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2020

Malaysia: Sarawak "Timber Master Plan" in the making

03-12-2020
Malaysia, Sarawak, timber trade

Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, has indicated that a Timber Industry Master Plan will be released to chart the direction of the timber industry, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The Master Plan envisages that timber industries in the Malaysian state will achieve export earnings of RM8 …

Editor’s pickAHEC launches new species and grading guide

25-11-2020
AHEC, hardwood, species, publication

The American Hardwood Export Council's (AHEC) Europe team has spent the year reimagining AHEC’s technical publications. The result brings together the species and grading guides into a single "Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods", complete with lavishly illustrated application case studies. The new design combines all of the technical …

Editor’s pickSCM launches AREA XL for large CLT panel production

24-11-2020
SCM, CNC machining, equipment

AREA XL SCM has announced the launch of AREA XL, a new five-axis CNC machining centre designed and manufactured for the industrial production of large format cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. This solution is an evolution of the AREA model and was developed to meet the needs of companies requiring high productivity, accuracy and …

Tigercat offers sneak peek at prototype 865 logger

23-11-2020
Tigercat, logger, forestry, equipment

Prototype Tigercat 865 logger A purpose-built logger, the Tigercat 865 will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 165 kW (221 hp) at 1,900 rpm. The 865 logger can be configured as a loader with boom options …

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