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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

ABS edges by Ostermann

In the production of furniture, ABS edges for furniture (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) have been used for more than 20 years. ABS has been replacing PVC for many years as a material for the edging of melamine panels. Thanks to their flexibility, the edge of the chipboard panel is also obtained in an optimal way. ABS is a material that gives countless advantages: it is easy to work with, offers infinite possibilities of use, maintains a homogeneous color even on the radii of the milled edges and is well resistant to chemical agents and cleaning products.
The ABS edges are available in many colors and decorations, with different finishes in various widths and thicknesses. Depending on the need and use, Ostermann supplies ABS edges in different thicknesses and in any desired width up to 100 mm. The range of edges with painted surface offers a great variety of gloss grades: from super matt to extra high gloss. Also considering that an edge nowadays must give a correspondence not only visual, but also tactile, Ostermann offers ABS edges with various finishes, such as ash pore, minipearl, line structure or wood structure. The so-called "decorative gloss" finish is then produced through a very special process: a special process with two different layers of lacquering with different degrees of gloss gives the wood pores and the incisions placed on the deepest layer more shine than the upper layer of the edge. Thanks to this contrast, the structure appears much more marked and natural both from a tactile and optical point of view.
Thanks to their flexibility and impact resistance, the ABS edges represent a high quality solution to finish the panel and at the same time economical. This also applies to its disposal. The formaldehyde-free ABS can be incinerated at a dedicated plant in accordance with waste disposal regulations and laws along with wood waste.
The edges for furniture in ABS can be processed using all the most commonly used edge banding machines and technologies. All hot melt glues available on the market can be used for gluing. For optimum adhesion of the glue to the edge, Ostermann ABS edges are always primed. Craftsmen who do not have an edge banding machine can take advantage of a particular service: the Ostermann edge specialist delivers in this case edges already pre-glued with EVA thermoplastic adhesive.
The ABS edges can generally be painted with various polyurethane (PUR) or Desmodur / Desmophen (DD) paints.
As in laser and hot air technology, only edges with a specific functional layer can be used in Near Infrared Radiation / Infratec (NIR) technology. Also in this case the ABS edges are particularly suitable. Ostermann ABS edges have the advantage that they can be subsequently coated with the specific functional layer depending on the technology. Ostermann's specific Laser, Airtec and Infratec ABS edges are supplied in all solid colors and decorations, in any width up to 60 mm. They are prepared from 1 roll, ready in just 4 working days.

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Saib raw and finished chipboard panels: eco-sustainable and with a high colour and haptic yield

The company has become an ADI member for the technological innovation of industrial processes and constant design research.
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 22/04/2020

Finished panels, laminates and edges: Espresso 2022, complete and coordinated collection by Cleaf

A stock service always in stock for official Cleaf retailers
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 19/02/2020
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

The Solid Colours collection and the new synchronized version of the Burnt finish by Cleaf

A collection of ABS faced panels, laminates and edges for furniture and interior design
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 30/10/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

SAIB selected by Intesa Sanpaolo as one of the best companies in the world

Awarded for its economic performance and eco-sustainability
Category: Chipboard panels
Publication date: 27/09/2019

Cleaf and Egger sign an important business partnership

Objective: to provide architects and interior designers with an innovative and unique service
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 25/09/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Cleaf presents C-HOUSE: ABS faced panels, laminates and edges

The many applications of furniture and interior cladding surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Diplos: a collection that combines laminate hpl with melamine faced panels

Surfaces and panels complementary to each other for decoration and finishing
Category: Laminates for furniture
Publication date: 04/03/2019

Surfaces from the Antipodes: the Cleaf project at the Milano Design Week

The installation highlighted the materiality of the Cleaf surfaces
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 26/04/2018
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Cleaf presents

The new exhibition concept of CCube
Category: Ennobled panels
Publication date: 20/04/2017
Company: Cleaf S.p.a.

Ostermann edges with supermatt finish

An even richer assortment
Category: wooden edges, ABS edges, laminate edges
Publication date: 18/01/2016
Company: Ostermann Italia Srl