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Engineered Wood Helps ... A Little by Patrick J. Galvin The kitchen industry has entered a new era of engineered woods. Engineered woods were supposed to solve all of the industry's wood problems. They solved some, but they brought a few new ones of their own. By 1973, the kitchen industry already relied heavily on the first engineered wood product- laminates scored as well or better. Incidentally, United Cabinet (now Aristokraft) introduced this fantastic new finish on its lowest-priced line of cabinets. Other answers to surfacing particleboard included polyesters, acrylics, vinyls, and urethanes. Since they all are 100 percent convertible to solids, there is no shrinkage-and particleboard. In early 1971, one one filling operation does the job. cabinet producer, United Cabinet, And while conventional