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LIGNA 2017 delivers big on innovations

May 26, 2017

LIGNA 2017 drew to a close on Friday, 26 May, having delivered big in terms of innovations and global appeal, with a significant upswing in the number of exhibitors and visitors from abroad and new impetus for the wave of digitalization currently redefining the industry. After five action-packed days, the organizers could look back on a truly impressive event. The world’s leading trade fair for...

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Kohler Co. Reinvents Its Approach To Global Retail With Launch Of KOHLER Experience Centers

May 24, 2017

In keeping with its commitment to provide an unparalleled level of service to design professionals and consumers alike, Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, announces it will launch a new retail concept—the KOHLER Experience Center (KEC)—offering a global immersion in the full offering of KOHLER products.         

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Wilsonart Unveils 24 Laminate Designs to Inspire Personal Luxury

May 24, 2017

No two people have the same style and every individual defines luxury differently. Wilsonart, a world leading provider of engineered surfaces, debuts 24 decorative laminate designs that lay a canvas for individualized style to shine through. The new Curated Luxury Collection brings dreams of personally opulent spaces to life with a focus on white, grey , deep and moody stones, alongside planked woods, chic concrete and rustic metal looks . 

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Kyushu Calm - Legno Collection

May 24, 2017

Kyushu from the Legno Collection is calm and soothing, perfect for a restful retreat.  Its subtle shift of soft fawn to soapstone lends it flexibility to suit most any design palette.  A pleasing pattern matched to woodgrain texture, Kyushu promises superior durability, without sacrificing creative appeal.
 

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EFI Enters Wood Decoration Industry at Ligna 2017

May 23, 2017

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a Silicon Valley company that develops breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of inkjet display signage, textiles, ceramic tiles and packaging, is showing its new Cubik technology for industrial digital inkjet wood decoration at Ligna in hall 17/D82, 22-26 May, in Hannover. 

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IMA Schelling Group reveals new logo

May 23, 2017

IMA Schelling America has been a combined branch of both IMA Klesseman GmbH (Germany) and Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH since 2007. The two companies officially became one and have revealed their new corporate logo as the IMA Schelling Group in Hannover, Germany at LIGNA. This marks the first time IMA and Schelling are branded together worldwide.  The individual company logos have been updated to now visually coordinate as well.

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Annual General Meeting

May 23, 2017

As part of a growing and strengthening FSC International system, the role of FSC Canada in the network has never been more relevant. Twenty years after the establishment of FSC Canada, the organization is well-positioned to expand its impact on the achievement of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of Canada’s forests.

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Material, Technology & Design Symposium @ the CPA Fall Meeting

May 22, 2017

Bedford Falls Communications, publisher of Surface & Panel Magazine and producer of the Surface & Panel Symposium is pleased to announce a partnership with the Composite Panel Association and the launch of the Material, Technology & Design Symposium. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the CPA Fall meeting October 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA. The Symposium is designed to attract end-user customer interested in learning more about cutting-edge design trends, new materials and to learn more about the rapid adoption of panel processing and the global forces driving it. Producers of kitchen cabinets, store fixtures, office furniture, household furniture and closets and organization products are encouraged to attend.

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The Essence of America’s Melting Pot Comes to Life in 13th Annual Student Chair Design Competition from Wilsonart

May 22, 2017

The theme “Borders, boundaries and mashup” inspired students at San Diego State University to design uncommon chairs for the 13th Annual Wilsonart Challenges Student Chair Design Competition. Each entry explores a resolution of life between extremes and uses patterns from the Wilsonart® Laminate Collection. The winning chair and five runners up will make their first public appearance in booth #2039 at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York.

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Final report interzum 2017: interzum achieves record results

May 22, 2017

interzum ended on 19 May 2017 with record results. A total of approximately 69,000 visitors from 152 countries attended the world's largest trade fair for furniture production and interior construction between 16 and 19 May 2017. "It was the best interzum ever yet," said Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, who is delighted with the results.

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Woodwork Career Alliance to Highlight Workforce Development in Vegas

May 22, 2017

The North American woodworking industry’s best chance to grow a skilled workforce will be on full display at the 2017 AWFS Fair.

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150 Series Magnetic Laminates

May 22, 2017

6 magnetic laminate options plus custom. Magnetic, Dry Erase, Chalk, Image Projection, Paintable and Custom. To create magnetism a thin layer of iron foil is sandwiched in the HPL backer. Each product has specific uses and benefits.

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Pfleiderer in Neumarkt Relies on Innovative Recycling Solution from Dieffenbacher

May 22, 2017

Using recycled wood in the production of particleboard promises economic benefits as well as increased flexibility when purchasing wood. However,  it also presents challenges, including fluctuations in the type of contamination, the quality, the size and the moisture content of the furnish.

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Kijchai Places New Order with Dieffenbacher

May 22, 2017

Thai company S. Kijchai Enterprise PCL in Rayong—approximately 200 km southeast of Bangkok—has produced MDF boards from a Dieffenbacher plant for the past five years. The company is now expanding its production capacity and adding THDF boards to its product portfolio.

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Dieffenbacher introduces 3-D feeding of knife ring flakers

May 22, 2017

Inhomogeneous material distribution is a well-known problem of all knife ring flakers currently on the market. The material often impacts the knives of the knife ring only at a relatively limited zone. As a result, the entire knife length (knife ring width) cannot always be used evenly. Furthermore, gravity makes it impossible to distribute material over the knife ring circumference homogeneously.

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Lighthouse Announces Investment in Stylam Industries

May 22, 2017

Lighthouse, a middle market private equity firm focused on growth investments in India's consumer sector today announced that funds affiliated with the firm have made an investment of INR 510 million in Stylam Industries, one of India's leading laminate manufacturers. The investment will be used to accelerate Stylam's expansion in the fast-growing domestic market.

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Wilsonart Tackles Unsightly Fingerprint Problem with Traceless™ Laminate

May 19, 2017

From pesky tiny tot handprints to unsightly adult-sized thumbprints and smudges, troublesome fingerprint marks have been the enemy of super-matte, silky-soft surfaces in commercial installations, until now. Wilsonart, a world leader in decorative engineered surfaces, has infused fingerprint-resistant technology into five new laminate patterns, making smudges of all shapes and sizes seem to...

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LIGNA ready for business

May 18, 2017

Hannover. LIGNA – the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industries – opens in just a few days. From 22 to 26 May, 1,500 exhibitors from 49 nations will use the show to present a wealth of amazing innovations.

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Stiles Machinery Honors Retirees Through Generous Support of Future Industry Leaders

May 17, 2017

On Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Stiles Machinery Inc. was pleased to host a retirement celebration in honor of seven former employees.

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Carla Aguiar, appointed to AWFS® Board of Directors

May 17, 2017

Carla Aguiar, exhibits and events specialist, from Bessey Tools North America, was recently appointed to the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) Board of Directors. She also sits as a current committee member for AWFS Member Services and Trade Show committees. Carla has been in the woodworking industry for over 10 years in a marketing role, specifically managing...

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