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EVA floor mats for martial arts centres and gyms

EVA Mats – What are they?

EVA mats is just another name for interlocking floor mats. EVA mats are manufactured using Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). It is also know as poly ethylene-vinyl acetate (PEVA). EVA is a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetates and is an elastomeric polymer that produces materials which are “rubber-like” in softness and flexibility.

EVA’s rubber like qualities make it ideal for EVA floor mats. Especially mats that require anti-fatigue qualities. EVA is commonly know as expandable foam hence it is also commonly know as foam mats. EVA is commonly used in a number of products but our sole application is for interlocking floor mats.

Other applications include:

  • Ski boots
  • bicycles saddles
  • boxing glove and headgear
  • fishing rods
  • other sport shoes
  • substitute for cork

So if you need a good anti-fatigue mats for your martial arts or gym training look no further than EVA interlocking jigsaw mats. 

Contact Australia’s best EVA foam mat supplier Ezymats today.

Melbourne jigsaw mats

Melbourne Jigsaw Mats Store Huge Success

Our Melbourne EVA jigsaw mats store has proven to be a huge success. Customers all over Melbourne are flocking to the store the purchase they training mats. We have a huge range of EVA jigsaw mats from 20mm to 40mm mats. Ezymats also has 2 colour options for jigsaw mats available in Melbourne. These include blue and red mats and black and grey mats. The black and grey EVA jigsaw mats are available in 40mm at the moment.

Ezy mats. Supplier of Jig saw mats.

Market Watch – EVA interlocking rubber gym jigsaw mats

The Dow Jones and S&P both received shock losses in late trading as news reports of a shooting in Canadian Parliament entered the market. The news unnerved investors, with the Dow Jones index falling 0.92% late in trade to end the session at 16,461.32.  The S&P closed the session 0.73% lower at 1,927.11.

The FTSE ended the trading session higher, led by motor insurers and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GKS).  Motor insurers were boosted by news of an increase in car premiums and GSK raised its earnings result.  The FTSE closed the session 0.43% higher at 6,399.73.

Crude Oil has lost further ground overnight and has closed at a 2 year low.  For the second week in a row, data showed an increase in the US Oil stockpiles.  Trading for Oil was choppy as dealers and traders tested last week’s low.  Inventories of Oil rose 7.11 million barrels, a further 2.7million more barrels than what was expected.

The price of EVA interlocking rubber jigsaw gym mats is still stable thanks to the super competitive pricing from Ezymats. Ezymats is the leading supplier of EVA interlocking rubber jigsaw gym mats in the Australian market. Ezymats are located in Belmore in Sydney’s south-west.

Falling Australian Dollar to Effect EVA Jigsaw Mat Pricing

The falling Australian Dollar is set to effect the price of jigsaw mats. The AUD has fallen by more than 5% in the last 2 weeks and it is expected to fall even more. Although the price of our current stock will remain the same the price of future shipment will need to rise to reflect the new value of the dollar.

The price of 20mm jigsaw mats will go up first as we have run out of stock and have had to reorder.  With the 30mm EVA jigsaw mats and 40mm EVA jigsaw mats we will be able to hold off raising prices for the next month as we still have stock on hand. Please secure your jigsaw mats now to ensure that you don’t miss out on our super lower prices.

Ezy mats. Supplier of Jig saw mats.

Market Watch – EVA Interlocking Jigsaw Mats

The ASX started September with a 0.07% rise to close at 5629. This came despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing that corporate profitability declined 6.9% last quarter, the worst reading since 2009.

European shares advanced 0.3% after a swing into the black in the final minutes of trading. The sanctions situation with Russia is continuing to weigh on European investor sentiment.

The US markets were closed for the Labor Day public holiday.

Oil trading on the NYMEX was lighter than usual with WTI crude falling 18c to $95.78 a barrel.

Gold is headed for a quarterly loss after two strong quarters in the first half of the year. Hedge funds cut their holdings again last month, making for a 2.6% decline in the price since June.

 

New Stock of Interlocking EVA Jigsaw Mats

We just had a new shipment of EVA interlocking jigsaw mats arrive yesterday. The mats have been unloaded and ready to go. The 40′ container arrived with an assortment of mats including 20mm mats, 30mm mats and 40mm mats. The mats are red and blue just like our existing range. We are also looking to bring in black and grey mats with our next shipment.

Ezymats interlocking EVA jigsaw mats are ideal for a number of applications including cross-training, gyms, aerobics, children’s play areas, judo, karate, MMA, jiu-jutsu and other martial arts. They are easy to store and the unique jigsaw design makes them easy to install.

Our interlocking EVA jigsaw mats start from only $15.00 per square meter and are the cheapest jigsaw mats on the market. The mats can either be picked up from our warehouse in Belmore NSW or they can be shipped Australia-wide. Contact us today for your order.

Markets Watch – EVA interlocking jigsaw mats

The ASX closed 0.12% higher on Friday finishing the day’s session at 5,650.50 lifting the index to a new six year high. The local market is expected to open softer this morning off the back of the US markets losing ground on Friday.

The Dow Jones fell 0.22% to 17,001.22 and the S&P500 also dropped by 0.2% to 1,988.40 in Friday’s session. The Nasdaq closed the session up by 0.14% to settle in at 4,358.55 at the close of trading.

Crude Oil fell by 0.33 to $93.65USD/bbl, whilst Gold also finished the session slightly lower to $1,279.20USD/oz.

The price of EVA interlocking jigsaw mats is steady.

