Trinity At A Glance
Trinity Innovations prides itself on introducing innovative new architectural building products to the North American market. We only focus on products with the highest marks for sustainability, performance, unique features, impactful design, and creative elements. In addition to our amazing product portfolio, we are frequently asked to consult on materials and options.
With our team of industry experts and vast industry connections, we relish the opportunity to explore the possibilities in all applications and concepts and often find ourselves consulting for our customers to find the perfect out-of-the-box solution. This has led to creating new products never before thought possible.
Our products are geared to the commercial and residential casework, flooring, cabinet, and millwork industry segments throughout North America.
Our customer list includes architectural millworkers, OEM manufacturers of office furniture, cabinets & store fixtures, sign and display firms, and wholesale distribution. Basically, if it goes in the building, outside the building, on walls, ceilings, or floors – Trinity Innovations opens the design palette.
In fact, our work with architects and designers has unleashed the potential for combining different materials (like veneer over Colored MDF) to create stunning architectural effects.
We have been blessed with the opportunity to help introduce game-changing products like Tricoya™ ExDF, Valchromat™, and GeoTone™.
We remain on the hunt for the next new and unique product and/or technology that meets our foundational standards for serious innovation, environmental stewardship, awe-inspiring design, and tremendous performance.
As our name indicates, we're all about innovating new products. This is why our motto is "Exploring the Possibilities".
Whether that be in a new innovative product for the furniture, cabinetry, millwork, and built-in segment or in ways to apply these products to unique and stunning applications, we are constantly developing new ideas. As we develop new products or applications, we’ll update this section. Scroll down to see a few Innovations we’ve made.
Together, Let's Explore The Possibilities!
Challenge: Finished Edges on MDF
Investigation: Applying an edge finish with clear coatings on MDF to achieve the same look as the face has long been a challenge for millworkers. One of the key features of Trinity's Colored MDF is eliminating the need for laminates, achieving a finished looking affect only with a clear coating. But getting the edges to have the same color and consistency was not possible with traditional edge sealers and coatings.
Solution: Trinity partnered with a coatings expert and developed a system that seals the edge in a way that, when top coated, provides a consistent look from face to the edge. We call this finish our ProFinish. We installed a bigger spray booth in late 2018 to supply pre-finished panels and components with this system. So if you want a pre-finished product, let us know, and we'll shoot you a quote. We're also open to providing your production team with the techniques to achieve this same quality finish. Send us an inquiry, and we'll give you a call.
Challenge: Achieve a Class A Fire Rating For Bamboo Poles
Investigation: We found many companies who apply a topical treatment to bamboo poles to achieve fire resistance – with varying degrees of success. But this treatment was temporary and could wear or wash off. We wanted a more permanent solution by infusing fire retardance through the bamboo. For applications that require a certified Class A flame spread as tested to the extreme ASTM E-84 test method, like hotels/resorts, restaurants, and theme parks, there weren't any solutions that provided this level of safety performance whether for indoor or outdoor uses.
Solution: Relying on our extensive understanding of fire behavior with natural products and our fire retardant chemistry experience, we developed a proprietary treatment process that successfully achieved an astonishingly low flame spread of 10 – well below the limit of 25 to achieve a Class A. This breakthrough resulted in the creation of TriFlekta FR.
Challenge: Achieve a Wood
Grain Effect for Tricoya ExDF
Investigation: Tricoya ExDF is a game-changing exterior panel product that carries a 50-year outdoor guarantee to remain dimensionally stable and intact, even without any sealants or coatings.
For decorative purposes, solid paint coatings and stains can easily fit the design palette if solid colors are specified. However, when a wood grain appearance is needed, there were no solutions.
Solution: Trinity realized that architects and designers specify many types of wood species depending on the final effect they want to create, mainly for interior applications. But for outdoors, few choices exist that allows large exterior surface areas to be covered with wood species that are typically only used indoors. So our approach was to laminate wood grain veneer to Tricoya ExDF that would hold up to extreme outdoor environments.
The challenge was two-fold.
This innovation has now made possible the specification and use of large panels with unlimited wood grain options for exterior cladding, rain screen, signage, exterior doors, and trim using a natural wood-based product.