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  • Interior
  • November 17, 2017 09:52

Brazil: Furniture exports increase

Data from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) show the trend in furniture exports in the first nine months of this year in comparison with the same period of 2016... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 14, 2017 09:32

Magna ExpoMueblera reports high numbers of international exhibitors

Hannover Fairs México, the Mexican subsidiary of Deutsche Messe (based in Hannover, Germany) has reported a high rate of international exhibitor participation in Magna Expo Mueblera... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 13, 2017 08:03

Chinese rattan furniture makers eye move to Indonesia

The future of the rattan craft industry in Cirebon, West Java, is threatened according to Zaenal Arifin from the Advisory Council of the Indonesian Furniture and Craft Association (HIMKI)... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 10, 2017 11:41

First UK company fined for breach of EU Timber Regulation

Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber. On 25 October 2017 at Westminster Magistrates Court ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 10, 2017 10:38

Japan: furniture import values relatively flat in August 2017

In August, there was little in the Japanese furniture import data to suggest the downward trend has come to an end. Month on month import values were flat for wooden bedroom furniture, down for wooden office furniture and up moderately for wooden kitchen furniture. It should be remembered that August is holiday season in Japan so... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 08, 2017 11:26

The 20th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is coming back 20-22 of March 2018 stronger than ever

The Shanghai New International Expo Center will be the meeting point amongst flooring professionals once more during this anniversary edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR that celebrates 20 years... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 08, 2017 07:26

Ikea Switzerland will repurchase second-hand furniture

The path of Ikea furniture in Switzerland could soon take a different turn. The furniture giant Ikea founded by the Swedish billionaire Ingvar Kamprad, decided to carry out an interesting experiment launching the pilot project Second Life. Thus, Ikea Switzerland launches the pilot project implying that customers can return furniture purchased from the Ikea furniture stores and get paid for it... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • November 07, 2017 13:06

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Domoferm

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Domoferm Group of companies (“Domoferm”) from holding company Domoferm International GmbH. Domoferm is a leading European provider of ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 03, 2017 07:55

China: Furniture from Bazhou City exported to 130 countries

According to Hebei Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau data presented at a conference ‘Second China Export Wood Products Quality Technology Promotion’ in Bazhou City,... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 02, 2017 14:54

Magna Expo Mueblera reports high number of exhibitor registrations

In just a few months the gates will open on Magna Expo Mueblera in Mexico City, at the Centro Banamex. The event will feature the two international exhibitions Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial and Magna Expo Mobiliario e Interiores. From 17 to 20 January, Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial will cover the ...... [more...]

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Natural fibre-reinforced plastics: establishment and growth in niche markets

Natural fibre-reinforced plastics: establishment and growth in niche markets

More than 30 compound companies produce over 80,000 tonnes of granulates with wood and natural fibres in Europe 2017 – new producers with major growth plans. World's largest conference and exhibition on biocomposites in December in Cologne (www.biocompositescc.com). ...... [ more...]

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