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Välinge buys IP rights of fold-down technologies from Flooring Technologies

02-02-2018

Välinge has acquired several patent rights from Flooring Technologies broadening the scope of its own and 3rd party fold-down technologies for flooring. These include fold-down profiles made in the core material as well as solutions made with a separate locking tongue. The scope of the Intellectual Property covers laminate, wood as well as …

India launches national forest certification system

02-02-2018

India is well on its way to achieving PEFC endorsement, finally launching its national forest certification system at the NCCF conference in New Delhi on January 16. NCCF, short for the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests, is a PEFC member and has been working with stakeholders from around the country to develop the national …

Editor’s pickSCM to bring wood innovation to upcoming Xylexpo

02-02-2018

As the leader of secondary woodworking technologies, SCM is to play a key role at the 26th Xylexpo Trade Fair, set to take place at the Milano-Rho Exhibition Centre, Milan, Italy, from the 8th to the 12th of May, 2018. With some key, forward-looking goals in store for the Milan trade show that is likely to have a strong impact on the development …

Steel Wood debuts new product

02-02-2018

Dubai-based manufacturer of environmentally-friendly and sustainable wood products, Steel Wood Industries, has announced the launch of a new revolutionary product – Steel Wood Density Board (SDB) – capable of changing the wooden furniture industry as well as associated industries in the region, according to a report by the Trade Arabia …

Tableros Hispanos orders PB line from Dieffenbacher

01-02-2018

Tableros Hispanos is modernising the Nadela multi-opening plant and has commissioned Dieffenbacher to upgrade the existing plant. The first stage will include the upgrading of the forming station, forming line, press and raw board handling system. This package, which includes a CPS+, was ordered in October 2017. A new short-cycle laminating line …

Largest demonstration project in India commemorated

01-02-2018

Deputy Minister of forests in British Columbia, Canada, Tim Sheldan, and CEPT University President Dr Bim Patel commemorating the opening of the CEPT workshops during the January 2018 mission to India From the 14th to the 19th of January, 2018, representatives from the Province of British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, led a delegation of government …

At International Builders’ Show, experts, builders, and buyers networked

01-02-2018

Following an incredible year where numerous milestones were achieved — including its largest presence ever at the International Builders’ Show and it’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial — 84 Lumber went back to basics. 84 Lumber refocused on connecting with builders, buyers and experts from across the industry at the …

Editor’s pickNext generation entrepreneurs

31-01-2018

What does the future of panel manufacturing look like? The answer may be found in the young managers of Thailand’s Metro Ply Group.   From left: Rangsinee and Kanatuch (Ekky) Piyasombatkul At 28 and 26, Rangsinee Piyasombatkul and Kanatuch (Ekky) Piyasombatkul represent a new generation of plant managers in Southeast Asia that will …

Editor’s pickA life partner for clean air technology

31-01-2018

Scheuch Asia is now almost three years in Bangkok. The office may be new, but Andreas Köck, managing director, says the company is more than qualified to support Southeast Asia’s panel industry with technology for clean air. Andreas Köck, Managing Director, Scheuch Asia Bangkok, or anywhere in urban Southeast Asia, is nothing …