Hollow core technology offers panel design, weight options
CFM Group

Illustration of an office credenza constructed with substrates made using the Ecolight Panel technology. Flat or curved panels can be produced.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - CFM Group announced it is licensing its patented hollow core panel technology, called EcoLight Panel, which can be used for cabinetry, furniture, RV, airplane, closets, decorative walls and other applications where design and weight are factors.

Invented by Hector Coronado, senior designer and principal at CFM Group Inc., EcoLight Panel "offers about a 35 percent weight reduction and practically no waste when compared to existing substrates," the company stated. The sustainable panels also contain no-added formaldehyde, and comply with CARB II and EPA formaldehyde regulations, CFM said.

CFM is marketing the EcoLight Panel technology as a lightweight alternative to laminated and veneered panels, such as MDF, particleboard, lauan or imported plywood, but with the added versatility of use in flat or curved applications. "The production of endless-length panels can be commonplace, and it will allow for flexibility in product design and improved labor efficiency in a variety of assorted products," the company added.

Based in Los Angeles, California, CFM Group Inc. (Coronado & Fis Menache Group) is a woman-owned industrial design firm that also specializes in bent plywood components and technology. For information contact [email protected].


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