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GeoDrone initiative in Sarawak makes forest management more efficient

03-10-2017

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s (SFC) new GeoDrone initiative was rolled out to aid forest management activities, including monitoring and enforcement. Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg said drone technology can play a role in ensuring that the state’s forestry resources were well-managed. He called on SFC to equip the drones …

Malaysia cuts 2020 timber export targets

03-10-2017

Malaysia has revised its 2020 timber exports target of RM53 Bn down by 43 – 53 per cent, amid headwinds in the industry, according to the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC). “Understandably, we revisited [this target] due to the challenging economic situation, as well as the issue of labour and resources. We scaled down to the new …

Editor’s pickOtherworldly and different, V + COFFEE can offer visitors so much

03-10-2017

V + COFFEE sits quietly in a corner of the ground floor of the building that houses it, otherworldly and different from other cafes in the area. Wooden-grilled windows in the shop front are painted retro green, drawing visitors in and encouraging them to step in and encounter a story of light and shadow.    The interior, however, feels …

EGGER concludes acquisition of Masisa Argentina

02-10-2017

Masisa Argentina is now part of the Egger Group, having completely bought over by the Austrian company at purchasing price of US$155 Mn debt-free as of September 30. Headquartered in St Johann in Tyrol, this is first time the wood-based material manufacturer EGGER is represented with a production site outside Europe. The acquisition includes …

Editor’s pickProduct Highlight: Improved Conturex CNC system for furniture and frames

02-10-2017

Weinig has made a further addition to the Conturex CNC system with a new solution for furniture and frame construction. The C 125 Vario Furniture marks a new milestone in the evolution of the Conturex system. The C 125 Vario Furniture is based on proven patented clamping table technology and combines maximum output with optimal flexibility. The …

Pakistan Furniture Council: Furniture exports ready for the international stage

02-10-2017

According to Kashif Ashfaq, the Chief Executive of the Pakistan Furniture Council recently said that as Pakistan’s furniture export business is steadily growing, there is an urgent need to come up with a strategy to explore the international market in order to boost the exports of their furniture, The News stated. Furniture exports are …

Editor’s pickStep into Taohuayuan, where it is Zen, calm, and innovative

02-10-2017

As a teahouse, Taohuayuan, in Nanjing, China, promotes culture, yet also showcases the innovation behind its design. The simple design made of materials such as wood and bamboo encourage an ambience of tranquility, and offers a needed respite from the bustling city and demands of modern life. Customised furniture made of wood are in simple …

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