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ForesCOLOR distributed by Interlam

Jan 22, 2019

ForesCOLOR is a through-color wood fiber panel. Individual fibers are impregnated with organic dye and chemically bonded by resin specially developed to give the panel its special properties. ForesCOLOR is an evolution of MDF and fits somewhere between a wood fiber board and a solid surface, because of the specially formulated resin within the board.

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DuPont Launches the Second Issue of its Global “Corian® Design Magazine”

Jan 17, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del, Jan. 16, 2018 DuPont has launched the second issue of the "Corian® Design Magazine", a global publication developed by its Corian® Design business celebrating the innovative spirit of the Corian® brand, which continues to move forward and break new ground in the international markets of interior design and architecture.

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2018 - Välinge continued to build for the future

Jan 10, 2019

As a base for future initiatives, we have summarized the main activities that happened during 2018. A new factory, a record number of new patents, more R&D activities than ever before, new licensees and so on. In other words, 2018 has been a great year.

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NBMDA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Jan 09, 2019

CHICAGO  ---   The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2019. The role of the Board is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decisions about the future of the organization.

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The Schattdecor Group has acquired US Coating Company of Lexington, SC

Jan 08, 2019

The Schattdecor Group is pleased to announce today that it has finalized the purchase of US Coating Company of Lexington, SC, a 24 year provider of decorative surfaces. This purchase will create a synergy between the two companies, providing the furniture, kitchen cabinet, and a variety of other industries with more options and products from one source.

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Barbaric GmbH Opens a New Subsidiary in Raleigh, NC

Jan 08, 2019

Raleigh, NC – Barbaric GmbH of Linz, Austria announced the opening of a new subsidiary, Barbaric North America, Inc., in Raleigh, NC. IMA Schelling Group USA will serve as the sales and support partner for the North American market for Barbaric’s full range of material handling systems including return conveyors, linear feeders, and automated storage retrieval systems.

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Cabinet Sales up 0.3% YOY for November 2018, Down 9.4% from October

Jan 03, 2019

According to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)’s monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in cabinet sales of just 0.3% for November 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. Stock sales increased 7.4%; semi-custom sales decreased significantly at 8.1%; and custom sales increased 2.2% compared to November 2017.

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Inside a London Furniture Designer's Shipping Container Studio

Jan 03, 2019

On a crisp fall day in London, I take a taxi to the end of Trinity Buoy Wharf, just under an hour's drive from Central London and—after urging my hesitant driver—pass through a maze of construction projects until I arrive at a cluster of shipping containers set next to a bright red lighthouse overlooking the River Thames. This is Clipper House, one of several modular Container City projects in the rapidly evolving wharf neighborhood and, in one of its stacked units, the office of British furniture designer Lucy Kurrein.

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Launch of the interzum award: intelligent material and design 2019 – call for entries from manufacturers and designers

Jan 02, 2019

Essen and Cologne, 9 January 2019: Submissions for the interzum award: intelligent material and design 2019 have opened. From today, exhibitors at interzum – which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary – can enter their products, further developments and innovations into the competition. The international furniture supplier industry is invited to face global comparison by registering by 8 March. The best designs from the sector will be crowned by a panel of expert judges – with “Tiny Spaces” among the categories for the first time.

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Arclin’s Enhanced Bond Technology Named 2018 Innovation of the Year

Dec 21, 2018

ATLANTA, GA, December 21, 2018 – Arclin, a chemistry-based manufacturer of engineered products for the building, design, transportation and other industries, is proud to announce that its Enhanced Bond Technology for veneered surfaces was named 2018 Innovation of the Year by the Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA). Awards were recently presented at the Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.

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ROSEBURG TO ACQUIRE MDF PLANT IN EL DORADO, ARK.

Dec 21, 2018

Springfield, Ore. – Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products recently reached an agreement in principle with PotlatchDeltic Corp. to purchase the assets of its subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC, including its medium density fiberboard (MDF) plant located in El Dorado, Ark. The parties expect the sale to close in the first quarter of 2019 after required regulatory approval. The El Dorado MDF plant will continue to operate independently of Roseburg until the transaction closes. 

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GRASS opens showroom in Moscow

Dec 20, 2018

By opening the showroom in Moscow, GRASS is taking another step in its strategic development towards positioning itself in the most important growth markets. The new showroom in Russia’s capital provides excellent opportunities for this and safeguards the professional image of the internationally leading manufacturer of movement systems in Eastern Europe and Asia.

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Formica Group Acquired by Broadview Industries

Dec 17, 2018

CINCINNATI (December 17, 2018) — Fletcher Building announced today the sale of Cincinnati-based Formica Group to Broadview Industries, a Netherlands-based industrial firm with a significant presence in high-pressure laminate and associated product lines. The sale includes Formica businesses in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as its Homapal metal laminates business.

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Vauth-Sagel lets design speak in Moscow

Dec 17, 2018

To enter into dialogue with architects and designers, to understand their needs and to get to know the different markets with their specific requirements - this is the claim of the family-owned company for innovative storage solutions in the interior sector. Vauth-Sagel pursues this concern with various measures. One of them is the design dialogue that the company organized in Moscow last year for the first time. The response was so positive that the successful format continued this year for the second time in parallel with the Mebel.

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Living Coral is Pantone's colour of the year for 2019

Dec 13, 2018

Colour expert Pantone has chosen a peachy orange shade named Living Coral, or Pantone 16-1546, as its colour of the year for 2019. Announced today, 6 December, the Living Coral colour is described by Pantone as an "animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge".

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December 2018 - New Textures

Dec 13, 2018

The flexibility of the internal production model of Cleaf allows for continuous experimentation transferring striking tactile and visual sensations to coating surfaces.

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IIDA Interior Design Competition 2019

Dec 12, 2018

The 46th annual Interior Design Competition celebrates outstanding, innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishings of interior spaces.

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Adam Kimmel Debuts His First Space for WeWork in San Francisco's Salesforce Tower

Dec 12, 2018

"WeWork is one of the pioneers of the shift in office space; this idea that you walk in and it doesn’t feel like an office, it feels like a home," says Adam Kimmel, the fashion designer who stepped into the role of chief creative officer at the shared work space start-up in September last year.

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interzum 2019: Digital printing in the spotlight

Dec 12, 2018

Individualisation” is today’s buzzword in furniture production. Whether Industry 4.0, the latest facing materials or fabrics – in many cases they only serve one purpose: to make the end customer’s dream of a personalised home a reality. Technical innovations are absolutely central to the subject of individuality, and digital printing will play an important role here in the future.

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Italian Finishing School 2019: the best opportunity

Dec 11, 2018

Each year the Italian Finishing School is held at Cefla LAB, the world’s largest finishing laboratory located in Imola. Customers, lacquer and coating suppliers take part to test new coating solutions, experimenting new techniques and obtaining industrial results for the technologies which will be offered to the market.

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