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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...
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.WinnersCompany 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...
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...
Raute has been named “2020 EWTA Supplier of the Year” by the Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) in the Equipment and Tooling category. The Supplier of the Year Awards is designed to recognize EWTA member companies based on the quality and delivery of EWTA member products, equipment, and/or services supplied to APA...
In March 2021, Steinert Co Ltd celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Steinert Group of companies was founded by Mr Dieter Steinert in Bangkok, Thailand, and has since established a strong technical sales, service and distribution network in South East Asia for industrial consumables and machinery.Steinert Group now has offices with warehouses...
During China’s "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) broke through the 100 trillion yuan mark based on the government’s work report released recently. According to iiMedia Consulting, the national output of the furniture manufacturing industry increased by as much as 13% in November 2020 year-on-year....
China is the world’s largest importer of softwood and hardwood logs, and for many decades, Russia has been a significant log supplier for them. This relationship may change in 2022 if Russia implements their proposed ban on exports of softwood logs and valuable hardwood logs, while also introducing export...
Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold. The facility is expected to be commissioned in mid-2022.The new facility is being built at the combined plant in Värö, north of Varberg, where Södra’s first cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility is located....