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May 2018

Dieffenbacher delivers THDF plant to Guangxi Lelin

31-05-2018

A state-of-the-art Thin High Density Fiber Board (THDF) plant producing ultrathin boards primarily for use by furniture makers will be built by Dieffenbacher for Guangxi Lelin Forestry Development Co. Ltd. in China by June 2019. Guangxi Lelin will produce boards ranging from 1 to 5 mm in thickness at the new high-speed THDF plant near Nanning in …

Malaysia: Persistent decline in Ta Ann Holdings’ log production

31-05-2018

  Ta Ann Holdings Bhd expects its log production to continue falling this year due to shortage of supply. The company plans to overcome the shortage by increasing the harvesting of its matured planted forests for downstream plywood manufacturing, said Datuk Wong Kuo Hea, the company’s group managing director and chief executive …

Editor’s pickPotential material shortages: Vietnam Wooden furniture manufacturers

30-05-2018

Exports in Vietnam have been growing well, but there is still concerns that the wooden furniture industry is in need of materials. A report from the General Department of Customs (GDC) showed that export of all woodwork items in the first four months of 2018 had a substantial increase. Vietnam exports of wood products saw an increase of 9 per …

House in a HDB Flat

30-05-2018

Located in a high-density 800-unit public housing development, the designer is driven by aspirations to create a mini house out of a humble flat unit of 110.0 m2. The entire space is reshuffled in a bold decision to eliminate all existing non-structural internal walls. The resulting open concept results in an uplifting and inviting respite from …

Editor’s pickSteinert’s second Technology Day: A resounding success

28-05-2018

Steinert's second Technology Day was a huge success With visitors from all over the region gathering at Steinert’s showroom conveniently located near Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the area was full of the sounds of the machines on display demonstrating their capabilities. “This year’s Technology Day is bigger than the …

Editor’s pickSCM celebrates a record edition of Xylexpo

28-05-2018

SCM celebrates an edition of Xylexpo for achieving robust figures, international attendance, innovative technologies and highly specialised training. The Italian Group, a long-standing, reliable partner for the woodworking industry, with an exhibition booth extending over 3,000 square metres, has been one of the main attractions at the event held …

中国最大实木家具制造圈已然形成

28-05-2018

中国最大实木家具制造圈位居何处? 简答:山东及周边地区。 祥答:以济南为原点,方圆350公里半径,东至青岛,东南至徐州,西南至郑州,西北至石家庄,北至京津,约38万平方公里的国土面积。(见下图)   这是由青岛国际家具展主办方在充分调研的 …

Editor’s pickHOMAG wins special distinction at the XIA Innovation Awards

25-05-2018

The "Autonomous Cell" from HOMAG might not have fit into any of the existing categories in the selection of the winners at the XIA Innovation Awards 2018 — nevertheless, the jury was sure that this innovation from HOMAG deserved a prize. The solution: XYLEXPO awarded the cell an extraordinary prize, a "Special Mention by the Jury." Proud …

A pine pavilion fit for the pine resin history of the Huangyu village

25-05-2018

Located on a slice of land lying between the Songyin River dam and a fishpond leading to the Xiahuangyu village, the pine pavilion is a linear structure made of prefabricated wood and glass that is part art installation and mixed-used space housing a tearoom and retail area. Designed by DnA_Design and Architecture, the artwork presents a creative …