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The new Aqua Bodelac MattCoating solutions provider Nippon Paint has announced the launch of its latest product, Aqua Bodelac Matt.Doing away with glossy surfaces and embracing matte finishes, the Aqua Bodelac Matt is formulated to provide an optimal finish for wood and metal surfaces while offering the added...
ANDRITZ will present its autonomous logyard crane and other new technologies, services, and automation solutions for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 (Image: Andritz)International technology group Andritz will present its range of new and proven technologies and services for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 show from...
The DSB Compact XM (Image: Wintersteiger)Under the slogan of 'Discover the World of Woodtech', Austria-based Wintersteiger is showcasing six machines for the thin-cutting of wood and processing of wood surfaces as well as two new saw blades at LIGNA 2023.In particular, Wintersteiger has four machines for precision thin-cutting of...
Image: Sonae AraucoWood-based panel manufacturer Sonae Arauco will be launching their new Innovus Collection - Matching our nature at the upcoming interzum Cologne from 9-12 May 2023.The new Innovus Collection - Matching our nature comprises more than 220 decorative solutions and over 40 new decor innovations, including natural woods...
A snapshot of the Structural Timber Price Index page (Image: TDUK)Timber Development UK (TDUK) has launched the Structural Timber Price Index, a tool to help the construction industry assess changes in the UK timber market.The Structural Timber Price Index displays the monthly price of structural timber stretching back to...
CLT Toolbox's software (Image: CLT Toolbox)CLT Toolbox has announced the upcoming launch of its engineering software, aiming to revolutionise the structural design process for mass timber buildings.Developed in response to research from the supply chain and structural engineers across Australia, the software programme will automate complex structural design computations,...
The DRILLTEQ V-310From new individual machines and integrated cell concepts and robotics to complete system solutions that suit various applications, production levels, and performance classes, HOMAG will be featuring a variety of their solutions at the upcoming LIGNA 2023.SoftwareHOMAG is presenting updates to their woodWOP software. The new version,...
The narrow area gripper handles workpieces regardless of their geometry, position and orientation (Image: Schmalz)Manufacturer of automatic vacuum and ergonomic handling systems Schmalz has launched a series of new vacuum area gripping system which are slimmer than its previous generation of universal area gripper for wood processing.According to Schmalz,...
Metsä Wood's new formwork birch plywood panels, called Metsä Wood DURAForm (Image: Metsä Wood)Metsä Wood has expanded its range of formwork panels with an alternative called Metsä Wood DURAForm, a composite surfaced birch plywood panels that are reportedly maintenance-free and can be used up to "200 times", to help...
The LX50START (Image: Wood-Mizer)Wood-Mizer has expanded their LX sawmill series with the compact and entry-level LX50START for manufacturers that mill logs occasionally in low volume.The LX50START sawmill is the second model from the LX50 range of compact and economical Wood-Mizer machines, which, along with the LX50CLASSIC, is suited for...