ATLANTA, August 2018 – Arauco will debut its 2019-2020 Prism Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) collection in for the architecture, design and fabricator communities at the 2018 International Woodworking Fair (IWF). The latest collection includes 16 on-trend décors and two new textures.

Arauco manufactures the particleboard, MDF or HDF substrate used for Prism TFL in North America; and has full paper-treating and lamination operations in multiple locations. Arauco partners with suppliers of complementary products such as edgebanding, doors, molding, HPL and 3DL, so that matching products can be easily sourced for projects specifying Prism TFL.

“This is a very diverse launch where we are introducing new textures and décors in a wide range of colors and species,” said Kevin Shotbolt, vice president of sales and marketing. “It is rooted in global and local design trends, augmented by technology, and is an expression of our commitment to the North American market through an unprecedented, integrated service model. We are excited to share the success of our Prism TFL line with our customers and contribute to their growth.”

With this introduction, Prism TFL is adding two new textures; Boreal, a deep, tactile, striated texture, and Velvet, a smooth, matte texture. Additionally, in 2019, two-sided Taction Oak Embossed in Register (EIR) panels will be offered from the new plant in Grayling, Michigan.

The new collection is comprised of three new woodgrain series, an update to the existing Taction Oak, an exotic, leathery woodgrain and the inclusion of two new walnut décors. The update is rounded out with a textile-inspired design and a solid blue accent. Arauco is at Booth #1046 at IWF. See