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Interfor to reduce production due to falling lumber prices and rising log costs

23-10-2018
Interfor, reduce production, falling lumber prices, rising log costs

Interfor Corporation recently announced plans to temporarily reduce production across its operating platform in the BC Interior in 2018’s fourth quarter due to a combination of declining lumber prices and escalating log costs. The curtailment is expected to reduce production in the region by approximately 20 per cent during the quarter and …

Massive restructuring effort in China to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills

18-10-2018
Massive restructuring, China, plywood mills, fibreboard production, particleboard production, continuous flat pressure fibreboard production

The restructuring effort in China has resulted in as many as 3,000 plywood mills being shut down across the country by the end of 2017. A total of 621 fibreboard production lines were dismantled or closed down, eliminating over 20 million cubic metres of production capacity. However, fibreboard output had rebounded within a year.  More than …

Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …