• Interior
  • August 17, 2022 08:26

China's furniture makers see rising profits

China's major furniture manufacturers reported rising profits in the first half of the year, official data showed.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 15, 2022 16:05

49th CIFF Guangzhou 2022 reports success

The 49th CIFF Guangzhou was held in two phases between 17-20 Jul 2022 and 26-29 Jul at the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou Pazhou, Guangzhou, China, ... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 15, 2022 09:01

Strong outdoor furniture market in Europe

The outdoor furniture market in Europe is one of the best performers in the furniture sector, according to a new report focused on this sector just published by CSIL. Total annual sales of outdoor furniture in Europe are estimated by CSIL to be around €3.3 billion. Following a slight reduction in 2020 the sector recorded a double-digit rebound in 2021, well above the sector average.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 12, 2022 23:24

IKEA opens first store in South America

The very first IKEA store in South America opened in Santiago de Chile on 10 August 2022. A second store is planned to open in the near future, also in Santiago. Falabella, the... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 12, 2022 15:39

Test method for elastic floors under the influence of heat

Elastic floor coverings with click connections can become deformed if they are partially exposed to heat from above, such as from solar radiation. None of the applicable normative... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 10, 2022 22:58

Canada Invests in Wood Manufacturing Study Project

The Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources has announced a $1-million contribution to the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) to support a study involving 10 collaborating wood... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 10, 2022 22:41

Keeping employees through company participation

Employees who have a stake in the company they work for through capital investments stay with it longer - even if they have good opportunities elsewhere and are generally willing to change... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 09, 2022 21:43

“Healing” wood for circular economy

In order to give waste wood a maybe even longer second life a research team at the University of British Columbia has invented a treatment to turn it into so called "healed wood". The process... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 08, 2022 17:26

EU legislation threatens to halve wood availability

According to the current study by the Thünen Institute “Assessment of Possible Production Leakage from Implementing the EU Biodiversity Strategy on Forest Product Markets”, the economy and environment... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 05, 2022 10:20

Major structural changes in European furniture distribution

A new CSIL report highlights major structural changes in Europe’s furniture sector. Although some of the trends have been underway now for at least a decade, recent events have brought about accelerating change.... [more...]

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