worldwide in 2016. Decolay Real – a completely new product – was just brought out and remains active in research and development. A complete system solutions in the field of impregnation is available. In the Finished Surfaces segment, Schattdecor’s finish foils range features an array of individual applications for furniture, caravans and interior fittings. Under the labels Smartfoil by Schattdecor and Postfoil by Schattdecor, the company offers mix-and-match combinations of paper, resin and lacquer systems with a wide range of premium-quality surface effects, based on preimpregnated or printed decor paper.

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MASTERS: DESIGN SESA SESA is producing since 1950 press moulds for the manufacturing of melamine faced

chipboards and HPL laminates. It is known worldwide for its wide range of finishes from

Cold, smooth touch. Semi-matte & gloss effect. Oxide very polished.

the classis High Gloss to the recent SESA ONE collection and it continues researching new technologies to enhance the realism of the finishes. In addition, it offers to its customers the possibility to refurbish their press moulds, granting the efficiency as per new ones and

extending the lifespan of their products. In 2000, SESA started in India for the production and the refurbishment of press moulds for the local market. From 2011, the company is completely taken over by the Santori family, who founded SESA India. This new company, situated in Neemrana, in the state of Rajastan, thanks

to the constant support of the Italian mother company, from a barren plot of land has been

able to carve its predominant position in the market granting the same European standards in

quality and service. PRODUCTS:

Rustic, natural effect. Low & super-matte gloss. Warm feeling.

PRESS MOULDS FOR: • HPL • TFL • FLOORING

PRECISION GRINDING (max side 2500x6500)

Elegant, natural effect. Softer, warm touch. Super-matte gloss. Green Concept.

Texture similar to cotton, showing the fabric weave.

SESA S.p.A.: via Mantova, 12 • 21057 Olgiate Olona - Varese - Italy P: +39 0331 631388 F: +39 0331 677313 E: info@sesaplates.com • www.sesaplates.com

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Smartech SUPERIOR PRODUCTS. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. Membranes / Pressroom and Finishing Tools / 3D Laminate Storage Racks and the know-how to help you make the most of your production! STEINBACH MEMBRANES Steinbach has supplied top-quality membranes since the beginning of 3D Laminate technology in a wide variety of silicone mixtures, thicknesses, and surfaces, as well as two types of natural rubber. Smartech has the right Steinbach Membrane for your application and the experience to help you choose the best material for your application. STEADY | MIX This stand mixer eliminates fatigue and guesswork when mixing two-part adhesives, conversion varnish, or other finishing products. The Steady|Mix is adjustable for 1 to 5 gallon jobs, and ensures that whatever you need to add will be steadily and evenly incorporated into your base product for optimal performance. EASY | AXIS Our foot-rotated turntable lets you turn parts being sprayed with adhesives or finishes completely hands-free. The tube shaped support column eliminates blow-back while you’re spraying. All outer surfaces are HDPE, guaranteeing easy cleanup of both glue and finish residue. VERSA | TRIM The compact size makes trimming between cut-outs in close proximity far easier than with a larger knife. We engineered the Versa|Trim’s handle to ensure a flush trim in a single pass. QUICK | TRIM You loved our Versa|Trim so much, you asked for a full-size trimmer and here it is! The Quick|Trim easily handles a variety of applications from 3D Laminates to edgebanding and T-molding. DURA | RACK This versatile and study rack holds glued and finished parts for safe, worry-free drying. Hefty powder-coated steel construction is built to last and can hold 1200+ lbs. Replaceable, coated paper tubes cover the support rods to keep both the rack and your product clean. EASY | SPIN Heavy-duty swivel with non-slip pad can hold up to 200 lbs to make trimming and finishing jobs quicker and easier. 14.5” diameter.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS STEVENSWOOD® STEVENSWOOD ® is a full-line manufacturer of quality laminated products, from panels to furniture and cabinets. For more than 60 years, STEVENSWOOD® has provided added value to our customers through innovative engineering, design, and craftsmanship, along with expertise that leads to cost-effective solutions. Backed by the most extensive Quality Assurance program in the industry, Stevens Industries is committed to our customers with the specific products for present and future needs PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:  DECORATIVE LAMINATE PANELS  HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE SURFACES  COLLECTIONS with coordinated edgebanding,

panels, high impact surfaces, doors and mouldings  DUAL-SIDED TEXTURE MATCHED GRAINS  DESIGN-FOCUSED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT  VARIETY OF LAMINATE AND CORE MATERIALS  WIDE SELECTION OF COLORS AND SIZES

704 West Main St. • Teutopolis, Illinois 62467 P: (217) 857-7100 F: (217) 857-7101 www.stevens-wood.com

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Stiles Machinery YOUR SOLUTION

As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles has been helping manufacturers nationwide increase their efficiency and productivity for over 50 years.

We understand that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. That’s why we offer solutions that fit your unique and diverse needs. From introducing important new technologies to providing the nation’s largest team of field service technicians, 24hour technical support, a vast inventory of ready-to-ship parts, the industry’s only accredited university and so much more,

Stiles is YOUR SOLUTION for any challenge and your partner in every success. Stiles is a proud member of the HOMAG Group, a global leader in the production of industrial manufacturing machinery. PA NEL PROCESSING MACHINERY n BORING/DRILLING n CNC ROUTERS n EDGEBANDERS n FINISHING EQUIPMENT n GLUE SPREADERS n LAMINATORS/PRESSES n MATERIAL HANDLING n MEMBRANE PRESSES n PANEL SAWS n POSTFORMERS n PROFILE WRAPPERS n SANDING EQUIPMENT

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MASTERS: MATERIALS

The Surface Technology Company DESIGN – PRINT – TREAT – COAT – EDGE

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Synergy Thermal Foils 3D LAMINATES · 2D LAMINATES · PET FLAT LAMINATES (1D) · FINISH FOIL · EDGEBANDING Synergy Thermal Foils is a leading supplier of interior laminates for residential and commercial settings. We provide interior surface solutions that meets the highest requirements in design, quality and overall performance. STF laminates can be found in markets such as kitchen, bath, furniture, retail, commercial fixtures, healthcare and

many more. STF’s North American stocking program offers over 100 designs matching domestic high pressure laminate (HPL) and thermally fused laminate (TFL) manufactures with an in -depth matching program that allows

you to value-engineer your components for a flawless design. Synergy Thermal Foils offers a wide range of

products including 3D laminates, 2D laminates, flat (1D) laminates, finish foil and matching edgebanding. We source the best raw materials from all over the world to bring the best value to our customers. Our products have served European and Asian markets for decades by providing true and tested high-quality decorative surfaces to furniture and door manufacturers in over 50 countries and worldwide to every continent. We strive to bring the best possible products at the best possible price. We know that means providing a high-quality product free from defects and issues to provide an optimal manufacturing environment. Synergy Thermal Foils can be flat-laminated, post-formed, membrane-pressed, miter-folded, and profile-wrapped for commercial furniture, residential furniture, store fixtures, kitchen cabinets, closet systems, kiosks, POP displays, profile wrapped products and endless other environments where decorative surfaces are used. STF North America serves both North and South America from South Florida providing easy export to Latin America. Our North American stock is only a fraction of our selection, we offer thousands of choices globally. Our 3D Laminate collection is based on the designs offered by domestic high pressureand low pressure laminators. Our stock designs typically have matching TFM, HPL and edge banding.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Tafisa® Canada Tafisa® Canada has a solid reputation for developing trendsetting designs and offering unmatched quality in particleboard and TFL decorative panels manufacturing. Founded in 1992, Tafisa® has a proven track record for being attuned to market trends, offering a production capacity that is second to none and providing excellent customer service. The company

continuously invests every year to not only improve its operational excellence but also ensure that all of its manufacturing processes adhere to the strictest of industry, training, production and environmental standards. Selling to both residential and commercial markets, Tafisa® has maintained a balanced share of business between Canada

and the United States. Each week, more than 700 truckloads of wood fibres are transformed into 300 truckloads of finished products – particleboards and decorative panels. Tafisa®’s particleboard panels are manufactured using 100% recycled and recovered wood materials, meticulously selected to create high quality, consistent panels for furniture, millwork, cabinetry and countertops saving millions of trees every year. Tafisa® offers two types of particleboard panels:  TAFIPAN®: EPA TSCA Title VI compliant  TAFIPAN-EVOLO™: CARB ULEF (Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde) certified

Tafisa has a complete line of decorative surfaces including TFL decorative panels, HPL and the most extensive complementary product program on the market. Tafisa®’s TFL decorative panels are available in more than 122 standard colour and texture combinations between the embossed and in-register (EIR) Sommet Series® and the renowned Prelude Series®. After the outstanding success of the VIVA™ collection in the industry and with the innovative vision that has been Tafisa®’s hallmark, we are now the first manufacturer in North America to produce synchronized textured EIR decorative panels that replicate the look and feel of hickory and teak. Named BRAVA™ and FERIA™, the teak and hickory textures were developed using Tafisa’s proprietary EIR technology, a synchronized embossing technology that produces 4’ x 8’ and 5’ x 9’ double sided decorative panels delivering the ‘’true touch of wood’’. Tafisa decorative panels are offered with a complete matching line of SURFORMA® HPL to its Sommet and Prelude TFL Series. Made from the same texture plates and printed décors. Perfectly matched TFL and HPL, at one address.

