Editor’s pickU.S. home builders pursue Chile as key softwood supplier

Santiago, Chile   US home builders met with more than 100 Chilean lumber producers, trade organisations and government officials to discuss increasing exports of softwood and other wood products to America. Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said that the association is in favour of opening up competition in the U.S. lumber market as this would …

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Sarawak State government plans to turn State into a centre for Acacia furniture …

The Sarawak State government has plans to make the state a centre for Acacia furniture manufacturing. In order to accelerate the plan, furniture manufacturers in China have been invited to consider working with partners in Sarawak to manufacture Acacia furniture for export. The invitation came from the assistant minister of Industrial …


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BWF defends joinery apprenticeship in the Parliament

In order to save joinery apprenticeships, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) in the UK has taken its fight to the House of Commons’ Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy. Speaking alongside the Confederation of British Industry, the Trades Union Congress and the Local Government Association, BWF chief executive Iain …


Global Sawlog Price Index up 4.2% in the 2Q/16 since its strong decline in 2009

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) was up 4.2% in the second quarter of 2016 to US$71.18/m³, the highest quarter-over-quarter increase since the 2Q/11. Tracked by the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), sawlog prices increased in 16 of the 19 regions and were generally higher in both the local currencies and in U.S. dollar terms. The biggest …


Sweden's wood chips decline in the second quarter of 2016

According to the Swedish Forest Agency, as of June this year, Sweden’s total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips is estimated to 8.3 million m³ (cubic metres solid volume excluding bark). This is a decrease by 6% compared with the same period last year. Stock volumes of coniferous sawlogs is estimated to be 2.7 …


Michael Weinig acquires remaining shares in Weinig Grecon

Michael Weinig AG has acquired remaining shares in Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG following a meeting on September 16 in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany. The acquisition brings its manufacturing subsidiary solely under Michael Weinig’s management. In 1998, the company bought 60% shares in Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist in …


Myanmar encourages private plantations but remains vague on tax relief

The new government in Myanmar is working its way through the legislation and making changes that will impact the timber sector. Domestic and foreign private sectors are encouraged to invest in plantations in order to increase forest cover, Minister Ohn Win from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment indicated. It has already been …


Higher demand and weak U.S. dollar increase Softwood lumber prices

Demand for softwood lumber has gone up in many markets around the world this year, resulting in a substantial increase in global lumber trade. With very few exceptions, the major importing countries have imported more lumber during the first six months this year than they did during the same period in 2015, according to estimates by the Wood …


Indonesian government formally accepts lower growth target for 2017

The Indonesian government has formally accepted an economic growth target of 5.1% for 2017 in anticipation of cuts in government spending next year. Behind the lower growth target is uncertainty in global markets as well as the problem the Indonesian government faces in securing tax revenues at a time when commodity prices are low. The Minister …


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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