Innovation

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.  If you have visited our website before, you are now seeing new products and services we are now offering.  If this is your first time, Welcome!  As you will see as you go through our products and Gallery, we are involved in some really cool product and applications.  We want to hear from you and get your ideas on products you want to see.

 

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Innovations by Trinity


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 to Trinity’s Colored MDF is eliminating the need for laminates, achieving a finished looking affect only with 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 edge. We call this finish our ProFinish. We installed a bigger spray booth in late 2018, so we can now supply pre-finished panels and components with this system. So if you want a prefinished 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 all the way through the bamboo.  For applications that require a certified Class A flamespread 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 experience in fire retardant chemistry, we developed a proprietary treatment process that successfully achieved an astonishingly low flamespread 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 in tact, even without any sealants or coatings.  For decorative purposes, solid paint coatings and stains can easily be used to 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. 

  • The first was to find an adhesive with excellent exterior durability.  Thanks to Franklin Adhesives, the right adhesive was identified which passed accelerated weathering tests and QUV exposure. 
  • The second was identifying a clear coat that would protect the veneer.  Through many trials, Trinity found a coating system that not only gave us excellent protection from weathering but also provided outstanding protection from discoloration and oxidation caused by intense sun exposure that could be re-applied in the field as part of an ongoing maintenance program. 

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.