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05/09/2021
The ALPI Wavy Fir collection thus stems from the reinterpretation of the raw material, with the aim of expressing the sensation of natural wood through graphic motifs.
Fascinated by ALPI's unique ability to work with wood, creating surfaces that bring out its nature, but with the use of technological processes, the designers have drawn inspiration from the typical striped grain of fir and pine, deciding to shape it in soft curves, creating a surprising graphic effect.
The Wavy Fir wood plays with the "zoom in/zoom out" dialectic, giving rise to different perceptions: while in an overall view the wood has a natural look, upon closer examination it is possible to perceive the wavy movement of the grain, developed in an unexpected way, adding a sense of dynamism on the surface while bringing out the expressive power of the details.
A collection available in two color variants, reflecting the deep passion of Raw Edges for wood and its multiple potentialities, always central factors in their research, and an ongoing field of experimentation.
The new collection is produced in poplar wood from Italian arboriculture sites, and hence with totally sustainable raw materials.
Ecological renewable raw material par excellence, poplar wood stands out for its environmental qualities, including a remarkable ability to absorb the CO2 present in the atmosphere, typical of fast-growth species, and to cleanse the water absorbed from the ground, restoring it in pure form to the environment, through transpiration.
The certification issued by SGS guarantees the agricultural and Italian origin of the material. Furthermore, the FSC® certification (FSC-C004666) assigned to the company ensures the correct, responsible sourcing of the wood in keeping with the strictest environmental, social and economic standards.
05/09/2021
The new "French Palette" collection takes its inspiration from the French painting of the early 1700s, where the tones were often delicate, light, not without a daring touch of luminosity.
A project that takes the research on color to a higher step, or perhaps a more precise, refined interpretation, conveying ALPI's deeper sense of the material and its aesthetic culture.
Each color comes from careful study, during which Piero Lissoni, together with the ALPI technical division, has measured and balanced every single nuance to achieve the desired effect.
A palette of soft but forceful tones, hints of evergreens and more refined nuances like teal blue and burgundy. A chromatic path of great elegance, thanks to Piero Lissoni's unique ability to select a range of very precise, never banal tones.
The new collection is produced in poplar wood from Italian arboriculture sites, and hence with totally sustainable raw materials.
Ecological renewable raw material par excellence, poplar wood stands out for its environmental qualities, including a remarkable ability to absorb the CO2 present in the atmosphere, typical of fast-growth species, and to cleanse the water absorbed from the ground, restoring it in pure form to the environment, through transpiration.
The certification issued by SGS guarantees the agricultural and Italian origin of the material. Furthermore, the FSC® certification (FSC-C004666) assigned to the company ensures the correct, responsible sourcing of the wood in keeping with the strictest environmental, social and economic standards.
03/06/2021
Bloom technology for FENIX NTM and Arpa HPL has been included in the ADI Design Index 2020, a volume that includes the best Italian designs created and produced in 2019. By being selected, this innovation is a precandidate for the Compasso d'Oro Award 2022.
Bloom is the lignin-based technology created by the company's R&D department to increase the use of natural raw materials in the core of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM. Arpa's products are made up of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology is introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%.

Lignin, the second-most abundant natural polymer in the world after cellulose, is defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together. Normally used by the pulp industry to produce energy, its use in the formulation of thermosetting resins is a significant innovation.

The Bloom technology allows to maintain the quality and well-known features of FENIX NTM® and Arpa High Pressure Laminates (HPL), while supporting our clients in realising their sustainability challenges. It means that Bloom provides a higher value to our clients' projects and products with no implications in terms of quality and performance.

The ADI Design Index is the third recognition the Bloom technology has received after winning the Materialpreis 2020 and the Interzum Award 2021 "Best of the Best."

The ADI Design Index selection is done yearly by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, which is made of over one hundred experts from all around Italy. It is a point of reference for design quality from furniture to vehicles, from machine tools to communication and without forgetting social design.
The products included in the ADI Design Index are showcased at an exhibition open to the public at ADI Design Museum in Milan from June 3rd until 20th. The exhibition will later be moved to Rome, where it will be hosted at the Acquario Romano from June 29th until July 2nd.
11/05/2021
Bloom technology for Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM won as "Best of the Best" at the Interzum Award: Intelligent Material and Design 2021 in the materials and surfaces category. Also, the new VIS technology was recognized the "High Product Quality" achievement.

