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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....
Scm Group S.p.A., a global leader in technologies used to process a wide range of materials and industrial components, has announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors.On 12 March 2021, the shareholders' meeting appointed the new Board of Directors comprising Giovanni Gemmani (President), Marco Mancini (CEO), Andrea...
The National Planning and Design Academy for the Forest Products Industry under the State Administration of Forestry and Grassland and the China National Forest Products Industry Association has released an analysis of China’s particleboard and fibreboard industry.ParticleboardThe report says an additional 16 particleboard production lines with a production capacity...
Outages in Europe and in the United States (US), as well as limited freight capacities on sea and land, have negatively impacted the availability of raw materials essential to adhesive manufacturing. Jowat, the adhesives manufacturer from Detmold, is facing a disruption to the supply of key raw materials and...
Every four years, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) in the United States reviews the hardwood lumber grading rules and accepts rules change proposals for consideration. The window for submitting change proposals for the 2023 NHLA Rules Book is now open. Changes for consideration should be submitted to the Chief...