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China Furniture Industry

Foshan is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. The city has jurisdiction over an area of about 3,840 km² and a population of 5.4 million of which 1.1 million reside in the city proper (year 2000 figures).

Following Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Foshan is the third largest manufacturing base in the Pearl River Delta. Once home to a strong State-Owned Enterprises sector, its current economic strength lies in privates firms and Township and Village Enterprises in Shunde and Nanhai. In 2002, private firms contributed 56.12% of the industrial output and firms from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan contributed 63.44% in exports.

Foshan is China's largest furniture manufacturer Center. there are about 2,800 manufacturers there, producing all kinds of furniture for indoor, outdoor and office use. This does not include the hardware and component suppliers.

Shunde and Nanhai are the two main districts in Foshan that house these seemingly endless stretch of Furniture suppliers..

Shunde, China Furniture Wholesale Market is located at Shunde district which links Lecong town and Longjiang town along the 10 km highway, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China. Shunde has become the largest furniture wholesale market and distribution center in China and the world. It claims to be the The World Largest Furniture Wholesale Market. It was named as the China Furniture Business and Trading Capital by the China National Light Industry Council and China National Furniture Association. It covers a total area of approximately 32.3 million square feet (3 million square meter) and it includes more than 200 modern furniture sales buildings, such as Sunlink Group, Lecong International Furniture Exhibition Center, Shunde Empire Group, Tuanyi International Furniture City, and others.

The furniture wholesale market extends more than 5 km and is arranged by 12 rows and 20 streets. There are over 3,300 domestic and foreign furniture dealers and more than 1,500 furniture manufacturers. Jointly they display over 20,000 types of furniture and products ranging from living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, hotel furniture, hotel mattress, contract furniture, restaurant furniture, cafe chairs, bar stools, bathroom furniture, sanitary ware, furniture accessories, material & hardware. The market is open year round with furniture trading more than USD1 billion  sales volume each year.

Whereas Longjiang is about 5 km from Lecong, a well-known furniture manufacturing base and transaction center of furniture material. It was awarded by China Light Industry Association and China Furniture Association as Important Town Of China Furniture Manufacture and Capital Of China Furniture Material. It is also known as "the first furniture town in China" and there are more than 1,200 factories in it, measuring more than 10,760,000 square feet (1,000,000 m2) of furniture marketplace and 3,200,000 square feet (297,000 m2) of furniture material marketplace. There are two major furniture exhibitions held in March and August each year at Longjiang town of Shunde district. The Dragon Furniture Fair has a famous reputation of professional fair at home and abroad.Being located at Guangdong Province, close to Hong Kong and Macau, the market offers convenient transportation and well developed infrastructure. Shunde District has become the most important and the best international home furnishing center and international trading platform for international sellers/buyers in China.

Tommy China Business Consulting is a professional furniture sourcing agent With headquarters in Shenzhen. Having Built up good relationship with suppliers in office furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, hotel furniture, hotel mattress, contract furniture, restaurant furniture, cafe chairs, bar stools, bathroom furniture, sanitary ware, furniture accessories, material & hardware

We can serve as your Furniture China Sourcing Agent, Furniture China buying agent, Furniture China Purchasing Agent ,providing comprehensive sourcing services to clients of all size interested in Furniture sourcing, Furniture Purchasing in China

Source by Tom Lee

Heavy Mineral Mining can boost the economy of India – VV Mineral Mining

Established in 1989, and certified with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 by TUV, they steadfastly created a hold in Middle East, Europe, Australia, East Asia and USA markets The Chairman of VV Minerals, V Subramaniam who is the successor of Vaikundarajan says India has a lot to benefit from the heavy mineral mining industry.

The one name that comes to mind when talking about Garnet and Ilmenite exports from India is – VV Mineral. VVM is the forerunner in Ilmenite exports from India and has continued to progressively fan out its practice.

