Editor’s pickASEAN nations join hands to combat illegal timber trade

Representatives from eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) shared their achievements in developing reliable timber legality assurance systems at a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6-8 December 2016. Indonesia shared its success in becoming, in November, the world’s first country to issue FLEGT licences through a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) …

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Indonesia's first FLEGT-licensed wood products arrive in the UK

Last year, on November 15, Indonesia became the first country to issue licenses under the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative. And the first licensed cargoes have landed in Tilbury, UK. The wood products were manufactured by Indonesian plywood, door blank and timber product producers arrived with 12 containers at …

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Strengthening of US dollar benefits Malaysian furniture exporters

In the past few months, revenues and profit growth were seen by Malaysian furniture exporters despite the labour shortage due to restrictions on the hiring of foreign workers. The strengthening US dollars also A factor leading to the growth was the strengthening of US dollars which has given a boost to exporters. The past 11 months to November …


Laos prepares for VPA/FLEGT negotiation with EU

The Laos FLEGT Technical Working Group on Thursday finalised key parts of the draft timber legality definition to be submitted to the European Union (EU) by the end of 2016. The submission is a crucial preparation for the first face-to-face negotiation between the Lao government and the EU on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), scheduled …

Corruption in global forestry sector worth US$29b annually: INTERPOL

The annual global cost of corruption in the forestry sector is worth some US$29 billion, according to an INTERPOL report released on International Anti-Corruption Day. Criminal networks often bribe officials to establish ‘safe passage’ for the illegal movement of timber. Other forms of corruption include fraud, abuse of office, …

Lian Jiang Huasen Wood Industry Co., Ltd orders new chipboard plant from …

Conclusion of the contract in China: Yao Jiaquan, General Manager Hua Sen (third from left); Yusheng Zhai, Siempelkamp (fourth from left); Andreas Krott, Siempelkamp (fifth from left); Yu Jianlong, President Hua Sen (sixth from left) Chinese-company Lian Jiang Huasen Wood Industry Co., Ltd has invested in a new chipboard plant by Siempelkamp …

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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