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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 …

New training to help SMEs on EUTR due diligence

EUTR, due dilligence

NEPCon and trade partner the Global Timber Forum (GTF) has rolled out a new initiative, “Increasing Awareness and Capacity to Support Effective Implementation of the EU Timber Regulation”, to enable SMEs in the EU to make illegality risk assessment due diligence an integral, constructive element within their business and administrative …

EU tropical plywood import falls to an all time low

EU, tropical plywood, decline, imports

EU import data shows that tropical plywood has lost its share of the EU plywood market over the past two years. While EU imports of plywood from all sources increased between 2013 and 2015, from 3.38 million cubic meters to 3.92 million cubic metres, a level not seen since before the financial crises. EU plywood imports from tropical …

Wilsonart subsidiary Arborite to acquire Lamin-Art, Inc

wilsonart, lamin-art, acquisition

Arborite, a subsidiary of Wilsonart, has announced its acquisition of Lamin-Art, Inc., a leading brand of decorative surfaces in North America. The Schaumburg, Illinois-based Lamin-Art was a privately-held business and will now operate as a part of the Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces group. "The Lamin-Art business model nests beautifully into our …

Weinig Grecon welcomes new managing director

Weinig, new appointments, pascal renevier

Pascal Rénevier, Managing Director at Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG Pascal Rénevier will take over the management of Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG in Alfeld, Germany, with effect from May 1. In addition, the 53-year old assumes responsibility for the Weinig Group’s product unit Jointing Technology. Mr Rénevier …

Ghana joins PEFC as national member

PEFC, Ghana, forestry, certification

A tropical rainforest Ghana is the latest national member to join PEFC, the third in Africa, after Cameroon and Gabon. "It is fantastic to welcome Ghana as the latest member of the PEFC Alliance," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. "Once our system has achieved PEFC endorsement, our country’s forest owners, forestry companies …