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The Formica® Brand Turns 100!


The Formica® brand is 100 years young in 2013.  Throughout this year on Share the Love, we'll highlight key anniversary events happening across North America and around the world as we celebrate together.  Following is the official announcement of what's to come ... including a Formica® Laminate Anniversary Collection scheduled to debut next week at the International Builders' Show!  Stay tuned for more details!

Formica brand celebrates 100th anniversary.

Formica Group Marks 100 Years of Invention, Innovation and Design LeadershipYear-long celebration includes refreshed brand, new Formica®Laminate Anniversary Collection and ‘Formica Forever’ book

Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, marks 100 years of invention, innovation and design leadership in 2013 and enters a year-long global celebration of the Formica® brand and its past, present and future impact on residential and commercial design .

“For 100 years, Formica® brand products have touched every aspect of our lives, each and every day, by surfacing millions of spaces in which we gather, work, learn, heal, shop, eat and play,” said Mark Adamson, former CEO of Formica Group and current CEO of its parent company, Fletcher Building. “The world has grown up with Formica® brand laminate. We look forward to topping millions more surfaces for generations to come.”

Formica Group partnered with world-renowned design consultancy Pentagram to create an engaging 2013 anniversary campaign for its iconic Formica® brand, including:

  • “Formica Forever” 100-year logos and supporting brand elements to be used throughout 2013

  • A Formica® Laminate Anniversary Collection, featuring 12 new graphic patterns based on the brand and its history; unveiled around the world in 2013

  • A celebratory book, Formica Forever, that chronicles 100 years of history, design, cultural impact and business expansion; available mid-year 2013

“All elements of our anniversary celebration pay homage to the making of an iconic brand,” shared Paul Zuckerman, president of Fletcher Building’s Laminates & Panels Division, which includes Formica Group.  “As the brand turns 100, we’re looking back on a century of invention, business endurance and achievement. It’s quite a story.”   

The Formica Group Anniversary Collection debuts in North America January 22 at the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nev. All anniversary elements, as well as reporting on global events, will be presented on

About Formica Group

Formica Group globally leads the industry in the design, manufacture and distribution of surfacing materials. Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada, Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Limited, FormicaS.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Formica (Asia) Ltd., among others.

Please Note: Formica® and the Formica® Anvil Logo are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation. ©2013 The Diller Corporation. All rights reserved.

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We bought a solid surfacing countertop in 2009 because of the added sink and the cost. I have been so disappointed with it and would NOT recommend this product. The first time my husband placed a hot pan above it, not even on it, we had a white ring. I have tried recommended repairs/refreshes and they don't work.
Posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 8:02 PM by SLCole
Thanks for reaching out. Typically, the scenario you described would not cause solid surfacing to discolor, unless the pan was extremely hot and held very close to the surface, as to heat up the solid surface to about 400 degrees F. Dark colored tops may appear to have a whitish area if damaged by extreme heat. In addition, any surface polish that was removed may contribute to the coloration issue. 
Understanding that you’ve tried various at-home fixes, we recommend that you consult with our service provider, Surface Link, at 800-482-1774. They can provide specific feedback on whether the damage is repairable. You also can call our technical services department at 1-800-FORMICA™ and we’re happy to talk through the issue with you. 
Posted @ Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:30 AM by Stacy Stufft
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