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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Serving the Market Better with Digital Décor

Worldwide, the market for digitally printed surface décor is expected to exceed 118 billion square feet by 2020. The projected growth, cited by market researcher Freedonia, is based on two related trends in panel processing—one on the demand side, one on the supply side.   

 

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Skooter helps clear office bottlenecks to speed path to manufacturing floor

Speed is the most powerful strategic advantage that manufacturers of store fixtures, furniture, cabinets, closets and other configurable building products can have in today’s marketplace.  As demand for customization is increasing, and the information manufacturers use is becoming more and more complex, this advantage is tied and measured more often to processes in the office, not on the manufacturing floor.

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Sappi North America Launches Casting and Release Paper That Inhibits Bacteria Growth

This September, Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of casting and release papers, announced an exclusive agreement with Sharklet Technologies to begin manufacturing a casting and release paper that utilizes the Sharklet™ micropattern.

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Wall Murals With A ‘Viewnique’ Perspective

Large format, digitally printed vinyl canvases from OMNOVA Solutions transform mere walls into dramatic, artistic statements.

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