Formica Corporation

In 1998, CVC Funds completed the acquisition of the Formica Corporation, a specialist and leading manufacturer of decorative and innovative surfacing materials for many diverse environments and applications.

The company operates from ten manufacturing sites and has over 20 distribution centres throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Formica Corporation is the market leader and only manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate (HPL) in the UK, as well as being a manufacturer of a wide range of other interior surfacing materials.

The Formica® laminate, made with layers of special paper, impregnated with resin and bonded under high pressure, is the company’s original surface material which has been manufactured for over 90 years and is recognised today as a global brand. The company has developed an unrivalled expertise, which ensures quality, reliability and products that are fit for purpose. Working closely with architects and designers the company is ideally placed to offer innovative new products and decors which respond to market needs and complement current design trends.

In 2000, the Formica Corporation acquired Perstorp Surface Materials.

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High pressure laminates