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MMFA gains three new members


The MMFA (Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, based in Bielefeld) is delighted to announce a growth in membership: both Tarkett France and Portuguese manufacturer Corkart Indústria De Cortiças have recently been welcomed as ordinary members. In addition to these, Italian décor specialist Neodecortech has joined as an …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to kick off soon

DOMOTEX asia, CHINAFLOOR, exhibitions

From 26 to 28 March 2019, the floor covering industry will meet again in Shanghai to see the newest products and innovations in the world of flooring at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR. This year's show has attracted over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries spread out in 15 exhibition halls covering a total gross exhibition area of 175,000 square …

China aids other countries in fight against desertification

desertification, China

China will continue to boost cooperation in the prevention and control of desertification with other nations, especially with those involved in the Belt and Road, through sharing technology, facilities and professional training. Beijing is encouraging the application of the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification …

Biesse Group Approval of Group Three-year Business Plan: 2019-2021


The Board of Directors of Biesse S.p.A. - a company listed in the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana, the Italian Stock Exchange, and part of the FTSE IT MID CAP – has approved its 2019-2021 Three-year Business Plan. Based on this Plan and on the international macroeconomic environment, the principal forecasts for the Biesse Group in the period …

Authorities warn devastating Victoria bushfires could get worse

Australia, forestry

Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry, but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gusty and erratic” winds reach the area on …

Japan furniture imports down 16 per cent in 2018

Japan, furniture, report

Japan’s 2018 furniture imports showed a decline of 16 per cent, according to a report issued by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO). In 2018 the top suppliers in order of rank were China (62 per cent), Poland and Italy (six per cent each), the USA (five per cent) and Portugal (four per cent). The top five shippers of …