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September 2017

Editor’s pickWeinig expands Holz-Her operations at Voitsberg, Austria


The groundbreaking ceremony at the Holz-Her production facility in Voitsberg, Austria, is the start of an ambitious project. The 22,000 m2 site will adding a 1,000 m2 extension specifically designed for new CNC milling machines for framework processing.  The expansion will cost EUR4.5 Mn and forms part of a group-wide investment package of …

Dieffenbacher to deliver the world's longest continuous LVL press


At its new site in Chester, South Carolina, Roseburg Forest Products will soon be proud owners of the world’s longest continuous press supplied by German panel equipment supplier Dieffenbacher. At over 65 metres, the press will produce 285,000m³ of LVL boards annually. Dieffenbacher will also supply the microwave preheating system and …

Editor’s pickJingshan Boutique Hotel brings the outdoors in


Situated up on a mountain ridge, next to a reservoir and dam, and north of the Jing-Shan Mountain the Jingshan Boutique Hotel brings a deep historical and cultural ambiance to all who visit. By studying the surrounding landscapes, the designers made the decision to welcome the outdoors in by reducing the height of the west side of the building, …

Editor’s pickRacquet sports and its connection to wood


By Bruno Couture (MBA), Quebec Wood Export Bureau Despite our modern ways of communicating, our cutting-edge technology and our self-driving cars, there is a new trend taking hold among the younger generations. They are attracted to objects that have been around for some time. It’s considered cool to wear vintage clothing and decorate homes …

Daiken to acquire Dongwha New Zealand by December


Japanese building materials giant Daiken Corp. will acquire Dongwha New Zealand at the end of December, the company announced Tuesday. The size of the deal has not been announced, but is estimated at 10 Bn yen (US$89.7 Mn). Both companies manufacture MDF. Daiken currently has factories in New Zealand and Malaysia and is hoping to expand the …

Editor’s pickBiesse Open House to be held from 19 to 21 Oct at Pesaro Campus


Italian machinist Biesse will open its Pesaro campus doors from 19 to 21 October to demonstrate its capabilities in wood and plastic machining. Visitors will be able to test machinery and automated systems capable of optimising manufacturing processes and digitalising factories over the three days. Within the Tech Centre, they will find out more …

‘Seed’, a club and restaurant in Beijing, comes with no pre-set concepts


Although Beijing, China, may seem like it is fading to some, in reality, the capital is instead full of vigour. In a reflection of the city it is found in, ‘Seed’ is unique in that the restaurant and club does not have an original pre-set concept. Instead, the architects went by their instincts when constructing the place, complete …

African countries pledge to fight illegal timber trade


African countries have pledged to tame illegal trade in timber and other forest products by ensuring that the sub-sector makes a meaningful contribution to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a conservationist said on Tuesday. Kenya's Chief Conservator of Forest Emilio Mugo said representatives from Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, …

New assembly adhesives from Jowat


The new Jowatherm® 233.10 in granulate form Jowat introduces two new hot melt adhesives based on polyolefin (PO) which have been developed especially for the manufacture of precast concrete parts. The new products Jowatherm® 233.10 and Jowatherm® 233.20 have very strong adhesive strength for different materials, build up …

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