V Subramaniam says, "India's coastline of 7,500 kilometres is grossly underutilised from the perspective of heavy mineral mining since only 50 kilometres is allotted for beach mineral mining. Of the 460 million tonnes of the world's known resources, India possesses 278 million tonnes and these deposits contain approximately 25-30 percent heavy minerals."

For the processing of heavy minerals during mining, a range of labour power to cutting edge machinery is utilised. It is also necessary that these processes are eco-friendly and thus an autonomous quality control department implements rigorous quality control checks in order to maintain a zero rejection track record.

To support their supply demands VVM has control of a 40 km beach area with continuous placer mineral deposits in addition to 7000 acres of heavy mineral mining - rich land. In their line of business, Garnet Abrasive is primarily employed in Water Filtration, Water Jet Cutting, Surface Preparation, Sand Blasting and such similar applications.  

Ilmenite on the other hand is used in manufacturing Titanium slag, Titanium dioxide pigment and other products; Rutile for Titanium metal and pigment industries as well as Welding Electrode. Zircon is required in the production of glazes, opacifiers, frits, floor and decorative tiles, glass and steel refractory, sanitary ware, metal castings and specialised glass.

The heavy mineral mining industry has reserves many possibilities and could yield nearly Rs 30,000 crore in annual turnovers. We are not utilising this wealth which we have been endowed with. We are sitting cold on an enormous growth probability. If only, the new policy framework is enforced and sustainability is linked to the economic growth of our nation, could we hope to see better times for the heave mineral mining industry?

VV Mineral India is a wholly-owned and self-contained private company, with constructive equipments moving raw materials and finished products on time. We have our own container loading and handling equipments which include container loaders, trailers and Reach Stacker. Different types of vehicles are deployed for different transportation needs.

They have received recognition for their work in the form of numerous awards and recognitions from various governmental and non-governmental agencies. VV Minerals have been one of the successful mining companies to achieve their goals. Because of VV Mineral Mining unemployment, economic boost and various developments had increased in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Source by Shivarajan

Temptation to invest in small companies and business in UK

Being the Homeland of about 4.8 million private sectors enterprises and businesses, the United Kingdom is one of the excellent places to do business in the world with 4.8 million private sector enterprises. As United Kingdom is the most popular location for foreign direct investment in Europe.

UK government provides great opportunities to small and midsize investors to grow in UK.

Temptation to invest in small companies and business in UK

Three different tax Temptation plans are available to encourage equity investment in small higher-risk trading companies, it encourage starting a business in UK.

Temptation Plans

  1. Enterprise investment scheme
  2. Venture capital trusts
  3. Corporate venturing scheme


The ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME is available to individuals subject to United Kingdom income tax making direct equity investments into unquoted trading companies.  The support available contain relief from income tax equal to 20% of the investment in shares acquired on issue by a qualifying company, relief from capital gains tax on a disposal of shares which qualify for income tax relief, and deferral of a accuse to capital gains tax on the discarding of assets where the proceeds are re-invested in shares in a qualifying company.

VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS to start business in UK

A VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS is a special type of quoted investment vehicle which invests in a variety of non estimated companies with same qualifying criteria to those of an ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME company.  Individuals subject to United Kingdom income tax investing in a VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS are entitled to income tax relief (at a rate of 30%) on amounts subscribed for new shares in the VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS, an exemption from income tax on dividends on that shares, & an exception from capital gains tax on the disposal of ordinary shares in the VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS.


VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS relief has an upper threshold of £200,000 per individual per annum whereas the threshold for ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME relief is £500,000 per individual per annum.  The reliefs are lost or clawed back if the shares are disposed of within three years of acquisition in the case of the ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME and within five years in the case of Venture capital trusts.

