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Last month, the Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) scheduled an additional meeting to discuss the current market situation in the flooring industry. High inflation, rising energy and transport costs and the war in Ukraine are putting pressure on margins worldwide.

The new edition of our popular profile sample case Küberit-Best is available.

The high-quality transport case contains 370 individual samples for almost all flooring applications, divided into 3 drawers. New are the printed cardboard inserts with the content overviews of the drawers.

• i4F Booth 7-8066 (theMART 7th Floor)
• Presentation of i4F’s latest flooring innovations extends to architects and designers

The family-owned Italian company Chimiver is the first company engaging in the long run to support BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination activities.

Chimiver has developed a new product called Oil Bee, a product using European beeswax for the protection of wooden floors and surfaces. Chimiver supports BeeLife through its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, with a series of donations based on a variable sum of the total annual revenue of the product Oil Bee in 2022 and 2023.

Viken, Sweden (May 20, 2022) - Välinge has terminated its license agreement with the Chinese resilient flooring producer Jiangsu Lanrui New Material Technology Co., Ltd, formerly known as Jiangsu Lansen Integrated Material Technology Co., Ltd (“Lanrui”). The license agreement is terminated due to severe non-compliance with the contractual provisions of the license agreement.

Waregem, Belgium – May 19, 2022 – With an annual report entitled 'Here.We.Go' and a sustainability report 'Shaping sustainable living, together', B.I.G. is also publishing a strong ambition for a sustainable future.

Offering sustainable flooring and material solutions will be the number one priority for the coming years.

i4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it has, for a second consecutive year, been awarded as one of the 2021/22 Best Managed Companies (BMC) by Deloitte. As a result, i4F remains a part of the global BMC community, hosted by Deloitte, and is invited to participate in international assemblies on a wide range of key business areas.

Sustainability is an issue of ever-growing importance in our society. MEISTERWERKE has now published its first sustainability report. In the online Sustainability Report 2021, the German family company outlines the goals it has already met, and describes the company’s future strate-gic positioning in regard to sustainability.

Hardened Wood Floors featuring Välinge’s patented Woodura® and 5G® Dry™ technologies continue to take the flooring world by storm — combining the beauty and feel of a real wood floor with exceptional water-resistance, durability, and sustainability. To meet the demand, Välinge is further ramping up its capacity in Viken (Sweden) and sets up a mega-factory in Ogulin (Croatia).

Baruth (Mark). CLASSEN makes very good things even better: the manufacturer of the tried-and-tested Visiogrande laminate tiles with their extraordinary decors now offers four new exciting designs and increases the suitability for everyday use with the Megaloc aqua protect quick installation system, which is now used for all decors.


Associated Weavers (AW) is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of tufted wall-to-wall carpet and a promising challenger on the luxury vinyl flooring market (under the Invictus brand).

The waterproof rigid core design flooring range from MEISTER has undergone a complete overhaul in terms of decor across all three col-lections.

Ried im Innkreis/ With its results for 2021, the international machinery and plant engineering group from Ried im Innkreis, Austria, is returning to growth and profit. “2020 was hard, 2021 was better, and 2022 will be really good!” These were the words that the Wintersteiger Management Board used to welcome employees to the hybrid town hall meeting on April 7, 2022, which was attended by around 500 colleagues on site in Ried and a further 600 at international sites via livestream.

The FN Neuhofer family-owned company is awarded “Austria’s Leading Company in Upper Austria” in category International. This renowned business award confirms the internationally successful commitment of this company based in Zell am Moos, growing dynamically and ready to relocate into its new buildings to complete the realisation of its structural vision.

− Reduce fossil-carbon: new renewable carbon-based ingredients with lower CO₂ footprint
− Choose effective bio-based waxes to enhance performance of wood & powder coatings
− Non-halogenated flame retardants extend fire resistance time & shelf life of intumescent coatings for steel

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