Pacific Stone proves the answer is yes. “There is a really bad stigma in the industry that if you work with stone you will get silicosis. If you work with a bad factory, then yes, you will die eventually, but if you work with a factory that has great practices, then there is no issue,” [...]
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In the realm of high production cabinet making, edge banding has advanced as much as any technology from innovations in machine automation and computerisation, and developments in modern materials. Read on for, ‘almost everything you always wanted to know about edge banding but were afraid to ask.’ Excellent Edge The basic equipment needs for most [...]
The quality of your edge banding is affected by your equipment, raw materials, and operational proficiency. Let’s take a look at what the experts tell us. Top Tips for your Edge Bander EVA/PUR Hot Melt Edge banders are still the most used machines, they use a glue pot or cartridge to store and deliver the [...]
Benjamin Franklin is credited with the quote, “Time is money, waste it now, pay for it later!” In the competitive kitchen, bathroom, and cabinet industries there is no truer saying. Most manufacturers have full control over their cabinet manufacture but when it comes to the benchtop, it’s an entirely different matter. The ability to efficiently [...]
Story by Philip Ashley What unsettled times we’ve lived through but it’s a long way from being over. What appeared to be an overnight lockdown and its consequences on our social lives and the economy was followed by the business world's gradual reawakening and the prospects of a future with many variables. Being agile; or [...]
As industry across Australia emerges from what can only be called a tumultuous year, the need for the flooring industry to employ apprentices is more important than ever. With the Australian Government’s Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements Scheme now in effect, employing apprentices has never been more cost effective in keeping businesses in business. Major flooring retailers [...]
The businesses of Supertuft Pty Ltd and Supertuft Manufacturing Pty Ltd are to be offered for sale to a purchaser who has the credentials and ability to build on the long- term success of the current businesses. Further information can be provided to prospective purchasers who are serious and capable in their ability to purchase [...]
That depends on your insurance policy. They are not all the same and provide different covers in the same way that floor coverings have different qualities. Article by Ian Jones. Retail Flooring businesses have similar requirements and needs for insurance as other retail style businesses. There may, however, be aspects of some business package insurance [...]
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need to better understand and address our supply chain issues and opportunities. The Australian Made Campaign Ltd (AMCL) is calling on all Australians to ‘Buy Australian Now and Support Aussie Jobs’ and the Morrison Government has announced the launch of a new era of Australian manufacturing in an effort [...]
International correspondent, Joe Simpson, has contacted the leading tile manufacturers who normally would grace the halls at Cersaie to find out what they had planned to launch at the 2020 event. As well as selecting some eye-catching ranges, he has produced a virtual Cersaie trend report that explores the most popular colours, material influences, finishes, [...]