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Press Room

Find out about Formica Group news — from innovations and sustainability, to announcements and accolades.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Stephanie Lang, Communications/PR Specialist

stephanie.lang@formica.com

513-786-3121

Meet the 2017 Formica® Residential Collection: Stylish Surfaces for Livable, Smart Homes of Today

1/10/2017

Cincinnati Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, brings surfaces to life with the introduction of Formica® Writable Surfaces, offering beautiful and durable chalkboard and markerboard surfacing options in on-trend colors and patterns. The new Formica® Writable Surfaces, part of the 2017 Formica® Residential Collection, will be shown for the first time in the Formica Corporation booth (W981) at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Jan. 10-12.   

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New 2017 Formica® Specialty Collection Offers Design Pros More Than Meets the Eye

9/6/2016

Cincinnati— There’s more to Formica® Brand surfacing than meets the eye with Formica Corporation’s new 2017 Specialty Collection. The collection, designed to help professionals create striking interiors, includes two entirely new high performance, low maintenance surfacing products — Formica Infiniti™, the next generation in surfacing, and dECOLeather™, a recycled leather veneer. 

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ELEVATE Design Collective Unveils Signature Pantone Color in Custom Urban Loft during New York Design Week

5/18/2016

New York– On Tuesday, May 17 the ELEVATE Design Collective, a first-of-its-kind alliance of six industry-leading home design brands, hosted an exclusive event to unveil the ELEVATE custom Pantone color in a distinct urban loft. Designed by interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt in collaboration with the ELEVATE Design Collective brand designers, the loft showcased custom products from Delta Faucet Company, Formica Corporation, Hunter Fan, JELD-WEN®, KitchenAid® and Schlage®, each touting the new signature ELEVATE PANTONE® Color: Single Malt. 

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Industry-Leading Home Design Brands Create First ELEVATE Design Collective

4/5/2016

Carmel– A first-of-its-kind alliance, the ELEVATE Design Collective, was announced today to bring together six industry-leading home design brands Delta® Faucet Company, Formica Corporation, Hunter Fan, JELD-WEN®, KitchenAid® and Schlage®, to highlight home accents within home style and interior design conversations. Anchored in design trends from top industry designers, the ELEVATE Design Collective creates a prominent voice for style-oriented brands in the interior design space. The Design Collective will provide design-driven insight and inspiration to interior designers, architects and remodelers.

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Formica Corp. Launches 10 New Laminates Inspired by Top Residential Design Trends

1/20/2016

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, introduces the 2016 Formica® Laminate Residential Collection, featuring 10 new laminate patterns inspired by today’s most sought-after trends. The new laminates will be on display at the Formica Corporation booth N1548 at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas on January 19 – 21. 

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Formica Corporation Receives 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ Award for Design Excellence for Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection

1/4/2016

Cincinnati– Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, is proud to announce that the Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection has been awarded a 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award for design excellence by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

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FORMICA CORPORATION CELEBRATES UP-AND-COMING DESIGNERS

12/14/2015

Cincinnati— Formica Corporation today announced the winners of the inaugural SurfaceSet™ 2016 Student Innovation Competition. A panel of expert design professionals including renowned potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler, selected the first-place winner, Elizabeth Ickes from the University of Cincinnati. The panel also selected a second-place winner, Megan Miller from the University of Minnesota, and a third-place winner, Caitlin Bakofsky from Philadelphia University. 

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Formica Corporation Names Mike Berg to North American Leadership Team as Vice President of Sales

11/9/2015

Cincinnati Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, is pleased to announce that Mike Berg has joined the company’s executive leadership team as vice president of sales. In this role, Berg will oversee North American sales operations, and lead strategic selling initiatives and key customer relationships. Berg’s expertise will enable Formica Corporation to build upon its momentum in the market, and continue to grow revenues of Formica® Branded products.  

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Formica Corporation Adds Six On-Trend Patterns to its Formica® Solid Surfacing Line

10/5/2015

Cincinnati Formica Corporation, a leader in surfacing design and innovation, has added six patterns to its Formica® Solid Surfacing line. The introduction brings a new range of versatile patterns that reflect some of today’s most sought after trends for commercial and residential interiors. 


