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Malaysian government partners MTIB to build bamboo plantation, in first steps to turn bamboo into large-scale industry

18-06-2020
Bamboo industry, large-scale industry, Malaysia

Bamboo-based timber industry and bamboo shoot processing (for food) industry has the potential to offer good returns and job opportunities in Malaysia, in addition to helping preserve the natural environment. In a report by New Sarawak Tribune, Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said bamboo has …

Acimall: COVID-19 heavily impacted 1Q 2020 for the Italian wood furniture technology industry

10-06-2020
Acimall, 1Q 2020, Italian woodworking machinery industry, COVID-19

According to the analysis of data collected by the Studies Office of Acimall, the Confindustria-member association representing the Italian wood-furniture technology industry, findings that confirmed an immediate impact of the lockdown caused by the Covid19 pandemic is unsurprising. The first quarter 2020 closed with a widespread reduction of …

Actions taken by wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand so far

05-05-2020
Wood industry, Malaysia, Canada, U.S., New Zealand, coronavirus, impact

The wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand have all limited productions following some form of lockdown or movement control. According to Japan Lumber Journal, wood industries worldwide have experienced a set of common and unique challenges that arose from regulations imposed by their own governments and a general decline in …

Sarawak’s timber industry players donate RM2 million worth of PPE

24-04-2020
Sarawak Timber Association, STA, Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation, STIDC, donation, PPE, RM 2 million

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) has joined hands with Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) to help the State battle the COVID-19 pandemic through the donation of personal protective equipments (PPEs) worth RM2 million. The donation provides medical-graded critical PPEs including KN95 medical protective masks, disposable …

Chinese government decides on the next move for its furniture industry after businesses resume

17-04-2020
State Council Information Office, China, furniture industry, businesses resume, coronavirus,

The State Council Information Office has reported the situation in the manufacturing sector as follows, as reported by ITTO: Decline in both international and domestic demand Since the epidemic situation in our country has been effectively controlled in the early stage, the resumption of production in our industrial field is still relatively …

280,000 Indonesia’s furniture sector workers laid off

17-04-2020
Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association, HIMKI, laid off, furniture manufacturing sector

Abdul Sobur, Secretary General of the Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association (HIMKI), has reported that, in addition to the thousands of workers laid off in the retail, hotel, and restaurant sectors, furniture manufacturers have indicated that they have had to lay off some 280,000 workers, reported ITTO. Indonesian furniture …

Vietnam’s trade ministry recommends three solutions to the state to assist local industrial enterprises

09-04-2020
Vietnam, coronavirus, ministry of industry and trade, industrial enterprises, solution, recommendations

Vietnam’s furniture production industry is already seeing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic since the US and Europe were key markets accounting for 58 per cent of Vietnam’s total furniture exports, reported Vietnam News. The Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association reported that exports of timber and wooden products would …

U.S furniture industry stepping up and waiting for approval to start manufacturing medical masks

26-03-2020
U.S., furniture industry, stepping up, medial masks, manufacture, coronavirus, Covid-19

Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers in the U.S. have joined hands with plans to manufacture medical masks now urgently needed nationwide. They are currently waiting for approval from the federal government and related agencies, according to Furniture World News. “Our concern is that these masks might not be made and …

Wood products industry identified as essential workforce by U.S. Department of Homeland Security

23-03-2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, wood products industry, essential workforce, coronavirus, pandemic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as part of an essential workforce in times of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on March 19, Homeland Security stated that “Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, …

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