Bloom is the lignin-based technology created by the company's R&D department to increase the use of natural raw materials in the core of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM. Arpa's products are made up of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology is introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%.

Lignin, the second-most abundant natural polymer in the world after cellulose, is defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together. Normally used by the pulp industry to produce energy, its use in the formulation of thermosetting resins is a significant innovation.

The Interzum Award is the second recognition the Bloom technology has received after winning the Materialpreis 2020.

Also recognized with "High Product Quality" Interzum Award is the VIS technology for Arpa high-quality surfaces. This engineered surfaced has an increased wear resistance thanks to the use of mineral components. Because it also includes organic components, the tactile experience of the textures is also enhanced. VIS is offered with 20 exclusive decors and distinctive finishes.

This is Arpa Industriale's six and seventh Interzum Award. In 2011, the Naturalia collection won the "Best of the Best" award while FENIX NTM® received the "Best of the Best" honour in 2015. In 2017, HPL Losa finish was awarded the "High Product Quality," while in 2019 the "High Product Quality" was given to FENIX NTA and "Kér" finish for Arpa high-quality surfaces.

"Best of the Best" award is given every two years to "outstanding design achievements" that set new standards for form and function in their industry. "Only innovations that feature ground-breaking design receive this top prize in the Interzum Award," said the organizers.

The winning products will be presented digitally on the show floor of Interzum @home 2021, in which Arpa Industriale is showcasing its newest innovations. The award ceremony will take place online on May 4.
18/02/2021
01/09/2021
Boyut Plastik is a member of Alim Grup which was founded in Istanbul in 1998 by Naser ALİM, who is, the chairman of the board of directors.
Boyut Plastik, which was established in 2005, produces at its modern and high-tech production facility in Istanbul;
* For Furniture Industry : Edgebanding, profile wrapping foil (Platinum Series) in PVC, ABS and 3D categories with a capacity of 1,200 tons/month
* For Medical Industry : Meltblown nonwoven fabric with a capacity of 60 tons/month,
Boyut Plastik which exports half of its production to more than 50 countries, has achieved a rapid growth momentum thanks to its direct investments totalling 200 million TL between 2017-2020.
Alim Group's other fields of operation are as following :
* Alim Forest Products Inc. with an annual volume of 250 thousand m3 is one of Europe's largest wood-based panels (MDF, particleboard, laminate flooring, doorskin and similar products) distributor, with main markets being Balkans and South East Europe.

* Another line of business as Alim Medikal is medical mask production under Alimex brand. Daily capacity is over 1 million and 70% of it is exported.

Alim Group has 3 companies abroad:
* Montenegro: Alim Grup D.o.o. ; Located in the free zone of Bar city, its warehouse with a closed area of 12 thousand m2 serves as logistics centre for wood based panel sales to the Southeast Europe.
* Serbia: Boyut Import-Export D.o.o. where it carries out edgeband sales activities for the domestic market in a closed area of 2 thousand m2 in Belgrade.
* Macedonia: Alim Grup D.o.o.e.l. is trading in semi finished products for furniture industry.

Alim Group with about 400 employees carries out its administrative and production activities at its new and modern building with a closed area of 20,000 m2 in Istanbul.
27/07/2021
IKI is the new handle designed by Mario Scairato and Alessandro Stabile for Dnd: it is characterized by a formal palindromic construction, in which the profile of the upper view is identical to that of the front view, overturned 180 degrees. An elegant and essential shape, in which the sharp edges generate a changing volume that ends with semicircular shapes and suggests the user the grip with its frontal profile.
The concept of balance between opposites dear to the philosophy of Japan suggested to the designers the name IKI, also a palindrome, which means "simple, sophisticated, spontaneous".

Made of zamak, it is available in three finishes: satin chrome, black, anthracite.

Mario Scairato

He lives and works between Milan and Paestum, his hometown. He graduated in Industrial Design at IUAV / Università della Repubblica di San Marino in 2011. Since 2015, as a freelancer, he has designed for Alessi, Internoitaliano and Moleskine. Since 2015 he has been art director of Paestum Experience, a branding project he founded that aims to promote and communicate the city of Capaccio Paestum.

Alessandro Stabile

One of the ten "Top Young Italian Industrial Designers" selected by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York in 2013. In 2011 he founded his studio and deals with product design and art direction. In 2016 two of his ideas won the first and second "Young&Design" award as the two best projects of Milano Design Week from an under 35. He designs for brands such as Moleskine, Alessi, Ferrero Nutella and others.
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