Laminating in China
Auckland-based construction giant Fletcher Building Ltd has announced it is to build a new laminates plant in China through its Formica Group unit. Formica, which designs and manufactures laminates, would build its second China factory in Jiujiang, a city of about 4.8 million people in Jiangxi province. The facility, one of the largest plants within the Formica group, would double the company’s capacity in China, allowing it to meet growing market demand. “The commercial construction boom, coupled with the massive construction of government-subsidized housing projects, has accelerated the demand for laminate,” Formica president and chief executive Mark Adamson said. The plant is slated for completion in 2013.