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The tenth edition of SICAM gathered the elite of the global furniture industry in Pordenone

Oct 19, 2018

Today saw the end of the tenth edition of SICAM, the International Exhibition of Components, Accessories, and Semi-Finished Products for the Furniture Industry, with a very positive flow of professional and buyers from all over the world. The most highly respected players in international furnishing were present at Pordenone over the past four days.

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Uniboard Launches Three New Exclusive Finishes

Oct 18, 2018

Laval, Quebec – October 10, 2018 - Uniboard, the North American leader in engineered wood products and the creator of the synchronized (EIR) texture technology in North America, proudly announced the exclusive launch of 18 new designs and three new textures at an exclusive showing at the Centre des Sciences de Montréal (Le Belvédère) on  October 11.

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IWF 2018: Vauth-Sagel doubles visitor numbers

Oct 17, 2018

The IWF Atlanta is the most important woodworking and furniture manufacturing industry event in the USA. Vauth-Sagel's attendance was a resounding success. With more than 1,200 visitors, double the number of people showed their interest in the Vauth-Sagel stand this year. Customers, partners and journalists were particularly interested in the waste separation systems from the VS ENVI range, which are now also available in standard US sizes.

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Successful Industrial Product Design

Oct 17, 2018

The MRZ knife ring flaker is the first collaborative design project of Dieffenbacher’s Wood Business Unit and the Tübingen design firm defortec. Previously, defortec and Dieffenbacher’s Composites Business Unit successfully collaborated on the design of Fibercon, Fiberforge and Fiberpress products.

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MineralVeneer, the surface revolution for interior architecture – mineral based and environmental-friendly

Oct 16, 2018

MineralVeneer is a new material developed by Richter akustik & design. Ideal for high-end interior surfaces to create unique spaces, cabinetry, bathroom and office furniture, store-fixtures, RV’s and more. This makes MineralVeneer a very attractive alternative to traditional plastic surfaces. The pleasant haptic experience makes this new material a favorite eco-friendly surface solution. At the Interzum trade show in Cologne, Richter akustik & design received the “Best of the Best” award for MineralVeneer.

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AkzoNobel showcases 2019 color and styling trends for wood coatings

Oct 16, 2018

HIGH POINT, North Carolina – Wood industry professionals now have more options to stay ahead of the latest trends. Experts on wood coatings design from AkzoNobel – a leading global paints and coatings company – just presented the latest findings on color and styling trends at the Fall 2018 High Point International Home Furnishings Market. At the event, AkzoNobel invited a select group of manufacturers, designers and product developers across the wood industries to special presentations about cutting-edge trends for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and building products.

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Kings Mountain Announces Karen Palumbo as New Product Development Manager

Oct 16, 2018

Kings Mountain International, Inc, a manufacturer of premium press plates for the decorative surfaces industry throughout the Americas, announces the appointment of Karen Palumbo as its new Product Development Manager.  In this position, Karen will be responsible for leading the Graphic Arts Team, while collaborating with the KMI Technical Team, to create textures that reflect the current market and individual needs of our Customers.

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EDGE MILLING CUTTER "FLEXCLICK" WITH 2-PROFILE TECHNOLOGY BASED ON BALLPOINT PEN PRINCIPLE

Oct 16, 2018

The new flexClick milling cutter is used for rounding as well as for chamfering plastic edges and MDF edges in furniture production. The innovation of this diamond-tipped milling cutter lies in the automatic adjustment option between profile 1 and profile 2. 

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Local Students Experience Modern Manufacturing at Stiles’ Manufacturing Day Event

Oct 12, 2018

On Friday, October 5th, 2018, Stiles Machinery opened its doors to students from three local area high schools in celebration of Manufacturing Day, an annual nationwide event designed to inspire the next generation and offer them insights into what manufacturing looks like today and the many different career opportunities within the industry.