4660 Rue Villeneuve, Lac-Mégantic Québec, Canada G6B 2C3 P: 1-888-882-3472 F: 819-583-2931 WEB: www.tafisa.ca

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Thermwood Corporation Thermwood Corporation, located in Southern Indiana and established in 1969, offers an extensive line of both three, four and five axis CNC machining centers ideally suited for the production, fabrication & trimming of wood, plastics,

non-ferrous metals, composites and other advanced materials. Some of these applications consist of Nested-Based panel production, solid wood, Roller Hold-Down machines for upholstery frames and much more including the All New

Cut Ready, Cut Center that doesn’t require any programming. Thermwood also manufactures a line of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) systems that incorporates both the additive and subtractive process on the same machine. Thermwood is deeply involved in CNC technology and development, incorporating a high level of smart control technology in its products. Thermwood CNC machining centers and additive systems are engineered using the most advanced CAD/CAM and structural analysis software. All weldments are fully stress relieved and the final machine is calibrated using threedimensional volumetric compensation. We operate a well-equipped and staffed demonstration facility where we demonstrate the specific system we recommend to each customer, actually producing the customers’ parts while they watch. This increases confidence and eliminates technical risk. Thermwood is a US based company with dealers and distributors worldwide. In addition to machine manufacturing and software development, Thermwood has a technical service organization that provides support, machine installation, training, retrofits, custom programming and production assistance.

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Timber Products Company For over 100 years, Timber Products Company has been delivering

We are committed to creating quality products that

thoughtfully crafted wood products. Best known for our hardwood

reflect our sustainable practices and dedication to our

plywood, we are committed to environmental sustainability and

customers. As partners, we work with our customers

offer a fully integrated approach to manufacturing with company-

to help them select the best product for their needs,

owned forestland, nine manufacturing facilities, an import division

every step of the way. Our wood products are available

and a nationwide transportation division. Our high standards

for purchase from hundreds of distributors and

for safety have continued to put us ahead of the national trend,

retailers across North America.

allowing us to quickly comply with formaldehyde and other government implemented standards.

305 South 4th Street â&#x20AC;˘ Springfield, OR 97477 TOLL FREE: 800-547-9520 P: 541-747-4577 WEB: timberproducts.com E: marketing@timberproducts.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Toppan Interamerica Inc. This year we are celebrating 30 years of US manufacturing and industry-leading design innovation. Toppan Interamerica is a fully vertically integrated printer, printing award-winning decorative papers, and films. Our decorative and functional papers have gained international acclaim by replicating natural materials such as wood and stones. With two major gravure printing manufacturing locations here in the USA. We strive to deliver high-quality decorative products, meet on-time satisfaction and provide innovative solutions to our customer’s needs. We offer a comprehensive line of printed laminates, including light basis weight papers, saturating grade papers and PVC & Non-PVC films. These products are used in the production of counter tops, residential & contract furniture, cabinetry, closets, and flooring.

OUR PRODUCTS: ■

3dLUXE (3D PVC FILM)

HPL & TFL (SATURATED GRADE PAPER)

FORTINA (DECORATIVE ALUMINUM PROFILES)

HD ONE (NON-PVC FILM)

G-EFFECT (PRE-COATED EMBOSSED PAPER) ■

HOTMELT ADHESIVE GLUE

MARKETS: ■

FURNITURE

AND MOLDINGS FORTINA

FLOORING ■

HOME DÉCOR: WALL PANELS

KITCHEN CABINETS & VANITY

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

ARCHITECTURAL

MANUFACTURED HOUSING

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Ultrapan Do you starve to have an ultramodern kitchen? You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough of these ultra-high gloss and ultra-matte finishes that will incite the desire for more. Luxury baring its teeth and proving its bite. ULTRA finishes never lose their hunger to whet

your appetite.

These brilliant finishes are perfect for the contemporary lifestyle that embodies simple yet stylish looks for any end use. Ultra-gloss finishes are rich in color with a mirror like reflection that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also provide

exceptional durability. Ultra-matte finishes possess a smooth soft touch texture that create a chic, modern look that hides even fingerprints. The latest cutting edge technology has transformed one of the most common plastics used around the world in plastic drinking bottles (PET) into a highly durable leading decorative surface with excellent stain resistance, scratch resistance and UV resistant coating. These are environmentally friendly panels are safe, non-toxic, and recyclable. Ultra-modern finishes will add a superior elegance to your home, office or storefront with the high quality ultra-gloss and ultra-matte finishes. With a variety of contemporary designs such as wood grains, pearlescent and solid colors the possibilities are endless with Ultrapan.

12175 NW 39th Street â&#x20AC;˘ Coral Springs, FL 33065 P: (754) 702-2632 WEB: www.ultramodernfinishes.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Uniboard ® Uniboard is a leading North American manufacturer of decorative composite wood panels. Its products are sold to

distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet, furniture, office, home renovation and construction industries, as well as to the floor covering industry. Uniboard’s TFL palette offers over 135 colours in 14 finishes offering superior quality, service and cutting edge technology. Uniboard TFL features the latest in trends, making this premium collection easily ahead of the pack. Our thermally fused laminate panels are available in all major markets and can be ordered in the industry’s widest selection of grades, sizes and thicknesses. Our laminate colours are perfectly matched to complementary products such as HPL, edgebanding and moulding so you can quickly and easily achieve your design goals.

SY NCHRONIZED (EIR), DEEP-EMBOSSED A N D SU PE R M AT F I N I S H E S

Uniboard is renowned for having one of the most extensive product portfolios of engineered wood products in North America, ranging from deep-embossed and synchronized TFL textures such as Brushed Elm, Riviera Oak, Nobella and Sequoia, to ultra-light MDF. Uniboard is the first North American TFL producer capable of 2 sided synchronized textures. Unlike imported panels all our panels meet North American TSCA Title VI emission standards and are available in a standard 4x8 American format and thicknesses.

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY The Union Tool Corporation Small, medium and large hot melt roller coaters to cover applications as small as 6” and as large as 120”. Our hot melt roller

coaters use hot melt adhesives (PUR, PSA, EVA) as easily as water-based adhesives can be applied to a variety of substrates including wood, foam, plastic and steel. Perfect for table and counter tops, office partitions, door panels, entry and garage

doors, RV wall, ceiling and floor panels. The unique heated roll design ensures a consistent, precision-controlled adhesive temperature and the hot oil heater under the coating area saves floor space.

Started by Karl J. Heinzelman in 1942, Union Tool is a family-owned business which manufactures automated machines and

equipment to handle and process flat sheets, boards and panels made of wood, metal, glass, plastic, fiber, foam and other materials in a conveyorized processing line. Custom manufactured equipment is also offered. MACHINES: ■ FEEDING MACHINES ■ MOVING MACHINES ■ COATING MACHINES ■ GLUING MACHINES ■ LAMINATING MACHINES ■ STACKING MACHINES ■ SPECIALTY MACHINES

I N DUST RY / A PPL IC AT IONS: ■ DOOR MANUFACTURING ■ EPS FOAM ■ PLASTIC PACKAGING & FORMING ■ PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) MANUFACTURING ■ RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV) MANUFACTURING ■ METAL STAMPING, DRAWING AND FORMING ■ ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

1144 N. Detroit Street • Warsaw, Indiana 46580 P: 574-267-3211 F: 574-267-5703 WEB: www.uniontoolcorp.com E: sales@uniontoolcorp.com

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MASTERS: TECHNOLOGY Vortex Tool Company For more than 25 years, Vortex Tool Company has built a reputation as an innovator, manufacturing high performance router and insert cutting tools for

the woodworking and plastics industries. From its facility in Schofield, Wisconsin,

Vortex produces tools with cutting edges in various grades of carbide, stellite, high-speed steel and polycrystalline diamond, and provides custom tool design,

profiled inserts, retipping and sharpening services.

Vortex’s high-quality tools provide higher operating speeds, significantly longer tool life, and long-term value, having built a customer base of over 5,000

companies. The latest tooling innovation, the XP “Extreme Performance” Series, is the result of extensive testing performed on Vortex’s own CNC test router. In addition to its standard line of router tools, Vortex has designed hundreds of tools for special applications. Custom tooling services will deliver tooling in typically three weeks. Customer service is a high priority – technical support staff is available to answer your questions when you need it, now! Vortex Tool maintains a huge inventory with over 10,000 tools in stock so most orders will ship the same day. Call Vortex today. Get the answers you need now and the best quality tooling designed to do the job right. Visit www.vortextool.com to learn more and order online. PRODUCTS:  WOOD TOOLING  PLASTIC TOOLING  INSERT TOOLING  MACHINE TOOL ACCESSORIES  SHARPENING SERVICES

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Welformed Welformed, a division of Genesis Products, engineers and manufactures molded and panel solutions.

Our integrated team of engineers, product designers, materials experts and manufacturing managers partner with our customers to effectively deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions adapted to

any customer design specifications. Compared to felt-covered wood and aluminum assemblies,

Welformed’s molded components reduce costs, weight, waste and production time. From tessellating tiles and acoustical panels to office partitions and desk accessories, our proprietary process brings

product to market faster – without sacrificing design and quality.

