About Us

About Us

3D Laminates Ltd was born in 2004 when Mark Lofthouse formed a business to address the issues within a failing door panel market, where dark coloured and woodgrain colours were not being technically satisfied by hot stamp foils and other heat absorbing surfaces. Put simply, the first generation laminated sheets and door panels were prone to failure in certain climatic conditions. There was a distinct need to develop a second generation products to address these issues.

The combination of heat reflective foil from Hornschuch and the long-term development of heat reflective PVC based substrate by Vince Richardson, initially with Interplast in Dubai led to the development of CoolSkin technology that remains at the heart of our laminated sheet products. In 2015 we introduced an advanced VEKAPLAST substrate to further enhance the product performance in all climates.

History

  1. Began trading with Mark Lofthouse, managing director.
  2. Exclusivity with GAP/Rockdoor and the emergence of CoolSkin technology.
  3. Began extensive trading in the UK and Eire.
  4. Began export trading.
  5. Now holding a significant market share of the UK/Irish market for solid colour and woodgrain PVC products for the composite and panel door market.
  6. Began relationship with Röchling.
  7. Hornschuch made improvements in the technical performance of their foils, specifically their CoolColors® film.
  8. Moved to larger premises in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
  9. The expansion in the composite door sector, helped us achieve further growth.
  10. We introduced a new and technically better VEKAPLAST substrate to our CoolSkin sheets following a period of extended testing.

Today the company is the leading supplier of laminated door sheet, boasting some of the industry’s biggest names with CoolSkin technology, along with a strong export market.

Partners

Without the question, both Hornschuch and VEKA are a fundamental part of our business and that’s why we have exclusive trading agreements with them both. They are both expert’s in their field of plastics and surface finish engineering.

Their collaborative working partnership with us has allowed for the ongoing innovation of the CoolSkin product with extended warranties and further developments are planned in the years to come as new and exciting colours and ‘Life Like’ wood designs come to the fore.
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Mark Lofthouse - 3D Laminates - 2017

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Global Partners

It’s taken careful research and development with two global innovators to develop our CoolSkin product. Find out more about them.

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