Valchromat is an innovative and award winning product. It can be categorised somewhere between a wood fibre board and a solid surface because of the specially formulated resins and organic dyes within the board. All wood used is FSC certified and is sourced from forest waste, residue from timber mills, pine and recycled pine.

It is a "one of a kind" product and is manufactured exclusively by Investwood in Portugal and imported by FastTech into Southern Africa. Rigorous international standards for quality control and eco-friendly production practices apply to ensure that Valchromat remains a unique and high quality end product. View www.valchromat.pt

Boards are warehoused in Retreat, Cape Town and distributed through Lumber City in the Western Cape and Panda Bamboo in Gauteng. View contacts

FastTech have developed a range of Deco Panels as Valchromat lends itself beautifully to the smooth machining of 3 Dimensional designs through CNC routing. View Deco Panels

COLOURS

Valchromat is manufactured in 10 standard colours: Grey, Light Grey, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Violet and Green. Due to the fact that Valchromat is derived from wood fibres and eco-friendly sustainable dyes, colours may vary between batches. They do however remain within acceptable CIELab norms. Brown chips are visible at random across the board adding to Valchromat’s unique look. Tonal variances also occur depending on finishing applications. Make sure you have an actual colour sample to ensure accurate colour portrayal.

FINISHING

Valchromat can be finished with a variety of different products, including oil, wax, lacquers, varnish and paint.

BOARD SIZES

Valchromat is available in 8mm, 16mm, 22mm and 30mm. All colours are available in all 4 thicknesses with the exception of Orange, Grey and Light Grey, which are not available in 22mm. Board dimensions are 2500mm x 1850mm, 1250mm x 1850mm*, 925mm x 2500mm* (* only available in Western Cape)

ADVANTAGES

Besides its unique appearance, Valchromat allows for several easier solutions for use and assembly. Its physical-mechanical properties ensure considerable time and money saving as it is easy and quick to finish. No edging is required. Being moisture and UV resistant, non toxic and load resistant, the possibilities for use are endless. Scratches and marks on the finished product go largely unnoticed because the colour runs evenly throughout the board. Touch ups are easy and cost effective as you can simply apply finishing product again to a small section of the board.