Formica meaning

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A trademark for laminated sheeting of synthetic resin typically used as a surface on tables and counters.
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A laminated, heat-resistant thermosetting plastic used for table and sink tops, etc.
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A surface of such plastic.
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(trademark) A plastic laminate material.
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Origin of formica

  • Coined in 1913 as a name for the material and the company producing it. Formica was originally intended as a replacement “for mica”, which was then commonly used for electrical insulation.
    From Wiktionary