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Xanita enters into Material ConneXion’s worldwide libraries

Xanita’s X-Board and X-Core have recently been accepted into the Material ConneXion’s libraries, located in five major cities worldwide, namely New York (United States), Bangkok (Thailand), Cologne (Germany), Daegu (Korea) and Milan (Italy). Material ConneXion is the leading global platform for material solutions and innovations. Built on the belief that “every idea has a material solution”, they are the trusted advisor for Fortune 500’s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies seeking a creative or competitive edge through strategic material selections. Material ConneXion’s international network of material specialists provide a global, cross-industry perspective on materials, sustainable alternatives, and their potential uses. X-Board samples were presented by Xanita Thailand to Mary Elizabeth, the Crown Princess of Denmark, at Material ConneXion in Bangkok, Thailand. Xanita takes recycled kraft paper and sugar cane bagasse waste and turns it into high-strength, lightweight, non-toxic, low density fibre board, commonly specified by designers and used by exhibition and set-builders, printers, display manufacturers, joiners, furniture manufacturers, builders, yacht builders, coffin manufacturers, shop fitters and more. Unlike other engineered wood which is typically dumped …

World Press Photo 09

Not-to-be-missed exhibition of the world’s top photojournalists’s photographs representing 124 different nations and capturing captivating scenes from around the globe. The exhibition is the showcase of the best press photos for 2008 and is the leading international competition in press photography. On display are the cream of the crop – haunting images of war, violence and the frailty of man confronted with natural disasters such as earthquakes – putting a human face to the tragedies. There are also portraits, exquisite landscapes, wildlife and elite athletes captured in the throes of performance – all paying tribute to the skill of the photographer in capturing each expression, movement and ripple of muscle. The winner, if there could possibly be one, out of the 5508 professional photographers and 96 268 entries, was American photographer Anthony Suau for a black and white image of an armed officer of the Cuyahjoga County Sheriff’s Department moving through a home in Ohio, following an eviction of mortgage foreclosure. The photograph was part of a story commissioned by Time magazine. If you missed …