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Timber & Timber Frames

The evolution of MDF


Timber and panel products distributor James Latham, is now stocking Valchromat, an innovative and award winning material which offers almost limitless decorative applications.

Valchromat is a coloured Engineered Fibreboard which is completely unique, in that the colour runs throughout the entire board. This highly effective and impactful result is achieved by adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin to the wood fibre before pressing.

With eight vibrant colours in the range, Valchromat is certain to be popular within the UK shop fitting and furniture manufacturing sectors where bold and impactful colours are part of the specification.  Plus, Valchromat has also been approved by the British Standards Association as safe to use in the manufacture of children’s toys.

Andrew Wright, Director of James Latham commented, “We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and Valchromat ticks all the boxes for us. I’m sure it will have a big impact in the UK market, not only within the shop fitting and furniture making sectors but also within hospitality 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’s easy and quick to finish – no edging is required – and being 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 the following board sizes; 2500mm x 1850mm/1250mm and in 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm 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 is FSC certified and is sourced from forest waste, residue from timber mills, pine and recycled pine.