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February 2019

Schattdecor Group acquires Vasatech Sdn Bhd

Schattdecor Group, Vasatech, panels

The Schattdecor Group has announced that it has finalised the purchase of Vasatech Sdn Bhd, an impregnation company with two production lines. Schattdecor has purchased 100 per cent of the shares of Vasatech Sdn Bhd from Vasa Group and has completed ownership of the company. Founded in 1996, Vasatech specialises in the production of melamine …

How to choose the right underlay for a laminate floor


Following the publication of European standard EN 16354, the EPLF has updated its technical bulletin “Underlay Materials under Laminate Floor Coverings – Test Standards and Performance Indicators”. This document gives information and advice on choosing the right underlay for laminate flooring used in a variety of applications. …

Australia’s HSA Heritage chooses Lockdowel for RTA furniture

HSA Heritage, Lockdowel, furniture

HSA Heritage has announced it is incorporating Lockdowel fastening for their ready-to-assemble furniture designs. In addition, HSA Heritage will be the Lockdowel fastening distributor for Australia, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan. For more than 20 years HSA Heritage has specialised in the import of furniture for large chain stores. …

Elmia Wood changes dates of 2021 conference

Elmia Wood

Elmia AB has announced that their forestry fair, Elmia Wood, will be launched May 18-21 in 2021. Elmia Wood is an international fair for the entire forestry industry, as a meeting place held in the woods where everyone, from the idea stage to the finished products and machines, has the opportunity to be represented. “The dates May 18-21, …

UPM ensures wood supply via enhancing cooperation in Russia


HASSLACHERLES, UPM Chudovo, IKEA Industry Novgorod and the Administration of the Novgorod region have signed a four-parties letter of intent aiming at securing wood sourcing for UPM, IKEA Industry and HASSLACHERLES sites located in the Novgorod region in Russia. HASSLACHERLES will lease a forest from the Novgorod region and use coniferous species …

KCD Software launches new website

KCD Software, woodworking, design

KCD Software, a leading provider of professional custom woodworking and design-to-CNC software for the cabinet and closet industries, has announced the launch of its newly designed website. The completely revamped website features a simplified and streamlined design, improved functionality and enriched content areas. It is designed to support …

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