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Italian technology numbers still driven by export

12-06-2018

    Imaage credit: Acimall Studies The figures of the first quarter 2018 are clear: It will be a positive year for technologies dedicated to the furniture industry and to wood and wood-based materials. Such a trend has been confirmed by the quarterly survey done by Acimall, the Confindustria-member industry association. The survey …

The main topics LIGNA 2019 will be looking at

11-06-2018

The organisers of LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industry, have announced the main topics to be highlighted at the next show, which will run from the 27th to the 31st of May 2019: Integrated Woodworking – Customised Solutions, Smart Surface Technologies and …

Editor’s pickThis framed mirror explores the relationship between man and space

11-06-2018

Framed with pear wood, the mirror, flexible enough to be either two dimensional, or moved about to be three dimensional, creates space with its six sides when assembled freely. An important element in its design is the movements and actions of the people surrounding it. With the sections of the mirror prismatic rather than square, the torsional …

U.S.: LBM buys over R&K Building Supplies

11-06-2018

Leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States (U.S.), LBM Holdings, LLC, has acquired R&K Building Supplies, based in Arizona, U.S. Founded in 1974, R&K Building Supplies distributes lumber as well as a broad line of specialty products, such as windows, doors, millwork, insulation, trusses, lumber and other …

Editor’s pickArchidex 2018 expecting 36,500 visitors

08-06-2018

From left: Ar Ang Chee Cheong, Ar Harzani Ismail, and Dato’ Vincent Lim The International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX), Southeast Asia’s premier annual architecture, interior design and building industry event, is back – and it is bigger and better. To be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention …

Lumber Liquidators celebrates 400th store

08-06-2018

Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, will be marking the milestone of opening 400 stores with a grand opening celebration on June 9th at its new store in Elk Grove, California, United States (U.S.). Lumber Liquidators’ first store opened in West Roxbury, …

Editor’s pickThe case of engineered wood

07-06-2018

A footbridge, designed and built by StructureCraft, spanning the Tulameen River at Princeton, Canada. Image credit: StructureCraft Engineered wood, or manufactured wood, is a resource that almost quite literally surrounds us. From the medium density fibreboard (MDF) to the more common plywood, the material can be found almost everywhere, …

Daiken granted clearance to acquire Donghwa

07-06-2018

The Commerce Commission of New Zealand has granted clearance for Daiken New Zealand to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Dongwha New Zealand Limited. Daiken, which manufactures and supplies MDF from a plant it operates in North Canterbury, sought clearance to acquire Dongwha, which manufactures and supplies MDF from a plant it operates in …

Consumption of softwood lumber set to hit record highs by 2030

06-06-2018

Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the U.S. Market – Supply and Demand Outlook 2017-2030, a report published by ForestEdge and Wood Resources International, has predicted that demand for softwood lumber in the United States (U.S.) will grow at a yearly rate of 2.3 per cent through to 2030, suggesting that the consumption would hit a …

Editor’s pickMTCC brings photography contest back to promote love for nature and forests

06-06-2018

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has extended an invitation to all avid photographers to submit their best shots that capture the beauty and different faces of Malaysian tropical forests. Showcasing the picturesque landscape, beautiful flora and fauna, to the people working in the forests, the contest aims to promote love for …