 

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AUD – Jigsaw Rubber Interlocking Mats

The AUD traded in a very tight range against most of its trading partners on Monday. There were no tier one data releases locally or abroad which contributed significantly to the lack of volatility. Today we look forward to the Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes from the RBA at 11:30 AEST. Given last month’s rise in unemployment and strong inflation read, markets are looking for the RBA to explain its decision at the start of the month to keep the cash rate at 2.5%. The price of interlocking EVA rubber jigsaw gym mats is stable.

Ezy mats. Supplier of Jig saw mats.

Market Watch – Jigsaw Interlocking Gym Judo Mats

Aussie shares had a soft day Friday but are expected to open 10 points higher today as reporting season enters its busiest few days. More than 90 companies are expected to release their numbers this week led by a handful of mining heavyweights.

The US markets started slowly Friday but erased losses later in the session as increasing violence in the Ukraine sent commodity prices higher whereas in Europe and the UK the same news damaged markets, erasing the European markets weekly gains in pretty much the final hour’s trading.

Escalating problems in the Ukraine led to oil prices seeing their biggest increase in a month and spurred a rally in commodity prices but in contrast gold fell the most we have seen in August following signs of decreasing investor demand principally from the US and China.

Eva Interlocking Jigsaw Rubber Gym mats supplier Ezymats is monitoring new to see how it effects the market.

Croatian Economic Overview

 The beginning of this year was marked by relatively favorable economic developments that have in the meantime faded and allowed for the return of recession. Although seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 0.3% in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, this encouraging upturn was not sufficient to compensate for a 0.7% drop in the previous quarter. Consequently, GDP level remained 0.4% lower than in the first quarter of the last year. The first quarter this year saw positive developments in personal consumption and exports, as well as in manufacturing. The most recent trends, however, are not that favorable. High-frequency indicators suggest that momentum in key sectors has gradually diminished (volume of retail trade, tax revenues) or turned negative (industrial production) increasing the probability of negative quarter-to quarter GDP growth in the second quarter of this year.

GDP growth in the first quarter was predominantly the result of a strong increase in personal consumption, which was, in seasonally adjusted terms, 0.8% higher compared to the fourth quarter of last year. In spite of such increase, personal consumption remained 0.5% below its level from a year before. Similarly to GDP developments, increase in the first quarter of 2014 appeared after a notable drop in the fourth quarter of 2013 and was insufficient to offset that loss.

In the last two quarters consumption has remained at the lowest level since mid-2004 confirming the depth and the persistence of the current recession in Croatia, which is in its sixth consecutive year. Positive developments in the first quarter were possibly caused by postponing household consumption from the end of the last year to the beginning of this year in the expectation of seasonal discounts. This strategy seems to have worked well as consumer prices dropped in January and February pushing annual inflation rates into negative territory. Nevertheless, personal consumption is still under the strong influence of reduced households’ disposable income, deleveraging, and low consumer confidence, which are all likely to prevent its sustainable recovery in the near term. For the first time since 2011 government consumption has experienced a more durable contraction. Seasonally adjusted consumption has declined for the last three quarters in a row allowing for a cumulative shortfall of 2.3%. In the first quarter, this decline was 0.7%. It appears that serious fiscal consolidation can no longer be postponed as financial constraints are getting tighter and government consumption, i.e. government expenditures on goods and services, should be reduced.

Investments have continued to disappoint. Seasonally adjusted figures for the first quarter indicate a drop of 0.4% vs. the fourth quarter of last year and a drop of 3.6% if compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Both exports and imports have substantially increased at the beginning of this year. National accounts statistics recorded that volume of exports of goods and services increased by 6.1% year-on-year in the first quarter, and volume of imports by 2.5%. Trade of goods rose even more strongly than total trade, while trade in services declined.

After exhibiting a strong growth in January, which allowed for a 4% rise in the first quarter this year compared to the last quarter of 2013, industrial activity started decelerating which has finally resulted in the negative trend.

Unemployment figures indicate an improvement in the second quarter of 2014. After a peak in February, the number of registered unemployed has been falling sharply to reach 305 thousand in June, which is 7% less than in May and 4% less than a year ago. Recent increase in employment has been much smaller than a decrease in unemployment, causing reduction in the active population. The active population has been declining ever since February 2013 and in May 2014 it was 2.3% lower than a year ago and 7% lower than in May 2008.

Consumer price inflation has continued to record negative year-on-year rates since February this year in spite of moderate increases on a month-to-month basis. However, June brought a negative monthly rate contributing to negative annual inflation rate of 0.4%. Deflation is caused mostly by lower import prices and very poor domestic demand. June figures show that majority of market-determined prices recorded a decline, such as prices of food, non- alcoholic beverages, clothing, footwear, furniture, communication and recreation. There are a number of items whose prices are either immune to poor domestic demand, such as tourist services, or are administratively controlled, such as health services or water supply, or are simply subject to increasing excise taxes, such as tobacco. Prices of these goods are steadily increasing.

Expectations

In spite of a more favorable international environment and opportunities opened by the EU membership, short-term economic prospects for Croatia have remained muted. After recording negligible GDP rise on quarter-to-quarter basis in the first quarter of 2014, high frequency indicators suggest that negative GDP rate might return in the second quarter. Strengthened demand from EU and CEFTA countries is expected to be overridden by weakened domestic demand and negative short-term effects from fiscal consolidation retaining our GDP projection at -0.5 percent for this year, while the next year should see a positive rate of 0.7 percent driven by recovery of exports and investments.

Whilst there are numerous judo, boxing, kick boxing, bjj and gymnastics organisations in Croatia. The market for jigsaw mats is not huge. Nonetheless Ezymats has the logistics to ship their EVA interlocking jigsaw mats to Croatia and Europe.