SAN FRANCISCO—Smith & Fong announced the introduction of Durapalm Sugar Linear Panels, according to company founder and CEO Dan Smith.
“We are really excited to offer this new linear look in the sugar palm range of plywood and panel goods,” Smith said. “It is hard to describe the radiant, multidimensional visual aesthetic of this product. In a line of one-of-a-kind palm-based products, this one still stands out.”
Produced from Indian black palm (sugar palm), the graining of this panel is derived from the varying color range of stem wood available from this palm species. Colors of black coffee and nutmeg tones with eggshell whites make this a stunning look for walls, cabinetry, and store fixtures.
With a solid bamboo core for strength and stability, this 100 percent non-wood panel product is durable, versatile, and accessible for fabrication. “Installers can finish it with almost anything,” said Smith, “But we prefer natural oils or hand-rubbed poly finishes that give it a naturally tactile look and feel.”
Durapalm Sugar Linear panels are manufactured in ¾” thickness in dimensions of 48”x72” or 48”x96”. Panels come Class C fire-rated and can be upgraded to Class B if specifications require. Additionally, these panels surpass the requirements under CARB II formaldehyde emissions standards utilizing (ULEF) resins. Durapalm panels can contribute to USGBC’s LEED® credits for Low-Emitting Materials.