2924 East County Road 6 • Elkhart, IN 46514

OUR OFFERINGS: n DECORATIVE WALL PANELS n CEILING TILES n PARTITIONS n ACOUSTIC PANELS

OUR CA PA BILITIES: n LARGE FORMAT MOLDING n LASER CUT & ETCHING n 6 AXIS WATER JET n CUSTOM SHEET SIZE AND ROLLS

with automotive type-A surfaces, including:

n MULTI-LAYER LAMINATION • WOVEN • NON-WOVEN

• PVC AND POLYURETHANE VINYL

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(574) 262 4054 • www.welformed.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS West Fraser MDF West Fraser produces top quality MDF panels at our WestPine (Quesnel, BC) and Ranger (Blue Ridge, AB) manufacturing facilities. Safety, operational, and manufacturing excellence is a key focus at these locations. Being a cost effective and reliable producer is what drives partnerships with many of our customers.

As North America’s largest softwood lumber producer, West Fraser’s sawmill operations provide Ranger Board and WestPine with reliable, consistent, and high quality fiber to produce North America’s finest MDF. Combined with our ability to produce 2.5mm to 1-1/2" thick panels in a variety of widths, lengths, and grades, Ranger Board and WestPine can meet the needs of virtually any

LDF, MDF, or HDF requirements.

OUR MDF PRODUCTS ARE SUITABLE FOR A VAST RANGE OF APPLICATIONS: n

POWDER COATING

n

MOULDINGS

n

SLATWALL

n

PANELING

n

DOORS – Solid Interior & Cabinet

n

HWPW CROSSBANDS

n

MELAMINE

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FURNITURE

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FLOORING

Pantone 348 Green

Contact a Sales Rep today to discuss how our products can be a great fit for your business. Pantone 348 Green & Pantone 375 Green tree

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3/8" – 1-1/2" (metric and imperial thicknesses) 6'x24' multi-opening press 1' through 6' widths available Well known for machining and painting capabilities Available Grades: Standard, Premium, Platinum

2.5mm – 3/4" (metric and imperial thicknesses) 100% No-Added-Formaldehyde 10' wide continuous press Excels in laminating, painting, and hardwood- plywood manufacturing (crossbands & core) Available Grades: EcoGold, EcoHD, EcoPlusMR50

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Weyerhaeuser Medium Density Fiberboard When it comes to value, what really counts is not how much the MDF costs, but how much it costs to use. Not all MDF panels are alike and may differ by wood species, fiber size, binders, density and consistency. All of these factors have a significant impact on key elements of your processing costs. MDF QUA LIT Y IMPACTS:  CUTTING-TOOL LIFE  MACHINE CENTER THROUGHPUT SPEED AND AMP LOAD  MACHINED PROFILE QUALITY AS IT RELATES TO THE NEED FOR SANDING, FILLING AND OTHER STEPS PRIOR TO FINISHING  AMOUNT/THICKNESS OF COATING OR LAMINATING MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR ADEQUATE COVERAGE  DEFECT RATES  LABOR

We have developed several specialty product formulations, each enhancing the productivity and quality of specific end-use applications. There’s no doubt you’ll find the one to meet your requirements and surpass your expectations. For more information, visit our website. www.weyerhaeuser.com/ woodproducts/osb-panels/medium-density-fiberboard/

105 Mills Dr. • Columbia Falls, MT 59912 P: 406-892-6231 F: 406-892-6870 www.weyerhaeuser.com

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MASTERS: MATERIALS Wilsonart Wilsonart® Engineered Surfaces is a world leading manufacturing and

distribution organization that is driven by a mission to create innovative, high performance surfaces people love, with world-class service our customers can

count on, delivered by people all over the world who care.

Our company, with global headquarters in Austin, TX, manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options for use in the office,

education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets. F E AT U R E D PRODUCTS:  QUARTZ  SOLID SURFACE  LAMINATE  COMPACT LAMINATE  METALS  COORDINATED SURFACES  ADHESIVES  CABINET DOORS

Wilsonart is proud to be the first adhesive manufacturer to have their lowemitting PVA and woodworking adhesives recognized by UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Program for indoor air quality. Wilsonart® Quartz, Solid Surface and Decorative Metals have also received UL GREENGUARD Gold Certifications for indoor air quality. Additionally, our laminates have received the following industry certifications and compliances:  FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL® (FSC®)  LEED® SILVER WILSONART N.A. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS  SCS GLOBAL SERVICES (SCS)  UL 2818: GREENGUARD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR CHEMICAL

EMISSIONS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS, FINISHES AND FURNISHINGS

2501 Wilsonart Drive • Temple, Texas 76504 P: 800-433-3222 • www.wilsonart.com

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTOR Aetna Plywood Aetna Plywood began in 1937 as a humble partnership between Don Davis Sr. and Arthur Schwanke. The founders envisioned a well-diversified distribution company that offers exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves on adhering to these

core principles and build on them by understanding our customers’ needs; knowing our suppliers’ facilities and capabilities and making our products readily available for quick and efficient delivery.

We are grateful for our Aetna teams who take pride in their knowledge, flexibility and relationship building abilities. Their

commitment is evident in how they work together to bring our customers the very best service and products. From our product managers who purchase from world class manufacturers, to our warehouse employees and truck drivers who carefully package

and deliver on time, you will experience a level of service that is unmatched.

We foster a partnership with our customers and bring them not only the products they need but the knowledge and service they

deserve. They become an extension of the ever-expanding Aetna family as we welcome new customers into the fold. We thank you for letting us serve you and show that gratitude by always striving to maintain your trust and your business. Serving Illinois, Indiana,

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Iowa.

Representing high value brands including:

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ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK MANUFACTURERS

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1401 St. Charles Rd. • Maywood, IL 60153 P: 708-343-1515 F: 708-343-1616 www.aetnaplywood.com

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTION Amerhart Ltd At Amerhart, we want you to expect more. Serving the building industry since 1940 has taught us the importance of stocking broad inventories, answering all your technical questions, and delivering your goods quickly and error-free. It has also taught us that these promises are necessary, but not sufficient in helping your business grow, prosper, and have a lasting impact on the communities we call home. In addition to nine warehouse facilities spread across the Midwest, our advanced manufacturing division – Wind Mill Slatwall Products – sets the standard in the production of custom slatwall, retail display panels, fixtures, and a vast array of wood component parts. Pairing Wind Mill’s commitment to quality and flexibility in creating custom solutions with Amerhart’s geographic footprint and distribution expertise allows us to tackle nearly any project.

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTOR C.H. Briggs

C.H. Briggs is one of the largest independently-owned distributors of specialty building materials on the east coast. Since Harry and Georgeanna Briggs first started the business in 1967, C.H. Briggs has grown into a thriving third-generation business. Under the leadership of Julia Klein, C.H. Briggs is now one of the top women-owned

companies in the United States providing construction and design professionals with products and solutions that help them build positive experiences for people at home, at work and in their community. The C.H. Briggs team has successfully integrated six acquisitions expanding the C.H. Briggs footprint up and down the east coast.

For 50 years, we have forged deep partnerships with more than 200 suppliers while building loyal relationships with thousands of customers. Now carrying over 40,000 products, C.H. Briggs is a leading provider of:

 DECORATIVE HARDWARE: decorative hardware, functional

hardware and production supplies  BOARD AND PANEL PRODUCTS: from hardwood and

plywood to MDF and particleboard, our wood offering includes FSC® FSC-C019945 and no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) materials used in green building  PREMIUM SURFACES: Corian® Solid Surface, Corian® Quartz

surfaces, marble, limestone, granite and other natural stone  ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS: Alyn® Vertical Surfacing

Solution, Futrus® Furniture & Casework Solutions, Division 10 Specialty Products, and Privacy Plus® Partitions OUR CUSTOMERS INCLUDE:  CUSTOM CABINET SHOPS  MILLWORK HOUSES  COUNTERTOP FABRICATORS  KITCHEN AND BATH DEALERS  ARCHITECTS / DESIGNERS / SPECIFIERS  FACILITY MANAGERS

C.H. Briggs operates with locations in Wayne, NJ; Telford, PA; Reading, PA (Corporate Office); Savage, MD; Charlotte, NC; and

Atlanta, GA. We are grateful to our customers in our communities who trust us to help them provide high quality material and well-designed projects. Their demands, challenges and feedback have pushed us to continuously improve.

2047 Kutztown Rd Reading, PA 19605 800-355-1000 CustomerCare@chbriggs.com www.chbriggs.com

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hile DSI’s customer base builds cabinetry, DSI is in the business of building relationships. Of course we carry industry-leading products from the best manufacturers of panel products, wood finishing, laminates, solid surfaces and more. And, it’s a given that with eight mid-west locations, our large, in-stock inventory is delivered quickly to our customers. But, what sets us apart is our emphasis on innovation and service. For more than 50 years, professional woodworkers have looked upon DSI as a partner. We roll up our sleeves, step into the sawdust and get to know their businesses so we can anticipate their needs. Then, DSI’s knowledgeable support staff adds value to the relationship by helping customers select the right material to maximize their productivity and profitability.

DSI Difference Makers

• First-Class, knowledgeable customer support • Superior marketing of vendor product lines • Unsurpassed innovation & engagement

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MJB

Better supply. Greater efficiency. Proven results.

