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Design Beyond the Surface

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.


This webinar is approved for credit through the IDCEC.






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Although 3D laminates aren’t new to the contract interiors market, fresh patterns and textures combined with customization options now available bring an unprecedented level of aesthetic appeal and design flexibility to market. Advances in laminate technology provide high-end architectural solutions for both commercial as well as residential customers. Modern three-dimensional laminate manufacturing provides consistent quality, custom patterns, and branded color matching for the design community at smaller minimums and lower costs than historically available. When it’s time to give a project a three-dimensional look, 3D laminates offer the flexibility and character needed to take design beyond the surface.



Learning Objectives
  • Define vacuum-formed 3D laminates and explain why they are growing in popularity.
  • Describe the manufacturing process used to produce 3D laminates.
  • Identify the benefits of 3DLs over other surfacing materials.
  • Provide examples of 3D laminate applications and why they are effective.




Vern Combrink
Vice President of Sales
ATI Decorative Laminates


Vern Combrink is the vice president of sales for ATI Decorative Laminates, responsible for direction and management of sales and business development for both foreign and domestic markets.


In addition to sales, he manages the company’s customer service department and works directly with key domestic accounts. During the first part of his five and a half years tenure, he increased export sales by 100 percent while expanding distribution in more than 50 countries.


Combrink received his undergraduate degree in sales and marketing management from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Combrink enjoys doing DIY projects at home, and spending time with his family.