Europe's domestic demand for 'real wood' flooring looks up on back of increased …

The European ‘real-wood’ flooring industry continues to grow, thanks to economic revival especially in construction. Parquet flooring in the first half of 2017 saw positive consumption trends and no country registered declines in buying, according to the Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) at …

Steinert Co., Ltd - VietnamWood 2017

New guidelines for verifying timber legality at the border

A draft set of timber trade guidelines is underway to help Customs officers across the world verify legal timber passing through border check points. The Draft Timber Trade Guidelines for the World Customs Organization (WCO) is a joint project by the International Tropical Timber Organization, TRAFFIC and the Malaysian Timber Industry Board …

Sylvawood 2018

Guangdong province is still China’s key furniture powerhouse

In the first half of 2017 China’s wooden furniture production exceeded 13 million pieces. The top 10 producing regions are Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, He’nan and Beijing capital. Of the national total, 21 per cent of furniture output originated from manufacturers located in Guangdong …

Carl Hansen & Søn acquires Søborg Møbler

Danish furniture industry giant Carl Hansen & Søn has taken over Søborg Møbler, adding the firm’s current collection to its already impressive roster. In addition, Børge Mogensen and Knud Holscher will also be going to be joining Hensen’s exhaustive repertoire of furniture designers. The acquisition, …

Brazil’s wood panel and laminate flooring output fall slightly

In 2016, Brazilian production of reconstituted wood-based panels dropped 2.4 per cent compared to 2015, ending the year at 7.3 Mn cbm. Production of MDF/HDF and HB fell 8.8 per cent and 8.9 per cent re spectively while production of MD particleboard increased nine per cent. Part of the decline in sales of MDF/HDF and HB panels was due to reduced …

Sarawak aims to end illegal logging by 2020

Sarawak will eradicate illegal logging by 2020, said Jack Liam, deputy director of the Sarawak Forest Department. However, this task is not without challenges as the state is vast and loggers have their way of avoiding capture. The Forest Department is collaborating with other government agencies especially the Marine Police, General Operations …

Market update: Global timber and wood products

According to Wood Resource Quarterly, China’s lucrative log markets have resulted in Australia quickly becoming a major exporter of softwood log, with export volumes rising over the past four years and making the nation the globe’s sixth largest log exporter in 2016. In 2012, annual exports from Australia only came up to 1.2 million …


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

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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