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4th edition of North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show to be held on 30 Nov to 3 Dec 2018

19-09-2018
North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show, Cairo, Egypt, November

The North Africa Wood and Woodworking machinery show is back for the fourth edition on 30 November to 3 December, 2018 in Cairo International Convention &Exhibition Center, Egypt. Over 175 companies from the entire Wood & Woodworking Machinery spectrum are expected to showcase their new products and innovations with 10,000+ …

Jump in landed cost of North America logs

14-09-2018
landed cost, timber, China, trade war, plywood, import, Japan

Traders in China are blaming the depreciation of RMB and the trade war between China and the U.S. for the 30 per cent jump in the landed cost of imported North American logs. Despite the lowered log prices by U.S. shippers to maintain market share in China, the higher costs continue to be a major challenge to Chinese importers. However, landed …

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 …

Siempelkamp creates new growth opportunities for the wood-based materials industry in China

12-09-2018
Siempelkamp, China, wood-based material plants, composite, panel, Asia

In Asia, and especially in China, the use of alternative raw materials offers outstanding prospects to the wood-based materials industry. After all, millions of tons of rice straw burned in the fields every year are ideal sources of medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particle board. Siempelkamp, the global technology leader in the wood-based …