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Woodrise 2021 to be held in Japan

14-10-2019
Woodrise, FPInnovations, FCBA Technological Institute, Japan International Association for the Industry of Building and Housing

The second edition of the Woodrise international congress came to a close on 4 October on a very positive note. This event, co-organised by FPInnovations (Canada) and the FCBA Technological Institute (France), brought together over 800 participants in Québec City at the Centre des congrès de Québec, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. In …

Asian wood demand drives $319m Japan investment in New Zealand

16-09-2019
Japan, forestry, timber, Sumitomo

The growing need in emerging markets for building materials and fuel has spurred Japanese trading houses to expand their forestry operations. Sumitomo Corp. plans to spend about 25 billion yen (SGD $319 million) on acquiring more pine forest in New Zealand, one of the Asia-Pacific region's major timber exporters, looking to double its acreage by …

Editor’s pickLargest Japanese particleboard manufacturer relies on Siempelkamp technology once again

16-09-2019
Siempelkamp, particleboard manufacturer, Japan, ENboard, Eidai, Japan Novopan, new plant, wood-based panels, wood processing, energy generation, drying, classification, gluing, forming line, press line, board handling system, ContiRoll Generation 9, recycled wood

Krefeld, 14. September 2019 - ENboard Co. Ltd., the new joint venture of the furniture manufacturer Eidai Co., Ltd. and Japan Novopan Industrial Company Ltd., trusts the Siempelkamp team on the basis of the long-standing business relationship as well as the technological competence and buys a new wood-based panel plant for the local market. The …

Editor’s pickA Retrospective look into the Japanese Woodworking Machinery Industry (Part 1)

20-08-2019
Japan, Woodworking, Machinery, IIDA Kogyo, Taiki Amano, Masanori Imoto

In the next few months, PFA will be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a …

Japan’s wooden door imports rose 10 per cent in January

26-03-2019
Japan, lumber

A report published by Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) has observed an increase in the value of the country’s January imports of wooden doors as compared to December 2018, with a 10 per cent increase recorded. Four supply countries accounted for approximately 90 per cent of all Japan’s wooden door imports: China (60 per cent), the …

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