Video: Tafisa’s CEO addresses panel maker’s recent achievements
October 18, 2021 | 10:51 am CDT

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec – Louis Brassard, CEO of Tafisa, provides an update of the company’s accomplishments completed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The manufacturer of particleboard, thermally-fused laminate (TFL) and high-pressure laminate (HPL) panels, and lacquered panels, has introduced two new collections: Karsima and Lummia.

Karisma is a textured TFL manufactured with a random mix of brush-stroked effects and matte-infused accents to provide a more authentic look of natural woodgrains. It is currently available in nine woodgrains.

Lummia is a lacquered decorative panel available in high gloss or matte finishes. Lummia is being produced at a 70,000-square-foot facility that Tafisa completed last year. The automated finishing system, which Tafisa calls the first of its kind in North America,  produces panels that are resistant to fingerprints, micro-scratches, and UV rays.

Tafisa also launched a matching program to support its Karisma and Lummia collections. 

In addition, Tafisa completed a $23 million upgrade of its first particleboard line, originally installed in 1992 when the mill was commissioned.

‘’Here's who we are, what we do, and what drives us,” Brassard says in the video. “Tafisa is a human adventure and I consider myself privileged to be part of it along with all of our employees. It is your turn now to discover us.’’ 
 

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