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BerryAlloc brought hydro+ to the market way back in 2008, making the company a pioneer in 100% water-resistant laminate. Ocean+ is the latest laminate collection to take advantage of the hydro+ technology, making this an easy-maintenance floor for general residential and commercial use.

Please save the following date for the LIGNA Preview Digital 2021:

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

The online event will begin at 11.00 a.m. with a press conference by Deutsche Messe. Afterwards, the digitally participating companies will provide information on product innovations and industry trends.

WaveAqua – the robust HARO design floor for healthy living and durability
You would have to look long and hard to find another design floor on the market that stands for healthy living, comfort and durability in the way that HARO’s design floor family does. A new member has now been added to the product range with WaveAqua, a modern, uncomplicated entry-level design floor that sets new standards particularly in the area of robustness.

• 75% recycled content yarn with no performance compromise
• A circular, endlessly recyclable solution for contract, automotive and residential carpets
• Significant resource efficiency in EqoCycle production compared to virgin-based PA6 yarn: 58% reduction in fossil fuel use; 27% less energy consumption; 37% CO₂ emission reduction

Roel Geraerts and Romina De Giorgi: ‘It is high time to give OSB a rethink!’

You are familiar with the material OSB, but you have probably rarely, if ever, fitted it as a finished floor. Now, however, there’s Chipps, which proves that this versatile semi-finished product or building material has lots more up its sleeve.

We have launched our own Online Exhibition where we have presented our new products through a series of small demonstration videos.

Despite special circumstances in 2020, EPLF members were able to grow their business by + 2,74 % in comparison to 2019, with 459.0 million m² of flooring sold. Considering that the pandemic brought the flooring industry to a near standstill in spring, members managed to overcome the recess rather quickly as global sales picked up speed and developed very positively over the rest of the year. Looking at the global markets, North America recorded the biggest increase in sales with + 22,4 % in comparison to 2019 and 49.1 million m² sold. The main driver for the major increase in sales in North America - and the general recovery of global sales figures - was most likely the popularity of renovation and DIY projects during the pandemic.

The CISUFLO project was selected to receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which is the biggest EU innovation and research funding instrument. CISUFLO stands for CIrcular SUstainable FLOoring and is a joint project of the European Floor Coverings Association (EuFCA) and other participants from the flooring industry such as research institutes, recycling companies and public authorities. In order to minimise the environmental impact of the sector, CISUFLO aims to set up a systemic framework for circular floor coverings, laminate, vinyl and textiles. A budget of 7.7 million Euros will be available for the project’s expected duration of 48 months.

The preparations for LIGNA.21 (27.9. to 1.10.2021) are in full swing. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic, the leading trade show for the woodworking and wood processing industries is enjoying a high level of commitment from the industry. Seven months before its start, LIGNA is looking at a positive registration level.

"2020 has put everyone on big challenge by overwhelming us with unexpected events. Our resilience combined with your support, allowed Chimiver to grow and strengthen even in this difficult period. For this reason, Chimiver wants to thank you with a catalog of new products that reflect our company’s commitment to a more sustainable future."
Oscar Panseri

Under the brand name MEISTER, MeisterWerke not only markets innovative hard floor covering; panels, too, are part of its extensive product range – which is 100% made in Germany. MEISTER is now expanding its product portfolio of wall and ceiling coverings with numerous new products. The general rule of thumb: functionality meets stylish and modern aesthetics. Cladding is a thing of the past!

The Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) recently evaluated, via an online event, the outcome of a survey the association carried out among its members in January.

The difficulties imposed by the health emergency did not prevent GiardinaGroup, one of the best-known brands in the world for the quality and effectiveness of its painting solutions, from archiving a good 2020, ultimately in line with the results of the previous year.

It was in 1965 when Mr. Giovanni Panseri established Chimiver, a small laboratory for the production of lacquers for wood and wooden floors.
Today, Chimiver has become the undisputed leader in Italy for the manufacturing of products for glueing, treating and maintainance of wooden floors.

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