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Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) announces that it will again do an online research among its members of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and its consequences. Depending on the outcome, GFA will develop a tailor-made strategy for 2021. GFA regards the recent decision by the organization of the BAU Munich trade fair not to allow the event to take place in its normal format as wise and sensible. This in the context of the recent alarming developments regarding Covid-19 worldwide.

Compared to a traditional solid timber floor, our engineered hardwood flooring utilises cutting-edge technology to create a great looking, multi-layered, low maintenance floor that will last a lifetime.

The top layer of a Forestry Timber floor is made from a species of your choice with a huge selection of colours and finishes. All our wood is legally sourced from Western Europe, Australia, South East Asia and Brazil.

This makes Vandecasteele Houtimport the first timber company to obtain this award.

Today, Tuesday 27 October, 88 belgian companies received the SDG Pioneer certificate from UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
The companies were guided by Voka (Chamber of Commerce) for the last three years to focus intensively on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Uzin Utz AG, a globally active full-service provider for floor systems, is setting an example in terms of innovation and sus-tainability with the Mercedes GLC F-Cell hydrogen vehicle in its own fleet.

Ilsfeld, October 2020 - With Steven Harr, the machine manufacturer for the floor-laying trade, Wolff, and Pajarito, the brand for quality tools for the building trade, have a new marketing manager. On October 1, 2020, the 31-year-old began his career in a dual role as Marketing Manager for the two brands Wolff and Pajarito, both from the Uzin Utz Group.

The Uzin Utz Group, a globally active full-range supplier of flooring systems with headquarters in Ulm, Germany, is underpinning its regional commitment by supporting the "Grünfinder" - a project for disadvantaged children in Ulm, Alb-Donau district and Neu-Ulm district - for the fourth time. Initiated in 2016, the project of the Kinderstiftung Ulm/Donau-Iller aims to support disadvantaged children in the region in their development through nature education activities in a sustainable and comprehensive manner.

DOMOTEX asia/ CHINAFLOOR restarted the business as the first exhibition of the flooring and floor technology industry worldwide after the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and concluded 2nd of September at the New Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai. The show was highly successful and marked as the world’s leading flooring exhibition in the Asia Pacific region, brought together 852 flooring and floor technology brands and greeted more than 40,862 visitors throughout 105.000 sqm of gross space.


Maintaining timber floors with ease

Mother Nature provides a wide spectrum of natural wonders for mankind. As being close to nature all the time may not be possible, man has learnt to bring the outdoors indoors. As such, using a natural, green material such as timber as flooring in one’s living space is aesthetically pleasing be it in a private or public place.
Besides providing constant and direct contact with nature, timber floors stand out as an excellent material that can withstand heavy foot traffic. With the development of hard-wearing floor coatings, wooden floors are now much easier to maintain. Such new technology in wood stains and finishes means only minimal sweeping or vacuuming is required to take care of wooden floors.

Greater efficiency in quality control at Tilo GmbH.

Ried/Lohnsburg. The traditional Upper Austrian company Tilo makes no compromises when it comes to quality. That is why the decision-makers are once again relying on the expertise of Wintersteiger. When ordering the mechanical top layer measurement system, the family business selected a professional product that measures top layers quickly and efficiently, and checks for customer-specific tolerances and qualities. The result: Significantly enhanced efficiency in production.


MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, is pleased to announce that Profol has recently joined the association as a new Associate Member.

“MMFA welcomes Profol, an expert in cast films and sheets, among its members. With their expertise in developing durable specialty films for flooring products, Profol is a perfect fit for the association and adds great value to our existing membership base,” said Matthias Windmöller (Windmöller), president of the MMFA.

EPLF, the Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring, has recently welcomed Agfa as new Associate Member of the association.

“We are very proud to welcome Agfa as a new associate member of the EPLF. Cooperation is at the heart of what we do as an association and, in light of that, we are excited to welcome Agfa to benefit from their experience in printing technologies for laminate flooring. We look forward to fruitful exchanges with Agfa,” stated EPLF president Max von Tippelskirch (Swiss Krono Group).

  • Compact exhibition on site
  • Supplemented by digital offerings
  • BAU 2023 back in its usual form in all exhibition halls with digital supplement

Although Messe München does have a tried-and-tested hygiene concept, BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, will not be held from January 11 to 16, 2021 as a conventional in-person event. This was the clear decision from today’s Messe München meeting with the Advisory Board and Board of Trustees of BAU. Instead, there will be a hybrid format from January 13 to 15, 2021, offering exhibitors the opportunity to present their innovations to a wide audience. The digital part of this event will also be an important part of the conventional in-person BAU 2023 trade fair.

Putting health protection first

STAUF, the globally active specialist for adhesive technology, will not be exhibiting at the BAU trade fair in Munich in January 2021. “Normally, the BAU is a fixed date in our trade fair calendar, but we can’t guarantee protection against infection for our employees, customers and partners at such an event”, says Carsten Bockmühl, Head of Sales and Marketing at STAUF. “Due to the continuing pandemic and the unpredictable development of the infection, we feel it is impossible to experience a trade fair in a relaxed and carefree way.”

Responding to market requests, the date of the world's leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings in May has been brought forward by two days. Following the postponement of DOMOTEX from January to May 2021, exhibitors from the D-A-CH region have expressed reservations about holding the event including the beginning of the Whitsun weekend.

General description
The scientific name for the timber is Intsia spp, principally Intsia palembanica (Leguminosae). The trees are commonly found throughout Peninsular Malaysia and are mainly distributed in the low-lying areas and along rivers.
It grows in primary or old secondary forests on a wide variety of soils but usually not on a peat. It is sometimes found growing gregariously and occasionally dominantly. The trees of Intsia palembanica are tall with buttresses. It can achieve more than 50m in height and 4m in girth.

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