Texture, high gloss and lightweight are just a few of the buzz words describing panel products on the market today, indicating current design trends and the popularity of contemporary and modern furniture styles.

The following is a list of a few of the latest product innovations. For more, go to WoodworkingNetwork.com/wood-products-red-book:

ARAUCO announces the debut of PRISM, a new brand name for the company’s TFL products produced in North America. The PRISM brand will represent ARAUCO’s collection of 76 designs, as well as any future exclusive design releases. PrismTFL.com

Uniboard’s TFL with Woodprint Technology offers quality and realism and is the first to use synchronized texture in North America. Woodprint Technology aligns the décor paper and the surface texture to replicate real wood characteristics. Uniboard.com

Premier EuroCase offers Reflekt high gloss acrylic MDF panels with scratch resistance, surface consistency and a color richness with depth and clarity. Reflekt panels are available in size 4 x 8-foot with thicknesses ranging from 1/4 to 3 inches.  PremierEuroCase.com


Roseburg says its Duramine Relevance Design panels represent the most current trends in TFL design and color. The linear grain patterns work well at any scale and the panels’ neutral and warm colors can be used with a wide palette of complementary colors and patterns. Roseburg.com

Stevens Ind.’s Legno Collection is a series of textures precisely matched to woodgrain. The offering includes Tokaj Alder and Walnut Tiepolo, complete with grain patterns and color variations. Stevens-Wood.com

Timber Products Co. specializes in hardwood plywood as well as decorative wood panels, offering customers a huge array of product choices. TimberProducts.com

States manufactures a full range of hardwood plywood panels,  including commodity products, premium architectural, NAUF and FSC-certified panels. StatesInd.com

Panel Processing’s Leather Veneer panels are made with recycled leather veneer from EcoDomo, and are available in multiple colors and textures. Laid up on MDF, the sheets can be machined to size. Panel.com

M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. says its Vtec reconstituted wood veneer is a cost-effective approach to real wood veneer. It is available in a wide variety of veneer species, colors and grain patterns, in FSC-certified and CARB II-compliant material. MBVeneer.com

Darlington Veneer offers a full range of domestic and exotic species in its hardwood plywood products.  Available cores include: MDF, particleboard, domestic and imported veneer core, OSB, Combi-core, FR MDF and FR particleboard. DarlingtonVeneer.com

Stijle’s Soho line is a scratch-resistant UV painted panel with a glossy finish, featuring a seamless laser edge detail. Metal framed panels are also available. Stijle is the manufacturing arm of Schenk Architectural Imports. Stijle.com

Jutras Distribution offers Polylac high-gloss panels. The multi-layered panel products feature high scratch and heat resistance and come in wide variety of colors and patterns. JutrasDistribution.com

A variety of particleboard products, including moisture-resistant, are offered by Boise Cascade. These include FSC- and ECC certified panels, BC.com/wood/particleboard

Edgewood is a TFL panel from KML Designer Finishes featuring the classic look and feel of real, exotic woodgrain. It is available in 22 color choices and in eco-friendly substrates. KMLCorp.com

3A Composites’ Banova Ply is a lightweight plywood made of balsa veneers. It is 50 to 70 percent lighter than conventional wood panels, 3A says, and has high thermal insulation properties. GatorPly.com

Superior Veneer & Plywood offers thick, 1/16-inch veneer in domestic and exotic species on a choice of backing or cores. Sizes include: 4x8, 5x8 and 4x10 foot sheets. SuperiorVeneer.com

Collins says its Pine FreeForm MR50 is FSC certified and highly moisture resistant. The NAUF panel can contribute toward LEED credits, Collins says. CollinsWood.com

Hardwoods Specialty distributes lumber, hardwood plywood and overlay products including O2 Bamboo, Echo Wood, Dragon  Ply and Rely-A-Form. Hardwoods-Inc.com

Pollmeier says its BauBuche laminated veneer lumber uses raw material from sustainably managed beech forests. It can be used for furniture panels as well as construction boards and beams. Pollmeier-USA.com

Interlam’s Stax is an addition to its Motion II line of textured and embossed architectural wall panels featuring the look of antique tin. Motion II surfaces can be used in a variety of panels and components.  Interlam-Design.com

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