Indonesia’s afforestation efforts pay off, as tree felling rate goes down 20%

Indonesia has reported a significant decline in deforestation is the past years. In a recent statement to the press, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, said total deforested area between 2016 and 2017 was recorded at just over 496,000 hectares, a 20 per cent fall compared to the 630,000 hectares in the period 2015-2016. Siti …

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Malaysia’s exports up 19% but businesses concerned rising Ringgit will affect …

Malaysia’s exports rose almost 19 per cent in 2017 compared to a year earlier, the fastest pace of expansion since 2005. For the ninth consecutive year, China was again Malaysia’s main trading partner. Last year, Malaysia’s exports to China rose by almost a third while imports jumped 15 per cent. Of concern to exporters is the …


Mirach Energy moves to expand core business by acquiring interest in timber firm

According to The Business Times, CPHL (HK) Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Mirach Energy, an oil and gas exploration company, will acquire a 70 per cent equity interest in RCL Kelstar Sdn Bhd in order to develop a multi-storey project in Malaysia, as stated in a Singapore Exchange filing. CPHL and RCL have entered a memorandum of …

Ghana launches first wood and furniture testing centre

Ghana has established a wood and furniture testing centre at Fumesua, near Kumasi, as part of efforts to promote more value-added products and improve the quality of local furniture. The new centre will enable growth of the sector through efficient utilisation of wood species, product development and standardisation. It was set up by the United …

Peru vulnerable to illegal timber as authorities weaken rules and inspections: …

Peruvian forest authorities are weakening the tools and inspections necessary to prevent illegal timber trade, in the face of overwhelming evidence that Peru’s exports to the United States, China, Mexico and 15 other countries contained high percentages of illegal or high-risk wood. Moment of Truth, a new report from the non-profit …

WMF2018: New dates and venue bring visionary future to industry

From 2018, the International Exhibition on Woodworking Manufacturing Equipment (also known as “WMF”) will be co-organised concurrently with CIFF (Shanghai) from 10 – 13 Sep at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, in Shanghai Hongqiao. The new strategic cooperation will demonstrate Asia’s largest furniture and …

Steinert announces second Technology Day in Bangkok

The second Technology Day on May 17 will focus on surface technology. The Steinert PUR line STM-FL 1300 will be on display to demonstrate the advantages and flexibility of flat lamination in combination with Steinert’s ADINO® PUR hotmelt adhesive. It is not only furniture panels that can be laminated with acrylic sheets and foils. …


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