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Decor paper manufacturers enjoyed another

rise in order intake over the past two months

Demand for decor paper has picked up in all relevant regions and sales segments during the first three months of 2021. Manufacturers have seen their order backlogs and lead times increase sharply again. Reservations are being booked relatively... more


New price plans unveiled

for BEK pulp in April

Brazil’s biggest pulp manufacturer Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., based in Salvador de Bahia, Bahia, fleshed out its price plans for April at the end of March. This move came after the company raised its prices in January and February 2021... more

Veneer sales becoming increasingly

concentrated on medium oak qualities

The sales trend towards increased demand for oak veneer in lower and medium qualities, already noticeable since last year, significantly intensified again during the first quarter of 2021. Manufacturers and suppliers of veneer recorded lively... more

Välinge Innovation expands

extended patent protection

The Swedish intellectual property firm Välinge Innovation AB (Viken) has expanded its portfolio of patents by entering into new agreements with U. Windmöller Consulting GmbH & Co. KG (UWC; Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany), the... more

Appeal against Unilin’s

Chinese patent rejected

The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has confirmed patent CN 101023230 held by Unilin bvba, headquartered in Wielsbeke, Belgium, in a decision published on 24 March 2021. An appeal filed against the patent, which... more

I4F enters into agreement

on Windmöller patents

The intellectual property company I4F Licensing N.V., headquartered in Hamont, Belgium, inked a licence agreement with U. Windmöller Consulting GmbH & Co. KG (UWC), based in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, in the second half of... more

FEB members achieve

slight rise in DACH turnover

In 2020, the companies consolidated in the association of manufacturers of resilient flooring (FEB), Münster, sold a total of 58.942m m² (2019: 58.384m m²) floor coverings in the DACH region. This represents a slight rise of 1%... more

Value of US furniture imports increases by 19%

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the USA imported furniture at a value of US$14.918bn (Oct.-Dec. 2019: 12.574bn); this represents growth of 19% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. Imports from China increased by 23% to... more

Meble Polska taking place at

end of May as pure online fair

Owing to the current corona situation, the furniture-ordering fair Meble Polska 2021, which had already been postponed in November 2020 by three months to the end of May, will be held as a purely online event. According to information from the... more

Latvia exported more furniture

to Denmark in 2020

In 2020 as a whole, Latvia exported furniture to the value of €178.1m (2019: €176.6m). As revealed by the foreign-trade figures of the Latvian ministry of agriculture’s forest department, this equates to an increase of 0.8 %... more

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