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Adairsville, GA 27th January 2023 – After being the first company to launch water-resistant laminate in 2013, CFL does it again with the revolutionary launch of AtroGuard Q, the only truly quiet laminate ever made. This revolutionary patent pending product can be experienced firsthand at CFL’s Booth 3225 at this year’s International Surfaces Fair.

• Showcasing new process technologies:
o i4F AquaProtect for water swell-resistant laminate
o i4F Be-Lite® for sustainable SPC production
• Presenting Click4U PRO® and rebranding of grout technology
• i4F’s easy wall installation system demonstrated on booth

Water swell-resistant impregnation technology for laminate

aqua protect

Only from i4F

SHANGHAI. China announced recently a nationwide loosening of COVID19 restrictions. The announcement comes as a positive sign on the future of the exhibition industry and was met with enthusiasm both by organizers and participants. The main new loosened up measures, involve less testing, no extensive lockdowns, and no quarantine in centralized centers for patients with mild symptoms. The relaxation of rules constitutes the most sweeping changes since the pandemic started three years ago, clearly marking a return to normality in the very near future in China.

The Austrian family business was pleased to take part in Domotex in Hanover and present its innovations for 2023 to existing and potential customers in person. In addition to the functional design acoustic panels, the company presented an innovative fastening system as well as its new, state-of-the-art digital printing system.

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Meeting every one of you was fantastic. We very much appreciate you taking the time to visit our stand, for sharing your positive feedback and for the strong interest you showed in both our technologies and our growing product offer.

Jim will lead the strategic direction across a diverse portfolio, including Coil and Extrusion Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Wood Finishes and Wood Adhesives.

He joined AkzoNobel in 1990 as a development chemist in our Protective Coatings business. During his 32 years with the company, Jim has held various positions, including roles within product management and marketing. From 2000, he worked internationally as a General Manager and Commercial Director based in China, Africa and the UAE. Most recently, he was responsible for leading the Metal Coatings business in EMEA as Regional Commercial Director.

• i4F located in Hall 23, Stand B15
• i4F Be-Lite presented at THE GREEN COLLECTION area - Hall 23, Stand A80

The premium rigid core collection released from Välinge Flooring earlier this year certainly is a real gamechanger. It’s getting a lot of attention in the industry and was recently awarded at FCNews’ “FCNnovation awards 2022” for its innovative features.

The EGGER Group, headquartered in St. Johann in Tirol (AT), closed the first half of its 2022/2023 financial year (reporting date 31 October 2022) with consolidated sales of EUR 2.26 billion (+14.0% as compared to the previous year).

EGGER acquires 60% of the shares in Italian wood-based materials manufacturer SAIB. Acquisition agreement closed on December 15, 2022.
SAIB, based in Caorso, near Piacenza, has been one of the leading wood-based materials manufacturers in Italy for 60 years, with a strong focus on design and sustainability.

The Carpet Design Awards (CDA) will be presented at DOMOTEX for the eighteenth time. The finalists of the internationally renowned competition for first-class carpet design are now selected!

Hannover, Germany. Under the direction of Jamie Metrick, Managing Director of Elte, a jury of international experts from the design and carpet industry selected the most convincing designs in eight categories. A total of 191 carpet designs were submitted worldwide for the Carpet Design Awards 2023 . Of these, 24 entries reached the final round of the competition.

The first edition of the Flanders Flooring Days (FFD) attracted more than a 1000 visitors from around the world and was a huge success. Consequently, the founding manufacturers are extremely excited to announce that this event will once again take place in 2023 (May 22-25) on a bigger scale. More companies from the Flanders region will take part! Visitors can discover the best Flanders has to offer to the worldwide carpet & flooring industry. We are also excited to announce that preparations for 2024 have started and are even more ambitious to expand the event to companies beyond Flanders.

Brussels, 8 December 2022 – In 2023, the laminate flooring industry will continue its journey through Scandinavia and the Nordics. The trends continue to lean towards more durable and natural designs. With this in mind, EPLF members are committed to come with new original design and technologies that will fulfil the clients’ expectations. Next year’s trends will prioritize natural colours, textures and materials that will translate how important sustainability has become for customers who seek authenticity and lifetime performance.


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