Entering 2024 with a Brand NEW DUO Design Center
Continuing on their path of dedication to growth and innovation, DUO-Form is proud to announce they have completed the expansion of a dedicated design center, which includes the addition of a 4th large-scale industrial printer with capabilities of 126” wide material and infinite length.
DUO-Form has been forming bath products for the RV industry for 55 years. Since the start of the new millennium, DUO has been dedicated to bringing new designs and aesthetics to their bath products. They are continuously the first to bring new concepts to the RV bath lineup and are flattered when our competitors follow suit. However, they are not limited to just bath products. DUO also offers backsplashes, sinks, accessories, RV front caps, RV slide-out skis, fender-skirts, skylights and garnishes, skylight shades and more. Since DUO started fully customizing their products and tools, they have been breaking the glass ceiling with the standard RV designs and product offerings.
DUO’s new design space will house all four large-scale industrial printers as well as their coating system. Their large-scale printing capabilities allow them to print endless design possibilities on almost any substrate up to 2” thick, including their sustainable materials such as their 90% regrind ABS. The material can be smooth or textured, sustainable or virgin. DUO-Form’s custom-built coater is 120” wide and allows for several different finishes from matte to high gloss and dry erase to anti-microbial. DUO also uses a smoke screen coating used with materials that have met and passed the ASTM E84-18b Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Materials.
The DUO-Form team were the pioneers in bringing the printed ABS designs to the market. The specialized ink allowed DUO to not only print smooth shower walls and backsplashes, but it also allowed them to bring the printed designer look to their standard formed shower walls. The custom coater further expanded DUO’s print design offerings to shower pans/tubs, skylights, cabinet inserts, sinks, RV front caps, fender skirts and more.
Since DUO is fully made in America, their customers do not need to worry about overseas lead time. DUO doesn’t have the need for contracts or keeping large amounts of inventory in stock in case a shipment doesn’t arrive. Don’t worry about being locked into high quantity purchase orders, as there is no need for high minimums when working with DUO-Form. With DUO’s great partnerships with their suppliers, they have material readily available nearby. Everything they need is either made in-house or close to them.
DUO was named 2022 Michigan Manufacturer of the Year! DUO-Form has five buildings on 27 acres for a total of 250,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity. They believe in the DUO Difference, where they combine exceptional customer service with 55 years of thermoforming experience and transition their customer’s ideas into successful and prosperous reality. Did you know that DUO’s proprietary products contain 90% recycled plastic? It’s true, DUO-Form understands that manufacturing operations can affect the environment, thus they recycle everything they can in their process from materials to the final product. In 2022, DUO recycled 4.2 million pounds of plastic! They offer 25% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) resin as well as 15% Landfill Diverted resin. DUO has experience in working with Smoke, Flame and Toxicity compliant material as well.
DUO-Form is the largest in the area with the capability to fully-customize their customer’s wants and needs for their products. They welcome all their customers to visit and tour the new DUO Design Center. And for those who are unable to make it to Edwardsburg, they will bring their mobile DUO Design Center to you!