Nevamar by Panolam Adds Two U.K. Distributors to Extend Its Footprint

By Panolam Industries, PRNE
Sunday, May 15, 2011

SHELTON, Connecticut, May 16, 2011 - Panolam Industries' "Nevamar(R) by Panolam" brand is now available from
two distributors in the United Kingdom. The two new distributors, Arnold
Laver Timber World
and B.G.N. Boards Co., will further extend the brand's
reach in Europe, which the company entered in 2010. Continued penetration of
the European design and construction market is a key element in Shelton,
(U.S.A.)-based Panolam's overall growth strategy.

"Our partnerships with these two well-established and reliable
distributors are further evidence of our belief in and commitment to the
European market," said Robert Muller, Panolam Industries' Chairman of the
Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We plan to become a
significant resource for customers throughout Europe, and these two quality
distributors will support that objective."

Arnold Laver Timber World (, headquartered in
Sheffield, has 15 locations, from North East to Reading. B.G.N. Boards
( is based in West Bromwich in the West Midlands, and provides
one of the most extensive assortments of laminates and other sheet material
in the Midlands region.

Both distributors share Panolam's commitment to customer service,
innovation and respect for the environment.

"These distributors know the market well and have extensive customer
networks because of their respect for customer needs," said Mark Ashmore,
Nevamar by Panolam's U.K. Business Manager.

The two distributors will support the full complement of Nevamar(R) by
Panolam products, which include High Pressure Laminates, ThickLam laminates,
Fiber Reinforced Laminate (FRL(R)) products, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic
products, MelCor II(R) color-through laminates, and Leatherlam(TM) thermally
fused leather surfaces. Nevamar(R) products feature the unique, patented
Armored Protection(R) technology, which stands up to abuse more than other
laminate products. The collection features 170 standard colors, including
solids, abstracts and wood grains, plus special-order colors.

All Nevamar by Panolam products are GREENGUARD certified and can be
ordered as FSC certified.

Panolam Industries ( has engineered and
manufactured high-quality, innovative surfacing solutions for virtually any
environment for more than 60 years. With an extensive line of High Pressure
Laminates, Thermofused Melamine and specialty products available in hundreds
of colors and styles, Panolam Industries provides the vision, value and
versatility that designers, architects, manufacturers and contractors are
looking for.

Dan Elman, +1-212-588-1321, delman at

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