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In a statement by Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin, the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia is planning to increase the furniture industry's exports by identifying key markets with high potential, such as North America, Canada and the Middle East.According to the minister, Malaysia's furniture export value stood at RM9.14...
LIGNA.Innovation Network (LIGNA.IN) made a convincing debut from 27-29 Sep 2021. The new digital event for the international woodworking and processing industry demonstrated the importance of such a format in these challenging times. 120 exhibiting companies and more than 80 renowned speakers from industry, politics and research have set...
Dr. Daniel Schmitt will become the new CEO of Homag Group AG with effect from 1 Jan 2022. He will succeed Ralf W. Dieter, who is handing over both this role and his position as the CEO of the parent company Dürr at the end of 2021, following a...
EGGER has invited Richard Stanford, the new chief executive of the Forestry Commission (FC) to tour the Hexham plant in the northeast of England as a commitment to their robust partnership over tree planting and wood processing.The Hexham site produces chipboards for EGGER since 1984, and it takes timber...
The wood-based panel industry has witnessed a 20-year partnership between Metro Ply Group and Siempelkamp. Most recently, Metro, one of the largest wood-based panel producers in South East Asia, ordered a new particleboard plant made by Siempelkamp. In April, Metro celebrated the first board produced on their Siempelkamp medium-density...
Seven leading companies in woodworking machinery, Biesse, Burkle, Homag, IMA Schelling, SCM, Weber and Weinig, have worked together as a team in defining a standardised interface to connect all their woodworking machines, machine to machine, and machines to the customers’ manufacturing execution systems. This means no individual interfaces need...
The adhesives manufacturer Jowat from Detmold contributes to the improvement of occupational health and safety in the wood and furniture industry by supplying polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesives that are not subject to hazard labeling – with optimum performance and reduced costs of investment.The Jowatherm-Reaktant MR product family of Jowat...
The 9th IFMAC & WOODMAC exhibitions will be back again on 21-24 Sep 2022. Taking place at the same exhibition venue, the Jakarta International Expo, this exhibition will welcome local and international industry professionals to be able to support the needs of manufacturing components, accessories and wood machinery.Over the...
Engineers from Japan-based firm Kozo Keikaku Kunkyusho has developed an earthquake-resistant cross-laminated timber (CLT) checkered block wall. The system compromises CLT panels organised in a checkered pattern, steel plates, and drift pins, and it accounts for seismic integrity, passive ventilation and beautiful aesthetics.The earthquake-resistant CLT system will be used...
International technology group Andritz has received a repeat order from Starwood Orman Urunleri Sanayi AS to supply the third complete fibre preparation system for its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production lines in İnegöl, Turkey. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2022.The scope of supply comprises a complete fibre preparation...