Valchromat is an innovative product that combines the natural features of wood to the brightness of colours and, because of its unique flexibility, allows exploring the third dimension, the beauty of textures and the best of engineering.
Valchromat is not MDF. It is an evolution of the MDF.
The added value of Valchromat comes not only from colour but also from its distinctive composition and manufacturing process. It is a wood fibre panel coloured throughout, where fibres are coloured individually, impregnated with organic dyes and bonded together by a special resin which gives Valchromat unique physic and mechanical features.
Viroc is a composite material, composed by a compressed and dry mixture of pine wood particles and cement. It combines the flexibility and durability of wood with the strength of cement, allowing a large range of applications, both indoor and outdoor. Viroc presents a non-homogeneous appearance, a product natural feature. Once calibrated, presents visible wood particles on the surface.
In 1996, in the research department of Valbopan, SA factory, in Famalicão da Nazaré, a research project is started to develop and improve wood-based products already on the market.
In 1998, a unique and innovative product is developed. Wood-based, with colour throughout the thickness and specific features of physical and mechanical resistance: Valchromat is born.
Valchromat is launched in Paris during the Approfal fair. Valbopan, SA is awarded with the 1st prize of Product Introduction and 1st Prize for Technological Innovation.
Since then, this product has been subjected to several industrial tests which enabled it to reach the state of maturity where it is today. In cooperation with manufacturers, architects and technicians, the economic, technical and aesthetic benefits of its use have clearly been demonstrated.
Currently, as a result of an exceptional commitment to promote it among architects, designers, decorators and carpenters, Valchromat is present in the four corners of the world, with an extensive network of distributors.