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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

    Noosa@Home'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.

    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.

    Lighting illuminates facades

    Thorn Lighting has come up with two new ranges for designers to use when illuminating architectural facades and building surrounds.

    Fire protection glass adds building class

    Pilkington has introduced Pyrostop fire protection glass which meets BCA requirements.

    A new acrylic paint wipes clean of smears

    Bristol has released Nouveau, an acrylic paint ideal for use in high traffic areas or where smears and other marks are likely to appear.

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