Release Date: January 3, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SMITH & FONG RELEASES NEW 2022 DURAPALM PRODUCT CATALOG
Featuring the Company’s Most Expansive Palm Product Range to Date, the Catalog Includes Flooring, Wall & Ceiling Treatments, Lumber and Cladding, Along with – for the First Time – Indian Black Palm Interior and Exterior Finishes
San Francisco, CA – Jan. 3, 2022 – Smith & Fong Co. today announced the release of its 2022 Durapalm product line catalog, according to company founder and CEO Dan Smith.
This catalog for interior designers and contractors features the widest array of palm products that Smith & Fong has offered in the company’s history, including wall and ceiling products, panel and plywood products, flooring offerings, lumber, and veneer.
2022 will also mark the North American introduction of Indian black palm, a new raw material that Smith & Fong has sourced in Asia.
“Nothing in the designer’s palette has quite the earthy elegance, touch and feel of a natural Indian black palm surface,” Smith said. “This has been 20 years in the making, but we are very excited bring this material to the design world.”
Indian black palm possesses a striking range of grains, colors and textures rarely found in a single natural material. Sustainable, ubiquitous in India but little explored elsewhere, it offers new opportunity for creative expression, Smith said.
“Centuries of imperial experience coupled with contemporary, third-party testing have shown its potential for exterior cladding, outdoor furnishings and even construction,” he said. “We strongly believe that palmwood’s day has arrived, and we are truly energized to see where design and innovation will take this beautiful material in years to come.”
Palm is a highly sustainable natural material, durable and easy to work with. The new Durapalm range is produced 100% urea-formaldehyde-free, meeting or surpassing ULEF (ultra-low emitting formaldehyde) standards under CARB ll. With palm sourced from India, Durapalm products can contribute to the USGBC’s LEED® Credit for Low-Emitting Materials. Other credits may also be available.
About Smith & Fong
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in the San Francisco bay area, Smith & Fong Co. was the first U.S. based company to manufacture and import laminated bamboo products under the Plyboo brand. Entering the palm market with the Durapalm branding in 2000, today Smith & Fong’s products are distributed throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Smith & Fong is committed to sustainability, innovation and great design. For further information call 866-835-9859 or visit us at durapalm.com.
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