Textured, embossed-in-register, thermally-fused laminates (TFL) and high-pressure laminates (HPL) were hot this year at IWF. A number of exhibitors showcased designs that they say feel and look just like wood.
Arauco's new Taction Oak TFL series utilizes embossed-in-register technology to capture and replicate the natural characteristics of an oak grain texture on the plate itself. Ranging from a light gray hue to deep brown, these designs make a bold statement in many applications, says Arauco. The Taction Oak Series were on display at Arauco's IWF booth (#3237).
Stevens Industries' high-definition print renderings of wood species surfaces are matched to textured, embossing patterns in precise register. With colorizing to simulating washed and brushed stains, these laminates almost look better than real wood, says Stevens. Stevens Industries Legno TFL looks like real wood, as demonstrated in the video above. Stevens was at IWF at booth #2337.
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