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August 21, 2014 - Available for customization, Protec+™ antimicrobial laminate product is tested against ISO22196:2011, JIS Z2801, and ASTM G21 standards and capable of reducing microbe count on surface by up to 99.5%. Silver used in manufacturing process enhances surface protection, and hygienic product is effective against range of microbes. When properly maintained, protection lasts for expected life of treated product and will help reduce cross-contamination.

Formica Group Launches Protec+ (TM) Antimicrobial High Pressure laminates in Asia -- Available for Customization in 400 Varieties


Formica Corp.
10155 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH, 45241
USA



Press release date: August 14, 2014

SHANGHAI -- Formica Group, the global leader in decorative surfaces, today announced the launch of Protec+TM by Formica Group, a high performance antimicrobial laminate product.

Formica Group, the global leader in decorative surfaces, today announced the launch of Protec+(TM) by Formica Group, a high performance antimicrobial laminate product. While health hazards continue to threaten public health, an increased awareness of the problems associated with microbes has led Formica Group to introduce this high performance and more hygienic product* to its range.

This new product has been tested against a number of leading standards including ISO22196:2011, JIS Z2801, ASTM G21 and it is capable of reducing microbe count on a surface by up to 99.5%. Working closely with the world's leading antimicrobial Technology Company, BioCote®, Formica Group has harnessed the power of silver and introduced it into the manufacturing process, providing the surface with enhanced protection. Effective against a broad spectrum of microbes, Protec+TM by Formica Group reduces the growth of bacteria and fungi, providing a more hygienic surface* and protecting consumers against their potentially negative effects. When properly maintained, the protection will last for the expected life of the treated[* product and will help to reduce cross-contamination.

Protec+TM by Formica Group is ideally suited for a variety of applications including furniture, transportation, education, residential blocks, construction, and healthcare. The product provides greater protection for public places* as well as residential spaces* and constructs a cleaner environment* for consumers. Formica Group has promoted over 400 varieties of decors which are capable of antimicrobial customization to satisfy unique decoration requirements from designers and architects.

Peter Wilson, President of Formica Asia said: "Formica Asia strives to adhere to the highest environmental standards as we advance in our efforts to design and manufacture fashion products. As public awareness on health issues grows, Formica Asia is delighted to announce the Protec+TM by Formica Group line of antimicrobial laminates, helping reduce microbe counts andprovide added protection for consumers from microbial contamination."

With sustainability a concern for the global community, Formica Group makes it a priority to offer architects, designers and consumers a full range of environmentally friendly surfacing products. Formica Group continually strives to create innovative products that promote a healthier environment. Complementing current and new design trends, the launch of Protec+TM by Formica Group will provide consumers with a safer*, cleaner* and visually pleasant environment.

About Formica Group
Formica Group globally leads the industry in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. Formica® laminate is the 'original' and contains more than one hundred years of invention, innovation and design leadership. For more information about Formica Group, its products, special programs and promotions, visitwww.formica.com .

Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada, Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Limited, Formica S.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Formica (Asia) Ltd., and Formica Decorative Materials (China) Co., Ltd. among others.

Please Note: Formica® and the Formica® Anvil Logo are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation. Protec+ TM is a trademark of The Diller Corporation

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Media Contact:
Birdie Chao
Regional Marketing Manager, China
Formica
Tel: +86-21-6010-2688
E-mail: Birdie.Chao@formica.com

Cui Zhe
Newell Public Relations
Tel: +86-21-5403-6180
E-mail: zhec@newell.com

Notes:

*  than untreated surfaces.

[* The anti-microbial effect of surface is maintained in accordance with Formica's maintenance and care guidelines and the surface is not subject to harsh environments, damage, scratches and excessive wear & tear.
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