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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.

• Company exhibiting virtually from January 26-28 via TISE LIVE and physically at SURFACES in June
• TISE TV airing I4F special product feature
• I4F management team available during event

The internationally successful family business FN Neuhofer, manufacturer of accessories for floors, walls and ceilings, successfully participated in the first digitally implemented BAU trade fair from 13 to 15 January 2021, where it presented its innovations and Vision 2025 via an online press conference.

Full-range supplier Pallmann sets the tone in these in-stallation categories: lacquers, machines, and fillers for wood floors

Our solid exotic wood for terraces comes as raw material and in finished form from Bolivia and Brazil. Cumaru, Ipe, Garapa and Marfil are the core of our program. Our customers have a choice between various surfaces, including smooth, rilled and rough rilled.

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