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Formica Group

11 Silver Fox Way
Cobalt Business Park
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE27 0QJ
www.formica.com
Joe Bell
Tel +44 (0)191 259 3943
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Formica Group

Overview

Formica Group is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. Formica® laminate is the ‘original’, with 100 years of innovation and manufacturing experience.

CPD Material (4)


Factory Visit
Laminate Factory Tour
This tour is based at the Formica Group facility in North Shields. It can be booked via the RIBA website, it lasts approximately two and a half hours and numbers are limited to eight people. The tour incorporates the factory, office and fabrication support unit. It provides an overview of the process of laminate manufacturing and product testing and offers a hands-on opportunity to work with laminate, including bonding and post forming. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the components and processes required in the manufacture of laminate
- Understand the various grades of laminate and how these are manufactured
- Understand how and why to specify laminate
- Understand environmental considerations
Knowledge level:
Detailed Knowledge
Material type: Factory Visit
Seminar
Welcome to Future Vision
This seminar explores how emerging social, economic and design trends from around the world will influence the surfacing industry as a whole along with product development and colour choices. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how social, economic and design trends from around the world influence the surfacing industry
- Understand the trend forecast for 2016 and beyond
- Understand how to select your colour palette of choice and take away some inspiration for your future surfacing projects
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Specification of High Pressure Laminate for the Interior Built Environment
This seminar looks at the manufacture and specification of high pressure laminate. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what high pressure laminate is and how it is manufactured
- Understand the different types of high pressure laminate available, including size, grade and finish options and specialty products
- Understand the benefits, limitations and opportunities presented by high pressure laminate and how it can be applied and used in the built environment
- Understand how to specify high pressure laminate, relevant standards and the key features that make different variants suitable for different applications and sectors
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Form and Function: Principles and Benefits of Rainscreen Cladding
Modern rainscreen cladding works with the elements to keep rain out of a building and façade panels are designed to flex to manage external weather conditions. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the primary function and basic components of a rainscreen cladding system
- Understand the basic principles of how rainscreen cladding works and fire management considerations
- Understand the types of rainscreen cladding available and where they are suitable for use
- Understand the benefits of a rainscreen solution from refurbishment of old building stock to improving a building’s efficiency
- Understand the relevant standards that apply to rainscreen cladding
- Understand suitable materials for use in rainscreen cladding, including high pressure laminates
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar

Classifications


Formica Group has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas