Collection Spotlight: Neo
Over the course of the past few weeks, we've been featuring each of our main cabinetry collections. Last week, we talked about Impressions and its two main series: IL and ID.
This week, we've decided to go over the Neo collection. Neo is a transitional style collection that is highlighted by its veneer slab door design.
Neo's signature veneer slab door design offers a sleek look while maintaining the natural beauty of wood. Veneer refers to a thin slice of wood, which is applied to an engineered substrate core such as MDF panel (medium-density fiberboard). This provides strength, durability and stability.
Neo includes two main series: Aries and Shinnoki.
Smooth lines make the Aries a sleek and beautiful choice for a contemporary kitchen. The thin wood edgeband lining the sides of the doors is nearly undetectable. Additionally, this veneer door is available with FSC certified materials or in a diverse variety of color and grain options of environmentally friendly reconstituted wood veneers.
What is your Water-Based Finish made of?
Water Based Finish top coat is a water-borne coalescing finish. It is primarily acrylic with some polymer content. When applied on our flat-line finishing system, it is cured using a UV lamp. Product that cannot be finished on the flat-line finishing system is cured using heat. We use both pigmented and dying stains to achieve the look of your finish on your selected wood species.
Why use water-based finished?
Water-Based Finishes provides a beautiful appearance, stunning depth of look, and smooth, touchable feel that exceeds expectations!
Environmental compliance is another key reason for choosing to use a water-based finish. Many solvents evaporate into what are known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Water-based coatings don’t necessarily contain zero solvents, though. Many contain what are called co-solvents, solvents present in lower concentrations and meant to help push the rest of the water out of the coating as it dries. But since water-based coatings have either no, or considerably less solvents, they are a great way to lower the VOC output.
Shinnoki panels are made up of a top layer of veneer, an 11/16” MDF core and a balance layer on the back for stability. This range of wood veneer panels does not need any further finishing. There is almost no limit to the ways it can be used - from kitchens to wardrobes in the home market, and from offices to bars or restaurant furnishings in the project market.
These panels are finished the same on both sides with the Shinnoki design. They have a protective transparent foil layer that is simple to remove.
A genuine wood top layer
There’s nothing like the real thing. That's why the top layer of Shinnoki is a jointed veneer sheet, put together using our mixmatch technique. To make sure we have something for every taste, we asked the trendwatchers. They have ensured we can offer a selection of trendy colours and structures.
Every variant in our product range emphasizes the natural structure of the wood, by first brushing and then staining each individual sheet. The production method gives the PANELS more structure than the PLY. The result is visible and perceptible: this is real wood.
What is mixmatch?
Mixmatch is a technique in which we joint wood veneer sheets together that come from different trees and have been cut in different ways. The effect is to give it the natural appearance of solid wood. When a continuous surface is created using different boards, there are no visual breaks in the pattern. Just as with solid wood, every board is different, but they still belong together. The result is a finished sheet with a lively look and uniform quality.