Wilsonart, Hanwha Establish Alliance

Wilsonart, Hanwha Establish Alliance

Temple, TX Wilsonart Inter-national, Inc. and Hanwha L & C Corp. have formed an alliance for the manufacture and distribution of Wilsonart Solid Surface products, the companies announced.

According to officials at the Temple, TX-based Wilsonart, Hanwha L & C will be the producer of new solid surface designs for Wilsonart, to be released in early 2005, as well as some current designs later this year.

Based in Seoul, Korea, Hanwha is a $20-billion, privately-held general plastics manufacturer that has produced an acrylic solid surface product line since 1995."We believe Hanwha's manufacturing capabilities, coupled with Wilsonart's sales, marketing, design and distribution expertise, will prove to be a great benefit to our customers," stated Jerry Samu, Wilsonart Solid Surface general manager.

Wilsonart noted that it will continue its relationship with Aristech Acrylics, LLC., which produces solid surface material for the Wilsonart Gibraltar and Earthstone product lines.

"Wilsonart Solid Surface is evolving from a single-source supplier concept to a global-sourcing strategy," said Samu. "By using multiple suppliers, Wilsonart will bring the market innovative designs with the same high-quality standards our customers have come to expect in our Gibraltar and Earthstone product lines."