• Interior
  • January 18, 2017 12:38

Brazil: Furniture exports on a downward trend

The negative performance of the furniture industry in 2016 presented by the Furniture Industry Association of Rio Grande do Sul (MOVERGS) was the result of weakness in the domestic as well as international markets... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 17, 2017 16:02

European laminate flooring market shows positive trend for 2016; sales up by 5.6%

In 2016, producers belonging to the EPLF reported worldwide sales of 476 million m2 of laminate flooring manufactured in Europe (2015: 452 million m2). This equates to an increase of 5.6% when compared to the same period in the previous year. The EPLF’s “home market” of Western Europe remained broadly stable during 2016. ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 16, 2017 07:49

In 2016 Kastamonu increased its panel production in Russia by 50%

In 2016, the Turkish Kastamonu kept on implementing the gradual growth of output in order to reach the planned production capacity at its Russian site in Alabuga, Tatarstan. With the launch of the second MDF production line the site's production capacity grew up to 1 million m3 of the respective goods per year... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 13, 2017 13:51

Positive outlook for the US hardwood flooring market

Hardwood flooring had the second-largest market share after carpet in the US$23.14 billion US floor covering market in 2015, according to a market research study... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 13, 2017 09:05

Innovation critical to hardwood competitiveness

There are significant opportunities to increase yield and reduce material costs in the international hardwood industry but these are being squandered due to high levels of conservatism and a widespread lack of capacity and willingness to innovate. There’s also a need to work towards a smarter regulatory environment, driven more by sound scientific data and less by the concerns of narrow lobby groups, to encourage innovation, improve competitiveness and stimulate trade... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 12, 2017 11:24

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2017 presents ‘’Luxury Brands’

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2017 presents ‘’Luxury Brands’’, the exclusive event for international hand-made carpets labels... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 12, 2017 08:57

Innovations4Flooring and Classen sign strategic partnership agreement

Innovations4Flooring NV (I4F) and Classen Intellectual Property GmbH (Classen IP) have signed a new partnership designed to accelerate innovation in flooring technology... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 11, 2017 14:06

Välinge signs agreement with Chinese company for click furniture technology

Välinge has signed a license agreement with the Chinese furniture manufacturer William Furniture. The new agreement makes the company the first in China to implement Threespine® click furniture technology in its products... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 10, 2017 14:42

Continuing recovery in EU imports of tropical veneer

The recovery in EU imports of veneer from tropical countries which began last year has continued into 2016. Imports were 261,600 m3 in the first nine months of 2016, up 18% compared to the same period in 2015... [more...]

  • Interior
  • January 05, 2017 15:51

International upholstered furniture production zone set to shine at interzum guangzhou 2017

As Asia’s largest and most comprehensive trade fair in woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior decor, the next edition of CIFM / interzum guangzhou will be held from March 28th to 31st, 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair (Pazhou Complex) located in its namesake city.... [more...]

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