Briefly noted

The worldwide market for natural stone and engineered stone for construction use will grow annually by 11 % from 2016 to 2020, Technavio market researchers have found out.

The European Commission has published a guide for CE marking. The publication explains the rules and reasons behind the standards. The link contains no surprises.

To give concrete a brighter white color, Italcementi Company adds Carrara Marble powder (Italian).

Specialist for mosaics, Italian-based Sicis Company, propagated distributing their natural stone and glass products online. „The company breaks the rules of the industry trading system“, according to a press release. A number of designers have already gone down this road (Italian).

Spanish-based Levantina Company has been taken into the fold of the Forum for special Spanish brand names (Foro de Marcas Renombradas Españolas). The product names are Levantina®, Techlam®, Naturamia® and Crema Marfil Coto® (Spanish).

Name stone tags as a visitors’ gift from the Emmental Valley by stone sculptor Lilian H. Zürcher (German).

The Brazilian Province of Bahia has a geology museum worth a visit.

Household items in natural stone by Swedish-based Portal Vallagatan, in Swedish, of course (1, 2).

Glass mosaic resembling waste material is marketed under the product name Resalvage by US-based artaic Company.

A Total Solar Eclipse will be visible on March 09, 2016 above Indonesia (1, 2).

Video of the Month: we recently published a video of the month with mountain bikers riding 5,000 m high into the Himalayan Mountains. Many of our automobilized readers scoffed at the idea. So here are two video-links on automobile drivers on Utah’s famous Lion’s Back (1, 2).