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Editor’s pickMetro orders new forming and press line from Siempelkamp

Siempelkamp, Metro, Thailand, wood-based panel, manufacturer, forming and press line, MDF plant

At the end of October, Metro, one of Thailand's leading wood-based panel producers, confirmed its commitment to Siempelkamp with an order for a new forming and press line for an MDF plant at the Kanchanburi site. This order continues a long-standing business relationship under new auspices: Metro President Chatchai Piyasombatkul and Christoph …

Closer trade ties between India and Thailand’s wood industry with signing of MOU

Thailand, India, MOU, signing, rubberwood, Thai Hevea Wood Association, Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Traders (India)

Despite the poor prospects for exports, Thailand remains hopeful that exports to India will grow by 8 per cent this year, reported Bangkok Post. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit, led a Thai delegation to Mumbai and Chennai from 24 to 28 September said Thai products remain promising in India for food, cosmetics, furniture and decorative …

Editor’s pickReclaimed wood becomes a source of legal timber in Thailand

EU FLEGT, Thailand, reclaimed wood, reclaimed timber, old wood, legal, sustainable, recycle, trade

Reclaimed timber is contributing to Thailand’s local economy and becoming an important livelihoods source. Timber from old houses that have come to the end of their lifecycle are being bought by traders and turned into a thriving business, announced the EU FLEGT. Workers dismantling a wooden house piece by piece, rescuing all teak wood …

Editor’s pickBAAN RORB encourages interaction

BAAN RORB, Thailand, simplicity, serenity

Literally meaning around, surround, cycle and round house, BAAN RORB, sitting on 3,200sqm of land, is the residence of a Thai-Chinese family in Thailand, a space of simplicity and serenity that encourages enjoyment and interaction among family members. There, the mood and tone of the house was set with wood, though the main structure is built of …

Thailand: Positive growth in the rubberwood industry

Thailand, Sylva Wood 2018

The Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) predicts local rubberwood production in Thailand is set to increase by three per cent in the medium term, from 20 million tonnes in 2016 to about 23 million tonnes in 2020. This is due to the new plantings between the period 1991 and 1995. A rubber tree’s latex production capacity usually lasts about …

Editor’s pickA simple decision that made all the difference

Wisewoods, Thailand

Southeast Asia’s wood-based panel manufacturing industry has had one of the best performances in recent years. One of Thailand’s newer MDF lines, Wisewoods, features state-of-the-art equipment, and is set for an exciting future in the export market.    Thai panel manufacturer Wisewoods has a single-minded focus for its new …

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