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The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and the Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council (MWMJC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) in Makati City, Manila, Philippines, on 7 Nov 2022.The MoU, which aims to promote timber trade development and establish timber trade...
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has recently concluded their appearances in Vietnam and Bangkok timber events. We speak to Michael Snow, the executive director of AHEC, on the current hardwood market outlook, the council’s strategies for diversification and education, and what sustainability means to them.Diversifying the marketHow was...
Siempelkamp has concluded their third customer symposium in Istanbul, Turkey from 20-21 Oct 2022 with more than 120 participants.Siempelkamp Logistics and Service, Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, and subsidiaries Büttner and Pallmann exchanged ideas with the Turkish customers and their technical teams on site and to present the latest developments,...
On 14 Oct 2022, individuals from the South East Asian timber industry gathered at the Bangkok convention, hosted by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to listen, discuss and network. The convention was directed by Jiro Jirawat Tangkijngamwong, chairman of the Thai Furniture Association.According to AHEC, a presentation from...
Biesse has released a new visual identity to align the group's various positioning and brands, and to convey new values and identity traits while retaining the distinctive features of the various trade sectors.More details will be revealed over time, with the full implementation accomplished within the year.The change...
Stora Enso has launched a wood building kit comprising pre-manufactured, custom-made applications delivered just-in-time to the building site, called Sylva.The kit aims to enable faster construction, reduced costs, more efficient use of raw material and fewer emissions than concrete or steel.“One of the major reasons why the construction...
Future Heirlooms, a design collaboration by South African cooperative Always Welcome and the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), is now open at Always Welcome Viewing Rooms in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.The project, which was initially announced in July 2022, will remain at its current location until November 2022,...
Stora Enso and EcoTelligent are entering a partnership to establish mass timber as the material of choice for telecommunication support structures.According to Stora Enso, the collaboration is set to provide an alternative that will reduce the dependency on steel and concrete in telecommunication masts, through sustainable towers that...
Siempelkamp and Smartech have announced a partnership to work on artificial intelligence (AI) for the wood-based panel industry, particularly for the manufacturers of engineered wood products."We believe our collaboration with Smartech will drive the next generation of wood-based panel manufacturing. We look forward to working together to bring to...
The American Hardwood Council Export (AHEC) has announced the line-up of speakers for their South East Asia Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.The line-up includes chairmen, business executives, a designer and industry specialists to update visitors on US hardwood market trends, US and Thailand timber industries' relationship, and sustainability.For instance, AHEC...