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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 …

Researchers at Philippines’ Forest Products Research and Development Institute explores thermally modified wood

28-05-2020
Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Department of Science and Technology, DoST-FPRDI, The Philippines, thermal modification, wood

Los Baños-based Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-FPRDI) are currently looking into a process called thermal modification or TM as a more environment-friendly way of protecting wood and bamboo from insect pests and fungi, reported the Manila Times. “Thermal …

Jartek launches new electro feeder

28-05-2020
jartek, Finland, sawmilling technology, electro feeder

Finnish sawmilling technology company Jartek's product development team has finished testing a new type of feeder capable of significantly higher speeds than conventional feeders. The technology is based on servo motors to ensure extreme accuracy and custom steel holders that allow high speeds even for larger dimensions. The electro feeder was …

Editor’s pickFPInnovations releases latest edition of CLT Handbook

02-03-2020
CLT, FPInnovation, CLT handbook, new edition, technology, mass-timber-building global movement, knowledge transfer, designer, construction

FPInnovations, a non-profit specialising in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, recently launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing, “Canadian CLT Handbook.” Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is …

New method of preserving lumber could replace pressure treating in the future

24-02-2020
new process, preserving lumber, atomic layer deposition, water resistant, fungal resistant, titanium oxide, innovation, new technology pressure treatment

Pressure treating -- which involves putting lumber inside a pressurised watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards -- has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that causes wood rot in wet environments. Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new method that could one day replace …

Editor’s pickHOMAG at XYLEXPO 2020: Production in the digital age

24-02-2020
HOMAG, Xylexpo 2020, digital production, technology, edgebanding, sorting, panel processing, surface finishing, life cycle services, sanding, saw, CNC

  HOMAG will once again be showcasing its extensive range of products and services to customers at the XYLEXPO trade fair (Hall 3 // booth G01). The booth's main theme will be the organisation of woodworking shops in the digital age, with a focus on practical solutions that make everyday work easier for carpenters and joiners and increase …

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