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Editor’s pickThe rising star in Vietnam

Vietnam, Southeast Asia, BIFA Wood Vietnam, BIFA, Panels & Furniture, Prime Minister, William Pang, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Huynh Quang Thanh

Orgnaiser of BIFA Wood Vietnam and Managing Director of Panels & Furniture Asia, Mr William Pang, shakes hand with Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam. In the centre, is Mr Huynh Quang Thanh, Chairman of Binh Duong Furniture Association, welcoming the prime minister too. In 2017, Vietnam wood processing industry turnover hit …

International Furniture Festival Singapore unveils new theme and content


The International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) presents a new theme for IFFS 2019, UrbanAsia – the Future of Urban Living. Co-located with the 36th ASEAN Furniture Show and NOOK Asia, IFFS 2019 will be making its debut at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands (MBS), from 9 to 12 March 2019. Future lifestyle solutions …

Future-oriented, sustainable, modern: young dealers at DOMOTEX


Preparations for DOMOTEX 2019 (11–14 January) are well in hand, and judging by the high number of exhibitor registrations received so far, it is going to be a successful show indeed. Many of the exhibitors are currently working on the finer details of their showcases, eager to put their best foot forward when they present their product …

Siempelkamp creates new growth opportunities for the wood-based materials industry in China

Siempelkamp, China, wood-based material plants, composite, panel, Asia

In Asia, and especially in China, the use of alternative raw materials offers outstanding prospects to the wood-based materials industry. After all, millions of tons of rice straw burned in the fields every year are ideal sources of medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particle board. Siempelkamp, the global technology leader in the wood-based …

Prince George Airport

MGA, Michael Green, Prince George Airport, British Columbia

MGA was commissioned to complete the expansion and renovation of Prince George Airport in three phases. While the brief stemmed from the need to improve security and add international flights, the design demanded innovative and cost effective technical solutions, stretching the modest project budget to give the aging 70’s structure an …

Timberlink to invest $100m in regional manufacturing jobs and Australian timber supply

Timberlink, generational investment, job creation, sawmilling company, $100 million,

Timberlink has approved a $100 million upgrade program to its Australian sawmills. This generational investment will see the total processing capacity of the Australasian sawmilling company increase by over 15 per cent. The investment will secure over 1,350 direct and indirect jobs in regional Australia for years to come while supporting the …

Editor’s pickMDF is the future of Furniture in India

MDF, India, furniture market, ready-made furniture, plywood, particleboard, GREENPANEL

India’s furniture market is undergoing a major shift with a move towards ready-made furniture and a rising preference for medium density fibre (MDF) over plywood in line with the global trends. Moreover, the culture of ready-made furniture is being accepted widely across India as we see in the case of IKEA. The growth rate of plywood today …