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December 2018

Editor’s pickEnd-of-show report on LIGNA.Conference 2018 in Guangzhou

12-12-2018

Attendees were unanimous that the conference gave a clear and compelling overview of the challenges currently facing the woodworking and timber processing industries, providing a quality roundup of the latest approaches and developments in digitization, automation, IoT platforms and product individualization. Over the course of two busy, …

LIGNA 2019: Wood Industry Summit

07-12-2018

The Wood Industry Summit will be in its third season at LIGNA 2019, which runs from 27 to 31 May in Hannover, Germany. Staged in Hall 26 and themed "Access to Resources and Technology", the summit is a well-established showcase for the forestry and wood industries. It is organized by Deutsche Messe in conjunction with the German Forestry …

Editor’s pickBiesse Group is 50 this year

06-12-2018

 Biesse Group celebrates 50 years of Innovation and Technology, remembering half a century of history and success, with an irrepressible focus on the future. In 1969, Biesse machines revolutionised the furniture market, with solutions that served to set new technological standards in the industry. In just a few years, the company became an …

Biesse at Ligna 2019: 50 years of innovation

06-12-2018

Six thousand square metres of 4.0 innovation at the Biesse stand at Ligna 2019. Robots and a range of solutions for panel handling, software, IoT solutions, digital services and the best technologies for wood processing on the market. Biesse is set to make its presence felt at Ligna 2019, displaying the results of many years of investment in …

Editor’s pickBernhardt Design introduces Pedersen lounge chair by Thomas Pedersen

05-12-2018

Pushing the boundaries of technology to create eclectic, innovative designs for contemporary environments, Thomas Pedersen makes his American debut with the Pedersen lounge chair for Bernhardt Design.  Pedersen strives to blend experimental ideas with exceptional ergonomics to develop the best possible solutions. The Danish designer first …

ANDRITZ to upgrade thermo ground wood line at Melhoramentos Florestal, Brazil

05-12-2018

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Melhoramentos Florestal to supply a high-consistency bleaching and wet lap system with a capacity of 125 admt/d to upgrade the existing thermo ground wood line at Fazenda Levantina Camanducaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of …

APA releases updated wall bracing calculator

03-12-2018

The Engineered Wood Association has updated its Wall Bracing Calculator. The tool, designed to simplify the design of residential structures, has been amended to include the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) wall bracing requirements along with the 2009, 2012 and 2015 requirements. The Wall Bracing Calculator allows designers …