CORPORATE VENTURING SCHEME to business in London or UK wide

The CORPORATE VENTURING SCHEME is similar to ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME save that it is directed at encouraging trading companies subject to United Kingdom corporation tax to invest in small, higher-risk trading companies.  The reliefs include relief against corporation tax for qualifying subscriptions equal to 20% of the amount subscribed (provided the shares are held for at least three years), relief (against income or gains) for losses incurred on the disposal of qualifying shares and a relief that postpones chargeable gains on qualifying shares on their re-investment into other qualifying shares.

Source by Muhammad Umair Khan

The Causes Of Emotional Stress And How Best To Avoid Becoming A Victim

In these days of ultra modern materialistic jet set era, where ambitions are sky high, dreams are unlimited and needs are countless but achievements are so few and far between. Is it any wonder then that almost every human being can suffer from some form of stress at some point in their life? Irrespective of the type of stress to begin with, the dangers are that it can eventually lead to the more serious and dangerous type, which is emotional stress.

As we are all well aware, emotion is generated from the heart, so during the state of emotional stress, the heart is the most affected organ, causing the heart to become prey to the biggest demon of our times and that is a heart attack. There are so many factors that can cause emotional stress, unsuccessful careers, disturbed married life, financial hazards, rebellious children, bereavement, to name just a few.

So let us a elaborate a little more on these causes and shed some more light on how one can become a victim of emotional stress. Let's say for example that a person is hoping for big achievements in their career, perhaps without having the required capabilities, so naturally the outcome is going to be repeated disappointments and this will eventually lead to stress at work, which will ultimately end up in emotional stress. This can be avoided quite simply by assessing our capabilities and by avoiding to indulge in dreams and hopes, which are beyond our skill levels.

Emotional stress is very often also linked to emotionally biased people. You may love your life partner with profound intensity which is not being reciprocated lately. Then one day you find out that they are seeing someone else behind your back. Now the problem with this is that you love them so immensly that you dare not expose them for the fear of losing them but at the same time you can not bear the anger of their betrayal. Under such circumstances, the emotional stress will be become unbearable and something will have to give sooner or later. Such stress can also be caused by losing a dear one or partner and being unable to cope with the bereavement.

As parents we often set goals for our children without taking our kids capabilities into consideration and when the kids fail to achieve these goals, this can then lead to emotional stress, both for the kids and parents. How many times have we heard or read the news about teenagers harming themselves, especially at exam times. This is always the result of setting goals which are beyond our means.

Financial crisis and unmanageable debts are a reality of modern day living. Repeated reminders from creditors to a financially broke defaulter, giving warnings of dire consequences is reason enough to give anyone sleepless nights. Is it any wonder then that such hazardous financial situations can lead to emotional stress and when we overload our system with such unnatural pressure, we are sure to suffer serious health problems?

So the foregone conclusion is that life is not a bed of roses but irrespective of the magnitude of your problems, there is a solution. All you need is a positive and rational approach to life. If today does not remain today for more than 24 hours then how can problems remain forever. All you need is patience and boldness to eliminate them. In case of difficulties there are health professionals and counselors to help you out. So do not grin and bear the emotional stress but fight it with a smile and you are sure to eliminate it very easily.

Source by Nim Aulakh

Going stateside this autumn/winter: Nottinghams S&P CASUALS

A Notts company continues to thrive within the global marketplace following their recent opening of their China office;  S&P Casuals Ltd have now opened their illustrious New York City office.

Their in-house brands Soulstar, Superfly, Advocate, Lads Rags, Advocate and Fly Guy are also soaring in high street recognition, which goes some way to prove their overall popularity and success.

As they continue to heighten their stature in the international fashion scene, this fashion design, import, export & distribution company, who began on a humble market stall in Doncaster, back in 1976, seemingly know no bounds and are relentlessly embracing the future!

