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Dicor Products Debuts Lightweight Materials

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dicor Products is set to introduce new lightweight materials for cabinets and and other wood surfaces at the 48th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.

These materials include a lightweight solution to facilitate the use of European-style curved cabinet treatments in the RV market.

Dicor Products, a Dicor Corp. brand, will unveil Innova, an all-new curved door material. Curved cabinetry is a stylish new look in RVs that has been drawing consumer interest. Innova will enable RV manufacturers to offer attractive curved cabinets that are as much as 60% lighter than conventional solid-wood, raised-panel doors. As an especially useful feature, the curved material can be fitted with end caps, which allows curved doors to be installed on existing flat-faced cabinets, giving them a new, contemporary style.

Simple, cost-effective

“We’ve tested and verified that this material provides a cost-effective solution for bringing ‘Euro-style’ to a broader range of RVs, including moderately priced travel trailers,” said Gregg Fore, president of Dicor Corp. “It’s a very practical way to plug into this trendy look, while also subtracting from the vehicle’s weight.”

Innova cabinet doors can be used horizontally for overhead cabinets or vertically for base cabinets, and come in two radius widths of 200 mm and 1,000 mm. They are also Phase 2 CARB compliant for formaldehyde.

Core-Lite plywood

Dicor Products will also introduce a new, exceptionally lightweight and exceedingly smooth plywood material called Core-Lite. Core-Lite is about half the weight of conventional plywood and MDF, while retaining similar sturdiness. It comes in 4-by-8-foot sheets in six thicknesses ranging from 2.7 mm to 22 mm, and can be applied anywhere plywood and MDF are currently used in an RV. As well as a substrate material, Core-Lite’s smooth surface makes it cost effective for cabinets and other finished uses. It is also an environmentally friendly non-rainforest product.

“These kind of aesthetically pleasing and lightweight materials are what our manufacturing customers are looking for,” said Fore. “As with all of Dicor Corp.’s affiliates, we see it as our job to bring innovative and simple ways to make new technologies, products and materials useful across a broad spectrum of RV products. We have a lot of experience in working with manufacturers in integrating new products effectively into their production schemes. We make sure our products are proven winners, and these products are accordingly trusted for their quality and performance,” said Fore.

“Innova provides a great opportunity for virtually every manufacturer to deliver some elegant new looks to the RV consumer,” continued Fore. “At the same time, it and our new Core-Lite offering provide OEMs with significant ways to reduce weight while maintaining quality.”

New Innova Euro-style doors, Core-Lite plywood, and other products from Dicor Corp. brands will be on display in the Dicor Corp. booth, No.260, North Wing Lobby, at the Louisville show.

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