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Ta Ann aims for PEFC certification


Ta Ann has obtained approval from the Sarawak government to restructure its own forest plantation. It will now own three naturally-grown timberland and two plantations, accelerating forest certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, which is PEFC-certified. The company has been working with the Sarawak Forestry Department, …

EPLF: European laminate design a strong influence on global trends


Domotex 2017 in Hannover, Germany, will showcase modern flooring design from the European laminate flooring industry. While “country”, “urban” and “modern” are still the three dominant styles in living and furnishing trends around the world today, individuals seeking their own style still provide a lot of …

Dubai WoodShow 2017 launches Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum

Dubai WoodShow 2017

Dubai WoodShow 2017, in association with the International TechnicalTropical Timber Association (ATIBT), will organise the Timber Legality & Climate Change Forum in Dubai from March 4-6, 2017. The conference is held under the patronage of UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment and will discuss the potential of forests, share new …

A resounding success for INSIDE BIESSE Extra Date


INSIDE BIESSE Extra Date, launched in the wake of the October edition of the event, has just come to an end, having sold out a full week before it opened. The three-day affair with the theme “Smart 4 All” was dedicated to technological innovation for companies and individuals working with wood and technological materials, drew …

Indonesia and EU celebrate the launch of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing scheme


Photo by Rio Rovihandono In a ceremony at Jakarta, high-level representatives from the EU and Indonesia celebrated the launch of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing scheme. The licensing scheme aims to boost trade in legal timber products from Indonesia to the EU while preventing exports of illegal products. “Indonesia’s achievement …

Jafza Building & Construction Sectors record a 14% growth


The building and construction sector in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), A DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub, posted 14% growth in the number of registered companies, from June 2015 to June 2016. The growth was largely driven by the continued focus of Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries on …

Japan's machinery orders fell again in September


The Japanese Cabinet Office has reported that core machinery orders has fell once again in September. This was due to the weak global economy and the weakness in Japan's domestic economy. In the October-December period, the total amount of machinery orders was forecasted to fall further by 1.3% and private-sector orders have been forecast to drop …

Editor’s pickBiesse to open new campus in Dubai by 2017

Biesse Group, Dubai, Middle East subsidiary

Biesse Group announces a new campus in Dubai, UAE, to represent its headquarters in the Middle East in the first quarter of 2017. An inaugural event will be held in conjunction with the Dubai Woodshow trade fair. Biesse’s latest investment will further strengthen its presence in the Middle Eastern market and bring many benefits for …