Panolam Introduces Color-Through, Compact, Recycled Core Paper Laminate

Panolam Surface Systems ("Panolam" or the "Company") announced today the introduction of EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces, a thick, color-through, solid, compact laminate made of 100% recycled core paper that comes in twelve jewel-toned colors drawn from nature. This new surface represents a significant and exciting addition to Panolam's laminate products.

Panolam(TM) Surface Systems announces the introduction of EcoStone(TM) Decorative Surfaces - a revolutionary, durable, heat and stain resistant surface for commercial and residential use that's made of 100% recycled core paper. It's an ideal surface for kitchen and bathroom counters, tabletops, as well as laboratory, office and commercial surfaces. (PRNewsFoto/Panolam Surface Systems)

"There are five dimensions to the EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces story," said Al Kabus, president and CEO of Panolam Surface Systems. "First, this surface is made of 100% recycled core paper and our clients and Panolam are always looking for more sustainable solutions. Second, the thickness means that EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces can provide structural stability in addition to being a decorative surface. Third, after considerable amounts of testing in our laboratories, we have perfected a surface that we call 'True to the Core.' You can cut it, edge it and finish it and the color stays true all the way through. Fourth, EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces is the only compact laminate with this range of colors and, fifth, but certainly not least, it is approved for and ideal for vertical and horizontal applications such as partitions and counters. EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces is just one more way that Panolam is bringing more to the surface."

Ideal for both residential and commercial applications, customers will spec this for doors, tabletops, partitions and counters. EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces durability makes it an excellent surface for kitchen and bathroom counters, tabletops, as well as laboratory, office and commercial surfaces. This surface is durable and heat and stain resistant and it comes in .50", .75", and 1.00" thicknesses.

EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces are available through Panolam's distributors in the US and Canada. All colors and designs are available as FSC® certified products [FSC® C015851]. EcoStone™ Decorative Surfaces is Class A Fire Rated and also certified GREENGUARD, GREENGUARD Gold and the CE Mark of Conformity.

About Panolam Surface Systems
For more than sixty years, Panolam has engineered and manufactured high-quality, innovative surfacing solutions for virtually any environment. With an extensive line of high pressure laminates, thermofused laminates, fiberglass reinforced laminates and other specialty products available in hundreds of colors and styles under the well-known Panolam, Nevamar, Pionite, Pluswood, Conolite and other brand names. Panolam provides the vision, value and versatility designers, architects, manufacturers and contractors are looking for today. For more information, call 203-925-1556; or visit

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