Speaking on behalf of S&P Casuals Ltd, samples & showroom manager Ashley Severn said this…

"Since I've worked here, the company seems to have grown so quickly, it's somehow hard to imagine.  Just over the past 10 months, we've seen offices open in China and America and honestly, it's really exciting to wonder where we'll pop up next.  Anyone who visits our website ( will usually comment on just how fresh and relevant our in-house designs are, so it's no surprise that we expect to be well recieved in the US"

Preparing to launch their autumn/winter 2010 range, S&P are striving to self-improve once more, especially after the success of last seasons range which was received with such high acclaim, it gained them something of an infamous profile amidst their competitors.

So world, watch this space 'cause S&P Casuals are truly driven it seems!

Source by Ant Standring

Bathtubs Buying Guide

Water basins as well as the traditional cycle of water basins are available in four different styles bearing the name of the manner in which they are installed. Comfortable, corner, and a reduction in stand-alone tubs come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, materials and shapes. In addition, it comes in versions left and right, and he pointed to where to go drain hole. (There is also the center hole versions, but less common.) To determine the type of need, and face-space and note where it is healthy.

Also referred to as tube alcove, this pattern is set snugly in the space so that does not need to front end. That this aspect makes things easier and more effective space also is the most popular aquarium on the market and on a large scale.

Designed to fit in a bath of the level of 5-7 - foot basin, the most common water comfort is 60 inches long and 14 inches in depth, but you can also find models that are 72 inches long and 16 inches deep.

Formed many of the watershed comfort of steel with enamel finish, while this option is affordable, light weight makes it relatively noisy, it is likely that the chip. A better, albeit more expensive, option and cast iron with enamel finish, but you will need to assess whether private bathroom floor can support the weight without additional reinforcement.

Cornerstone of the basin is just a tub that fits into a corner, which did not end with two from one or two sides ended. I think the tub comfortable with only two of the end of the two sides instead of one. Other common shapes are triangular and square.

clawfoot bathtub in America BathDrop
Usually set into a platform, and a decrease in water basins, can also be placed in the floor. Some models have the edge to sit on the ground, and some of the other without the framework of the basin is flush with the floor and only from the inside must be completed. Is available in a variety of forms, and are manufactured a lot of acrylic or plastic reinforced with fiberglass. They are light weight but also prone to scratching and dulling. And shape of the basin of enameled cast iron option is more stable but will need to know whether your bathroom floor can bear weight without reinforcement.

Claw foot tub popular fits within this category, but qualifies any tub with four legs. Most sit directly on the ground bathroom, despite the resolve of the few examples that fall under the statute. Since exposed to all parties, and these basins are the most expensive of the four patterns. The least expensive option is a reproduction of the antique as these can be made from lightweight materials. There will be more expensive reconditioned antique cast iron, so again, here, you'll have to see whether your floor can stand without the support of the extra weight.

I would like to choose the basin cycle?
Whirlpool tub and is just like regular bathtub but it comes with the aircraft that provides hydro-massage therapy. Whirlpools come in all the four basic patterns, with a decrease in being the most popular. Keep in mind that in addition to the high cost of the unit itself, you may want a special frame the tub as well as water heaters, and custom circuits.

Different patterns of different options, so keep these considerations in mind: How loud is the pump, and can be placed in a separate place? Do you have a variable speed pump control, which adjusts the power of the aircraft? Is the temperature of the control group, and they do not have a timer option? How big are the planes, and a number of them out there, and it jets air or water flowing? (Aircraft, aviation and aircraft smaller than the water and pumping air only in the water while the water-air mix water with the aircraft; aircraft, the air is less power, but they prevent the formation of mold.)

Source by Muazam

Go Gold Coast to Row Gold Coast

Longing to spend a leisurely time off, your wait is over now! Welcome to Surfers Paradise, an attractive beach for many of the tourists in the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise makes the city tourists hub, offering a complete package. Just let yourself groove throughout your holiday as there are no time restraints during your carnival. The city has a lot more than you can imagine under one roof. Explore about the city, and see if this is what you are looking for. Moreover, avail Gold Coast car hire facilities and double your fun.

