Published on : Monday, May 13, 2019
They have known for a long time that wood is a versatile product at Decospan. The European market leader in veneer processing is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is therefore very convenient that the interzum trade fair will take place this year. “At our booth C041 in hall 6, we put the many products from our range in the spotlight even more,” says Wouter Polfliet, Brand Manager division panels. “A lot of special innovations have been developed especially for the trade fair, so that we can offer the professional even more options. In the meantime, we can propose an appropriate solution for just about every challenge.”
This statement is reinforced with a new logo and an adjusted baseline: “wood solutions”. Anyone who thought that Decospan only makes veneer plates is wrong, because you can also find wooden floors, paneling systems, acoustic products, wall and ceiling panels, chamfered furniture components, wooden beams, and many more solutions. The basic raw material is always veneer: thinly sliced wood of 0.6 mm. In the floors, the range even consists of multi-layer parquet with a core of birch plywood and a top layer of up to 5.5 mm. Since everything is made in-house, the various components can be perfectly matched.
“The Querkus brands, a collection around European oak veneer, and Shinnoki, a range of ready-made veneer plates, each present their own latest innovations at Interzum,” says the brand manager. “Querkus is being expanded with a new, very exclusive surface treatment. Shinnoki is already launching a taste of what we can expect from Decospan in 2021. The current collection 3.0 will certainly be retained until then, but a first version of new finishing options for the future will be presented at the fair.”
Completely new is Woodcoustics, a program of acoustic veneer plates, developed in collaboration with Triplaco NV. “Research has shown that disturbing background noise has a negative influence on the mood and performance of people. Especially in places where many people are together, the decibels rise rapidly to unprecedented heights, “explains Wouter Polfliet. “With Print Acoustics, Triplaco NV introduced a series of acoustic damping panels a few years ago. Interzum means the premiere of Woodcoustics, with which we now respond with acoustic veneer plates to the auditory comfort, in addition to the aesthetic added value. The know-how of Shinnoki was used to finish 11 acoustic products, a mix of micro and nano-perforated, grooved and drilled types. ”
Decospan has also been investing heavily for some time in experience centers, where “Wood consultants” receive architects and interior designers and guide them through their projects. This ranges from specification advice up to and including assistance with the personal selection of an exclusive veneer log in the Menen warehouse. In addition to The Veneerhouse in Menen and showrooms in London and New York, Decospan opened a new “experience center” in Paris in March.