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Swedish Forest Industries Federation elects Henrik Sjolund as Chairman

27-04-2020
Swedish Forest Industries Federation, chairman, new appointment, leadership

Henrik Sjölund, President and CEO of Holmen, has been elected Chairman of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, whose members last year generated 10% of the Swedish net export value. There are indeed plenty of challenges, but also opportunities, facing Henrik Sjölund as he steps onboard as Chairman of the Swedish Forest Industries …

Sarawak’s timber industry players donate RM2 million worth of PPE

24-04-2020
Sarawak Timber Association, STA, Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation, STIDC, donation, PPE, RM 2 million

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) has joined hands with Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) to help the State battle the COVID-19 pandemic through the donation of personal protective equipments (PPEs) worth RM2 million. The donation provides medical-graded critical PPEs including KN95 medical protective masks, disposable …

Dongwha begins construction of MDF manufacturing plant in Hanoi

24-04-2020
Dongwha Enterprise, South Korea, new production plant, Thai Nguyen province, Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, MDF, laminate flooring

Korea's leading wood materials manufacturer Dongwha Enterprise has begun construction of its production facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in Thai Nguyen province near Hanoi, the plant will manufacture mainly laminate flooring and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) used in furniture. Dongwha Enterprise held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new …

Hayashi Plywood Industrial plans to curtail production by 20%

24-04-2020
Hayashi Plywood, softwood plywood, Maizuru, Nanao, plants, curtailment, temporary, partial

Hayashi Plywood Industrial Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) manufactures softwood plywood at Maizuru and Nanao plants. To deal with dropping sales, it has started reducing the production by 10% since last month and March production is down by 15%. With dropping orders from precutting plants and large house builders, it plans to curtail the production by …

Freres Lumber launches new mass plywood panel beam and column line

24-04-2020
Freres Lumber, beam and column line, MPP, mass plywood panels, engineered wood

With its new MPP (Mass Plywood Panel) beam and column line up and running, Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is now able to provide a cost-competitive MPP solution for all structural elements of large-scale wood buildings.  Freres’ column and beam line is currently APA certified up to a 12-inch width with a 72-inch depth, but has the ability to …

Editor’s pickGabon: The land full of opportunities

23-04-2020
Gabon, Timber, Africa, OKOUMÉ, GABON SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

The entrance of the Gabon Special Economic Zone Gabon is a picturesque country with rich natural resources in West Central Africa. A privileged geographical location on the edge of the Congo Basin and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, it shares the Northern Boundary with Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea as well as the Eastern and Southern …

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