EU hardwood imports continue to slide despite economic recovery

European imports of hardwoods have continued to slide this year, despite on-going economic recovery in the region. Sawn temperate hardwood sales have declined, albeit at a slower rate than tropical species. For sawn tropical hardwood, the 12- month rolling total import fell from 1.15 million m3 to0.95 million m3 between June 2016 and August …

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HOMAG welcomes Andreas Denker as head of Global Sales & Marketing

Andreas Denker has joined the HOMAG Group's executive team as Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing. Denker has extensive experience working for global technology companies, where he held various management positions. He reports to CEO Pekka Paasivaara who, prior to Denker’s appointment, had been overseeing the Group’s …


Dutch timber research institute rolls out new certification mark to facilitate …

New mark assures buyers that they are procuring timber from a business that sources it legally and responsibly.  Independent Netherlands timber research institute Stichting Hout Research (SHR) has unveiled a new business certification mark, guaranteeing customers that timber is sourced from sustainably-managed forest, regardless of …

China's plywood production in 2016 rose 7 per cent

Total plywood production in 2016 rose seven per cent to 177.56 million cubic metres, valued at 367.5 billion yuan. The figure accounts for 60 per cent of total wood-based panel output. Of the total, 163.82 million cubic metres were plain plywood, 7.34 million cubic metres were laminated or wood/bamboo composite plywood and 6.4 million cubic …

FPInnovations welcomes Stéphane Renou as President and Chief Executive Officer

FPInnovations has appointed Stéphane Renou as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr Renou will officially assume his new role on December 14. He succeeds Pierre Lapointe. A native of Montréal, Stéphane Renou has a number of degrees from Université de Sherbrooke as well as Polytechnique Montréal where he went …

U.S.: Homebuilder confidence hits a high

After a sharp dip brought about by three hurricanes, confidence among homebuilders in the United States (U.S.) has outshone expectations and increased more than expected for the month of October. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the monthly sentiment index rose to hit 68, the highest level seen since May 2017 and …

Malaysia: Mieco's net profit up in 3Q on higher selling prices

Malaysia's Mieco Chipboard announced net profit for the third quarter climbed four times due to higher selling prices and improved production efficiency. Net profit for the three months ending Sep. 30 was15.62 million ringgit ($3.76 million) compared to 4.23 million ringgit the year before. Quarterly revenue rose 11.1 per cent year-on-year to …


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