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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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:
Fresh focus now on ‘Make in India' brand
Holytek began with exporting woodworking machinery more than 30 years ago. Its goal has always been playing ‘made in Taiwan’ ambassador to the rest of the world, says Mr George Koo, General Manager-Sales. An India veteran, he adds that Holytek is now a one-stop shop for woodworking machinery and components. Read on…
State-of-the-art panel handling
Eurotech, a leading handling and transport solutions provider in the field of vacuum tube lifters, has come out with two new versions of the eT-Lift tube lifter for quickly, easily and flexibly lifting, stacking or moving wood panels.
Ready-2-spray paint robot from Dürr
The German manufacturer, Dürr, is offering a pre-installed, ready-to-paint robot as a professional solution for automated paint applications. This enables fully reproducible coating layer thicknesses in the µ range that are absolutely essential in the development of chrome-effect paint systems.
Weinmann makes off-site construction easy
Why should house building be any different to making a car? A production-line built product is far superior in achieving those quality aspects. It all comes down to repeatable quality that can only be achieved on a production line.
Titanium-Cobalt carbide saw blades from Freud
With more than 55 years’ expertise and manufacturing know-how, the Italianheadquartered Freud is a worldwide leader in the cutting tool industry. It has what is considered one of the most modern product development research centers for cutting tools in Europe.
Sweden publishes strict building norms
The first country in the world to pass an environmental protection act in 1967, Sweden also hosted the first United Nations conference on global environment in 1972.
Norway designs a futuristic furniture factory
Norwegian public opinion is highly sensitive to environmental issues, and there is a wide range of laws regulating various aspects of environmental policy and the use of natural resources, including specific laws on building regulations, pollution controls, environmental protection and more.
Coming soon: Water-proof wood!
Atomic layer deposition – which is already frequently used in manufacturing micro-electronics for computers and cell phones – is now being explored for new applications such as wood.
Born in Canada, Made in India!
Forestry Innovation Consulting India, better known as Canadian Wood, is rekindling interest in wooden architecture in India and supporting furniture manufacturers with knowhow
Can American Hardwoods Be Used Outdoors?
It’s a common question in markets where American hardwoods are less known and it is especially relevant where indoor-outdoor living is so important, such as in India.