WOOD GROUP, LLC

For over 40 years, we’ve been dedicated to finding innovative solutions to help our customers find better ways of doing things. Our better supply options give you access to a wide range of panel products, components and millwork from North American, Asian and European suppliers. Our manufacturing support can help you cut costs and increase your capabilities. Our component efficiencies deliver you improved quality, consistency and time-savings. If you’re looking for supply chain services, we can help optimize efficiency throughout your production process. Our consultative, technologydriven approach has helped thousands of customers achieve better productivity, efficiency and profitability through all sectors of their business.

BETTER ACCESS TO THE BEST MATERIALS 2201 W. Royal Lane Suite 250 Irving, TX 75063 sales@mjbwood.com P 972 401 0005 F 972 409 9949 E

mjbwood.com

BETTER SUPPORT FOR ADDED CAPABILITY BETTER COMPONENT EFFICIENCY BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTOR Plunkett Distributing Co., Inc. In business for almost 70 years, Plunkett Distributing Company, Inc. provides

excellent service and competitive prices on the following materials:

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We were founded in 1948 by J. F. Plunkett and incorporated in 1955. We continue to operate today as a family owned business which now extends into the second and third generations. We have continually grown over the years from a one man operation to currently employing approximately eighty employees with two locations.

Plunkett Distributing Company, Inc. main focus in the beginning was on plastic laminate and servicing its home market, Fort

Smith, Arkansas. Over the years we have continued to add vendor lines and expand our service areas. We now offer a full line of

cabinet supplies including lumber products for cabinet construction to complement our plastic laminate and surfacing products.

Our coverage area has expanded to include most of the state of Arkansas, Oklahoma, some parts of Texas and Louisiana, and southern Missouri.

We take pride in offering an extensive delivery service in both markets as well as offering very competitive prices. We are a

company that eagerly and thoroughly takes care of the business that we are entrusted with and works continuously and personally with our customers to ensure their growing success. Through the success of our customers we continue to grow our success.

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTOR Roberts Plywood Roberts Plywood is a family-owned business which sells a wide variety of fine architectural quality plywood and veneers. We have been operating since 1977 and are dedicated to serving our customers promptly with integrity and dependability.

From the forests of the world to Deer Park, Long Island, NY. At Roberts Plywood we proudly offer an extensive variety of Hardwood plywood, Veneer, and Lumber. Many items are personally selected from our travels around the world. For special woods or special projects and inspiration we strongly suggest the architect, client, and woodworker make an appointment to view / select material from our showroom with 200+ wood samples. Our 77,000 sq foot indoor warehouse will inspire you with colors, grain patterns, figures, natural

edge shapes, stories of reclaimed woods and beauty only Mother Nature can create. PRODUCTS:  PLYWOOD  LUMBER  VENEERS  MELAMINE  CURVED PLYWOOD  FIBERBOARD (MDF)  EDGEBANDING  MARINE PLYWOOD  FIRE RETARDANT  BENDING PANELS  FLAKE

Roberts Plywood 45 North Industry Court • Deer Park, NY 11729 P: 631-586-7700 F: 631-586-7009 WEB: www.roberts-plywood.com E: robertsplywood@gmail.com

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTOR Sierra Forest Products Upper Canada Forest Products Sierra Forest Products, and Upper Canada Forest Products, together are leading distributors of lumber and panel products serving discerning customers in the architectural woodworking, commercial and residential furniture and cabinet-making industries. We offer a comprehensive selection of hardwoods and softwoods, solid surface, quartz, composite panels and a full line of decorative surfaces including TFL, HPL, veneer and hardwood plywood. We provide a complete lumber and panel management solution, by working with our customers to determine exactly what they need, sourcing the product from a global network of high-quality suppliers and then delivering it on time, every time.

Through innovation, technology, but most of all, extraordinary people, both Sierra and Upper Canada ensure that the quality of our products and our service experience will be unparalleled. Our team is committed to adding value to our customer’s business. We “Deliver the Difference” to our customers and suppliers, every day.

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTOR Web-Don Web-Don, Inc. is an industry-leading distributor of cabinets and surface products serving much of the Southeastern United States. With nearly fifty years in business producing and distributing quality cabinet and surface products, the company

provides top-quality products, outstanding customer service and flawless attention to detail. Web-Don is well-known across the Southeast for supplying top-tier products for residential kitchens and baths as well as commercial applications such as

casework, hospitality, education and corporate installations. NOTABLE MARKET-LEADING PRODUCTS INCLUDE:  BALLY BLOCK SOLID WOOD TOPS  CAROLINA HEARTWOOD CABINETRY  CAROLINA PANELS  EOSCU PROTECTIVE SURFACES  FORMICA HPL & SPECIALTY PRODUCTS  FORMICA SOLID SURFACE  HANSTONE QUARTZ  HARTSON-KENNEDY POST FORM TOPS  WILSONART HPL & SPECIALTY PRODUCTS  WILSONART SOLID SURFACE

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MASTERS: DISTRIBUTION Würth North America Würth Line Craft N.A. is the market leader in the core specialty distribution business of woodworking and

construction materials throughout North America. Does your business operate in any of these industries:

Woodworking, Construction, Automotive or MRO? If so, there’s a Würth company near you that provides the solutions

and products you need to grow. Contact us to learn more! WOODWORKING

The Woodworking Division serves customers

WÜRTH WOOD GROUP

WÜRTH LOUIS AND COMPANY

in the entire woodworking and wood processing trade, typically joiners/carpenters,

4250 Golf Acres Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

895 Columbia St, Brea, CA 92821

woodworkers and cabinet makers. The product

1-877-GO-WURTH (469-8784)

1-800-422-4389

spectrum covers board, panel, decorative hardware, furniture fittings, the entire range

WÜRTH BAER SUPPLY COMPANY

of fastening materials and sealing technology as well as tools, machines, abrasives and

909 Forest Edge Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

chemical-technical products.

1-800-289-2237

CONSTRUCTION

The Construction Division encompasses all sales units responsible for

WÜRTH ACTION BOLT

serving customers in the building and civil engineering industry and

finishing trades. Marketing activity focuses on construction companies,

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roofers, plasterers, stucco masons, dry construction firms and direct

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concepts for supply and service.

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An Interview with Missy O'Daniel Distributor Roundtable Discussion Supplier Roundtable Discussion A Conversation with Kevin Gammonley 2018 Member Directory

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AN INTERVIEW WITH

NBMDA INCOMING PRESIDENT MISSY

O’DANIEL

Missy O’Daniel, president of Web-Don., is the incoming president of the NBMDA. She shared her thoughts, opinions and vision for the building products industry and the future of the NBMDA in an interview with S&P.

Q. Tell me a little about Web-Don and what distinguishes you in your marketplace.

A.  Web-Don is a family-owned business headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, that was co-founded by my father and his partners in 1972. After 45 years, we are still a familyowned and operated company. In fact, we recently became a woman-owned business and are currently pursuing Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification as a woman-owned and -operated enterprise. This is an important step in our family succession planning that will have significant benefits for us and our customer base. We have roughly 120 employees, so we are not the largest building materials distributor in our region, but because we don’t have a big bureaucracy, we can be nimble and agile. We can make decisions, react to changes in the marketplace and respond to customers’ needs quickly. This gives us a huge advantage. Another driver of our success is that we have deep, longstanding relationships with our customers. They trust us to help them succeed based on our tradition of service and the high-quality products we offer. We carry top-tier brands such as Wilsonart, which we have represented since our founding in 1972, and superior products such as HanStone Quartz, Hartson-Kennedy postform tops and Carolina Heartwood cabinets.

We also make it a point to carry products for varied segments of the market in order to expand our customer base and reach out to more nontraditional consumers. In addition, we have been very intentional about carrying products that save lives and improve safety conditions in buildings. These include LumAware’s photoluminescent lighting products and EOScu bacteria-killing solid surface.

Q. Tell me about your background in the building

products distribution industry? How did you get into the business and how/why did you decide to build your career with Web-Don? A.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina, I spent a short time selling cell phones and office equipment. I joined Web-Don as an architectural rep and found that I liked getting in front of people. Those early jobs taught me lessons about time management, persistence and the ability to take rejection, skills that proved invaluable as I moved into customer service and helped open and grow a new location in Columbia, South Carolina. I also learned that relationships are critical to both inside and outside sales. In time, I advanced through the ranks from inside sales to VP and sales manager, chief operating officer and eventually president. I became president of the company in January 2017. I definitely learned this business from the ground up. I have rolled laminate in the warehouse, ridden routes with sales reps, poured over architectural specs with customers, evaluated GPS routes and negotiated truck leases. Every job has taught me something new and has been a key step in my career.

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We are peers and colleagues who support each other, share best practices, commiserate when it’s a down quarter and celebrate when it’s a good one. I am very proud to be a member of the NBMDA and honored to serve as its president this year.

Q. What do you see as some of the challenges facing the building products industry today?

A.  We all face the challenge of rising customer service expectations. Today, the sales cycle is very much accelerated, and we need to keep pace and make things happen really fast for our customers. We also face the continuous challenge of recruiting and retaining good workers and numerous issues related to technology, including the impacts of online purchasing and social media. In the face of all of these challenges, we have to stay in the game and remain relevant. This means keeping up with our customers and our dealer network, as well as the next generation of employees.

