Finding the Sweet Spot: Update on Lightweight Panel in North America

Lightweight panel (sometimes called lightboard) is an ingenious concept: A thick panel built by sandwiching a paper honeycomb core between two thin sheets of particleboard, MDF or HDF. Within certain criteria, the lightweight panel offers many advantages. Impressive strength-to-weight ratios allow for finished products that achieve big, bold aesthetics while components remain easy to transport, assemble and install.

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Opening the Doors of Opportunity: New markets for new materials

As a general rule, design sensibilities throughout North America vary with regional preferences and original concepts. Fashion is never stagnant and European stylings influence North American trends. The trend path is somewhat predictable, with fashions first landing in the multi-cultural region of Quebec and then filtering down the East Coast of the United States. As new ideas move throughout North America, they are embraced or modified to meet the local demands.

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The Future of Lighting

With LED technology advancing to the point that quality products are available at competitive prices, it is time to start thinking about how this new type of light can be applied to design. In the future, light will be flush to surfaces and embedded for stunning illumination. 

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