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News for 4 February 2007

Techfab to Run Third Decor Concrete Design Competition

4th February 2007 0 comments

TechFab has announced a call for entries for the third annual 2007 TechFab/C-GRID Decor Concrete Design Competition. The objective of the competition is to design and create an original concrete countertop, vanity, tabletop or architectural décor product suitable for use in residential or commercial applications using C-GRID reinforcement., their carbon fibre epoxy grid structure. Judging will be conducted in May 2007. There will be three judges selected from the industry. Three winners will be announced and provided awards. Select honourable mentions will also be chosen. These designers will be showcased to the industry and recognition given for their creativity. All entries must have been produced in 2006-2007. Entry submission must be received for judging no later than May 1, 2007 to be eligible. Co-sponsored by Decosup and TechFab, the annual design competition showcases the best and brightest the decorative concrete industry has to offer.

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Diab Establishes New SE Asia Office

4th February 2007 0 comments

Diab has enhanced its support for the South-East Asian market by establishing a new facility in Chonburi near Bangkok in Thailand. As a result of setting up the new facility, Diab say that they will be able to offer an even faster response to customer needs in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Indonesia. The new facility will include technical service personnel who will be able to assist Diab customers in the region with the introduction of new processing techniques such as Core Infusion Technology and ‘ready to use’ core kits – both of which have been introduced around the world by Diab. In addition, the new facility will carry out finishing operations to more closely meet the particular core material requirements of the region and specific Diab customers. Commenting on the new facility, Johan Gralén, VP Sales & Marketing AAO, said “”The investment in the new Thailand operation follows on closely from the establishment last year of our Chinese facility and the recent announcement of the addition of a kit manufacturing production unit in Shanghai. It is a clear demonstration of Diab’s long term commitment to the Asian market.”

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