Archive: all the stone news

Marmomac 2020 will take place as planned (30 September – 03 October) but only with 5 instead of 12 halls and with a new entrance

Under the motto “Re-Start 2020 Project” Veronafiere wants to get the natural stone industry going again in times of Corona

NASA observes large Saharan dust plume over Atlantic ocean

Each year, hundreds of millions of tons of sand particles are blown across the Atlantic Ocean and help build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilize soils in the Amazon

The “Nenou” upholstered furniture collection includes serving trays with a special shape, which prevent sliding

The Swiss product designer Jörg Boner and the German furniture company Cor were inspired by water lilies

Eastbound – Westbound: Container trains now operate according to regular schedules between China and Europe

The railway could also play an important role for the natural stone trade along the new Silk Road (One Belt, One Road)

GaLaBau in September 2020 will only take place with an alternative concept

After a survey among the exhibitors, the presence fair was postponed to 2022 / Alternative concept possibly with specialist forums, virtual parts, and presentations only at the outdoor area

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

It was an explosive release of gas, mostly methane, from the permafrost that formed a 20 m wide and 20 m deep crater in northern Russia, researchers from Skoltech have found

Peter’s Corner: what Covid-19 means for the natural stone industry and how it can adapt to it

Peter Becker, editor-in-chief of, highlights different aspects of the construction industry in times of pandemic

There is now a virtual “Cloud” in the natural stone sky above Xiamen

The Xiamen Stone Fair has launched its online version, and we give it a test as a visitor / The aim is “to connect exhibitors and visitors beyond time and space”

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