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Formica Group

Coast Road
North Shields
United Kingdom
NE29 8RE
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Tel +44 (0)191 622 0101 Overview
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Formica Group


Formica Group globally leads the industry in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications.  

Formica® laminate is the ‘original’, with over 100 years of design and product innovation and manufacturing experience.

Formica laminate is a contemporary, durable and high performance material. It is easy to machine, to design with, to clean and maintain and it combines effortlessly with other materials. Typical applications include wall panelling, doors, cubicles, furniture, worktops and more.

Products include Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL), Formica® Compact with its solid laminate core, through colour laminate products including ColorCore® Compact and ColorCore® and specialist Younique® by Formica Group digital print service. Formica Group is also a lead distributor of Homapal metal laminates.

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CPD Material (5)

Understanding Colour
This seminar looks at the science of colour. How colour is perceived in our environment, and the various challenges posed when discussing and communicating colour in various situations This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- What is colour and how do we see it?
- How we communicate colour – and the challenges of this
- Colour and the classification of colour
- The science behind colour differences
- How colour is measured
- LRV values – what’s acceptable?
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
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:
- The components and processes required in the manufacture of laminate
- The various grades of laminate and how these are manufactured
- How and why to specify laminate
- Environmental considerations
Knowledge level:
Detailed Knowledge
Material type: Factory Visit
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:
- How social, economic and design trends from around the world influence the surfacing industry
- The trend forecast for 2016 and beyond
- 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
Multiple CPD formats
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:
- What high pressure laminate is and how it is manufactured
- The different types of high pressure laminate available, including size, grade and finish options and specialty products
- The benefits, limitations and opportunities presented by high pressure laminate and how it can be applied and used in the built environment
- How to specify high pressure laminate, relevant standards and the key features that make different variants suitable for different applications and sectors

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar