Plyboo Bamboo Hires New Manufacturer’s Reps for UK Market 2013

Plyboo Hires New Manufacturer’s Reps for UK Market 2013

Birmingham, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October / November 2013

“We are very excited about the great potential for Plyboo interior surfaces in the UK. Our new relationship with Plyboo heralds a fantastic opportunity for both Plyboo and IQ ( Allied American ) Industries Ltd in Europe,” said Angie Haynes.

Plyboo, the world’s leading manufacturer of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified bamboo flooring and plywood, has acquired Rob Haynes and Angie Haynes as manufacturing representatives.  Rob and Angie work at IQ Modular Industries, of Birmingham, UK, which services the architectural and design communities of London, Manchester and Birmingham A&D markets. Plyboo products will now be exclusively Distributed by IQ Industries Limited  and, as a consequence, with immediate effect, Plyboo surfaces will no longer be distributed via CF Anderson Timber Products,

Rob Haynes believes that FSC certified bamboo has an excellent future in the UK and on the continent. “IQ Industries is delighted to be working closely with Plyboo in the UK.  Their commitment to continually explore new ways to innovate and inspire have a direct synergy with our commitment to deliver a sustainable, resource efficient, engaging bamboo product for commercial work and living space in the UK,” said Rob Haynes.

“We are very excited about the great potential for Plyboo interior surfaces in the UK and mainland Europe, Our new relationship with Plyboo heralds a fantastic opportunity for both Plyboo and IQ Industries in Europe,” said Angie Haynes.

Mr. Haynes has extensive experience in the carpeting and flooring industry, having worked on large projects such as the carpet and flooring contract for Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 and the Apple‘s UK headquarters.

Angie Haynes has worked with the construction industry for over fifteen years, including flooring projects with Heathrow Airport and the Radison, Marriot and Hilton hotels.

“We have looked long and hard to find the right manufacturer’s representative to support our distribution efforts in the UK and Europe,” said Angus Stocks, President of Plyboo. “Rob and Angie are the perfect fit for Plyboo.”

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Francisco, Smith & Fong Co. is the first U.S. company to manufacture bamboo flooring in China for sale in North America, offering its products under the brand name Plyboo in 1993. In 1996 the firm began producing bamboo plywood, followed by coconut palm flooring and plywood products in 2000. Plyboo is committed to sustainability through innovation. For information call 866-835-9859 or visit http://www.plyboo.com

angie 0744 556 1 711

rob 0745 333 8 300

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Durapalm coconut and sugar palm plywood options bring a little bit of the tropics into your home or office.

Durapalm coconut and sugar palm plywood options bring a little bit of the tropics into your home or office.

 

 

Made with 100% reclaimed plantation grown sugar and coconut palm trees, these exotic palm plywood panels can be cut and sanded using conventional woodworking equipment.

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Smith & Fong First To Offer formaldehyde free adhesive

Smith & Fong First To Commercialize Soy-Based Adhesive System Used in Bamboo Manufacturing Operations

Plyboo

October 5, 2011 — San Francisco, Calif. – Smith & Fong Co. today announced it has fully commercialized a soy-based, formaldehyde-free adhesive system in all its PlybooPure® bamboo flooring, PlybooSport® bamboo sport flooring lines as well as their full range of PlybooPure urea-formaldehyde-free bamboo plywood products.

“We now have very healthy inventory on our SoyBond™ bamboo flooring and plywood products here in North America,” Smith & Fong president and founder Dan Smith said. “We’ve spent the better part of two years refining our manufacturing processes to adapt to the soy-based adhesives system developed by our partner Ashland, Inc. and based on their Soy adhesive Technology”.

Smith & Fong began experimenting with the soy-based adhesive technology in the Fall of 2008. In addition to different handling procedures and protocols for working with the adhesive, new presses and application equipment were essential to the successful conversion of the soy-based system. “Now that we have converted our PlybooPure bamboo flooring and bamboo plywood lines to the soy-based adhesive system, our mission is to move all our manufacturing to the new system.”

Smith & Fong’s Soybond bamboo flooring and bamboo plywood products all pass the California Section1350 testing and are eligible for LEED IEQc 4.3 and IEQc 4.4 respectively.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Francisco, Smith & Fong Co. was the first U.S. company to manufacture bamboo flooring for sale in North America, offering its initial product under the brand name Plyboo in 1993. In 1996 the firm began producing bamboo plywood, followed by coconut palm flooring and plywood products in 2000. In 2009 the company introduced a domestically produced flooring line called Sideways that is FSC-certified, CARB-compliant and passes California Section 01350. Smith & Fong is committed to sustainability through innovation.

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