‘At 15, we're apt for the future'
Started in 2006 with a team of just 10 people, Biesse India today includes more than 700 employees at its world-class manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru. It manufactures more than 1,800 woodworking machines annually and also exports different configurations to customers across 60 countries. Dhananjay Sardeshpande caught up with Mr Sayeed Ahmed, CEO of Biesse India, to find out what the last 15 years have meant to him in terms of being recognized as a professional company that is driven by knowledge, expertise, focus on customer service and its sustainable approach to business.
What are ‘hard' and ‘soft' woods?
‘Technical Matters’ is the first in a number of technical articles that are designed to inform the reader about different aspects and properties of timber as a material, before discussing different processing methods such as kilning and finishing, and describing North American hardwoods in more detail along the way. Read on to find out how wood is formed, the fundamental differences between hardwoods and softwoods, and their different growing regions around the world.
Thai furniture mall benefits from Homag's solutions
Index Living Mall, Thailand’s leading furniture and furnishings retailer offer a variety of furnishings, ranging from decorative items to furniture and complete fittings. Its customers include both retail trade and project business.
There's nothing quite like a “Matt” finish!
The Industrial Revolution in 1760 transformed economies, which had been based on agriculture and handicrafts, into economies based on large-scale industry, mechanised manufacturing, and the factory system.
This year, it's Interzum @home!
The world’s most important platform for the furniture production and interior design industry will once again open to participants from May 4-7, 2021, but this time in a digital avatar: Interzum @home.
Slaying myths about timber use
An architectural engineer, Mr Pablo van der Lugt took the audience on a journey through the centuries and into the future, showcasing the potential of timber construction and rectifying prevailing myths.
When you start out with the motto, ‘Design Without Compromise’, it sets a very high bar for residential properties. Bengaluru-based Total Environment Building Systems, founded in 1996, is living up to its own exacting standards. The design, construction and real estate developer has so far delivered more than 46 lakh square feet of residential projects – both apartments and villas – to more than 2,000 satisfied buyers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. In 2020, Total Environment launched a residential project in Texas (USA).
India Toy Fair a ‘booster dose'
The global market size (revenue) for toys is estimated to reach US$ 131 billion in 2025 with a CAGR of 4% (2020-2025).
Canadian Wood shows how to walk the talk
A game-changer for upholstery
Mr Mariusz Strózak, upholstery expert, started his career in the furniture industry in 1998. Since 2004 he has been working with adhesives for the foam industry, the last years as an adhesives expert. He knows what is important for adhesives in upholstered furniture and why the demands on bonding are especially high in this industry.
Covid-Proof Outdoor Benches From US Hardwoods
‘Please Sit Here’ challenged three prominent Emirati designers to develop versatile public seating solutions in thermally-modified American hardwoods, which were featured at the Dubai Design Week, 2020.
Six ‘P's of designing kitchen space
In what is perhaps the first of its kind in India, award-winning kitchen designer GOPAL DWIVEDI has recently published ‘Modular Kitchen Planning & Designing Guide’ in English at his own expense.
Understanding lamination adhesives
For beginners, here are descriptions of several lamination applications, along with the most common adhesives used in the various lamination applications.
Interzum 2021 to go ‘hybrid'
Preparations for Interzum (4-7 May, 2021) are entering the next phase right on schedule. Even though the total registrations for the international trade fair are on target, the Interzum team is continuing to rigorously refine the event’s concept.
Webinar defines advantages from mass timber architecture
Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII, India), popularly known as ‘Canadian Wood’, recently held another educational webinar on ‘Developments in Mass Timber Architecture’.
Upholstery from recycled marine waste
Tessutica, the Belgium-based subsidiary of Beaulieu International Group (BIG), recently announced a new product line in upholstery, ‘Greencare’ fabrics. The fabric is created from pellets that come from marine plastic waste and can themselves be 100% recycled into pellets again.
Finland looks to feeding India market
Wood from Finland recently organised a webinar featuring industry experts from Finland and India to bring in their perspectives on the opportunities for certified softwood timber from the north European exporting country.
Driven by divine design, Anuradha Timber International has given a new lease of life to traditional woodcarvers and temple artisans from Tamil Nadu, for a megaproject on the outskirts of Hyderabad
Glulam: rated better than steel, concrete
Glued-laminated timber (glulam) is a highly innovative construction material which (weight-for weight) is stronger than steel and has greater strength and stiffness than comparably sized dimensional lumber.
Building automation is preventive healthcare
Today, there is growing awareness that the quality of air we breathe has a significant impact on our health and productivity. Commercial buildings are becoming clean in order to maintain the health of the people who live, work and play in them.
Have Wood? We'll Floor You!
Wood is known to be a natural material for construction of homes; comes with several hygienic, psychological and economic benefits; is carbon-neutral; and can be sustainably harvested. What better material can we think of for our interiors – especially in these Covid-19 times – at home, offices and other spaces? Dhananjay Sardeshpande spoke with Mr Aashish Poojari, Managing Director of Havwoods International – and other leading suppliers and experts – to find out what lies in store for this future-proof material for flooring. Read on:
Egger To Unveil New Collection For 2021
Egger Holzwerkstoffe, the 2.8-billion Euro global leader in wood-based chipboard, OSB, MDF and timber, is scheduled to unveil its new Egger Pro flooring collection, which will be available globally from January 2021.
‘Good design, work efficiency will see us through'
Solli Concepts is a design studio that specialises in hand-crafted and hand-finished furniture. Traditional woodworking methods are used alongside modern machinery to ensure products are built to last.
Thermally treated ash makes a modern home
American architecture studio, Haus, has completed a countryside home in Indiana that comprises interlocking boxes clad in ash, concrete and cement board.
Floored by Malaysian timbers
Its beauty comes with age, while its warmth and texture are almost eternal.
Ultimtec has no solvents, chemical reagents
BerryAlloc, a leading French parquet manufacturer, has always prioritised sustainable development by using naturally sourced materials and renewable resources.
Ligna 2021 opens window in Sept-Oct
In view of the global incidence of infections from the Covid-19 pandemic, Deutsche Messe and the German association VDMA had postponed Ligna by around five months next year.
Perfect edge banding finish: 4 essentials
An automatic edge banding machine is a combination of various units and every unit plays a very important role to give the desired finish.
Bio-based self-matting for flooring
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has launched a new, bio-based self-matting resin, Decovery SP-2022 XP, that will take ultra-matt flooring finishes to new levels in terms of aesthetic and functional performance, ease of application and sustainability.
3,00,000 shades to choose from HKS 1835
Wooden floors are the ‘in’ thing today: the rich colours, the warmth under-foot, the natural sheen and the endless choice makes wooden flooring a favoured option against traditional surfaces like tiles, marble, stone, etc.