Gold Coast, situated in Queensland has a sub-tropical climate. The best time to visit the city is in the months of September, October and November when it is the spring season. So the first thing to decide is which month of the year is you wanting to visit Gold Coast, according to your expected weather condition. If you want to have wintry weather, June, July and August is the best time of the year. You can fly to Gold Coast airport, situated within close proximity of Byron Bay to the south and Brisbane to the north. It is 25kms by road and you needn't fret if there is no body to receive you. You'll find all of Australia's best known companies opposite to the check-in counters for car rental at Gold Coast Airport.

Once you reach the city, you can schedule your holiday just the way you want it. Spend your time off at the spectacular beaches; the city consists of 57kms of coastline with some of the most popular surf-breaks in Australia. There are world family themes, golfing greens and shopping centers and restaurants. With jet boating on the broad water, whale watching and theme attractions including Dracula's Haunted House and Infinity's multidimensional maze located in the city centre, you can create some wonderful memories to be cherished forever. The Gold Coast beeches have professional life saving service to promote surf safety. The Royal Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery Collection, The Wax Museum, Gold Coast War Museum and Tweed Maritime Museum could fascinate you if you're interested in knowing the history. The city offers intimidating nightlife and casino pubs for betting-buffs. You can even get your hands on the most prestige and sports car rental at Gold Coast to match your style.

All brimmed with excitement, Gold Coast awaits you! So when are you planning to ‘Go Gold Coast to Row Gold Coast' in the beautiful beaches.

Source by Neil Param

The Advantages of Different Types Impregnation Processes

Motor impregnation, encapsulation and potting have become the lifeline of many machines. Impregnation machines use resins and varnishes to close the gaps produced between wire windings. This protects the windings from vibrations and offers high electrical insulation. Resin impregnation also improves thermal conductivity and enhances the bonding effect on surfaces. Impregnating the coils ensures a bubble free winding mass and complete penetration of the resin in the gaps and crevasses.

Types of motor impregnation

There are several types of impregnation processes which play an important role in industrial and brushless motor applications. This includes trickle impregnation, hot dip and roll dip impregnation, and vacuum pressure impregnation. There are different types of systems designed for these processes. Trickle impregnation is a widely used process where the rotor or stator windings of motors are impregnated with resin. The resin is trickled onto the windings in a continuous flow and at a controlled turning speed to allow for accurate adhesive dispensing. Roll dip impregnation, also known as ‘roll through' impregnation, is also widely used for winding rotors and stators. There are various stages in the process which includes preheating, impregnation, gelatin, polymerization and cooling. Depending on the component size and requirements of the process, the speed of rotation can be electronically controlled.

Vacuum impregnation

Vacuum impregnation is one of the ideal processes used for the manufacture of high voltage electronic components. These systems are designed to dispense precise, metered shots of component materials in the dispensing line to intricate spaces in a controlled vacuum environment. This type of dispensing eliminates the possibility of air voids and has the capacity to produce high quality, void-free products. These units contain special vacuum chambers and meter mixers to suit specific customer requirements. One of the biggest advantages of vacuum impregnation is that it has the ability to assure a higher degree of integrity and reliability of the electronic component, which can last long and handle greater stress factors. It also helps improve the production rate and cosmetic of the component.

Vacuum potting and encapsulation

Vacuum potting equipment is used to safeguard a variety of electronic components from dirt and moisture. The resins used in the dispensing line include urethanes, silicones, and epoxies, to name a few. Vacuum potting is a process used to introduce resin in potting parts in order to fill any cavities that may exist. These cavities can capture air and moisture, which can affect the life of the component. Potting ensures that gaps or voids in rotors, sensors, and electronic assemblies are filled. The size of the potting machine used depends on the volume and type of application. In case of excessive voids, vacuum encapsulation is an ideal alternative. All these types of impregnation including potting and encapsulation can enhance the capability and reliability of components.