Q. What changes have you seen in the building products industry in recent years?

A.  I think the Great Recession left an indelible imprint that remains with us today. Since then, we’ve become a little bit cautious and conservative in regard to stocking inventory, extending credit, overhead expenses, trucks and logistics. We see it all throughout our supply chain.

Q. What is the most important thing you would say to your peers in the industry?

A.  Accept and embrace change. Change is inevitable; we cannot ignore it or avoid it. It is happening fast, and we need to move with the times. I would encourage people in this industry to learn something new each and every day—and to forever banish the phrase, “This is the way we’ve always done it here.”

Q. What would you say to someone who is considering a career in this industry?

A.  We know that competition is alive and well in the building products industry. We need to stay innovative and lead rather than follow. This is a terrific industry that offers opportunity for career growth and advancement to those who are willing to work hard. It’s a business in which you can be creative and help solve problems for people. And the people in the building supply industry are friendly, enthusiastic, and eager for the leaders of tomorrow to join us. s&p

Q. In your opinion, what sets a top distributor apart from its competitors?

A.  It starts with top-tier products. To win in the market, you have to offer products that solve customers’ problems and meet their needs. At Web-Don, we try to think outside the box when it comes to product selection, to take some calculated risks on innovative new products and products with purpose, by which I mean products that save lives and/or have safety embedded in them. An example we carry is LumAware, an advanced photoluminescent technology that helps individuals locate exits, fire extinguishers, trip hazards, etc., in the dark.

INNOVATION IS AT THE HEART OF OUR SUCCESS.

The other key factor is people. Success depends on committed employees who believe in your mission and loyal customers who trust that your service, quality and pricing will make them successful.

THE RIGHT CONNECTOR FOR EVERY APPLICATION.

Q. What do you see ahead for the NBMDA, the building products distribution industry and the association’s member companies?

• Developed and manufactured in Häfele’s Berlin manufacturing facility for more than 50 years • Quality without compromise

A.  I am a huge cheerleader for the NBMDA. I see the organization continuing to grow and become an even more valuable resource. NBMDA adds tremendous value for its members, from education and training to benchmarking, networking, tips about tools, methods and technologies. Plus, NBMDA members are top the leaders in the building products industry. We are peers and colleagues who support each other, share best practices, commiserate when it’s a down quarter and celebrate when it’s a good one. I am very proud to be a member of the NBMDA and honored to serve as its president this year.

LET OUR EXPERTS HELP GET YOUR NEXT PROJECT STARTED! Online & Livechat: www.hafele.com/us Phone: 800.325.6202 Email: experts@hafele.us

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Volatility Drives Costs Andy Ardo |

OHIO SALES MANAGER,

ALLEGHENY PLYWOOD COMPANY

Distributor Roundtable Challenges and opportunities. Building materials distributors who are members of the NBMDA Steering Committee see plenty of both as 2018 turns the corner and 2019 glimmers on the horizon. A few of those distributors agreed to share their perspectives on the most significant challenges and opportunities facing them and their cohorts, along with what they perceive as the value of membership in NBMDA.

New Products = New Opportunities Ron Mazzarella |

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,

DAKOTA PREMIUM HARDWOODS

Many of the challenges facing our industry center around determining how to best operate outside traditional methods to better respond to customer needs. A solid economy in 2018 means end users with disposable income and a hunger for new and innovative products. New products create new markets, new opportunities and much needed improved margins. It is one thing to make new and innovative products available on the shelf. The challenge lies in creating effective linkage from the manufacturer to the distributer to the fabricator and, ultimately, to the end user. The greatest opportunities lie with distribution that can master that linkage by better presenting, marketing and delivering these products. Dakota Hardwoods views NBMDA as the most helpful of all trade organizations with which we are involved. The annual convention is a great tool for us to meet with current and future partners in a unique environment that is different from our typical interactions. It is a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences. The economic information provided is great because it is centered around our industry and challenges. NBMDA newsletters provide pertinent industry news, ideas and trends that are helpful to our business. n

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As a plywood and surfacing distributor in the Midwest, we have seen a tremendous amount of growth and sales opportunity with the resurgence of commercial and residential fixture work. With this growth has come several major challenges that we must overcome to take advantage of market opportunities.  The first biggest challenge for us has been price volatility in the plywood and board product market. With the implementation of the new trade tariffs combined with increased market demand, the industry is scrambling to fill the void of less inexpensive import board product in the market. This has created more demand from domestic manufactures and resulted in steady price increases from manufacturers. Demand is also creating longer lead times from manufacturers and, in some cases, low stock at the distributor level. This has made it hard for distributors and fabricators to predict or hold material pricing.  The second challenge is the increased cost of logistics and the limited availability at times of material transportation. At both the manufacturer and distributor levels, increased costs in transportation of materials are driving up cost in the market. This, combined with the supply-and-demand situation in the board market, is leading to steady increases in material costs. We are faced with the dilemma of absorbing the costs or passing them on while trying to stay competitive in the market.  The third big challenge we and our customers face is the lack of a strong labor pool. Many of my customers have stated they would love to take on more business but cannot find more employees to increase their production capacity. Low unemployment rates in our region coupled with higher demand for employees may actually lead to a slowdown of growth in our region as work will go where the labor is available.  As we move through times of great opportunity and the challenges stated above in distribution and manufacturing, it has been key for us to work closer with our manufacturers and allies in the industry. In the end, the sharing of strategies and knowledge that can help lead to stabilizing the market benefit all involved. Our partnership with NBMDA has provided a platform to do this better. We have been able to build stronger relationships with distribution companies facing the same issues we are and learn from each other. The workshops and annual convention have been powerful tools in shaping our business model and stretching our relationship with our manufacturing partners. I hope through the use of these resources and good old elbow grease, we will be able to meet the demands of this robust market as we move forward. n


Talented Workers are Key Mike Steck |

Vigilance, Partnerships Required Kevin Slabaugh |

PRESIDENT, ALPINE SALES;

CO-CHAIRMAN OF NBMDA STEERING COMMITTEE

Being part of the NBMDA and participating in the steering committee has provided insight that the challenges business owners face are not specifically unique to our individual businesses. During a recent steering committee meeting, one of the major challenges expressed by the majority of members was recruiting and keeping talented people from the current pool of young millennials coming in to the workforce. Additionally, how to deal with their goals and work ethics, which tend to clash with the traditional values/models of our industry. These younger faces could provide the means to expand our business into the 21st century. Technology is what drives the younger generation and can also drive our business forward. Data and information technology; how much time and resources do you commit? Join us and get involved at NBMDA to answer the opportunities available for your business. n

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PRESIDENT, MCKILLICAN AMERICAN

One of top challenges remains attracting and retaining top talent amidst a dwindling talent pool in the industry. Attracting new millennial talent and investing in new technology as a key driver for change are objectives. This requires a full commitment to e-commerce and strengthening sales planning with a robust CRM system. Disruption in supply from regulatory changes, tariffs and industry consolidation has put a strain on margins and impacted availability. Navigating these supply conditions requires vigilantly working on supplier relationships, while continually looking for new partnerships. Opportunities for growth continue with a solid forecast for construction spending in 2018. Keeping abreast of trends in design, aligning new product selection and introduction is an objective for growth. New construction is increasingly modern and urban, leading to the growth in more European-style products. Inclusion and participation in the NBMDA allows us all to share solutions to our objectives and challenges so that we are better prepared to lead the industry into the future. s&p

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What Suppliers See Emerging Suppliers and distributors work closely to ensure that their customers have access to the latest and best products. Because of that relationship, suppliers have a close-up perspective on what’s happening in distribution and the market. To tap into that knowledge, Surface & Panel asked supplier members of the NBMDA Steering Committee to share emerging trends and practices that they see affecting their distribution partners in response to evolving customer wants and needs.

Best Software Possible Jeff Winters |

SALES MANAGER, NORTH AMERICA,

KESSEBÖHMER SOFTWARE

Distributors must rely on the best software possible in order to keep up with the times. Everything has to be linked—inventory, sales, history, geography and more. The need for instant access to information to make the reps successful and fully armed is essential. Some of the distributors are ahead of the game with dashboards or portals to link all sides of the sales equation. LOGISTICS

Whether it is incoming or outgoing, it is a challenge. The bigger of the two is outgoing. Whether the distributor delivers everything themselves or relies on outsourcing shipping, solutions need to be worked on to improve their process. New laws for drivers and rising freights costs are a recent challenge, as well. PEOPLE

As unemployment rates have declined, distributors are struggling to find and retain good employees. The distribution business, particularly in our industry, doesn’t get a lot of attention, and we’re all trying to think of ways to make this business more attractive to new people n

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Win-Win: European Wood Finishes Jeff Takac |

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MILESI WOOD

COATINGS—IVM CHEMICALS

In wood finishes, certainly the biggest market trend we see is the paradigm market shift and transition to European wood finish technologies. This trend is accelerating rapidly as end users exit away from older domestic wood finish technologies such as pre-cat and conversion varnishes, which used to be the gold standard of our industry. While these older legacy technologies are certainly proven systems, the features and benefits of European-designed wood coatings cannot be denied. European products offer end-users and distributors alike many distinct advantages and the opportunity to differentiate themselves in the market. This industry awakening or revolution is analogous to when European cabinet hardware burst into our industry in the early 1980s. We know the history from there–explosive growth and now the norm of our industry. We are definitely seeing the same trend in European wood finishing products. It’s a natural progression to want the very best available.  Early adopters—both end-users and distributors—are seeing the benefits and capitalizing on the amazing opportunity that this paradigm industry shift presents. Win-win situations are hard to find, but this revolution is definitely one of them, and we believe within five years the dominant wood finish systems will all be European technology. Furthermore, this movement is also being driven by stricter environmental standards, which align favorably with European-based wood finish chemistry.  While the benefits and quality of the Euro product technology even incorporating nano-technologies is documented, the education and training that comes with it have lagged seriously behind. Educating our industry partners, no different than legacy coatings, is the key to unlocking the potential, which is why we at Milesi have made a huge investment in training and educating the industry to better understand European wood coatings technologies and the benefits. I encourage all of our industry colleagues to do their own research to better understand the trend and get on board to the future. Most will need to look no further than their local markets. n


Service: The Ultimate Tie-breaker Doug Burkhardt |

GENERAL MANAGER OF SALES AND

Unified Front Allen Ellis |

MARKETING, HARTSON-KENNEDY CABINET TOP CO.

