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BUREAU VERITAS WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S HACKITT RESPONSE BUT SAYS ‘GAPS REMAIN’ IN IMPLEMENTATION

Bureau Veritas, global leader in testing, inspection and certification, has welcomed the Government’s recent response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s proposals on the Hackitt report, stating that many of the recommendations on fire safety and construction will “undoubtedly” result in a safer built environment. Following the publication in May of the Hackitt Report […]

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TTA MARKET SURVEY SHOWS MIXED RESULTS ON THE HIGH STREET, BUT STRONGER PERFORMANCE FOR ADHESIVES MANUFACTURERS

The first TTA member survey of retail tile sales and ‘factory gate’ tile adhesive sales shows a mixed picture. The survey is the first of what will be quarterly surveys going forward, which will compare market performance with the equivalent periods in the previous year. Respondents to the retail survey were asked two questions: For […]

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PROSUPER GRIP – A NEW FAVOURITE WALL TILE ADHESIVE FROM ULTRATILEFIX

UltraTileFix, part of the multi award-winning Instarmac Group plc, is home to a portfolio of high performance ready mixed and cementitious powder tile adhesives – a range that includes the much-loved ProSuper Grip. ProSuper Grip acrylic wall tile adhesive, has been specially formulated for its non-slip, high grab properties which allow for the speedy application […]

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NORCROS ADHESIVES INVESTS IN NEW TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT 150% GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

Norcros Adhesives is investing in a range of improvements at its Stoke-on-Trent factory, designed to support a projected increase in manufacturing capacity of 150 per cent.  The company aims to improve both manufacturing efficiency and also drive up product quality. The changes include the implementation of a new ERP system to strengthen management controls and […]

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BREXIT UNCERTAINTY AND INFRASTRUCTURE DELAYS LEAD CPA TO DOWNGRADE CONSTRUCTION FORECAST

Growth for the UK’s construction sector next year has been downgraded amid signs Brexit uncertainty and on-going delays in the delivery of major infrastructure projects continue to weigh on activity. The Construction Products Association’s Autumn Forecasts anticipate growth will remain flat in 2018, and rise by only 0.6% in 2019, a downward revision from its […]

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ITALIAN TILE MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW

The ACIMAC Research Department has recently released its ‘Financial Statement Analysis – World Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’. This contains new 2017 financial data for a sample of world ceramic tile manufacturers analysed by the Acimac Research Department. This reveals a further improvement in Italy’s performance with respect to its international competitors, including growth in both production efficiency […]

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