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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor: Shanghai is calling

DACF logo-01Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 visitor registration is now open. Already the most prominent exhibition of its kind in the Asian-Pacific region, Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 welcomes visitors from 100+ countries. Last year, the show increased its international attendance by almost 20%, from which, the top five visiting countries ranked: South Korea, Japan, the United States, India and Australia.

“I expect both our global visitor and exhibitor attendance to exceed last year’s results, especially as 2018 will mark our 20th anniversary,” said Shine Liu, project director of VNU Exhibitions. “The event continues to be the industry’s key meeting point in Asia and the international flooring community is noticing. We signed on new international pavilions (Croatia and Canada) and hope to organize more country marquees to join the ranks of Germany, France, India, Afghanistan, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States.”

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor celebrates 20 years

DACF logo-01Shanghai, China—The Shanghai New International Expo Center will be the meeting point for flooring professionals during the 20th edition of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor. The show is set to run March 20-22, 2018. With only six months till the show, exhibitors from across the flooring industry are quickly securing their space. The show is already 80% booked.

The show’s internationality is increasing year after year with even more world-renowned brands joining the largest flooring show in Asia Pacific. International brands, to date, occupy more than 21% of the total confirmed exhibiting space. Some of the world’s leading brands participating in Domotex asia/ChinaFloor include: Armstrong, Gerflor, KCC, KDF, LG Hausys, Nox, USFloors, HanWha, Tarkett, Toli, Meijer, Elegant, Kingdom, Alsapan, Classen, French Timber Association, Haro, Swiss Krono Group, Parador, Kaindl, Egger, Faus, Giant, Weitzer Parkett, Edelholz, Balterio, Alloc, Unilin, Homelegend, Lamett, Power Dekor, Arte Mundi, A&W, Valinge, Balta, Boyteks, Nishaburi, Oriental Weavers, Farrahi, Shanhua, Haima, SanLi, Beaulieu, Mannington, Best Wool Carpets, Suminoe, Homag, Osmo, Dynea, Klumpp, Winters-teiger, Hawk, Banfert and Azumi.

The 2018 exhibition includes 12 halls among which five are dedicated to carpet and rugs, four to wood, laminate, cork, bamboo and other hard surfaces, and three halls dedicated to resilient flooring for commercial, industrial and residential use along with more than 161,000 square feet of outdoor exhibiting space. Special areas designed by Kostas Chatzigiannis of KCA will be available for all exhibitors participating in the InnovAction program–a platform enabling exhibitors to launch their newest products.

The Luxury Brands carpet show is coming back for the second time with returning handmade rug brands as well as brand new designers for an exclusive upscale experience in the world of handmade carpets. The 2018 show will also include cadet conferences and events, the Materia exhibition, the Floor Heating forum, the Hospital Space Design forum and much more. Attendees will also see exciting new launches, such as the woods and PVC wallboard showcase and the winter sports themed events in the Sports Flooring forum.

Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2017 gathered 1,364 exhibitors from 40 countries and attracted 54,529 trade visitors, of which 12,812 were international coming from 100 nations. Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018 marks 20 years and is expected to become a unique point of reference for all flooring professionals as it continues to offer the flooring industry a unique platform to access and do business in Asia – Pacific, the biggest flooring market in the world.

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Online registration opens for Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2017

domotex-asiaShanghai—Visitors to Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia-Pacific region, are invited to register online for the event, which is set to take place March 21-23, 2017, in Shanghai, China. Industry attendees can get their free entrance tickets by simply registering at domotexasiachinafloor.com.

By registering online, visitors have the ability to contact some of the 900-plus vendors scheduled to exhibit at the show. This feature will help them plan their meetings and navigate through the latest products that will be on display. With less than five months to go, almost 85% of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2017—now in its 19th year—is already booked, organizers report.

“As the only dedicated international flooring tradeshow in APAC, Domotex asia/ChinaFloor is the perfect platform to get an overview on what is happening in the most dynamic flooring market today,” said David Zhong, president of VNU Exhibitions asia, one of the organizers of the show. “Held in the heart of the region, it facilitates communication between attendees from different parts of the world and cuts through uncertainties of doing business in China and other emerging Asian economies.”

According to VNU Exhibitions, the Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than 40% of the global flooring market share in terms of value. Research shows more Chinese and Asian flooring manufacturers are focused on technology enhancement and innovations. These include popular flooring products such as LVT and WPC. “The flooring industry in our region has had enormous growth and developments in the recent years,” Zhong stated. “The market has so much to offer to flooring professionals seeking new opportunities.”

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Milliken unveils new regional headquarters and innovation gallery

Shanghai, China – Global innovation leader Milliken & Company has announced the company’s opening of a regional headquarters in Shanghai.

Leveraging its long presence in the region, Milliken’s new Asia headquarters combines sales, marketing, design, research, and business support services in a state-of-the-art space that will act as the hub of Milliken innovation throughout Asia. The headquarters features a floor covering design studio, chemical laboratories, a pilot manufacturing facility, office space, and an innovation gallery. Continue reading Milliken unveils new regional headquarters and innovation gallery

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Laticrete opens Shanghai retail outlet

LATICRETE, a global manufacturer and leader of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry, hosted a major grand opening event at its new retail outlet in the Jiuxing Building Materials Marketplace on June 20th, 2012. The largest marketplace of its kind in Shanghai, the Jiuxing Market is one of the biggest building materials wholesale centers in all of China, with annual sales totaling more than $10 billion Yuan. Continue reading Laticrete opens Shanghai retail outlet

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Optimism reigns as U.S. economy slowly improves

by Matthew Spieler

Shanghai—With the U.S. economy starting to once again show signs of life and the Asian market continuing its strong growth trend, the 14th annual Domotex asia/ ChinaFloor (DACF) was filled with plenty of optimism.

The upbeat spirit was seen by both visitors and exhibitors and across all product segments on display—even by those who were not selling or buying products. “It’s been too busy,” proclaimed Bert Van der Stock, managing director of Flooring Industries, the division that handles the Uniclic licensing for Mohawk/Unilin. “I haven’t been able to leave the booth for the entire show.” Continue reading Optimism reigns as U.S. economy slowly improves

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Shaw expands presence in Asia Pacific

Company will break ground on manufacturing facility in April

Cartersville, Ga.– Shaw Contract Group opened a sales office in Shanghai recently to provide customers in rapidly growing Asian markets with greater access to its high performance Cradle to Cradle certified carpet tile. The US-based flooring manufacturer’s LEED-registered Commercial Interior space, pending Gold certification, will be followed by sales offices opening in Beijing and Hong Kong later this year. Continue reading Shaw expands presence in Asia Pacific

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Chinafloors enters vinyl category

Shanghai — The Shanghai-based flooring producer Chinafloors Timber Co. has announced the launch of its brand-new program of luxury vinyl planks. The collection will be marketed under the Lamett brand and features 21 decors that will be available both in a dry back as well as in a click version for floating installation. Continue reading Chinafloors enters vinyl category

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor: Readying for record 2012 event

SHANGHAI, CHINA—With nearly six months to go before the 14th staging of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor (DACF), the event is once again showing why it is one of, if not the, largest floor covering markets in the world as officials are reporting more than 70% of what is an expanded exhibition space is already booked.

Set for March 27 to 29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the event will be spread out over 11 exhibition halls as opposed to the nine used in 2011. Continue reading Domotex asia/ChinaFloor: Readying for record 2012 event