Ever since static electricity was recognised as a problem, efforts have been taken to control the risks. Centuries ago, the biggest issues caused by unwanted Electro Static Dischar¬ge (ESD) events was the ignition of gunpowder storage and other explosive or flammable material. As the electronics industry started to grow and electronics beca¬me smaller and more [...]
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The basis of this article is one that I wrote some time ago; in simpler times. Now more than ever, we need to recognise those things we can control, and those we cannot. In fact, for the benefit of our mental health, the mental health of those around us, and the health of our business, [...]
Welcome to the first Insurance Matters article by FloorInsure. FloorInsure are proud to be involved with Flooring Magazine as their insurance partner by providing relevant and current information about the insurance sector and its effect on the flooring industry with regard to specific insurance trends, products and general information on how flooring industry businesses can [...]
Ian Valentine passed away in April this year. He is described by his TAFE teaching mate Ray Cook as ‘A man for Floor Covering and training’ and ‘Good at whatever he set his mind to’ by his son, Peter Valentine. Ian Valentine was born in Preston, Victoria in 1939. He left school as many young [...]
Today’s flooring landscape offers buyers variety and choice like never before. In fact, there are sometimes so many options to choose from it can be difficult for retailers and consumers to navigate. However, new consumer research from Roy Morgan has shed some light on consumer buying preferences, and the ‘Aussie factor’ is as popular as [...]
Hints and Tips Flotex is neither a carpet or resilient floor rather, it is a mix of both. A heavy duty waterproof resilient bottom with a high-density 6.6 nylon textile top. It is also known as flocked flooring due to the electrostatic production process. Flotex has existed for some time, however, never has it been [...]
COVID-19 hit Australia and the World hard. But what is the feeling of industry suppliers about the recovery? Are they optimistic or are they concerned? We asked a number of suppliers of machinery, software, and hardware both here and overseas to comment and generally; the feeling is one of optimism. When it became evident that [...]
July is normally an exciting time for the Australian and New Zealand furniture and cabinet industries with new and interesting equipment and products at the bi-annual AWISA exhibition. The show may have been cancelled but your preferred supplier is still eager to provide you with the very latest technologies available. As I write this, I [...]
Chris Jones was appointed General Manager of Leitz Tooling Systems Australia 22 years ago. He has always been a leader who has demonstrated the qualities of honesty and consistency of character, but it is now time for Chris to move on. As he says, “Leaders should know when to step down.” A man of integrity [...]
Euromobil kitchens chooses FENIX, the so-called phoenix of materials, produced by Arpa, for its kitchens. To call it a finish is simplistic. FENIX is a long-lasting material, which is matt, in line with contemporary design trends, scratchproof, antibacterial and eco-friendly Euromobil is always at the cutting edge of research into the materials it uses for [...]