The Rising Popularity of Thermally Fused LaminatesBy Terry Mohler, Sales & Marketing Manager
Last year Meridian Products introduced its first-ever Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) line with our Evolution Series. At that time, we were limited to products that were available to us from our vendors. As we all recall, sourcing and supply following the pandemic was challenging. As those issues have somewhat subsided, we’re now pleased to be able to introduce some new series for our customers.
Our Evolution Series 2 consists of four very popular wood grains named Farmhouse, Dark Walnut, Mod Elm, and Straight Noce. We chose these to offer a wide range of warm colors (from light to dark) to meet the needs of your clients looking for a frameless kitchen.
Evolution Series 3 includes the high gloss solid colors that are currently very much in demand. Meridian has two options in white tones named Carte Blanche HG and Vanilla Orchid HG. We also have some heavier pigment colors, Black Noir and Midnight Sun, for those looking to have more depth in their cabinet color.
Our Series 4 is our Perfect Matte colors. We offer the same four colors as in our High Gloss series: Carte Blanche PM, Vanilla Orchid PM, Black Noir PM, and Midnight Sun PM. In addition, we’re introducing a blue hue, Calm Sea PM.
The options in these series are available with all the bells and whistles you’re accustomed to – all direct from Meridian Products. All doors and drawers are produced with a laser edge application, joining the sheet goods and edge banding. This state-of-the-art technology has removed any visible glue line from the products so that the items look like a solid piece of material and not an engineered item. Meridian Products offers full sheet goods and also custom cuts in all colors in both 8mm and 19mm. Both laser and EVA edge banding are available so you can match your cabinet parts. Customers can also purchase matching laminates for the skinning of face frames and cabinet sides.
As we all know, our industry faces challenges in bringing in a new generation of craftsmen, and it’s important we identify new ways of meeting customer demand using new technologies and the resources and talent that exist in the industry. This new line appears to do both.
Contact any of our sales members for more information on the Evolution Series.