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Germany based Parador acquired by Indian building material producer HIL

HIL, India, Parador, Germany, building material manufacturer, floor solutions acquisition

HIL goes global in the high potential building material sector set to acquire Parador, a leading manufacturer of premium quality flooring solutions in Europe National HIL, part of the US$1.8 billion diversified CK Birla Group, announced on July 12 the acquisition of Parador Holdings GmbH, a Germany based, vertically integrated, full-range …

Editor’s pickTo the power of one: Two heavyweights weigh in on the future of China

HOMAG, Addie Kwan, HOMAG China Golden Field, Pekka Paasivaara, tapio, digitalisation,

HOMAG has undergone a corporate identity change, marking a clear signal to the market that represents the company’s new thinking: high quality, digital content and machines that can be connected to the IoT platform called tapio.  Addie Kwan: We are one family As long as civilisation exists, people will always need furniture. Since the …

New Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Centre at UCLA


The new Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Centre at UCLA is designed by Kevin Daly Architects. Providing a new home for UCLA’s Music Departments, the space is envisioned to be one where music is created, shared, and studied in digitally integrated, professional-quality facilities. The ensemble performance room of the Evelyn and Mo Ostin …

Segezha Group to start large-size long-grained plywood production

Segezha, plywood, birch plywood, Vyatsky Plywood Mill, automatic plywood production, Russia wood

Segezha Group launched a new premium birch plywood production, the second stage of Vyatsky Plywood Mill thus representing the completion of regional priority investment project of the timber holding company Segezha Group (affiliated to Sistema JSFC). For the first time in Russia, new automatic plywood production lines are installed on the new …

Editor’s pickMore Chinese wood products added to Trump's future massive tariff list

U.S.-China trade war, lumber, U.S. market, furniture, oak, beech, maple, ash, cherry, particleboard, various types of plywood, doors

As the trade war between U.S. and China heats up, U.S. President Donald Trump has listed more than $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the U.S. that may be subjected to new tariffs come end of August. The list is massive and includes industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, and wood products. If the list comes into effect, just …

Editor’s pickLong Viet: Quiet but Powerful

Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, MDF, Binh Duong, Bui Nhu Viet, BIFA Wood Vietnam, Powerful, Long Viet, Export

Mr Bui Nhu Viet, General Director of Long Viet With a focus on veneer, melamine, MDF, particle boards and components, Long Viet has chosen to specialise in the basic materials of the furniture industry. And though they do not export their products to other countries, according to Mr Bui Nhu Viet, general director of Long Viet, many other …

Editor’s pickMifaco: Business with a heart

Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Manufacturing, Binh Duong, Machinery

Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco Mifaco’s business philosophy for success is simple with only two rules: Market and management. “Anyone who can solve these two points will see good outcomes,” Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco, said. Mifaco chooses its customers very carefully, offering …

Editor’s pickEVOL: Sanding Evolution

Evol, IMEA, sanding machines, wood panels, MDF, particleboard, plywood, thin boards

At LIGNA 2017 IMEAS launched EvoL, a new line of calibrating and sanding machines for woodbased panels. The new EvoL model is the ninth generation of sanding machines. As the name suggests, it is the evolution of the company’s 50-year-long experience and know-how in sanding for MDF, particleboard, plywood and other wood-based panels. The …