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LigninMetsä Group will construct a demo plant for lignin refining in connection with its Äänekoski bioproduct mill. The equipment will be supplied by technology group Andritz.Construction will begin in summer 2024, and the demo plant will be completed in late 2025. The plant’s daily capacity will be two...
Vietnam has always been an important market for the global furniture industry. While it continues to be a key production hub for export markets, domestic demand has burgeoned with a growth in the design savvy middle classes. As the Vietnamese consumer tastes become more sophisticated, local designers have stepped...
Render of Interprint's manufacturing site at TurkeyInterprint, a manufacturer of decorative surfaces for the wood-based materials, furniture and flooring industries, is expanding its international presence by building its 10th production site in Turkey.The company said it plans to start construction in April 2024, and production is set to begin...
Image: Theme Photos/UnsplashFrom 1 Jan 2026, Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) will require paints sold in Singapore intended for application on interior surfaces of buildings not to contain formaldehyde. This is in line with ongoing efforts to safeguard public health.Formaldehyde is currently added to some interior paints as a...
Surteco's new digital printing system can produce decor prints up to 225cm wideSurface specialist Surteco is introducing a new process for full-width digital printing. This will enable customers to produce decorative surfaces for furniture and flooring in a much more flexible and resource-efficient way in future.The system can...
FIMMA + MaderaliaThe International Fair for Machinery for the Furniture-making and Wood Sectors (FIMMA), one of the sections of FIMMA + Maderalia, is set to be the major feature of the upcoming edition of this biennial fair, which runs from 14-17 May 2024 at Feria Valencia.The organisers announced...
OIKOS XSSCM will exhibit at the upcoming DACH+HOLZ International trade show from 5-8 Mar 2024, with solutions and technical demonstrations for the timber construction industry.Among some of the solutions that will be featured include the OIKOS XS CNC machining centre, the OIKOS XL+ CNC machining centre, the DMC SYSTEM...
From left to right: Tom Kennedy, chairman and founder of Kensington Capital; Patrick Poulin, president and CEO of Element5; Christoph Kulterer, CEO and owner of Hasslacher Group (Image: Hasslacher Group)The Hasslacher Group has announced they will be acquiring a stake in Element5, a mass timber producer specialising in the...
Hymmen's JUPITER Digital Printing line (Image: Hymmen)i4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has announced that its digital printing technology partner, Hymmen, has received two new patent grants from the European Patent Office as well as the Chinese Intellectual Property Office.Both the European...
Image: EmulcoEmulco, a producer of high-end emulsions, and Lion Elastomers, a specialist in ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber and liquid-EPDM (L-EPDM) polymer production, have signed a supply and distribution agreement for Trilene 65 L-EPDM, a key ingredient for Emulco's new water-based EPDM dispersion products.The agreement gives Emulco...