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Tafisa Canada launches new collection of lacquered panels


October 21, 2020
By Tafisa Canada

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Tafisa Canada, a leading particleboard and TFL decorative panel manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind North American-made collection of luxury lacquered panels. Called LUMMIA, this new and exclusive line will provide architects, designers and renovation enthusiasts with unparalleled options to create spectacular, lavish interiors according to their visions. They will appreciate the fact that the product’s durability is unmatched, fully resistant to fingerprints, micro-scratches and UV rays. The collection will be available in late 2020, in a wide choice of 19 solid colours and prints.

Investing in the future

Louis Brassard, CEO of Tafisa Canada, explained that the company has invested in a new, cutting-edge facility in Lac-Mégantic exclusively for the manufacture of the LUMMIA line to meet growing industry demand for high-end lacquered panels. “Our new plant, on North American soil, is excellent news for manufacturers and distributors as it will significantly shorten product delivery times and strengthen the local supply chain,” he said.

The City of Lac-Mégantic has contributed financially to the project through its program to help build and expand businesses in the industrial park. “I am proud to note that the program launched in February 2020 is already generating concrete benefits on the ground, thus positioning Lac-Mégantic as a fertile territory for innovation and growth. The investment allows us to achieve some of our priority objectives, which is to consolidate the wood cluster and encourage the expansion and diversification of our businesses,” said Mayor Julie Morin, specifying that the program offers industries a subsidy of up to 15 per cent of the property value of the building added to the valuation roll.

First-of-its kind technology in North America

High gloss and matt surfaces are two looks that are hot trends in North America and that are forecasted to stand the test of time. Made using superior coating technology, LUMMIA is available in two long-lasting finishes: High Gloss and Perfect Matt. LUMMIA High Gloss strikingly reflects light for maximum shine and LUMMIA Perfect Matt delivers exceptional visual depth.

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“This superior lacquering technology on decorative panels exists in Europe for a few years now, Tafisa made the decision to adopt this know-how to fill a gap in the North American industry and bring technologically superior decorative innovations to the local market,” Brassard explained, adding that LUMMIA’s performance promises to greatly exceed that of imported panels in this category, at a very competitive price.

Tafisa a one-stop shop

“With the launch of LUMMIA, Tafisa continues to solidify its position as the North American manufacturer offering the most comprehensive range of particle boards, decorative panels (TFL) and laminate panels (HPL) available to industry professionals under one roof,” explained Christine Couture, LUMMIA business unit manager at Tafisa Canada.

Tafisa is also presenting an extensive complementary line of products perfectly matching to the new collection. LUMMIA offerings are designed to make it easier for architects, designers and consumers to harmoniously coordinate interiors, Couture said. With LUMMIA, a world of enlightened possibilities is now available to all!