Formica Canada Inc., part of the Formica Group of companies, is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. The Formica Canada St-Jean plant employs more than 250 employees and serves all regions of Canada and North America.
The heritage and brand reputation of the Formica Group of companies has been founded on quality, service and innovative product lines. We have developed an unrivaled expertise that ensures products meet the needs of their applications — as well as market demands.
The company is strategically positioned to offer new products and surfacing solutions that complement current design trends. Our ongoing product design and development process underscores our commitment to innovation.
In addition, we provide our homeowner customers with the surfacing materials they need, whether it’s laminate countertops for a kitchen renovation, a vanity top for a bathroom remodel, DIY cabinet refacing, or countless other projects.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
As a global manufacturer, the environment is an important factor in our daily manufacturing and distribution decisions. Formica Group is committed to safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources by using paper from recycled sources and sustainable softwood forests.
Paper accounts for approximately 70% of a laminate sheet’s composition, and therefore our procurement policy is one of sourcing raw materials from responsible vendors using managed renewable sources. In addition, we have responded to the global need for green design and sustainable materials. Our Reclaimed Denim Fiber, Tinted and Tonal Paper Terazzo and Black and Natural Recycled Kraft laminates all contain recycled materials. In our Solid Surfacing line, Formica Group was the first major solid surfacing manufacturer to create a range of recycled products using both post-industrial and post-consumer waste with the e Series by Formica Group in 2013. Today, our Renew Series of Solid Surfacing contains a minimum of 10% pre-consumer recycled content.
GREENGUARD® certification has been achieved worldwide for all of our manufacturing plants. Formica® products are therefore entitled to carry the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® label, which signifies that products contribute minimally to chemical emissions and help create healthier indoor environments.
This achievement provides assurance to architects, designers, developers and other purchasers, wherever they are located, that Formica® Brand products are healthy options for workplace or domestic environments.
We recognize that in today’s world, things do not stand still. We strive to continually develop and evolve to provide the products and service that our customers need.