REGION SALES MANAGER,

We’re continuing to see a trend of grays and light color laminates becoming more popular, as these colors duplicate the look of quartz, but at a fraction of the cost. The Internet is continuing to supplement and augment typical person-to-person sales. We are seeing more companies paying for search engine optimization in order to have their site pop up quicker in customer searches–as visibility on the web is a high priority. And finally, companies are finding a way to “make it happen” in regard to their customer’s requirements. Service is still the ultimate tie breaker, and that is the case today more than ever! n

INDUSTRIAL WOOD COATINGS;

The Right Investment Balance Steve Brant |

CO-CHAIRMAN OF NBMDA STEERING COMMITTEE

I see a blurring of the line between distributor and manufacturer. To meet the demands of the market, the two must break from the traditional roles and present a unified front. The combination of resources—distribution point, technical support, efficient manufacturing, innovative product development, marketing, etc.—should be bundled to provide a customer experience the market expects. Simply put, both parties need to up their game. The manufacture needs to offer a flexible platform that allows the distributor to select options to craft a program best suited for their local market. Ultimately, the end-user benefits from the service and support that can only be provided by a joint effort of a local and national partner. s&p

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, BLUM INC.

I see Blum’s distributors continuing to invest in their businesses as the market remains strong. Our distributors are focused on balancing investments to add and improve services and product ranges to meet their customers’ expectations while at the same time addressing rising costs and lowering margins. INVESTMENTS:

• Upgrading systems • Enhancing websites with more content and improved navigation • Providing sales representatives with tablets with CRM software • Enhancing online buying platforms • Establishing a presence on social media

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• Automated solutions for material handling • Adding sales representatives and specification representatives • Adding new product lines RISING COSTS:

• Commercial warehouse space is at a premium. • Technology investments are increasing and ongoing. • Insurance costs continue to increase. • Personnel costs are ever increasing. • Trucking /delivery costs are rising. Our distributors’ customers have come to expect an Amazon-like experience in which all facets of a transaction are integrated. I see our distributors developing a strategy for an omnichannel experience for their customers, by integrating their traditional sales representative visits, with their mobile apps, customer service, will-call and online purchasing options into one integrated and seamless approach so they can remain a relevant and valued partner that is easy to do business with. n

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SUPPLIERS 3B S.p.A.

Via delle Industrie, 1, 31040 Salgareda TV, Italy www.3bspa.com

3M NorthStar Chemicals, Inc. 19 Smiley Ingram Rd. Cartersville, GA 30121 P (770) 386-6961 F (770) 386-0615 www.northstarchemicals.com

Accuride International

12311 Shoemaker Ave. Santa Fe Springs, CA 92679 P (562) 903-0200 F (562) 903-0208 www.accuride.com

Amerock Corporation 3 Glenlake Pkwy NE Atlanta, GA 30328 P (704) 987-7545 F (704) 987-7534 www.amerock.com

ARAUCO North America

80 Tiverton Court, Ste. 701 Markham, ONT L3R 0G4 Canada P (905) 475-9686 F (905) 475-3827 www.arauco-na.com

Armstrong World Industries 2500 Columbia Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603 P (717)396-6058 F (717)396-6038 www.armstrong.com

Axalta Coating Systems 1823 English Rd. High Point, NC 27262 P (336) 802-4768 F (336) 802-4711 www.valsparwood.com

Berenson Corp.

2495 Main St., #111 Buffalo, NY 14214-2152 P (716) 833-3100 F (716) 833-2402 www.berensonhardware.com

BHK Of America, Inc.

PO Box 486 South Boston, VA 24592 P (845) 928-6200 F (845) 928-2287 www.bhkofamerica.com

Birchland Plywood Limited

PO Box 430 / Hwy 17 Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0 Canada P (705) 842-2430 F (705) 842-2496 www.birchlandplywood.com

Blum Inc.

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Brasmacol Industria e Comercio Ltda Avenida XV De Novembro, 6584 Chopinzinho, PR 85560000 www.brasmacol.com.br

C.A. Technologies LLC 337 South Arthur Ave. Louisville, CO 80027 P (303) 438-5707 F (303) 438-5708 www.spraycat.com

Canusa Wood Products Ltd

Suite 203 - 1281 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3J7 P (604) 687-2254 www.canusawoodproducts.com

Chemcraft, Inc.

1431 Progress Ave. High Point, NC 27261 P (336) 841-5111 www.chemcraft.com

Chemetal

39 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil Street Easthampton, MA 01027 P (413) 529-0718 F (413) 529-9898 www.chemetalco.com

Choice Brands Adhesives 666 Redna Terrace #500 Cincinnati, OH 45215 P (513) 772-1234 F (513) 772-9118 www.choicebrands.com

Clarke Veneers & Plywood

3000 Old Canton Road, Suite 235 Jackson, MS 39216 P (601) 366-0331 F (601) 366-0334 www.clarkeveneers.com

Columbia Forest Products, Inc.

7900 Triad Center Dr., Ste 200 Greensboro, NC 27409 P (800) 637-1609 F (336) 605-6969 www.columbiaforestproducts.com

Corob North America

9100-C Perimeter Woods Drive Charlotte, NC 28216 P (704) 588-8408 www.corob.com

Darlington Veneer Co., Inc.

PO Box 1087 / 225 4th Street Darlington, SC 29540 P (843) 393-3861 F (843) 393-8243 www.darlingtonveneer.com

Deerwood Fasteners 638 Reese Dr. Conover, NC 28613 P (828) 469-1075 F (828) 469-1050 www.deerwood.com

Doellken-Woodtape, Inc.

18 Covington Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 P (760) 862-1285 F (760) 862-1820 www.doellken-woodtape.com

Edgemate, Inc.

213 Smith Transport Road Roaring Spring, PA 16673 P (814) 224-5717 F (814) 224-5975 www.edgemate.com

Element Designs

Gemini Coatings

421 S.E. 21st St El Reno, OK 73036 P (405) 262-9310 www.geminicoatings.com

Grass America Inc.

PO Box 7747 Charlotte, NC 28241 P (704) 332-3114 www.element-designs.com

1202 Highway 66 S. Kernersville, NC 27284 P (336) 996-4041 F (336) 996-4547 www.grassusa.com

EOS Surfaces, LLC

Greenline Industries, Inc.

Far East American

Hafele America Co.

301 E 20th Street Norfolk, VA 23517 P (757) 624-3672 www.eos-surfaces.com 5410 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 P (310) 822-7771 F (310) 822-2920 www.feaco.com

Federal Brace

710 Catawba Street, Suite A Belmont, NC 28012 P (877) 353-8899 F (704) 893-8777 www.federalbrace.com

Formica Corp.

10155 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241 P (513) 786-3043 F (513) 786-3566 www.formica.com

FormWood Industries, Inc. 1601 Production Rd. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 P (812) 284-3676 F (812) 285-5074 www.formwood.com

Franklin International

2020 Bruck St. Columbus, OH 43207-2329 P (614) 443-0241 F (614) 445-1813 www.titebond.com

Fulterer USA, Inc.

542 Townsend Ave. High Point, NC 27263 P (336) 431-4646 F (336) 431-4620 www.fultererusa.com

Funder America, Inc.

200 Funder Drive PO Box 729 Mocksville, NC 27028 P (336) 751-8224 www.funderamerica.com

Garnica

1862 Lemming Avenue Eugene, OR 97401 P (541) 525-2508 www.garnicaplywood.com/en/

2966 Trask Parkway Beauford, SC 29906 P (843) 846-4648 www.greenlineforest.com 3901 Cheyenne Drive Archdale, NC 27263 P (336) 434-2322 www.hafele.com

Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top 522 W. 22nd St. Marion, IN 46953 P (800) 388-8144 F (765) 662-3452 www.hartson-kennedy.com

Helmitin, Inc.

99 Shorncliffe Road Toronto, ON M8Z 5K7 P (416) 239-3105 www.helmitin.com

Hettich America L.P.

