Formica Corporation has expanded its offering of surfacing materials with a line of Italian-designed surfaces. The company announced it will market, manufacture and sell Arpa Industriale’s FENIX® innovative materials for interior design to customers and designers in North America. FENIX features elegant colors and high-tech design, and the integration with Formica Corporation brings a new array of options for durable, sustainable commercial and residential interiors to the North American design market.
“Since its launch, FENIX materials are recognized for adding value to the interior design world. The partnership with Formica Corporation will allow our successful FENIX brand to further reach architects and designers in North America through their well-established distribution network,” said Stefano Mion, CEO of Arpa Industriale.
FENIX will be available to purchase in a variety of timeless colors of the FENIX NTM® collection through Formica Corporation starting this month. The FENIX NTM color palette is inspired by nature and it interprets and anticipates trends and tastes in interior design to offer architects and designers a wider range of opportunities for expression.
With low light reflectivity, FENIX® surfaces are extremely opaque, soft touch and anti-fingerprint. According to the company thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible.
FENIX products are made of paper (more than 60 percent) and thermosetting resins (30 – 40 percent). The core structure is composed of paper, impregnated with thermosetting resins. The outer surface is treated with next generation acrylic resins, which are hardened and fixed through an Electron Beam Curing process.
FENIX can be used for vertical or horizontal applications. It is ideal for retail, health care, hospitality, office and transportation applications, as well as industrial, kitchen and bath, or furniture designs.
In June 2019, Formica Corporation was acquired by Broadview Holding B.V., a Netherlands-based holding company in the global market of surface materials, joining Arpa Industriale as a sister company.
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