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SCM concludes Holz-Handwerk 2016 with '500 Kube'

25-03-2016

Following its great success at last year’s LIGNA the SCM Group presented Luciano Molinari's ‘500 Kube’ again at this year's Holz Handwerk held from 16 to 19 March 2016 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. The solution is targeted at artists with a passion for wood and helps transform the craftsman's creativity into art …

Anthon GmbH to supply two Batch Size 1 plants for French SCHMIDT Groupe

25-03-2016

French SCHMIDT Groupe (previously SALM), Lièpvre,has ordered two Batch Size 1 plants from Flensburger company Anthon GmbH. The two new plants are intended for the new plant in Selestat where 7000 parts per shift per plant will be produced. SALM project leader Cyrille Holota and Anthon sales director Bernd Jochims agree that this project …

安吉竹产业2016年上海地铺展

24-03-2016

“世界竹子看中国,中国竹子看安吉”。3月22日,被誉为亚太地区旗舰型地材专业展会的中国国际地面材料及铺装技术展览会拉开帷幕。该县15家重点骨干企业携最新研制的竹地板和最成熟的铺装技术闪亮登场,展出面积达1261平方米。该县还与上海雨韵展览展 …

Shipments of tropical hardwood to Canada up 30%

24-03-2016

Canada’s imports of tropical sawn wood in January rose about 30% from December 2015, worth US$1.78 million. January imports were the highest since November 2014. The largest month-over-month growth was seen in Mahogany and Balsa. Sapelli remained the leading species in demand at US$487,174, up 12% from December. Mahogany imports were worth …

China sawn wood import prices slip on increase in volume

24-03-2016

China’s 2015 sawn wood imports may have increased 2% to 26.08 million cubic metres but prices have slipped 8% to US$7 billion, according to data from China Customs. The average price for imported sawn wood was US$285 per cubic metre, down 10% in 2015. Of the total sawn wood, softwood imports fell 3% to 14.11 million cubic metres, accounting …

MENA and Russia brim with potential for Europe's softwood sector

24-03-2016

An increasingly globalised softwood sector contending with diverse changes, as well as Europe’s softwood sector in recovery mode and facing ongoing challenges were some of the conclusions of the 2015 International Softwood Conference. In 2014 Europe was the top softwood producer with output at 101 million m3, followed by the U.S. and …

SCM Group highlights at Dubai WoodShow 2016

24-03-2016

SCM’s presence at the Dubai WoodShow 2016 confirms the importance of the MENA region, which is now experiencing rapid growth. Last year, the Group opened a branch in Dubai to consolidate its operations in places such as the Gulf, India, and Africa. Some of its major clients areSacodeco and Al-Rashed in Saudi Arabia, Chabros International in …

HOMAG highlights at Dubai WoodShow 2016

23-03-2016

What starts with a single machine or a compact workshop can evolve into a solution for the industrial entry level sector. The HOMAG Group offers an array of possibilities for modular production expansion, efficiency improvement and work flow optimisation. Visitors will get to see the following machines at this year's Dubai WoodShow 2016: WEEKE …

Editor’s pickSwedish Timber Prize 2016 winner puts children at the centre of design

23-03-2016

  The Råå Preschool in Helsingborg, Sweden bagged the 12th Swedish Timber Prize 2016, bringing home a Golden Horse trophy and prize money of SEK 100,000 (~US$12,000). The building was designed by Dorte Mandrup and Pernille Svendsen of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter for the City of Helsingborg. The contractor was Peab Sverige AB, …

MTCC: Green technology will enhance Malaysia’s sustainability efforts

23-03-2016

At the recent Green Melaka Exhibition themed, ‘Towards a Green & Resilient Urban Future’, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) was among 20 other industry players to raise awareness for Malaysia’s green agenda. “Green technology spans a myriad of industries. What spearheads the green agenda is not just the …