4295 Hamilton Mill Rd. Ste 400 Buford, GA 30518 P (770) 887-3733 F (678) 537-0115 www.hettich.com

ICA North America

169 Main Street West Lorne, N0L 2P0 P (519) 768-0732 www.icaamerica.biz

InterGlobal Forest

2190 W 11th Avenue, Suite 231 Eugene, OR 97402 P (800) 214-4551 www.interglobalforest.com

International Markets Group (IMG) 130 Indian Cliffs Drive Chico, CA 95973 P (888) 955-6550 F (530) 852-8575 www.imgsourcing.com

Interstella Forest Products 3702 Knapp Road Pearland, TX 77505 P (281) 412-4110 www.interstellafp.com

ITW Polymers Sealants NA 111 S. Nursery Road Irving, TX 75060 P (800) 878-7876 F (972) 554-3939 www.itwsealants.com


IVM Chemicals SRL – Milesi

Via Strauss, 15, Seregno Monza e Brianza, Italy P 39 0362 232756 www.ivmchemicals.com/ivi/en/

John Boos & Company 3601 S Banker St. Effingham, IL 62401 P (217) 347-7701 F (217) 347-7705 www.johnboos.com

Karran USA

1291 E. Ramsey Rd. Vincennes, IN 47591 P (866) 452-7726 www.karran.com

Kerfkore Company

Meganite Solid Surfaces

REHAU Industries LLC

Timber Products Company

Michigan Maple

Rev-A-Shelf LLC

U.S. Futaba, Inc.

Murphy Plywood

Richwood Industries Inc. – Makers of PolyBak

Uneeda Enterprizes, Inc.

1461 S Balboa Ave Ontario, CA 91761 P (800) 836-1118 F (909) 391-8885 www.meganite.com

1420 Standish Ave. Petoskey, MI 49770 P (231) 347-4170 F (800) 447-7975 www.butcherblock.com 2350 Prairie Rd. Eugene, OR 97402 P (541) 461-4545 www.murphyplywood.com

2630 Sidney Lanier Drive Brunswick, GA 31525 P (912) 264-6496 F (912) 262-9763 www.kerfkore.com

NewStar Adhesives, Inc.

Kessebohmer USA Inc.

Northwest Hardwoods

2528 Independence Blvd. Suite 102 Wilmington, NC 28412 P (910) 338-5080 F (910) 338-5082 www.clever-storage.us

King Plastic Corporation

1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd. North Port, FL 34288 P (941) 493-5200 F (914) 497-3274 www.kingplastic.com

King Slide Works Co., Ltd

No. 299 Shun An Road, Lu Zhu District Kaohsiung, Taiwan www.kingslide.com

Kitchen Kompact, Inc.

911 East 11th Street Jeffersonville, KY 47131 P (812) 282-6681 www.kitchenkompact.com

Knape & Vogt Company

2700 Oak Industrial Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505-6082 P (616) 459-3311 F (616) 459-0249 www.kv.com

Liberty Woods International

1903 Wright Place, Suite 360 Carlsbad, CA 92008 P (760) 438-8030 F (760) 438-8303 www.libertywoods.com

M.L. Campbell

101 Prospect Ave., 525 Republic Cleveland, OH 44115 P (216) 566-2904 F (216) 515-7756 www.mlcampbell.com

31 Silver Hill Rd. Weston, MA 02493 P (855) 497-0800 www.newstaradhesives.com 23925 Commerce Park Beachwood, OH 44122 P (216) 831-3140 www.itllumber.com

Panel Processing

120 North Industrial Highway Alpena, MI 49707 P (989) 356-9007 F (989) 356-9000 www.panel.com

Panolam Industries International Inc. 20 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484 P (203) 925-1556 F (203) 225-0050 www.panolam.com

Peter Meier Inc.

1255 South Park Dr. Kernersville, NC 27284 P (336) 996-7774 F (336) 996-1812 www.petermeier.com

PRESTOLAM Inc.

2766 Route President Kennedy St. Henry De Levis, QC G0R3E0 Canada P (418) 882-2242 F (418) 882-2252 www.prestolam.com

Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Inc.

1195 Clark Blvd. Brampton, ONT L6T 3W4 Canada P (905) 564-2327 F (905) 564-2330 www.proply.com

Quickscrews International Corporation 5830 Las Positas Rd. Livermore, CA 94551 P (925) 371-8215 F (925) 371-5384 www.quickscrews.com

1501 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE Leesburg, VA 20176 P (703) 777-5255 F (703) 777-3053 www.rehau.com/furniture 2409 Plantside Dr. Jeffersontown, KY 40299 P (502) 499-5835 F (502) 491-2215 www.rev-a-shelf.com

2700 Buchanan S.W Grand Rapids, MI 49548 P (616) 243-2700 www.richwoodind.com

Rollex

800 Chase Ave. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 P (847) 437-3000 F (847) 437-7561 www.rollex.com

Roseburg Forest Products LP 10599 Old HWY 99 S Dillard, OR 97432 P (541) 679-3311 F (541) 679-2543 www.roseburg.com

PO Box 269 Springfield, OR 97477 P (541) 747-4577 F (541) 744-4296 www.timberproducts.com 2901 West Garry Ave Santa Ana, CA 92704 P (714) 751-1593 F (714) 751-2366 www.usfutaba.com

640 Chestnut Ridge Road Spring Valley, NY 10977 P (845) 875-6260 www.uneeda.com

Uniboard Canada - USA Division 2078 Normandy Dr. Wooster, OH 44691 P (330) 264-9337 F (330) 262-8768 www.uniboard.com

Vauth-Sagel America

1135 Old Greensboro Road Greensboro, NC 27284 P (866) 376-2298 F (336) 464-2277 www.vauth-sagel.com

Veneer Technologies Inc.

RPC-Terry Hardware

2020 Seventh St. Rockford, IL 61104 P (815) 966-2000 F (815) 966-2026 www.rockfordprocess.com

Rubio Monocoat USA, LLC

22111 State Highway 71 W Ste 301 Spicewood, TX 78669-6314 P (844) 937-6862 www.rubiomonocoatusa.com

Salice America Inc.

2123 Crown Centre Drive Charlotte, NC 28227 P (704) 841-7810 F (704) 841-7808 www.saliceamerica.com

States Industries

PO Box 1145 Newport, NC 28570 P (252) 223-6359 F (252) 223-3511 www.veneertech.com

VT Industries, Inc.

PO Box 490 1000 Industrial Park Holstein, IA 51025 P (712)368-4381 Ext. 342 F (712) 368-4184 www.vtindustries.com

Weyerhaeuser MDF

265 Meadow Lake Blvd. Columbia Falls, MT 59912 P (406) 892-6268 F (406) 892-6870 www.woodbywy.com/panels/mdf

29545 Enid Road East PO Box 41150 Eugene, OR 97404 P (800) 626-1981 F (541) 689-8051 www.statesind.com

Wilsonart LLC

Tafisa Canada

ZheJiang Rexin Decorative Materials Co. LTD

729 Meloche Ave. Dorval, QC H9P 2S4 Canada P (514) 780-1324 F (514) 780-1354 www.tafisa.ca

Tego Systems Corp.

1650 Horizon Parkway, Suite 200 Buford, GA 30518 P (404) 592-1230 www.tegosystems.com surface&panel

10501 NW H K Dodgen Loop Temple, TX 76504 P (254) 207-6000 F (254) 207-8620 www.wilsonart.com

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No.669 Dongfang RD Yaozhuang Town JiaXing, Zhejiang 314106 China P 862152562968 F 862152562966 www.rexinnet.com

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DISTRIBUTORS A & M Supply Corp.

6701 90th Ave. North Pinellas Park, FL 33782 P (727) 541-6632 F (727) 546-3617 www.a-msupply.com

Advanced Hardware Supply, Inc.

11849 West Executive Drive Boise, ID 83607 P (208) 321-8089 F (208) 321-8090 www.advancedhardwaresupply.com

Aetna Plywood, Inc.

1401 St. Charles Road Maywood, IL 60153 P (708) 343-1515 F (708) 343-1616 www.aetnaplywood.com

Allegheny Plywood

3433 Smallman Road Pittsburgh, PA 15201 P (412) 621-6804 www.alleghenyplywood.com

Alpine Plywood Corporation 12210 W. Silver Spring Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53225 P (414) 438-8400 F (414) 438-8401 www.alpineplywood.com

Alpine Sales Inc.

9650 Millfield Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 P (803) 788-9160 F (803) 788-9162 www.alpinesalesinc.com

Amerhart Ltd.

PO Box 10097 2455 Century Rd. Green Bay, WI 54303 P (920) 494-4744 F (920) 494-0388 www.amerhart.com

Arthur Distributor Company 364 N. CR 270 E Arcola, IL 61910 P (217) 543-2166 F (217) 543-2167

Atlantic Plywood Corp.

8 Roessler Rd. Woburn, MA 01801 P (781 )933-1932 F (781) 933-3654 www.atlanticplywood.com

Bennett Supply Co.

300 Business Center Dr. Cheswick, PA 15024-1071 P (888) 236-6388 F (724) 274-5528 www.bennettsupply.com

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Bond Plywood, Inc.

Darant Distributing Corp.

Hood Distribution

Building Materials Distributors

Direct Supply, Inc.

Horizon Forest Products

Distributor Service, Inc.

Industrial Plywood, Inc.