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Formica Corporation invites Design Students to showcase Their Talents in "SurfaceSet™ 2016 Student Innovation Competition"

9/16/2015

Cincinnati — The future leaders in commercial design have an opportunity to showcase their creative talents while competing to win cash prizes for innovative designs in the “SurfaceSet™ 2016 Student Innovation Competition” by Formica Corporation – a new competition for students enrolled in interior design programs and architectural schools.  

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New SurfaceSet™ 2016 Collection by Formica Helps Professionals Stay on Forefront of Design While Staying on Budget

9/1/2015

Cincinnati— Commercial architects and designers can create inspiring interiors that are on the forefront of design — while staying on budget — with the launch of SurfaceSet™ 2016 by Formica Corporation, a trend-forward collection of 35 new products made of beautiful, durable Formica® Brand Laminate.

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Formica Corporation Introduces 2015 Specialty Laminate Collection

5/13/2015

Cincinnati Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, introduces the 2015 Specialty Laminate Collection: nine new additions to the DecoMetal® Metal Laminates line, and three new additions to the ColorCore2TM Solid Color Laminates line. The new additions will be on display in the Formica Corporation booth #4171 at the 2015 HD Expo in Las Vegas on May 13 to 15. 

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Chic Your Space Contest With Formica® Laminate: Formica Corporation Gives Homeowners a Chance to Win a $10,000 Room Makeover

4/22/2015

CINCINNATI, OH — Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, and iconic designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler, recently teamed up to create The Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection. Now they’re teaming up to take on one person’s home with the Chic Your Space Contest With Formica® Laminate. One winner will receive a $10,000 room makeover, including new surfaces from The Formica® Laminate Jonathan Collection.

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Formica Corporation Announces Four New Distributors

2/20/2015

Cincinnati– Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, today announces new product distribution agreements with Atlantic Plywood Corporation, Dakota Premium Hardwoods, Peterman Lumber Inc. and Royal Plywood Company, LLC. The new distributors join a team of more than 100 companies that connect Formica® brand products with trade professionals across the United States.

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Formica Group Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

2/12/2015

Cincinnati -  Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, has been awarded Best of Houzz by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Formica Group was selected by the Houzz community of more than 25 million monthly users from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Formica Corporation Introduces New Stone and Natural Wood Surface Designs for 2015

1/30/2015

CINCINNATI — Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, has introduced six new Formica® Brand Laminate PremiumFX™ patterns: four fresh stone and concrete looks as well as two new horizontal wood finishes. The new patterns will be on display in the Formica Corporation booth N1139 at the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas on January 20 – 22.

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Formica Group Receives Two 2014 Good Design™ Awards

1/29/2015

CINCINNATI (January 29, 2015) – Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, has been named winner of two 2014 GOOD DESIGNTM awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for the Formica® Laminate Anniversary Collection and Formica EnvisualizerTM design platform.


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Formica Corporation Makes "Home Chic Home" with Surfaces Designed by Jonathan Adler

1/20/2015

CINCINNATI (January 20, 2015) Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, introduces The Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection: nine bold new color and pattern combinations designed to make countertops pop and surfaces shine. Formica Corporation will unveil the new collection at booth N1139 at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas.

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Formica Corporation Adds Four Dramatic, Nature-Inspired Patterns to its 180fx Laminate Line

1/20/2015

CINCINNATI – Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, introduces four stunning new additions to the company’s best-selling 180fx® laminate line, which imitates the natural detail of stone and wood. The new 180fx® patterns will be on display at the Formica Corporation booth N1139 at the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas on January 20 – 22.


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Formica Corporation Partners with James Young

11/12/2014

Together, Formica Corporation and Young will help homeowners transform their kitchens, baths, mud rooms and craft rooms into dream spaces with budget-friendly tips and advice. Young will share his expertise on www.formica.com through a series of informative videos on topics such as properly maintaining and cleaning surfaces, best kitchen investments, unconventional ways to use laminate and more.

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Formica Corporation Announces Collaboration with Jonathan Adler

10/6/2014

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, has partnered with iconic potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler to create nine bold new designs exclusively for Formica's 2015 Residential Line. The new laminate patterns will be unveiled at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas in January 2015.

