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Editor’s pickThe rising star in Vietnam

12-09-2018
Vietnam, Southeast Asia, BIFA Wood Vietnam, BIFA, Panels & Furniture, Prime Minister, William Pang, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Huynh Quang Thanh

Orgnaiser of BIFA Wood Vietnam and Managing Director of Panels & Furniture Asia, Mr William Pang, shakes hand with Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam. In the centre, is Mr Huynh Quang Thanh, Chairman of Binh Duong Furniture Association, welcoming the prime minister too. In 2017, Vietnam wood processing industry turnover hit …

Editor’s pickGreen River to build third PB line, featuring SE Asia’s longest continuous press

16-08-2018
Green River Panels, Southeast Asia, biggest particleboard plant, longest continuous press, Siempelkamp, Hatyai

Green River Panels is set to build Southeast Asia’s biggest particleboard plant, boasting a 50.4-metre continuous press—the longest in the region. The new line, which is Green River’s third, will see the company double annual production capacity to over one million cubic metres, making it one of the largest production powerhouses …

Editor’s pick25 years in the business

13-08-2018
Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore, wood panels machinery, ASEAN, Conti ROll presses, MDF, particleboard

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore. All things considered, Henning Gloede had a very exciting life. He is German by birth, but only spent eight of his 53 years in Germany. He grew up in Jakarta in the 1960s when his family moved there for his father’s job. By the time he returned to Europe for further studies, his …

Editor’s pickBIFA Wood Vietnam: In the heart of Vietnam's Furniture Manufacturing Cluster

26-07-2018
Vietnam, BIFA Wood Vietnam, Furniture, Wood, Panels, Timber, Market, Export, Wood Industry, Woodworking, Southeast Asia, Growth

Vietnam’s woodworking industry is seeing significant growth in recent years. Just last year alone, the industry saw a revenue of US$8 billion, a 10 per cent growth from US$7.3 billion in 2016. The country’s phenomenal growth in the last decade has made it a serious contender to overtake China as the world’s manufacturing …

Editor’s pickEVOL: Sanding Evolution

23-07-2018
Evol, IMEA, sanding machines, wood panels, MDF, particleboard, plywood, thin boards

At LIGNA 2017 IMEAS launched EvoL, a new line of calibrating and sanding machines for woodbased panels. The new EvoL model is the ninth generation of sanding machines. As the name suggests, it is the evolution of the company’s 50-year-long experience and know-how in sanding for MDF, particleboard, plywood and other wood-based panels. The …

Editor’s pickA Norwegian company is transforming the way panel boards are made

20-07-2018
Argos, surface inspection systems, Norway, panels manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, precision enginerring, black spots detection

In an age where consumers place a premium on spotless surfaces, imagine technology that can identify the nature of each defect on every wood-based panel that glides out of the press. By inference, this data would then tell you how to reduce or eliminate imperfections. Across the industry, plant managers want this data, which is why Argos …

Editor’s pickVRG Dongwha: MDF Line 2 kicks off

19-07-2018
MDF, Dongwha, panels manufacturing, Siempelkamp, Vietnam, Buettner

Dongwha’s new MDF line in Vietnam is now running smoothly, thanks to a range of high-speed, high-performance equipment and the man behind the scenes, Mr Kim Yang Il. The name Dongwha is synonymous with quality, so much so that the industry often takes reference from the Korean-owned and managed panel empire. The company’s new MDF …

South African softwood suffer weak sales as domestic construction activity falls

15-11-2017
South Africa, ITTO, softwood, hardwood, construction, sales, wood-based panels

Imported hardwoods however are facing buoyant sales The final quarter of the year is usually the busiest time for the building sector but pine mills have shown lackluster sales. If current market conditions continue into the New Year, competition for sales will be rife. Many pine mills are still feeling the strain of the last round of log price …