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  • March 28, 2018 13:30

Fordaq interview at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR: Klaus Trautner, Head Marketing and Product Management at Haro

Many European flooring producers were present at this year's 20th Anniversary of the DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, a sign that the Chinese and Asia-Pacific market is becoming more important. As the German leading wooden flooring brand, Haro, decided not to be present at this year's Domotex in Hannover, Fordaq was curious why and approached Klaus Trautner, Head Marketing and Product Management at Haro, for an interview.... [more...]

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  • January 26, 2018 09:00

Company accused by EIA of supplying illegal teak for luxury yachts denies allegations

Two of the biggest exhibitors at the London Boat Show, which took place between January 10-14th are accused by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of building luxury yachts with illegitimate teak from Myanmar. The investigation made on Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts International has revealed that the Burmese teak entering the supply chains of the companies had been traded in breach of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)... [more...]

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  • January 17, 2018 09:06

Domotex 2018 closes with record exhibitors and rising number of visitors

1,615 exhibitors with a booked area of ​​106,000 square meters and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations came to Hanover from 12 to 15 January for this year's Domotex.... [more...]

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  • December 01, 2017 15:00

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [more...]

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  • November 10, 2017 15:21

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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  • June 02, 2017 11:52

Interzum: Fordaq interviews Sonae-Arauco's CEO Rui Correia

In 2016, the Portuguese Sonae Indústria, SGPS, S.A. and the Chilean Inversiones Arauco Internacional, Limitada founded the 50/50 joint venture Sonae Arauco S.A. The new JV has production sites in Germany, Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Now German Glunz AG belonging to... [more...]

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  • September 07, 2015 11:01

Global timber industry to be affected by the current Chinese financial crisis?

Global markets are once again trembling. China has been experiencing a stock market crash all summer, which for the moment, has unknown repercussions. Some analysts say that this crisis will have enormous implications for the real Chinese economy, and consequently for the world economy. Will the timber trade be affected?... [more...]

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  • May 13, 2015 12:24

Interzum 2015: Veneer industry sees light on the horizon

At Interzum fair held in May, 5-8 in Cologne, IHB-Fordaq asked the exhibitors how they estimate the current market situation. Almost all of them declared themselves more satisfied now than a year ago, with few exceptions... [more...]

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  • February 03, 2015 12:13

I4F patent lawsuit against Unilin: ''Hot air'' or revolution?

On the 22nd of December 2014, the company Innovations 4 Flooring (I4F) has filed a lawsuit against the flooring manufacturer Unilin. It concerns the cancellation of the patent EP 1.026.341 from 1997 in the Netherlands. In the patent laminate floorings with click-connection and their production is described. In early January, Unilin made a counter lawsuit against the patent for the Triplelock tecnhology I4F. Reactions from the industry indicate that the action is a marketing measure, in order to start a dialogue. IHB-Fordaq has spoken at this year's Domotex in Hannover, Germany with all stakeholders.... [more...]

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  • January 29, 2015 12:03

FORDAQ launches online auctions service on its website

FORDAQ is pleased to announce the launch of a new online auctions service on its website. You can already check our exclusive auctions with products starting from tools, woodworking machines to full production lines and many more in France, Belgium and the Netherlands... [more...]

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