The maker of fiberboard canopies and other decorative products said it would close its doors and lay off 50 workers and close shop for the final time.
Key points:Fiberboard cone makers have faced mounting pressure to cut down on the use of plastics in productsThe end of fiberboarding’s heyday came after it made its debut in 2008The company’s last sale was in 2019.
Fiberboarding’s popularity had peaked around the turn of the century when it became a trendsetter for home decor and other high-quality products.
Fibers were introduced to the market in the early 1900s as a way to keep moisture out of the pipes, pipes, tubing and other pipes used in plumbing and heating systems.
By the early 20th century, there were about 150 manufacturers of fiberglass, a thin plastic that was used to insulate plumbing, electrical and other components.
It was the first type of plastic to use ceramic insulation, and it quickly became a popular choice for home products.
A few years after fiberglass was introduced, the industry started to move away from plastics for products such as kitchen cabinets and bathrooms.
Products such as dishwashers and dishwasher parts also had to be made with cheaper materials, leading to the development of a new type of fiber, fiberboard, which used plastic and other materials instead.
However, the growth of fiberboards was slow and in many cases the material did not meet the same standards as fiberglass.
In its statement, Fibers New Zealand said it was shutting down its New Zealand business in March 2020 and it would lay off workers at its three other manufacturing facilities in the country.FIBERS NEW ZEALAND spokesman Jason Dickson said the company would be unable to continue operations until it had sold the remaining inventory of fiber board products.
“This means that we have to find a way of reopening a shop that is not the same as it was before we closed,” he said.FISHERWOOD COVERS and COAST COAST INC are both in the final stages of the end of the fibreboard cone business.
FisherwoodCovers chief executive Brian Stansfield said the end was bittersweet.
“We did not want to leave the industry,” he told ABC Radio.
“There is no question in our mind that it’s an area that we could have done a lot better.”FISKERWOODCOVERS has a 20 per cent stake in FISKERWARE COVERS, a joint venture with the FISHERWARE COACHING CO.
FiskerwoodCooves decision comes after the Federal Government announced in December 2020 that it would cap the use and sale of fibreboard in residential heating systems and appliances, which will mean the end for fibreboards.FITCO, which is owned by FISTERWARE COLES, is also the sole supplier of fibreboards to Australia’s energy and telecommunications sectors.FITSCO, a subsidiary of FISERWARE COELS, will continue to sell and manufacture fiberboard products for residential, commercial and industrial uses, with FITSCO’s primary focus on commercial use.
Fitsco’s director of business development Mark Smith said it had been working with Fibers to develop the new products.
But he said the future was uncertain and it had to close up shop and stop selling.
“The end is very bittersweet,” he added.
“Our goal is to keep it going as long as possible, but it’s not the end.”
Fibreboard is a long-lived product that is good for our customers.
It has been good for us, so we want to keep going.
“Fiberboards have been used in kitchens, bathrooms and many other types of home and business products.
In the past, manufacturers have tried to limit the use or replacement of fiber boards by offering them to customers as part of a bundle of other products.
It has been common practice for a product to be sold as a bundle and then replaced with another product.
But some companies have been reluctant to offer fiberboards as a replacement for their products.