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2020

Editor’s pickVisionary project on "Green Technology": Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) orders MDF plant based on rice straw from Siempelkamp

18-02-2020
Siempelkamp, WOTECH, contract, MDF plant, Azza Aabd Alaty Serry, Jürgen Philipps, Jochen Dauter, Furniture, Rice Straw

Contract signing in December 2019 in Cairo, center: Chem. Azza Aabd Alaty Serry, Chairman WOTECH - left Jürgen Philipps, Managing Director Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, right Jochen Dauter, Sales Director Siempelkamp In December, the Egyptian company Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) placed a milestone project regarding "Green …

Japan sees development of super-thick plywood

18-02-2020
Japan, plywood, LVL, timber, forestry, market report

Seihoku Plywood (Tokyo) is currently working on the development of super-thick plywood that is more than 50mm thick. The company is also applying to obtain a JAS certificate, which will allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market. The manufacturing of thicker plywood is the same as for standard panels, but there is a limit to …

DIEFFENBACHER invests in Internet start-up APPbyYOU

18-02-2020
Dieffenbacher, APPbyYOU

DIEFFENBACHER has purchased a financial stake in APPbyYOU GmbH, the company that developed the MyMessenger ticket and messaging app, a key component of the MyDIEFFENBACHER digital service platform. DIEFFENBACHER introduced the MyMessenger app at last year’s Ligna in Hannover. In mid-2018, DIEFFENBACHER met APPbyYOU while searching for a …

MIFF 2020 rescheduled to June 30 - July 3

17-02-2020
Malaysia, timber, furniture, Malaysian International Furniture Fair, trade show, exhibition, MITEC

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2020 has been rescheduled from March 6-9 to June 30 - July 3 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). According to Informa Markets, the Organiser of MIFF 2020, the decision is taken with regret after careful consideration and close consultations with stakeholders. There are a …

Vietnams's FSC national certification standard announced

14-02-2020
Vietnam, FSC, national standard, national certification, forest management, sustainable, responsible wood processing, trade

The FSC national standard for Vietnam was announced in Hanoi on 7th January 2020. This national standard is being promoted as a tool for Vietnam to manage its forests sustainably and at the same time promote responsible wood processing and trade. According to Vu Thi Que Anh, Country Director, FSC Vietnam, the national standard will be effective …

Editor’s pickMichael Buckley selected “The Guy in the Glass” for 2019 by Hardwood Market Report

14-02-2020
The Guy in the Glass, Hardwood Market Report, recipient, American hardwood, Michael Buckley, recognition, award

Michael Buckley, the first non-American recipient of “The Guy in the Glass” (Image credit: Michael Buckely) Michael Buckley, a well-respected and accomplished figure in the global woodworking industry, has been selected to be The Guy in the Glass for 2019 in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the American hardwood …

A new image for SCM at Holz-Handwerk

14-02-2020
SCM, Holz-Handwerk, trade show, Nuremberg, solutions, higher productivity, joinery machines, surface technologies, solid wood processing

SCM will take part in the upcoming edition of Holz-Handwerk (Nuremberg, 18-21 March 2020) where it will present integrated process technologies. These solutions meet the widest range of production demands for secondary wood processing. As an indication of the importance of the Nuremberg event, SCM will present itself with a new design and …

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