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Fashion forward – Formica AR Plus gloss laminate


Every so often there's a commercial fit-out that demands the wow treatment – a design that makes its presence known for all the right reasons.

Formica AR Plus high-gloss laminate from Laminex New Zealand is proving an ideal solution for such projects. Part of the appeal is the vibrant colour range and glossy finish, but it is also the AR Plus technology. This delivers a gloss surface that's highly resistant to scuffs and disfiguring abrasions.

Available as a 1.2mm laminate or 18.4mm panel – using moisture-resistant, low-formaldehyde MDF as the substrate – AR Plus comes in 25 bold colours. It is particularly well suited to the retail and hospitality sectors, which are often dictated by fashion and trends. But it also works well in education and leisure applications where separate zones may need to be highlighted within a larger area.

Formica ColorCore is another product from Laminex New Zealand that is transforming commercial interiors. This surface has the high-performance characteristics of Formica decorative laminates, while eliminating the dark line that is sometimes associated with laminate edges. ColorCore in Matt finish also increases wearability, as it reduces the visual impact of chips and scratches.

Laminex New Zealand says ColorCore offers designers creative opportunities that may be beyond the scope of a traditional laminate. The quality and look of ColorCore make it particularly well suited to countertops, point-of-sale units, doors and work surfaces.


ColorCore can be used vertically and horizontally, and can be decorated by engraving or sandblasting.

For more details, contact Laminex New Zealand, phone 0800 303 606. Email: .

First published date: 17 December 2013

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