More than 23,000 wood manufacturers and suppliers attended the International Woodworking Fair this past August, with approximately 9,000 exhibitors on the show floor
Melt-on-demand technology for edgebander gluing provides a very thin glue line, for a zero-joint edgeband effect.
A special session on national and international safety standards was presented August 20, during the 2014 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. The joint ISO/ANSI TAG session is hosted by the WMIA and WMMA.
Earth Anatomy has added a full fabrication service to its line of thin stone veneer products. Earth Anatomy offers granite, marble, and travertine from 1mm thick with a fiberglass backer up to 19mm thick with an aluminum honeycomb backer.
The 2014 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia August 20-23, shed light on the positive future ahead for U.S. wood component manufacturing.
For my second IWF, I began the day before the show opened as a panelist on the Woodworking Inventors Symposium. The most surprising benefit to the symposium was the interaction and the back-and-forth with other shop owners.
All indications show positive growth for IWF 2014. Registration was 10% higher, and increased in 47 of 50 states.The 920 exhibitors included over 200 new exhibiting companies at the International Woodworking Fair 2014.
The Mayor of Hardware, Richie DeMarco, gives his pick for top trends and products from IWF 2014.
Trending edgebanding includes heavily textured, grayish woodgrains, and of course, laser edgebanding, says Rehau's Justin Demarco. At IWF 2014 Rehau had more visitors in the first two days than in the entire show in 2012.
By Bill Esler