Emily Kidson

Formica in Newcastle

TrainingEmily Kidson

On Monday I went to Newcastle for the day to visit the Formica factory, I use a lot of laminate in my work so I thought it would be good to see how it is made. I was fortunate to be able to join a couple of members of staff from Central Saint Martins who were going for a visit. The Formica Group celebrated their 100 year anniversary last year, they invented laminate and they are the most well known laminate brand to this day so I was particularly excited to be visiting. It was a fascinating day and everyone I met was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Here are some of my photos from the factory tour:

1-Formica-sign

12-Formica

 

6-ceiling

3-floor

4-8000-tonne

5-press-close-up

7-factory-windows

2-factory

8-paper-rolls

9-paper-rolls-close-up

10-huge-paper

11-formica-stack