With a total of 11 bold and impactful colours now making up the portfolio, including grey, black, red, orange, yellow, blue and green, Valchromat offers almost limitless decorative applications.
In addition to the interior design and furniture-making sectors, Valchromat is also proving to be a popular option in the children’s sector for both toys and furniture, having been approved by the British Standards Association.
Valchromat is a unique fibreboard, in that the colour runs throughout the entire board. This effective and impactful result is achieved by adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin to the wood fibre before pressing.
Andrew Wright, director of James Latham, says: “We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and Valchromat ticks all the boxes for us. It has already proved to be extremely popular, not only within the shopfitting and furniture-making sectors but also within hospitality, education and commercial interiors, as well as for exhibitions.”
In addition to its unique appearance, Valchromat boasts a number of time- and cost-saving features and benefits. It is easy and quick to finish, no edging is required, it is moisture- and UV-resistant, non-toxic and load resistant – the possibilities for use are endless. Plus, scratches and marks on the finished product go largely unnoticed because the colour runs evenly throughout the board.
Valchromat is available in 2500mm x 1850mm/1250mm board sizes and in 8, 12, 16, 19, 25 and 30mm thicknesses. James Latham now offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions – all available from one supplier – and directly from stock at all nine of its nationwide panel distribution sites.
All wood used in the manufacture of Valchromat is FSC-certified and is sourced from forest waste, residue from timber mills, pine and recycled pine.