The German Logging Championship is back for another high-octane season at Ligna 2019. With elite lumberjacks and forestry professionals from all over Germany facing off in a range of logging disciplines, there will be thrills and spectacle aplenty for visitors.
Fungi that decompose tree trunks can conjure up real works of art in wood. In nature, however, the decay-causing fungi not only decorate the tree, but also destroy it. Scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) are now teaching the fungi how to draw.
During Domotex 2019, visitors can explore the MaterialDistrict Expo on 26, 27, 28 March with the theme “Trending Topics” in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong. This exhibition is entirely dedicated to the latest and most popular material themes for architecture and design.
On 27 to 30 April 2019, Domotex Turkey (Gaziantep, Southeast Anatolia) brings together the country's most important carpet manufacturers in one location. The trade show is located in Gaziantep, home to most of Turkey's producers of woven carpets and rugs.
Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera
At Heimtextil 2019, 3025 exhibitors from 65 countries took the international trade fair for home and contract textiles to a 15-year high: "Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept," says Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt. The show drawed some 67.500 visitors.
Floortech Asia has historically been an important segment of Domotex Asia/Chinafloor and at the upcoming 21st edition, running from March 26-28, 2019; the Floortech exhibiting space will be increased by more than a half, the trade fair organiser VNU Exhibitions Asia announces.
With a strong lineup of activities covering key areas such as Industry 4.0, intelligent production and the huge demand for cross-platform cooperation, CIFM / interzum guangzhou will be the focal point of more than 1,500 exhibitors from home and abroad as well as the global furniture manufacturing industry.
This year's Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial (MEM Industrial) underscored its reputation as a business platform: "Our successful partnership with AMPIMM, the Mexican Association of Wood Industry Suppliers, has given the show a new face and effectively transformed it into a one-stop shop," says Christian Pfeiffer, manager at Deutsche Messe.
Smooth surfaces with low defect densities are of great importance for many application areas, i. g. for high-gloss and dirt-resistant furniture. Within the so called “OptiPerm” project, a new technology for the production of ultra-smooth polymer films has been developed by research scientists at Fraunhofer FEP.
Digital tools and smart materials support the creative process of designers and architects opening new horizons. Professor Martin Tamke from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation discusses these developments with DIE MESSE.