Dixie Plywood & Lumber Company

Intermountain Wood Products

E.B. Bradley Co. / West Coast Laminating

Jutras Distribution Internationale

988 E. Saratoga Ferndale, MI 48220 P (248) 548-3150 F (248) 548-0265 www.bondply.com 225 Elm St. Galt, CA 95632 P (209) 745-3001 F (800) 435-4018 www.bmdusa.com

C.H. Briggs Company PO Box 15188 2047 Kutztown Rd. Reading, PA 19605 P (610) 929-6969 F (610) 790-1105 www.chbriggs.com

Cabinetparts.com

1301 West Copans Road, Ste. G-6 Pompano Beach, FL 33064 P (954) 428-3800 F (954) 428-5167 www.cabinetparts.com

Central Florida Cabinet Supply 2617 Pemberton Dr. Apopka, FL 32703 P (407) 292-3644 F (407) 292-3799 www.flcabnts.com

Central Wholesale Supply Corporation

1532 Ingleside Road Norfolk, VA 23502 P (757) 855-3131 F (757) 855-4140 www.central-wholesale.com

Charles McMurray Co.

2520 N. Argyle Fresno, CA 93727 P (559) 292-5751 F (559) 292-6147 www.charlesmcmurray.com

Compi Distributors, Inc.

2855 Haag Rd. Arnold, MO 63010 P (636) 296-1111 F (636) 296-1411 www.compidistributors.com

Connecticut Plywood Corp.

PO Box 330236 W. Hartford Ind’l Pk/9 Andover West Hartford, CT 06133-0236 P (860)953-0060 F (860)953-0599 www.connply.com

Dakota Premium Hardwoods, LLC 6805- C Imperial Drive Waco, TX 76712 P (254) 772-9663 F (254) 772-9664 www.dakotahardwoods.com

1832 E. 68th Ave. Denver, CO 80229 P (303) 289-2220 F (303) 289-2225 www.darant.com

1055-36th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 P (616) 245-4415 www.directsupplyinc.com 1 Dorrington Rd. Carnegie, PA 15106 P (412 )279-7824 F (412) 279-8454 www.distributor-service.com 204 West Lathrop Avenue Savannah, GA 31402 P (912) 447-7000 F (912) 447-7039 www.dixieply.com

PO Box 58548 5080 S. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90058 P (323) 585-9201 Ext. 3106 F (323) 585-5414 www.ebbradley.com

E. Roko Distributors 3150 Lake City Way Burnaby, BC V5A 3A4 P (604) 420-9599 F (604) 420-8914 www.eroko.com

Fessenden Hall

1050 Sherman Avenue Pennsauken, NJ 08110 P (800) 220-2233 www.fessendenhall.com

Formations Inc.

12220-142 Street Edmonton, AB T5L 2G9 Canada P (780) 893-7540 www.formations-inc.com

Hardwoods Distribution/Rugby Architectural Building Products

15 Professional Parkway Hattiesburg, MS 39402 P (601) 296-4826 F (601) 296-4779 www.hooddistribution.com 4115 Commodity Parkway Raleigh, NC 27610 P (919) 719-0877 www.horizonforest.com 550 South Fifth Street Reading, PA 19602 P (610) 376-3343 F (610) 376-2256 www.industrialplywood.com PO Box 65970 Salt Lake City, UT 84165 P (801) 486-5414 F (801) 466-0428 www.intermountainwood.com

843 Boulevard Jean-Paul-Vincent Longueuil, QC J4G 1R3 Canada P (514) 360-4547 www.jutrasdistribution.com

The L.E. Smith Company 1030 East Wilson Street Bryan, OH 43506 P (567) 239-2494 www.lesmith.com

Lumbermen’s, Inc.

4433 Stafford SW Grand Rapids, MI 49548 P (616) 538-5180 F (616) 261-3223 www.lumbermens-inc.com

Mac Murray Pacific

568 7th St. San Francisco, CA 94103 P (415) 552-5500 F (415) 552-5840 www.macmurraypacific.com

McFadden’s Hardwood & Hardware Inc.

1 Pillsbury Street, Suite 302 Concord, NH 03301 P (603) 369-6004 www.rugbyabp.com

2164 Buckingham Road Oakville, ON L6H 6M7 Canada P (416) 674-3333 F (905) 855-8822 www.mcfaddens.com

Hardwoods Incorporated of Atlanta

McKillican International, Inc.

5400 Riverview Rd. Mableton, GA 30126 P (404) 792-0910 F (404) 799-2079 www.hardwoodweb.com

Holdahl Co. Inc.

1925 Annapolis Ln. Plymouth, MN 55441 P (612) 333-7111 F (612) 550-9966 www.holdahlcompany.com

16420 - 118 Ave. Edmonton, AB T5V 1C8 Canada P (780) 453-3841 F (780) 481-6904 www.mckillican.com

Metro Hardwoods

9540 83rd Ave. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369 P (763) 391-6731 F (763) 391-6741 www.metrohardwoods.com


MJB Wood Group, Inc.

Russell Plywood Inc.

Wurth Baer Supply Co.

Nashville Plywood

Spokane Hardware Supply, Inc.

Wurth Louis and Company

National Wood Products, Inc.

Texas Wood Supply

2201 Royal Lane, Ste 250 Irving, TX 75063 P (972) 401-0005 F (972) 293-6283 www.mjbwood.com 415 27th Avenue, North Nashville, TN 37209 P (615) 320-7877 www.nashvilleplywood.com 2705 S. 600 W Salt Lake City, UT 84115 P (801) 977-1171 www.nationalwood.com

OHARCO

PO Box 27427 / 8109 F Street Omaha, NE 68127 P (800) 228-9460 F (888) 808-5575 www.oharco.com

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evin Gammonley, executive vice president of the NBMDA (the North American Building Material Distribution Association), has worked closely with many distribution executives from some of the industry’s leading distribution and manufacturing companies during his 25-plus years as an association management professional. NBMDA’s mission is to develop and promote the effectiveness of distribution processes to improve member profitability and growth. The association represents the premier wholesale distributors of wood panels, surfacing materials, cabinet hardware, finishes and related woodworking products. Membership comprises distributors and manufacturers that serve independent building material and kitchen/bath dealers, as well as production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating and plastics fabricating. Distributor members operate more than 900 distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada and have a collective purchasing power of more than $15 billion. “Our ultimate goal is to help distributors grow,” Gammonley said. “This growth comes in many ways. It may be bottom-line growth or sales growth. For some companies, it is growth of their people, and for most members, it is highlighted through growth in leadership of its senior executives. “We do this in a variety of ways: through education and training; dissemination of benchmarking data; introduction to new supply chain technologies; facilitating the sharing of best practices, and exposing member companies to new ideas and upcoming channel trends,” Gammonley said. Every distributor has its own unique competitive edge and has decided on its own how to position itself in the marketplace. NBMDA provides these distributors with a constantly evolving menu of programs, products and services that they may pick and choose from to strengthen their unique brand and approach to customer service. NBMDA is known for its long history of providing highly relevant and cost-effective education and training for distribution managers and senior executives, as well as their sales forces. Education covers all topics related to distribution management and general business while being delivered via multiple mediums, including online education, webinars and in-person conferences. In 2018, NBMDA delivered an eight-part distribution sales webinar and podcast series presented by a leading authority and trainer on distribution sales. Industry research, benchmarking data and trend reports have been a major area of focus for NBMDA over the past several years.

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This industry intelligence helps distribution executives compare themselves to other leading distributors, as well as providing channel-specific trend data from which to make decisions. This year, NBMDA introduced its 2018 Financial Benchmarking Report, which aggregates member financial data and delivers confidential, company-specific reports that highlight where a company is strong as well as areas that need attention. The industry report showcases key industry ratios and averages while highlighting how high-profit distributorships operate. “Our value proposition is built around enhancing the wholesale distribution process,” Gammonley said. “As distributors help to pull products through the supply chain, NBMDA addresses trends and best practices related to their relationships upstream with manufacturers and also downstream with customers and purchase influencers, such as architects and designers who spec, develop and stimulate demand.” One of the organization’s strengths is that it attracts the most successful and innovative distribution companies in the industry. This network truly represents the “movers and shakers” of the distribution community. It is a group of peers and competitors who enjoy connecting with each other to learn from one another and from topical experts. Gammonley praised the caliber of the organization’s volunteer leaders: “The members of NBMDA are leaders of their own companies and communities, as well as marketplace leaders. They are an impressive group of people—hard-working, forward-leaning—and they have a real service orientation. They want to make the channel stronger and give back to the industry. Many of our members represent family-owned companies that have achieved market leadership and success through vision and persistence. What has made them successful in their businesses is what makes the NBMDA strong.” It’s an exciting time for the building material and woodworking distribution channels, Gammonley noted. The market is fairly strong, and the vast majority of member companies are experiencing growth. In November 2018, NBMDA will partner with the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) to host its eighth consecutive joint NBMDA + NAFCD Annual Convention & Tabletop Networking Forum in Dallas, Texas. At this unique event, the supply chain for cabinets, countertops and flooring surfacing come together for networking and education. Channel partner relationships are begun or strengthened at this event, and its 800 plus attendees return to their distribution companies energized and ready to implement their growth plans for the coming year. To learn more, visit www.distributorconvention.org. s&p


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