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Remsoft’s new cloud-native technology hits forestry value chain

05-06-2018

Worldwide leader in optimised planning and scheduling for sustainable resource management, Remsoft, heavily invested in its new Remsoft RISE platform, the company’s next-generation cloud-native technology designed to improve value and find efficiencies throughout the forestry value chain. To do this, Remsoft significantly increased …

Editor’s pickThough it is made out of wood, the Water Table reinterprets water waves

05-06-2018

Although the table itself is flat and two-dimensional, it gives a three-dimensional sense and a feeling of movement through the vortex that interprets the tracks of flowing water. The table, made of walnut and Manchurian ash, however, is completely flat. The elliptical table edge also recalls the outline of moving water, and also plays with …

Weyerhaeuser to be represented at REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference

04-06-2018

President and CEO of one of the largest private owners of timberlands in the world, Weyerhaeuser Company, Doyle Simons, will be representing the company at REITweek: 2018 Investor Conference tomorrow, Tuesday, 5th June, in New York City, New York, United States (U.S.). Simons is scheduled to present at 2.15pm Eastern time, and the webcast links …

Editor’s pickTaiwanese artist brings pixelated wood sculptures to life

04-06-2018

Melding the analogue and the digital is a task not many are willing to take on, but Hsu Tung Han, an artist from Taiwan, took on the challenge, carving cubed pieces out of his sculptures, leaving viewers with the illusion that the art is in the middle of a transformation. He sees his pieces as puzzles, and plans each one meticulously with …

Wooden skate bowl, anyone?

01-06-2018

Found inside Supreme’s new retail space in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, the skate bowl is made entirely from Baltic birch plywood. The self-supporting site-specific installation is designed and built by Steven Bladgett of the art collective Simparch. Its complex geometric form is created with the use of CNC technology. The bowl …

Xylexpo trade fair: Successful Weinig appearance in Milan

01-06-2018

Xylexpo was a very successful event for the Weinig Group. With a generally restrained visitor response in Milan, the market leader in machines and systems for solid wood and panel processing benefited from a high proportion of decision-makers and a high willingness to invest at its stand. On an area of more than 1,000 m2, the Weinig Group …

There is money in glue

01-06-2018

On average, glue accounts for 15-25% of the total production costs of wood-based panels worldwide. Logically, the desire to save glue and reduce glue costs are global issues. Compared to the other two major cost drivers—wood and energy—glue costs occupy a particularly dominant position. That’s why wood-based panel producers do …

Dieffenbacher delivers THDF plant to Guangxi Lelin

31-05-2018

A state-of-the-art Thin High Density Fiber Board (THDF) plant producing ultrathin boards primarily for use by furniture makers will be built by Dieffenbacher for Guangxi Lelin Forestry Development Co. Ltd. in China by June 2019. Guangxi Lelin will produce boards ranging from 1 to 5 mm in thickness at the new high-speed THDF plant near Nanning in …

Malaysia: Persistent decline in Ta Ann Holdings’ log production

31-05-2018

  Ta Ann Holdings Bhd expects its log production to continue falling this year due to shortage of supply. The company plans to overcome the shortage by increasing the harvesting of its matured planted forests for downstream plywood manufacturing, said Datuk Wong Kuo Hea, the company’s group managing director and chief executive …

Editor’s pickPotential material shortages: Vietnam Wooden furniture manufacturers

30-05-2018

Exports in Vietnam have been growing well, but there is still concerns that the wooden furniture industry is in need of materials. A report from the General Department of Customs (GDC) showed that export of all woodwork items in the first four months of 2018 had a substantial increase. Vietnam exports of wood products saw an increase of 9 per …