Tafisa Canada has recently expanded its capacity. The company started its 5th TFL (thermally fused laminate) press line for the production of two-sided embossed and in-register textured composite panels in 4-foot by 8-foot and 5-foot by 9-foot sizes.
According to Wood Working Network, Tafisa, a subsidiary of the Sonae Industria Group, invested more than $15 million for the new TFL press line.
“Our fifth TFL press is yet another example of our company’s ability to provide unprecedented flexibility and impressive production capabilities attuned to the market’s growing demand for high quality, value added products,” said Louis Brassard, Tafisa Canada CEO.
The Canadian panel producer announced that the TFL press line will help the production of its new VIVA panels, which utilize embossed and in-register (EIR) technology, that give the panels the “look and feel of wood”.
For use in residential and commercial furniture and casework, VIVA is currently offered in three distinct wood structures: Elegant, Rustic and Planked Effect, and in 10 colors. The company also offers complementary products include high-pressure laminates, edgebandings, doors, 3D laminates and mouldings, Wood Working Network reported.
“I am very proud and impressed at how the Tafisa team pulled together to implement this new technology and achieve our objective of having Viva orders ready for delivery at the end of August. This marks a new milestone in our company’s history,” Brassard added.
Tafisa has quadrupled its production since 1992, when it was founded. The company invested more than $400 million in process improvements.