The Digital Print Symposium Headliners

With nearly 40 years of experience in graphic arts, publishing and industrial printing, Gilboa has a comprehensive view of the state of digital printing technology for decorative surfaces- where it is, how it arrived and where it is

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Live Smart

Ingvar Kamprad, the visionary founder of IKEA, died in January at age 91. While many of us connect Kamprad to the iconic IKEA brand, few of us know that he also was instrumental in transforming the housing industry. Kamprad, along with the international construction firm Skanska, created a new way of producing living spaces for the masses.

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Room to Run

An exciting decade lies ahead for manufacturers of composite panel-based residential and office furniture, kitchen cabinets, store fixtures and organizational units. This issue of Surface & Panel offers plenty of support for that view. In the Ahlstrom-Munksjö feature that begins on page 56, Executive Vice President of Décor Norbert Mix points out that while Europe and North America have similar populations...

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All the rage

The future of panel processing is bright. The industry is only now hitting its stride. It has been a long time coming, but look for explosive growth in the years ahead.

The confluence of three factors is contributing to the use of panel processing as the key “system” across a wide range of products, including kitchen cabinets, store fixtures, household furniture, closet and organization and office furniture. The factors driving this phenomenon are material, technology and design.

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EPA Formaldehyde Regulation Affects Entire Supply Chain

In late 2016, the EPA published a final regulation governing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.  Manufacturers, distributors, retailers and importers of products containing composite wood -- such as kitchen cabinets, furniture, architectural moulding, flooring and many others -- will need to review the regulation closely to understand their potential requirements. In the following Q&A, which is the second part of a two-part series, Jackson Morrill, president of the Composite Panel Association (CPA), addresses some of the requirements and highlights sources of additional information to help affected stakeholders comply with the regulation.

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