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IFFS 2019: A novel visitor-centric experience of new initiatives


In less than two months’ time, the much-anticipated International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2019, along with co-located shows, NOOK Asia 2019 and the 36th ASEAN Furniture Show, will debut at a new venue. From 9 to 12 March, IFFS 2019 will transform six halls across two levels at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, …

Japan’s wooden door imports down


According to ITTO, year-on-year, Japan’s November 2018 wooden door imports were down 7 per cent, but there was little change in the value of November imports compared to that in October. While the value of December 2018 imports of wooden doors is not yet available the indications are that the final quarter will not deliver any …

Positive results for EGGER's half-year mark


“In the last six months we were able to use the overall positive economic situation to our advantage. We utilised the capacities of our 18 modern plants and reached these satisfactory turnovers and results together with our now 9,600 employees,” said Thomas Leissing, head of Finances / Administration / Logistics and spokesperson of the …

Michelman celebrates grand opening of new Sustainability Center in Shanghai


Michelman recently celebrated the grand opening of the Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone. The new China-based Center is part of Michelman’s aggressive growth plan in the Asia Pacific region and follows the opening of …

Global softwood lumber markets report


Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5 per cent as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports, while the U.S. and continental Europe have imported more lumber this year than in …

DOMOTEX 2019: Connecting trends from around the world

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"The floor sets the stage for any interior," said internationally renowned designer Sebastian Herkner. "Along with walls, floors define the context and basis of interior design. The choice of floor material affects how we live and communicate in the resulting interior space,” he added. Flooring Spaces One of the central attractions at …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX: Connecting the continents

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The latest edition of DOMOTEX — the world's leading showcase for carpets and floor coverings (January 11 to 14) — has underscored its reputation as the sector's biggest and most important hub for business, innovations and trends. Over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 60 nations came to Hannover to kick off a successful new year of …

Segezha Group launches new pellet plant in Russia


Segezha Group has launched a new technological line for production of fuel granules (pellets) in Lesosibirsk, Russia. The investments into the pellet production facility amounted to RUB 816.6 million ($12.2 million). The capacity of the new enterprise is 70,000 tons of ready products, which will be exported.   In his response, president …

RenewMaterial aims for sustainable growth with Välinge technology


RenewMaterial (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of the 5G® locking system and Threespine®click furniture technology. The technologies will help RenewMaterial in its product diversification and strive for continuous sustainable growth. Founded in 2009, RewnewMaterial is a part of the …