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Australia to extend 'soft-start' compliance period

Australia, 'soft start' compliance, illegal logging, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The Illegal Logging Compliance Advice Notice 1/2016 has been published and is available on the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.  The notice advises that the illegal logging ‘soft-start’ compliance period has been extended beyond its original expiry date of 30 May 2016. The Department of …

Malaysia wood-based exports to rise 7% in 2016

Malaysia, wood products, exports

Malaysia's wood products export is expected to increase 7% to RM24 billion (approx. US$5.9 billion) this year. Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MITB) Director General Dr Jalaluddin Harun said higher international sales will be driven by developments in Qatar, Iran, USA, EU, India and Australia. In 2015, the total value of Malaysian wood product …

Sarawak upbeat about Japan’s plywood market

ITTO, Japan, plywood, sarawak

Sarawak exporters are upbeat about the Japanese plywood market as the recent price drop seem to have bottomed out. Japanese inventories are also expected to fall in the coming months. Other encouraging factors are the strengthening Yen against major currencies as well as infrastructure investment in connection with the 2020 Olympics, according to …

Editor’s pickAHEC collaborates with David Chipperfield Architects and e15 to create ‘The Butler’ for Wallpaper* Handmade in Milan

AHEC, The Butler, David Chipperfield Architects, Bespoke, e15

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has partnered with David Chipperfield Architects and e15 to re-imagine the hotel's wardrobe/suitcase stand. The aim was to create a bespoke piece of furniture that allows travellers to unpack their belongings easily and ensure they wouldn't leave anything behind. ‘The Butler’ marks the fifth …

HOMAG: Digitalised woodworking solutions unveiled at XYLEXPO 2016


The HOMAG Group presented an array of solutions at this year's XYLEXPO in Milan, from stand-alone machines to the design of networked plants and a look into the future of the completely digitalised world of woodworking. Here are a few:  New features  The new cell control system woodFlex was unveiled for the first time. As it is …

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