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2021

Editor’s pickANDRITZ to supply complete MDF plant to Nile Wood, Egypt

27-01-2021

ANDRITZ 1CP-Refiner (Photo: ANDRITZ) International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order – in cooperation with Dieffenbacher – to supply a complete medium-density fibreboard (MDF) plant, including a chip washing and pressurised refining system, to Nile Wood S.A.E, a subsidiary of Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), for …

SCM appoints Leitz as OEM supplier of circular sawblades

27-01-2021

Machine manufacturer SCM has chosen Leitz as the OEM supplier for its panel-sizing saws. In the future, all lines of the Gabbiani series will be equipped with circular sawblades from Leitz.  About a year ago, SCM started a comparison programme to find a suitable tool partner for the initial equipment of panel-sizing saws. The objective: to …

W Exhibition & Elements announces new February 2022 dates

27-01-2021

The organisers of W Exhibition & Elements have announced new dates for the event, which will return to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 6 to 9 February 2022. The postponement of the UK’s flagship event for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries follows a period of unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing …

Editor’s pickASEAN Super 8 to run from 9 to 11 November 2021

26-01-2021

The 2021 edition of ASEAN Super 8, South East Asia’s leading trade show for the built environment brought exclusively by Informa Markets, will be rescheduled to 9 to 11 November 2021 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The leading trade show was initially scheduled to take place in June 2021. In addition, the …

Editor’s pickTurkey: Record-level exports from woodworking machinery industry despite pandemic

26-01-2021

Mustafa Erol, Chairman of the Board of AIMSAD According to the data of the Machinery Exporters' Association (MAİB), Turkey broke a record with exports of 110,112,234 dollars in six woodworking machinery sectors in 2020. Mustafa Erol, Chairman of the Board of the Woodworking Machinery and Side Industries Businessmen Association (AİMSAD), stated …

High construction activity increases worldwide demand for lumber

22-01-2021

In November 2020, the index of completed buildings construction (eg, residential, schools, shops, etc) in the European Union increased by 0.7% compared to previous month, according to Eurostat. The index remains at a high level."The high construction activity, combined with a very active 'do it yourself' sector in several European countries, …

Profit warning: Raute Corporation's net sales to decrease from 2019

22-01-2021

According to preliminary, unaudited information, Raute's net sales outlook for 2020 has weakened and will decrease clearly from 2019. According to the preliminary information, Raute’s net sales for 2020 will be approximately EUR 115 million (2019: EUR 151.3 million). Previously, the company has estimated net sales for 2020 to …

Scientists develop sustainable polymer made from sugars in wood

21-01-2021

Photo: Leszek Kobusinski Not only does the new nature-inspired material reduce reliance on crude oil products, but its properties can also be easily controlled to make the material flexible or crystalline. The researchers, from the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT), report the polymer, from the polyether family, has a …

INDEX Design Awards returns for 2021 edition; entries now open

20-01-2021

Entries are now open for the INDEX Design Awards 2021 as the region’s longest-running industry celebration returns to headline the world-renowned international trade exhibition. An anchor event of INDEX Dubai for almost three decades and recognised for its independently assessed, unbiased judging process, the INDEX Design Awards program is …