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Global technologies being showcased at WoodTECH 2018

27-07-2018
WoodTECH 2018, global technology, robotics, automation, wood manufacturing, wood scanning, board optimisation, finger-jointing, cross cutting, timber gluing, timber laminating, kiln drying, material handling, timber standards

Leading global technology providers will be participating in WoodTECH 2018 series held on September 11 to 12 in Melbourne, Australia and September 18 to 19 in Rotorua, New Zealand. “Last year, we had a record turnout to the WoodTECH series in Australasia. Well over 400 attended. It was the largest gathering yet seen of sawmilling companies, …

Thailand: Positive growth in the rubberwood industry

10-05-2018
Thailand, Sylva Wood 2018

The Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) predicts local rubberwood production in Thailand is set to increase by three per cent in the medium term, from 20 million tonnes in 2016 to about 23 million tonnes in 2020. This is due to the new plantings between the period 1991 and 1995. A rubber tree’s latex production capacity usually lasts about …

Editor’s pickIs France about to witness a renaissance for its timber industry?

07-05-2018
France, Sylva Wood 2018

A log yard in France. Image: French Timber. With a turnover of EUR60 billion and 440,000 jobs distributed across the country, France’s timber industry is witnessing a renaissance and revitalisation as the nation looks to sustainable timber production.  Made up of a long value chain consisting of numerous individuals and companies, …

Another successful edition of DOMOTEX 2018 closes in Hannover

16-01-2018
DOMOTEX 2018

The Carpet Design Awards was one of the main draws at DOMOTEX 2018 DOMOTEX 2018 featured a fresher, more modern, trendier look and feel than ever. Running from 12 to 15 January in Hannover, Germany, the event sported an all-new site and hall layout, plus a new Friday-to-Monday run and an array of immersive displays exploring the lead theme of …