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Editor’s pickProducts preferred all over the world carry the signature of Kastamonu Entegre

Kastamonu Entegre, MDF, particleboard, laminate flooring

Kastamonu Entegre, a Turkish panel producer, has become a major manufacturer with 18 production facilities in the country and abroad since its first particleboard plant in 1971. It manufactures raw and melamine coated MDF and particleboard (which are also fire-and moisture-resistant), laminate flooring, painted panels, honeycomb decorative …

Kährs Group: Strong sales growth with stable underlying operating profit

Kährs Group, flooring, Sweden, second quarter report, strong sales growth

Net sales for the Kährs Group totalled SEK 844 million (792), or US$95.4 million, an increase of 7 per cent compared with the same period in 2017. Organic sales growth was 6 per cent. Operating EBITA rose 1 per cent and totalled SEK 76 million (75), or US$8.6 million corresponding to an operating margin of 9.0 per cent (9.5). Market …

Positive outlook for 2018 U.S. hardwood flooring market

hardwood flooring, US

America’s hardwood flooring consumption rose 5.9 per cent in 2016, according to a market research report released by Catalina Research. Growth in laminate flooring was much lower at less than one per cent. The U.S. hardwood flooring market was worth US$3.64 Bn in 2016. In laminate flooring, imports have grown, especially from Asia, but U.S. …

Editor’s pickUS hardwood flooring imports significantly up from 2016

American red oak, hardwood flooring

America bought hardwood flooring and assembled flooring panel worth US$5.4 Mn and US$13.3 Mn in June respectively. Year-to-date hardwood floor imports grew 23 per cent compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date imports of assembled flooring panels (engineered wood flooring) was only slightly higher than in June 2016. Hardwood flooring …