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SCM Group North America’s Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Riva, to guest speak on panel as Bloomberg presents The Future of Manufacturing: The New Education Era in Atlanta, GA

Oct 10, 2018

ATLANTA - On the morning of Thursday October 25th, Bloomberg Live will present The Future of Manufacturing: The New Education Era in Atlanta, GA. This briefing event will convene senior leaders across manufacturing, business, and technology to network and examine how the digital enterprise is advancing manufacturing jobs and the approach companies are taking to address the challenges of digital transformation.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö completes the acquisition of Expera, amends segment reporting and appoints a new member of the Executive Management Team

Oct 10, 2018

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has today completed the acquisition of U.S. specialty paper producer Expera Specialty Solutions for an enterprise value of USD 615 million (EUR 526 million) on a cash and debt free basis. The transformative acquisition will expand the company’s presence in North America and further strengthen its offering of advanced custom-made fiber-based materials. The earnings enhancing transaction will almost triple Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s net sales in the U.S. and provide a platform for growth.

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Back to the future: Sachsenküchen celebrates individuality in the kitchen

Oct 09, 2018

The best of two worlds meet in Dippoldiswalde near Dresden. There Sachsenküchen has been combining carpentry with industrial production since 1908. The result: top-class kitchens that offer the highest degree of individuality. And the manufacture has become even more flexible this year:  By investing in one of the most modern plants for the production of individual furniture, every component part is now manufactured according to the single-unit-principle – thus the customers have even greater freedom in planning the kitchen.

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Stevens Industries, Inc. Announces Promotion of Travis Oaks

Oct 09, 2018

Teutopolis, IL - Stevens Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Travis Oaks to Casework Manager. Oaks took on the new role in the spring, in time for the busy summer construction season. In his new role he is focused on increasing technology usage in the Estimating and Drafting departments, delving into the future of 3-D models and rendered drawings for improved visuals and prints for customers.

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CMA TO HOST EVENT AT THE MILL IN COLORADO SPRINGS ON NOVEMBER 9

Oct 09, 2018

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) will host a regional event on Friday, November 9, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This one-day event will be held at The MiLL National Training Center and will include a tour of Concepts in Millwork.

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Japan's largest home furnishing retailer chooses Threespine®

Oct 05, 2018

Japanese furniture retailer Nitori Co., Ltd has launched a new range of products featuring Threespine® click furniture technology from Välinge. With the implementation of Threespine, Nitori is convinced to have found a solution to the changing market needs as well as the challenges with conventional flat pack furniture. 

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Falling in love with complex 3D geometries again

Oct 05, 2018

How many times is it a love and hate game? When you need to coat a complex 3D element, the first thing that comes to mind is the time spent manually programming a sequence of trajectories which ensure both spraying efficiency and finished quality. Window frames may not put you to the test, but spraying objects such as chairs, musical instruments, helmets or flower vases will present a notable challenge when defining specific parameters.

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VT Industries Acquires Eggers Industries

Oct 03, 2018

October 2, 2018 – VT Industries Inc. announced today it has acquired Eggers Industries, a national door and millwork manufacturer based in Wisconsin. The acquisition combines the two industry leaders in Architectural Wood Door businesses to offer greater appeal and value to the customers of both companies.

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ASID + NeoCon + Herman Miller partner on awards proving power of design

Oct 03, 2018

(October 2, 2018 -- Washington, DC) -- The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has partnered with Herman Miller and NeoCon to launch the Outcome of Design Awards. Designed to \ celebrate the power of design, the Outcome of Design Awards will recognize projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Live” through data-driven results.

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Cabinet Sales up 4.4% YOY for August 2018

Oct 03, 2018

According to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)’s monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in cabinet sales of 4.4% for August 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. Stock sales increased 5.1%; semi-custom sales increased 3.1%; and custom sales increased 6.2% compared to August 2017.

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NewStar Adhesives Now Offering Adhesives for Panolam Surface Systems® Nevamar and Pionite Laminate Products.

Oct 02, 2018

October 2, 2018, Cartersville, GA. "The partnership between Panolam and NewStar is brand new, and full of mutual promise," says Tom Kell, President of NewStar Adhesives. Combining Panolam's distribution footprint and branding with NewStar's adhesives and expertise enables the local Pionite or Nevamar distributor to quickly bring a quality package of adhesives and laminate to its end-user customers. NewStar adhesives are specially formulated for Nevamar and Pionite.

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