Metallic foiled finishes

3D Laminates has launched a range of non-grained, metallic foiled finishes for its CoolSkin door skins for composite and panelled doors.

They have been developed in conjunction Hornschuch’s Cool Colors foil technology, which offers outstanding weathering properties in both hot and cold climates.

First to be launched is Alux DB 703 – a slate grey base colour with flecks of metallic ink.

The range, which has been inspired by aluminium in architecture, includes other flecked foils and those with a brushed aluminium appearance. 3D Laminates will be able to supply a roll of matching foil for door profiles, that can be processed by the leading foiling companies that service the industry, or through existing stocks from the systems houses that support the UK market.

The sales opportunity for these new category metallic woodgrains is overwhelmingly strong,” 3D Laminates said. “Consumers like the appeal of aluminium, but without the associated price tag and so with the other addition of new flat glazing cassettes, leading manufacturers can now offer the next generation in composite door design.”

Mark Lofthouse, managing director of 3D Laminates, said: “I believe 2018 will see the introduction of a new type of aluminium inspired composite door and it will be important for manufacturers and installers to keep up with the latest design rationale.”