Two new products from Egger give furniture manufacturers the opportunity to reflect the continuing popularity of high gloss, and the emerging trend of velvet matt surfaces, seen in premium kitchens – but at a realistic price.
Thanks to a revolutionary UV coating process, its new PerfectSense Gloss and PerfectSense Matt boards provide a particularly hard-wearing surface with an up-market look and feel.
Pre-launched at the Interzum show in Cologne, and available from September, they will be produced on a brand new line in Germany and have a core of super-smooth MDF.
“The gloss boards offer a combination of a real mirror finish with a tough, smooth and flawless surface – something of a novelty in this product area,” says Elliott Fairlie, Egger UK’s head of décor development.
“By using a special coating process with UV technology, we believe we have elevated our products into an area of the market previously reserved for only a few high-end surfaces.
“We have seen many kitchen manufacturers featuring high-gloss frontals in recent times, and it’s a look that customers are continuing to adopt. With Egger’s PerfectSense
Gloss you not only get the desired look, you also get a board that is strong in the fabrication process and suitable for heavier-use applications – being particularly scratch-resistant and robust.”
Egger’s new UV coating process gives its second new product – PerfectSense Matt – unique properties of its own, making it highly resistant to fingerprints. The warm, soft look also gives it an up-market feel that is gaining in popularity.
Both products are offered alongside standard structures in matching colours for carcassing, to create a coordinated look, and matching edging is also available. The dimensions are 2800 x 2070mm with a thickness of 18mm.
Elliott Fairlie added: “Gloss in itself is not new, but with PerfectSense we believe we have raised the bar in terms of durability and the sheer depth of the shine – which responds to the high demand from end-users.
“But Matt is also gaining in popularity. Matt surfaces have long been associated with high value and predominantly used in premium-end furniture production. This has made it much more desirable and the superior quality differentiates it from other matt furniture surfaces – particularly when used as a contrast to our new high gloss product.”
PerfectSense Matt decors carry on the current glory of grey theme, with two cooler shades of grey included – U708 PM Light Grey and U732 PM Dust Grey – as well as two warmer grey shades, U702 PM Cashmere and U727 Stone Grey.
Besides the prevailing classic white, black is also celebrating its comeback on the matt surface – showcasing high quality at its best. The no-fingerprint functionality can be seen particularly well on the U999 PM Black.
PerfectSense Gloss decors are based on current trends and the range will comprise a collection of popular solid colours and an exotic woodgrain.