Proving there is more coming out of China than just lowball pricing, decorative panels by Komona just might cast new light on the way specifiers and consumers view solid surface. The combination of textured patterns, introduced for the first time to fabricators at the 2004 Solid Surface Expo, reflect several natural elements of a tropical environment.
Consider the effect of illuminating the backside of a textured sea wave pattern so that the waves seem to ripple in the waning sunset. Or how about chilling out with a cool green palm leaf decorative panel as a room divider in the bath?
Made of acrylic/polyester blended resins, Komona Decorative Panels are 1/2 in. thick and are available in six patterns in six different colors. According to Lydia Yung of Mass Resources Manufacturing, which produces the panels, the textures are created through a combination of molding techniques and grooving with a CNC router. She also indicates the material can be transformed into various shapes using standard thermoforming techniques.