Source by Steve Elbert

Moore Oklahoma Community Guide

"Moore, Oklahoma is in a spectacular location, and that may be one reason why the town has grown very rapidly from about 18,000 residents in 1970 to more than 50,000 right now, with the town continuing to expand. Many new residents of Moore are attracted by the fact that the town offers easy access to the downtown area of Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

For both residents and visitors, Moore has a great deal to offer. The Veterans Memorial Park is a great place to take in the view while learning about history. Moore Public Schools offer a great quality education as well as many extra-curricular options. Moore is also close to Lake Stanley Draper, which offers water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, boating, and other recreational options. The lake has covered fishing piers, boat ramps, campgrounds, and a 960+ acre complex for dirt bikes and ATVs.

If you love theatre or the arts, Moore's Yellow Rose Theater or Annual Art in the Park Event are sure to please. Moore families enjoy playtime at KidsPlay Moore, which offers more than 11,000 square feet of playground. Living an active life is simple in Moore, with all the exciting recreational opportunities. Whether you are part of an active family or just getting started in an exercise regimen, Moore makes staying healthy in a beautiful natural environment a simple task. Enjoying the great outdoors is as simple as stepping outside and taking advantage of all the facilities right on your doorstep.

Those who love the greens are sure to find many reasons to adore Moore. Moore has a number of golfing facilities, including the Lakeside Golf Course, a 9-hole private course, and Broadmoore Golf Course, an 18-hole public golf course. The nearby Belmar Golf Club is a privately owned country club with many amenities and 18 holes. The Moore Golf and Athletic Club is a country club with an 18-hole course. Each golf course and country club has its own membership structure and fees, so once you find a course you like, be sure to sign up for all the membership advantages.

Of course, many families who not only visit Moore but hope to settle here worry about educational opportunities. In Moore, there is nothing to worry about. The Moore School District has received commendations for community involvement, scholastic achievement, and extracurricular offerings. In fact, the district is considered one of the best in the state. The district has about 20,000 students and 2,200 employees, making it the third largest in the state. 28 schools are part of the district, which extends beyond city boundaries. More than 500 of the district's teachers have advanced degrees. A low 18:1 student to teacher ratio ensures that each student can get the personalized attention that paves the way to academic success."

Source by Andy Janko

Key Aspects for Doing Business in China

1. Be Flexible and Maintain Diversity of Sourcing

China is a great place to source consumer products, but there are still plenty of risks. Occasionally, manufacturers go bankrupt, which will create tremendous disruption if you're doing business with them. Therefore, it's smart to be flexible and maintain some diversity when it comes to sourcing your consumer products.

2. Partner with Privatized Domestic Enterprises

Teaming up with private local companies provides many benefits. First, they offer tremendous cost savings if you outsource manufacturing. Second, they will serve you better by being your friend rather than your competitor. Finally, their access, distribution channels and know-how about the domestic Chinese market are extremely valuable for your market entry.

3. Look beyond Lowest Costs

This may seem counterintuitive, since most companies look to China for lowest-cost sourcing. But keep in mind it may not be lower than some of the other emerging countries. Government incentives, reliability, speed of distribution and proper infrastructure are important factors to consider when choosing your sourcing location. Certain provinces may be good choices for your type of products because of upcoming major events or China's strategy to boost business in up-and-coming inland regions.

4. Use Sourcing as a Tool for Market Entry and Access

Although exporting to China has become easier, there is no substitute for being close to the 1.3 billion Chinese consumers. Besides, World Trade Organization rules will make it easier to distribute goods made in China to local consumers.

5. Understand Cultural Differences

Although smart and progressive, most Chinese people lack global business experience. People over the age of 35 grew up in an era in which the government provided everything. Use patience and flexibility to build good relationships with both central and local governments; without financial drivers, decisions traditionally were made based upon power and relationships.

Source by John Miller