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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.

Circular economy: igus makes the first energy chain entirely from recycled material
The basic principle of the circular economy is the so-called cradle-to-cradle, in Italian "dalla culla alla culla", or rather the desire to reintroduce consumer goods into the biological or technical cycle to continue to enhance precious resources and raw materials.

To pursue this goal, igus, a company specializing in the production of motion plastics, has developed the world's first energy chain made entirely from recycled material, starting from its “chainge” recycling program for energy chains.


Greater sustainability with constant quality

The cradle chain - E2.1.CG from igus is a complete range of energy chains made from the new igumid CG material. Numerous tests carried out in the company’s internal laboratory have shown that the new energy chain retains the same technical characteristics and load capacities as a chain made of standard material igumid G, as well as having the same advantages in terms of price.


The chainge recycling program for energy chains

The cradle-chain is made from recycled material in the "chainge" recycling program. In fact, since 2019 igus has been taking back used energy chains from customers to prevent them from being included in the so-called "unidentified" industrial waste. The collection service is offered not only for igus energy chains, but also for chains from other manufacturers. To date, more than 32 tons of material have been collected in 13 countries and, for the current year, igus aims to reach 500 tons.

The waste material is then recovered, divided by type, cleaned and reworked. To ensure that the regranulate has all those characteristics that guarantee the constant quality of the product, the process involves an accurate work of chemical analysis and optimization of the formula.

The material obtained from this process, igumid CG, is then used to make the recycled cradle-chain, without any qualitative loss in terms of wear resistance, stability or bending fatigue.

The new range is available from stock in five series and 28 chain types.


Sustainable cycle for raw materials  

With this new series of energy chains made from recycled material, igus is making a further contribution to safeguarding resources and promoting the circular economy. According to the Environmental Product Declaration, this sustainable cycle of raw materials reduces CO2 emissions by 28%. Jörg Ottersbach, igus Head of the Energy Chains Business Unit, explains: "We must not only focus on the first use of the products, but also on the recycling of raw materials. We see great cradle-to-cradle potentialOur goal is to rework as much raw materials and waste products as possible, so that these precious resources do not become waste, but are used and reused for as long as possible. "

Ecotone surfaces from Scapin Group: the new generation of environmentally friendly slabs

Using the most advanced technology applied to quartz, they offer an environmentally sustainable alternative while maintaining excellent technical performance
Category: Technological materials for furniture
Publication date: 17/05/2024
Company: Marmo Arredo Spa

Arçelik: eco-sustainable appliances for a better world

Presented a washing machine with filtering system for synthetic microfibers
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 23/09/2019

Expanded polyurethane: Europur & Euro-Moulders 2019 annual conference in Lisbon

Circular economy and recycling are among the topics covered
Category: Flexible polyurethane foam
Publication date: 20/09/2019

Materials Village 2018: technologies dedicated to colour and sustainability

Two large installations designed by Studio Marco Piva and Yona Friedman
Category: Industry news
Publication date: 05/04/2018

Category: Trade associations
Publication date: 30/11/2017