Slower revenue growth for Russian forest products companies

Total revenue of the 10 biggest Russian forest products companies in 2017 amounted to RUB339.4bn (US$5.1bn), according to the annual Top 50 Russian forest-based sector companies rating published by Lesnaya Industriya magazine. The top three leaders of the rating remains unchanged: Ilim Group, Mondi Syktyvkar and Segezha Group. The Ilim Group …


Montana State University faculty awarded $1 million grant to research tree …

BOZEMAN - As bark beetles continue to devour sickly pine forests, a Montana State University plant physiologist and ecologist wants to better understand how trees are able to defend themselves amidst a warming climate, drought conditions and hungry insects. Amy Trowbridge, assistant professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental …

Sterling Lumber to build $30 million cross-laminated timber plant

Sterling Lumber Co., a maker of wood mats, pallets, skids, and lagging lumber, is set to build a new plant in Lufkin, Texas – to produce its TerraLam cross-laminated timber (CLT) mats. An estimated 150 jobs will be created. According to Woodworking Network, an injection of $825,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund grant helped make the …

Indonesia improving FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest to the legality of EU-bound timber and timber products. The changes are part of a process of continuous improvement that is jointly overseen by the EU and Indonesia, and which is providing important …

Global Timber and wood products market see growth

Softwood lumber exports from Russia, Germany and the Nordic countries have climbed after seeing high demand for wood in Asia and Europe in early 2018. Canadian exports plummeted to the lowest level in five years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Global Softwood Lumber market Worldwide trade of lumber saw an increase again in early …


The Czech Republic’s largely coniferous forests face the worst onslaught of bark beetle infestation in at least 200 years. The amount of spruce wood damaged by bark beetles has increased steadily in the past few years, from 2 million m3 of spruce wood in 2015 to more than 5.5 million m3 in 2017. Experts cautioned that the nation’s …

PT Komatsu Indonesia Wins the Deming Prize

PT Komatsu Indonesia (KI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. (hereafter "Komatsu") (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi), has received the Deming Prize for 2018.  Since 1961, when Komatsu introduced the company-wide quality control (QC) programme, Komatsu has proactively promoted total quality control (TQM) over the years. In 1964 …


WMF 2016 - Exhibitor Interview: Mr. Piergiorgio Franca, Chief Executive Officer of Biesse China 专訪比雅斯中国首席执行官Piergiorgio Franca先生

Piergiorgio Franca先生:自2014年起,智能制造在全球都显得非常重要,比雅斯致力在中国市场成为行业领导者。正因为此,我们来到到中国,并努力拓展中国市场。比雅斯为中国制造企业提供可以满足客户多样化需求的生产解决方案。就家具生产和设计而言,比雅斯设备拥有高灵活性和多样性,可以协助改善生产技术,让企业在国内外更具竞争力。

Homag: Drilling and dowelling – ABD 260 Optimat

Drilling and dowelling – more efficient than ever before

CNC Drilling and dowel inserting machine - always keeping a tight grip on everything
• Incredibly fast drilling and dowel insertion
• 8 clamping cylinders keep a tight grip on wokrpieces
• Flexible handling due to lowerable center stop
• SORB TECH machine bed - heavy and sturdy

Kuang Yung: MRS-610M Optimizing Movable Rip Saw

• Choice of 1-6 movable blades
• Extra large 450 / 610 mm cutting width
• Optimizing cut function
•  American designed and developed scan system which has decades of experience since the first system made in 1996
• Worldwide success with more than 200 sets sold in the USA, Europe and Asia.
• Easy to operate, learn, update and maintain with multi-language window operating system such as English and Chinese.
• Rip 10 - 12  lumbers (3.6m each) per minute. (The results may vary according to operator performance, timber length and feeding speed)
• A 7 -10% increase in yield compared to conventional multiple rip saw