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November 27, 2015 4:58 AM ET

Building Products

Company Overview of Formica Corporation

Company Overview

Formica Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells surfacing materials and solutions for commercial and residential customers. It offers surfacing materials that range from high-pressure laminates, specialty laminates, and solid surfacing to sinks, commercial casework, and other related products. The company also provides surfacing products, such as laminate countertops for kitchen renovation, vanity tops for bathroom remodeling, and do-it-yourself cabinets for refacing and other projects. It sells its products through home centers and distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1913 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of July 2, 2007, Fo...

10155 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241

United States

Founded in 1913

5,400 Employees





Key Executives for Formica Corporation

Chief Financial Officer
President of Europe
Age: 71
President of Asian Operations
Age: 60
President of the North American Business
Chief Legal Counsel and Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Formica Corporation Key Developments

Formica Launches Refreshed Portfolio of High Pressure Laminates in Asia

Formica Group announced a new collection of high pressure laminates and finishes in the Asia market. Launched under the theme Be Big, Be Bold, Be Beautiful, the new laminates tap into current design trends, offering architects, interior designers, manufacturers and fabricators a stylish range of 73 new decors, bringing up to 500 decorative laminate solutions. Drawing on current design themes that utilize natural materials and textured surfaces, Formica has developed 17 new vintage woodgrain; 9 real scales look 180fxTM; 6 textile inspired patterns, 6 plain colors and 4 new finishes. Driven by the fashion for industrial design and nostalgic patterns, the new woodgrains collection combines timeless wood surfaces, including Vintage Elm, Natural Wahshed Maple,Oxidized Beamwood, with industrial processing to create retro design elements. The products are available to interpret classic styles across multiple applications with a nostalgic inspiration. The new Plain Colors inspired by pastels harness the poetic power in faded colors. This range of pure and updated basics brings a feminine and sophisticated touch to an interior. Authenticity and the return to essential and simple materials is one of the key trends in interior design. The Formica Collection puts the emphasis on fabric patterns. Replicating natural surfaces including stone, woods and fabric, new textures include Chalk, Linum, Natural Grain and Honed creating natural low gloss surfaces that bring laminates to life.

Formica Corporation Introduces 2015 Specialty Laminate Collection

Formica Corporation introduced the 2015 Specialty Laminate Collection: nine new additions to the DecoMetal Metal Laminates line, and three new additions to the ColorCore2 Solid Color Laminates line. The new additions will be on display in the Formica Corporation booth #4171 at the 2015 HD Expo in Las Vegas on May 13 to 15. DecoMetal laminate brings glamor and metallic authenticity to vertical surfaces, and is an affordable and durable alternative to high-end metal surfaces. The material is ideal for commercial vertical applications, such as walls, retail fixtures, signage, exhibits and displays. The new additions to the DecoMetal line include: Argent: a new warm tone, a mix between gold and aluminum. Available in Plex, Craft and Brushed textures; Umbra: a new warm brown color, available in Plex, Craft and Brushed textures; Aluminum: a classic cool color, now available in a Plex texture; and Bronzetoned: a brown with a hint of copper. Available in Plex and Craft textures. Additionally, Plex and Craft are new DecoMetal textures for 2015. Plex, first introduced in Europe, is a Red Dot Design texture that references metal mesh and textiles, and brings a unique new visual and tactile effect to metal surfaces. Craft texture combines the organic feel of carved wood, with the high-tech color of modern metal. Plex and Craft textures are matte. ColorCore2 laminate colors go all the way through, eliminating the look of a dark edge. With the core of the product coordinated to the decorative surface, ColorCore2 can be engraved, carved, routed and layered to create unique custom designs. The material is ideal for commercial horizontal and vertical applications where durability and long-term visual appearance are a must, including casework, doors, tables and counters. The new additions to the ColorCore2 Solid Color Laminates line include: Storm: a warm dark gray, available in Matte and Gloss finishes; Fossil: a neutral gray-green in a Matte finish; and Seed: a warm green blue-gray in a Matte finish.

Formica Corporation Introduces The Formica Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection

Formica Corporation introduced The Formica Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection: nine bold new color and pattern combinations designed to make countertops pop and surfaces shine. The collection is the combination of Formica Corporation's unmatched design flexibility and performance with Adler's signature aesthetic of irreverent luxury. The new color and pattern combinations are perfect for countertops, backsplashes, vanities, cabinets and more. Each new Formica Laminate style in the collection represents a bold update of a classic material: Lacquered Linen, inspired by mid-century modern furniture, is available in four colors — green, orange, charcoal and creme. It features a glossy finish for a new spin on a classic texture. Malachite, inspired by precious stones and patterns of the 60s and 70s, is available in crisp blue and a subtle charcoal, both with a glossy finish. Greek Key, a timeless motif made modern with bold color and scale, is available tone-on-tone with a matte finish in orange, blue and charcoal. The Formica Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection will be available in spring 2015 at Lowe's stores and other kitchen & bath dealers nationwide.

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