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Industrial coatings to grow at 3.9% CAGR from 2016 - 2022

global industrial coatings

The industrial coatings market in 2016 was US$24.2 Bn and expected to reach US$31.4 billion by the end of 2022, growing at the CAGR of 3.9 per cent during this period. This growth is driven by the demand for steel in residential and infrastructure sector. These chemicals are applied on steel to enhance service life, prevent corrosion and improve …

Diversification, new technologies to lead the way to green jobs in forest sector


About 30 per cent of all people employed in forestry in Europe are 49 years of age or older, a greying statistic which poses significant threat to the future of forestry. Attracting younger generations to the future of “green jobs” in the forest sector is a challenge, but technological innovation may offer solutions, according to the …

Editor’s pick"Function is decor, and it divides the space"


Wood with warm colors can create a natural and comfortable atmosphere while dark metal can bring about a sense of privacy. It’s what architects have done for Daodao Coffee in Chengdu, a two-storey café spanning 65sqm. Given this limited space, the designers have tried to make it an ideal space to relax by using furniture to define …

Editor’s pickDieffenbacher signs first continuous press in North Africa

Dieffenbacher, Big Star, Algeria

Visit to Eppingen. From left to right: Guelai Mohamed Chiheb (CEO, BIGSTAR), Christian Dieffenbacher (Member of the Board of Management, Dieffenbacher), Didier Goesaert (Sales Manager, Dieffenbacher), Volker Kitzelmann (Member of the Board of Management, Dieffenbacher), Guelai Belkacim (President, BIGSTAR), Li Jie (Sales Manager, Dieffenbacher …

Acimall Annual Report now ready for download


The new ACIMALL Annual Report is now available online. Published by the Italian woodworking association’s Studies Office, figures for the previous 12 months are presented. It also provides industry operators comprehensive and in-depth insight on key indicators of Italian wood technology in 2016 (production, export, import, apparent …

Editor’s pickTimber features strongly at the heart of a new pier in Hastings, UK

dRMM, Hastings Pier

The 2010 destruction of Hastings Pier in the UK by fire was an opportunity to redefine what a pier could be in the 21st century; moving away from the accumulation of commercial booths of poor quality construction. The fire cleared the way for a new approach to creating a generous amenity space for Hastings & St. Leonards residents and …

Weinig Cube Draw winner announced

Weinig, Cube Draw

The happy Thomaseth family with the Weinig Management Board     Staircase manufacturer Thomaseth Treppenbau walked home with a Weinig Cube Plus four-sider, the grand prize of the lucky draw held during LIGNA in May. The machine was presented at Weinig’s summer festival at its Tauberbischofsheim …

Editor’s pick2,000-piece plywood staircase bags a RIBA Award


Up, down, and round the corner of stairwells are where people converge, interact, brush past, bump into each other and have conversations. Its purpose as a piece of architecture and social space is undeniably important, so when the original grand staircase in a London home was removed to make way for another, it was no surprise when the designers …

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