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FSC takes action on potential fraud Paulownia wood supply chain in Asia

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia wood supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. An investigation involving Assurance Services International (ASI) into FSC chain of custody certified companies trading in Paulownia products …


Atlas Engineered Products wins new contracts in Western Canada

Atlas Engineered Products has recently been awarded significant contracts at its’ three facilities in Western Canada. “As the construction industry embraces the shift to customised engineered roofs, walls, floors and beams, particularly for multi-family developments, the value and size of individual AEP projects and client …


Trump agrees to limit trade deal with China, sources say

The U.S. government has agreed to suspend some tariffs on Chinese goods and cut back on others in exchange for Beijing’s pledge to increase purchases of U.S. farm products in 2020, sources said on Thursday (Dec 12), reported Reuters. It will be a step towards de-escalating the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. A …


Finland’s Honkarakenne signs cooperation agreement on delivering Cultural …

Honkarakenne has signed the strategic cooperation agreement with the Dujiangyan Municipal People’s Government represented by the Vice Mayor Mr Yuan in Dujiangyan city. The aim of the strategic cooperation agreement is to proceed with the building of the Cultural Exchange Centre together with Dujiangyan’s sister city …


Välinge opens support centre at Homag China Golden Field

Välinge Innovation held a grand opening ceremony of their support centre at Homag China Golden Field in Kunshan. A natural result of the growth in the region has been to increase Välinge's local presence and support, to provide faster and more timely technical support and services to the Chinese and surrounding markets. “Since …


Structurlam to expand its operations into the U.S. with plant in Conway, …

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, will expand its operations with a plant in Conway, Arkansas. It is set to open in mid-2021. The Canadian-based company, in which Walmart has made an investment, will spend $90 million to purchase, retrofit and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new …


Structural change of Japan's plywood import business

Performance of building materials trading firms for the last term is disclosed and imported plywood business is major key factor but gap between suppliers’ export prices and the market prices in Japan is getting wider particularly since 2017 so the importers suffer negative business for almost a year. In the first half of 2018, the market …


European hardwood markets feel the pinch of global trade tensions and general …

Following a relatively positive period in 2018, the European hardwood markets this year have felt the pinch of the global trade tensions and general slowdown of the economy, with Chinese demand for European hardwood slowing down a little. Demand this year in the EOS(European Organization of the Sawmill Industry) producing countries is expected to …


Carbon credit trading from forests may become Sarawak’s new source of revenue

Sarawak plans to take advantage of its mass forest area to diversify its revenue base by venturing into carbon credit trading, reported Borneo Post. Acknowledging the state’s forests as an overlooked and undervalued asset, Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said that the state should now spread the revenue base from its forests, apart from …


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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

1.「智能制造」成为制造业的热点,针对这一形式,比雅斯如何应对中国市场需求? 
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