CINCINNATI, OH  -- Laminate inventor, Formica Group, celebrates its 100th year anniversary with the introduction of the 2013 Anniversary Collection featuring 12 new patterns reflecting the company's brand and history.

"While Formica Group invented laminate, designers are credited with realizing its full potential as a stylish and desirable surfacing material," said Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP of Design for Fletcher Building's Laminates & Panels Division, which includes Formica Group. "The Anniversary Collection is just one example of our commitment to continue the joint exploration with the design community to define the future of Formica Group in the next 100 years."

The 12 new patterns in the four collections include: Ellipse, Endless, Dotscreen and Halftone. Each Anniversary Collection pattern contains a subtle, tone-on-tone Formica brand watermark embedded into the design on every sheet.

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