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Indonesia's panel sector hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic

18-11-2020
Indonesia, panel, market, COVID-19

The Indonesian Wood Panel Association (Apkindo) has said the Indonesian wood panel industry has been hard hit by the impact of the pandemic and forecasts that production this year will be down by nearly a quarter. Panel production in the first nine months of the year fell 24% to 2.35 million cubic metres. Adding to the concern of Apkindo is the …

Editor’s pickLIGNA.21 postponed to September 2021

10-11-2020
LIGNA, Germany, covid-19, trade show, exhibition, postponement

LIGNA.21 goes into autumn, postponing its original event date from May to 27 September to 1 October 2021. Following intensive reflections and discussions, and in view of the current developments in the global incidence of infections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Deutsche Messe and the German association VDMA have jointly decided to …

Editor’s pickAcimall: Partial improvement in Italian wood and furniture technology industry in 2020 Q3

27-10-2020
Acimall, woodworking technology, wood manufacturing, economy, COVID-19

Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers, has reported the figures for the July-September 2020 period and what's happening in the wood and furniture technology segment of the Italian mechanical engineering industry. In general, orders of machinery and tools for wood and furniture are recording a …

Editor’s pickMalaysian International Furniture Fair concludes first-ever virtual exhibition

01-10-2020
Malaysia, exhibition, COVID-19, digital event, MIFF, Furniverse

Southeast Asia’s largest furniture trade show, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has concluded its first-ever virtual exhibition, MIFF Furniverse, which was held throughout the month of August 2020. Aimed to connect global furniture markets with real-time trade opportunities, the inaugural online exhibition consisted of …

Editor’s pickEGGER Group reports stable results for FY2019/20 and optimistic outlook amid COVID-19 pandemic

03-08-2020
EGGER Group, COVID-19 pandemic, Business Development, Financial Year

EGGER Group Management with Walter Schiegl, Thomas Leissing and Ulrich Bühler (from left) reports stable key figures despite the start of the crisis EGGER Group has reported that despite the closing of the financial year (FY) 2019/20 coming at a particularly challenging time, they celebtrate eleven successful months and thus an overall …

Global forest trade continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

13-07-2020
World, COVID-19, Lumber, Hardwood Chips

Wood Resources International (WRI) reports that although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has remained fairly strong.  According to a recent WRI release, many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April as a result of reduced demand, …

Editor’s pickBIFA WOOD Vietnam postponed to 11th to 14th March 2021

02-07-2020
Vietnam, BIFA WOOD, Exhibition, COVID-19

BIFA WOOD Vietnam was scheduled to be held from 27th to 30th October 2020. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition has been postponed to 11th to 14th March 2021. The postponement seeks to protect the safety and well-being of all exhibitors, sponsors, delegates, trade attendees and staff, as well as to …

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