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LIGNA 2019: Josting a cut above the rest

Josting, Enger, LIGNA 2019

Machine manufacturer Josting from Enger, Germany enjoys record attendance and fills order books at LIGNA 2019. The proportion of international trade visitors interested in the cutting machine range from East Westphalia was above average at around 65 per cent. Goals achieved. New goals set. This is how the Josting Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. …

Malaysian timber exports to reach RM25 billion next year

Malaysia, timber, forestry

Despite worries surrounding the US-China trade war and Brexit, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is confident that Malaysia can export RM25 billion of timber and timber-based products by next year. MTC chief executive officer Richard Yu denied the timber industry a sunset industry. At present, he said Malaysia’s timber and timber-based …

Editor’s pickWood-Mizer presented a wide range of new machinery at LIGNA 2019

Wood-Mizer, LIGNA 2019

At LIGNA 2019 Wood-Mizer strengthened its reputation as a leading manufacturer offering machines for both small workshops and industrial enterprises for primary and secondary wood processing. Wood-Mizer equipment gives every company the opportunity to benefit in difficult competitive markets, to find new niche markets while saving valuable wood …

Forum to discuss future of forestry, challenges in APAC


Experts and officials attend Asia Pacific Forestry Week in Pampanga, the Philippines, in 2016 South Korea is hosting events on forestry in the Asia-Pacific region this week for academia, governments and the private sector to discuss and share views on pressing challenges in the sector. The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 and the …

New CNC Machines from HOLZ-HER at LIGNA 2019

Holzer, CNC Machines, LIGNA

It would be really difficult to imagine rational production without CNC machining centers, even in smaller carpentry workshops. HOLZ-HER offers a variety of CNC machine lines to provide the ideal solution for all users. Supplement to EVOLUTION 7405 doors The new, must-have feature for the 7405 4mat and Connect is the optional "Doors" package. It …

The Weinig Group at LIGNA 2019: A Reliable Partner in Times of Change

Weinig, Powermat, Milling, Hyromat, Conturex Artis Window Center

The leading technology provider for solid wood and panel processing presents itself in Hanover with the brands Weinig and Holz-Her on an exhibition area of over 5,000 sqm. Under the motto THINK WEINIG, the Weinig Group will be presenting over 55 machines and systems in action to trade visitors in Hall 27. Following the excellent trade fair results …

Altendorf's "ASA" safety assistant captivates users and the specialist press at LIGNA.

Altendorf, Ligna, Safety Assistant, Specialist, Solution

Exclusive new development employs three-stage system to prevent accidents. Nothing drew a crowd to the new Altendorf Group's LIGNA stand like the demonstrations of the latest development for the Altendorf sliding table saw. Experts from all the over the world caught their breath as a member of the Altendorf Group's development team moved a hand …

Global lumber and timber markets

Global timber market, global lumber market, prices

Global Lumber Markets • In 2018, global trade of softwood lumber reached the second highest level ever recorded. • The free fall of lumber prices in the US came to a halt in early 2019, and prices might have hit a low for this cycle in January. • Softwood lumber exports from Canada were down 6% year-over year in 2018, with the …