Revolutionary Product Wins 'Gold' at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

June 2009

Premiere Industry Event Honors °element DESIGNS with First Ever Gold Award for PARAPAN Doors.

PARAPAN, Evonik Cyro’s high gloss, durable solid surface material beat out 90 entries to win the Gold Award in the kitchen category at the 2009 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), held May 1-3 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Introduced at K/BIS by °element DESIGNS, a leading custom manufacturer of cabinet doors, PARAPAN set new standards for flexibility and high reflectivity in kitchen & bath designs. It is naturally and permanently resistant to moisture and its UV resistance guarantees that its radiant color will last for years in indoor or outdoor kitchen/bath applications. Unlike other traditional coated, high-gloss finish doors, minor scratches can be removed through buffing and polishing as a result of the high quality solid surface material. With a color palette of 17 distinctive colors, PARAPAN’s durability allows it to hold up to the most challenging of design concepts as well as high traffic areas.

“We are very excited that PARAPAN and °element DESIGNS won the inaugural Gold Award for Kitchens at K/BIS,” says Debbie Sulewski, PARAPAN product manager. “Used by leading European luxury cabinet manufacturers, this revolutionary material is engineered to be durable and environmentally
friendly. And now U.S. architects and designers can take advantage of a new level of radiance, gloss and durability not available anywhere else in the market today.”

PARAPAN contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or formaldehyde and provides environmentally-conscious architects and designers the opportunity to earn USGBC LEED credits when specifying PARAPAN for their projects.

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