• Interior
  • March 23, 2017 09:14

IKEA will make furniture that doesn’t require tools

IKEA is ready to introduce products with an innovative new snap-together assembly system across its entire range of flat-packed furniture... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 22, 2017 09:38

MMFA reports solid demand for modular multilayer flooring

The market success of modular multilayer flooring has resulted in an increase in membership for the MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, Bielefeld. As of 1 January 2017, it has a total of 40 European producers, suppliers and institutes working together towards the worldwide implementation of high quality standards for these innovative products. The MMFA anticipates that the recently-formed North American MFA Association will provide positive impetus for the interests of the industry.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 14:29

Mohawk to close wood flooring plant in West Virginia

US flooring giant Mohawk Industries will permanently close its manufacturing plant in Holden, West Virginia on May 6 - laying off the plant's 111 employees. The company cited a reduced solid wood flooring market and a desire to consolidate operations as reasons for the closing. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 21, 2017 09:31

Brazil: Furniture industries react strongly to plywood price hike

The Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (Movergs) and the Bento Gonçalves Furniture Industry Union (Sindmóveis) jointly issued a statement denying support for the recent plywood price increases announced by manufacturers... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 17, 2017 07:29

Furniture fair month in Malaysia

The four-day Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) and the Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) were held simultaneously running 8-11 March... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 15, 2017 13:01

The 19th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will kick off on March 21st

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in Asia Pacific, is opening its doors to more than 50,000 expected visitors from March 21-23, 2017 at Pudong, Shanghai New Exhibition Centre. ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 15, 2017 12:03

US furniture and wood product manufacturing activity down in January

Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the first estimate released by the US Department of Commerce. ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 15, 2017 07:18

Brazilian furniture exports up 8% in the first two months of 2017

Brazilian furniture exports reached USD 84,036,270 in the first two months of 2017 compared to USD 77,797,067 in the same period 2016 for an increase of 8% in January - February period... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 14, 2017 10:10

Denmark to put limits on formaldehyde for wood products

Denmark has changed its legislation as to restrict the use and sales of new wood-based materials, including furniture, that emit formaldehyde.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 13, 2017 14:04

EPLF and MMFA plan to expand on the Iranian market

Fifty million square metres per year as medium-term sales potential for laminate and multilayer flooring is estimated by the association management of the EPLF and MMFA in Iran... [more...]

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