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U.S. import of tropical hardwood veneer, hardwood flooring and mouldings rose in March

21-05-2020
hardwood tropical veneer, hardwood flooring, moulding, U.S., imports, March 2020

A surge in imports from Italy helped U.S. imports of tropical hardwood veneer recover from a dismal February as March imports rose by 56%. Despite the gain, the month’s imports still lagged behind March 2019 import levels by over 30%, reported ITTO. Imports from Italy more than quadrupled in March and imports from Cote d’Ivoire more …

MMFA welcomes Flooring Industries Ltd. and Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO

14-05-2020
MMFA, new members, Flooring Industries Ltd., Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO

MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, announced on 12 May that Flooring Industries Ltd. joined the association as associate member and Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO, as supporting member. The President of MMFA, Matthias Windmöller (Windmöller), welcomed both organisations to the association and stated …

Dongwha begins construction of MDF manufacturing plant in Hanoi

24-04-2020
Dongwha Enterprise, South Korea, new production plant, Thai Nguyen province, Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, MDF, laminate flooring

Korea's leading wood materials manufacturer Dongwha Enterprise has begun construction of its production facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in Thai Nguyen province near Hanoi, the plant will manufacture mainly laminate flooring and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) used in furniture. Dongwha Enterprise held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new …

Mohawk Industries names Frank H. Boykin CFO

20-04-2020
Mohawk Industries, CFO, new appointment, flooring

Mohawk Industries, Inc. appoints Frank H. Boykin as CFO, effective April 15, 2020. Glenn Landau, former CFO, will leave the company to pursue other interests. Boykin, previously served as Mohawk’s CFO from 2005 to 2019. He initially joined the company as corporate controller in 1993. Boykin retired in 2019 and has continued to support the …

Välinge signs license agreement with Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials

15-01-2020
Välinge, license agreement, Chinese, flooring producer, Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials

The Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials Co., Ltd – also known as BBL – has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of Liteback® sustainable core technology for thermoplastic flooring. BBL has been a Välinge licensee since 2008 and today sells both laminate and thermoplastic flooring …

Stabilisation in the laminate flooring market in 2019; 6% decline in Asian markets

14-01-2020
European production, laminate flooring, EPLF, market performance, global

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018: 454 million m², i.e. -1.5%). The second half of 2019 has witnessed an upturn recovering and is stabilising at a high level, even though the influence of declining world trade remains noticeable globally. The EPLF "home …

EPLF unveils campaign showcasing the eco-friendly characteristics of laminate-floorings

14-01-2020
European Producers of Laminate Flooring, EPLF, new, communication, campaign, wood, sustainable, renewable, material

The board members of the association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring presented on 11 January during a press conference at Domotex the organisation’s new communication campaign called “Laminate flooring – Made of wood” that reflects the laminate flooring's high environmental qualities versus its price/performance …

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