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Vietnam is aiming to become one of the world's leading centres for the production, processing and trade of forest products, reports Viet Nam News. This is one of the targets of the Viet Nam Forestry Development Strategy for 2021 to 2031 – with a vision towards 2050 – which...
HASSLACHER Group, one of the world’s leading producers of glue-laminated (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT), announces their their investment in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means that the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. This is also a...
With a 20.17% increase in visitors compared to the previous edition held in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic, China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Guangzhou reports the conclusion of a highly successful 2021 event. Having concluded on 31 March after a total of eight days (four for the first phase...
Nile Wood, the wood-based panels company founded by Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH), has ordered from DIEFFENBACHER a wood chip-cleaning line to complement the medium-density fibreboard (MDF) plant it ordered in September 2020 for its greenfield site in Sadat City, Egypt.   “DIEFFENBACHER’s competence in complete plants, together with its expertise...
INDEX, the Middle East’s largest and longest-serving dedicated trade show for the interior design, architecture and fit-out industry announces the first round of speakers that will participate in the annual, free-to-attend, INDEX Design Talks this May. The reveal of the 2021 edition of INDEX Design Talks follows last month’s confirmation...
Although WOOD TAIWAN 2021 has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WOOD TAIWAN Digital Days will be held from 22 to 25 April 2021 to keep the industry updated on the latest developments in Taiwanese woodworking machinery. The online event will comprise three main parts –...
The winners of International Furniture Leadership (FLA International) Awards 2020/2021 and International Interior Design (IDA International) Awards 2020/2021 have been announced. Winners Company FLA International 2020/2021IDA International 2020/2021AA Corporation, VietnamBrand Excellence Award, Product Excellence AwardOutstanding Company AwardAkase Co., Ltd, JapanOutstanding Company AwardDeesawat Industries Co., Ltd, ThailandOutstanding Company Award Federmobili, ItalyOutstanding Company AwardGagu Guide,...
In February 2021, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 30.5% in value compared to February 2020, from US$216.1 million to US$282.0 million. Pine sawnwood exports grew 16% in value between February 2020 (US$9.9 million) and February 2021 (US$46.2 million). In volume, exports increased 9% over the...
After reviewing their strategic agenda and identifying key focus areas, Stora Enso has announced that they are in the process of globally exiting the the business segment involving dissolving pulp for viscose production. The company wishes to focus on and take leading market positions in the segments where they...
As part of its conferences/events business and fibreboard industry consultancy services, Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) has launched the AWAVirtual™ Fiberboard Industry Platform – a unique virtual platform for the fiberboard industry, complementing the company’s International Fiberboard Conference. In 2020, the International Fiberboard Conference was pivoted to an AWAVirtual™ event with...