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Vietnam: Private sector commits to developing timber industry

20-11-2020
Vietnam, timber, sustainability

On 9 November 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of multiple associations signed the Commitment on Sustainable and Responsible Development of Vietnam’s Wood Industry. This Commitment represents a comprehensive package of actions toward sustainable and responsible development of Vietnam’s wood industry sector. The associations …

Editor’s pickRaute launches next-generation panel repairing technology for North American plywood industry

19-11-2020
Raute, panel manufacturing, panel repair, machinery

Raute Panel Repair Station R5 is the first fully automated panel repair station Raute has announced the launch of a new and unique panel repair station and next-generation panel repairing line. Automatic panel repairing increases the cost efficiency of plywood production, ensures that the final quality of the panels is more uniform and makes it …

DIEFFENBACHER modernises customers' plants for greater efficiency

18-11-2020

DIEFFENBACHER particleboard forming station Plant modernisations are becoming more important for wood-based panel producers worldwide. Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER is collaborating with customers on innovative modernisation solutions that can help customers keep their plants competitive far into the future. One …

Timber Trade Federation and TRADA announce merger

18-11-2020
TTF, Timber Trade Federation, TRADA, merger, MoU

The Governing Boards of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to align the strategies and activities of each organisation with a view toward a merger of the two organisations. The MoU was signed on 6 October 2020 and work has …

Indonesia's panel sector hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic

18-11-2020
Indonesia, panel, market, COVID-19

The Indonesian Wood Panel Association (Apkindo) has said the Indonesian wood panel industry has been hard hit by the impact of the pandemic and forecasts that production this year will be down by nearly a quarter. Panel production in the first nine months of the year fell 24% to 2.35 million cubic metres. Adding to the concern of Apkindo is the …

Editor’s pickMTCC receives PEFC Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding forest certification effort

13-11-2020
MTCC, Malaysian Timber Certification Council, award, PEFC

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) for the greatest increase in PEFC-certified forest area. The award was presented at the virtual PEFC Awards Ceremony held on 11 November 2020 in conjunction with PEFC …

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