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High Design Goes High Tech with the Formica EnvisualizerTM Design Platform

5/14/2014

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation's engagement with designers is moving beyond products and into the world of cutting-edge online technology with the patent-pending FORMICA ENVISUALIZERTM DESIGN PLATFORM, the A&D community's latest-and the surfacing industry's first-design resource for inspiration and creative expression.

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Formica EnvisualizerTM Design Platform Unveiled at HD Expo

5/14/2014

Cincinnati –Formica Corporation's newest design innovation doesn't fit on a chip-in fact, its possibilities have no bounds. Come experience the patent-pending Formica EnvisualizerTM design platform, the A&D community's latest design resource for inspiration and creative expression, on display for the first time at HD Expo in Booth #3151.

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Formica Group Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

3/3/2014

Cincinnati – Formica Group, the inventor of high pressure laminate and the first to pioneer large-scale laminate design, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The surfacing manufacturer was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

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Top Residential Trends Inspire New Formica(R) Laminate Patterns

2/4/2014

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation, the inventor of high pressure laminate, launches seven new Formica(R) Laminate patterns with Premiumfx(TM) finishes that address three major trends in the residential market- Soft Stones, White Stones and Non-Traditional Materials - while still maintaining a timeless beauty that won't go out of style.

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New 180fx(R) Granite Patterns Add Rich Detail and Drama to Kitchens

2/4/2014

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation, the inventor of high pressure laminate and the first to pioneer large-scale laminate design, adds four sweeping exotic granite patterns to its best-selling 180fx(R) collection.

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Formica Corporation Adds New Dimension to Leadership Team

11/14/2013

Cincinnati, OH – Formica Corporation has announced three new appointments to its executive leadership team: Steve DeMay, vice president of sales; Amy Gath, vice president of marketing; and Raul Rosado, vice president of general counsel. Each new associate will oversee his or her respective department in the company’s North American business operation while also lending insight to the overall business of the global Formica® brand.

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Formica Corporation Introduces 13 New Patterns to Solid Surfacing Collection

10/1/2013

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation, a global leader in surfacing design and innovation, has introduced 13 new solid surfacing patterns, adding a new range of quartz-like patterns and some contemporary shimmer to the brand’s collection of smooth, seamless and nonporous solid surfacing products.

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Formica Envision™ Brings Customizable Laminate to Interior Spaces

8/19/2013

Cincinnati, OH – Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, introduces Formica Envision™, the latest product to capitalize on laminate’s limitless design potential by turning high-resolution images into captivating wall panels, doors, countertops or any surface on which a designer would use Formica® high pressure laminate or Formica® Compact™.

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Exotic Wood and Wood Tones Inspire New 180fx® Introduction

7/25/2013

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation, the inventor of high pressure laminate and the first to pioneer large-scale laminate design, expands its best-selling 180fx® Collection to include four new full-scale patterns that bring the warmth and timeless appeal of wood into kitchens.

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Introducing Formica Forever

6/20/2013

Cincinnati, OH – Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, celebrates 100 years of global design with Formica Forever, a commemorative book that captures the company’s 100-year evolution through cultural shifts, economic uncertainties, trend exploration and global growth.

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Formica Corporation Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Quality Management

5/9/2013

Cincinnati, OH – Formica Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of surfacing material, has received ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2008 certification for all of its North American operations. The company’s quality management system was assessed by Perry Johnson Registrars (PJR), a full-service certification body accredited by ANAB.

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On-Trend, Yet Timeless: 33 New Laminates For All Styles and Surfaces

1/22/2013

Cincinnati – Formica Corporation introduces 33 on-trend yet timeless Formica® brand laminate patterns, including refreshed woodgrains, graphics and optimistic brights, at the 2013 International Builders’ Show, January 22-24, in Booth #C5047.

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Formica Group Marks 100 Years of Invention, Innovation and Design Leadership

1/15/2013

Cincinnati — Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, marks 100 years of invention, innovation and design leadership in 2013 and enters a year-long global celebration of the Formica® brand and its past, present and future impact on residential and commercial design.

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Formica Group Celebrates 100 Years in 2013...

1/1/2013

Cincinnati, OH — Formica Group, the original inventor of laminate, celebrates 100 years with a fresh take on its iconic Formica® brand laminate. Unveiled around the world in early 2013, the Anniversary Collection features 12 new patterns that reflect the Formica® brand and its history.

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