Initiators from Italy are organizing a new fair called “Stone America” co-located with the KBIS in Orlando and simultaneously from February 09 to 11, 2021

Flavio Marabelli, honorary president of Confindustria Marmomacchine, complains that in times of Corona the stone fairs do not give enough support to the sector

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 Stone-Ideas.com, 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”

Summer heat in the city – light granite as road surface can help to keep the temperatures bearable

Not only the high albedo of the material can keep the microclimate within limits, but also an installation that promotes rainwater seepage

The toilet cottage at Skjervet waterfall in Norway – one of the places to visit, even without inner urge

The architects of Fortunen Arkitektur AS have placed a building like a sculpture with a great view on the riverbank

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