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    News Archive for February 2006

    Patent granted on Australian-designed chair

    Australian-owned Nufurn Commercial Furniture Solutions, has recently had a US Patent 6,969,113 B2 granted for its Gladiator resin folding chair.

    Expert witness finds blind spot in safety underfoot

    Australian employers and public building managers face potentially huge payouts and even jail if they continue to underestimate dangers posed by slip and fall accidents, according to Michael Siegle, General Mat Company (GMC) managing director and an expert witness in workers compensation and public liability court cases.

    Waterhog Premier matting beautifies entrances while protecting interiors from dirt

    The General Mat Company (GMC) has released Waterhog Premier matting in Australia. It has a rubber-reinforced face design for added beauty and performance, in addition to the Waterhog range's ribbed construction that is designed to soak up dirt and water before it can spoil expensive carpets or flooring and create safety hazards.

    Interior decorating website makes art selection easy

    PictureStore Online allows the public, trade and interior decorators to visit Australia’s largest range of prints, posters and art reproduction at

    Tiles, veneers, splashbacks, benchtops in pearl

    [email protected]'s exclusive range of pearl veneers and tiles are made with the finest quality nacre (pearl material from the inside of Mother-of-pearl, Abalone and Oyster shell).

    Bluescope purlins saved on material use

    Lysaght Supapurlins were used on a portside warehouse project.

    Award adopts two new family members

    Centique and FM Mattsson join the Award family of brands as of February 1, 2006.

    Amber moves into engineered timber flooring

    Amber has released a range of engineered timber floors made from a selection of hardwoods.


    AIR-CELL Insulation’s innovative wall insulation system for concrete panel walls reduces wall cavity footprints compared to bulk insulation and increases saleable floor space by delivering high thermal performance in a fibre-free, ultra-thin 7mm profile.

    Garage door opener

    Garage door opener specialist Herculift has released an ultra quiet garage door opener called QuietLift.

    Curb-mounted skylight a commercial reality

    Velux has released a curb mounted skylight suitable for commercial buildings.

    Grey water diverter

    Pipeline Plumbing and Irrigation Supplies has a grey water diverter useful if a tank can’t be fitted.

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