Panels & Furniture Asia January/February 2021


Today to 2026: An overview of the global wood and furniture market
According to a study conducted by market research and consulting firm Global Market Insights (GMI), the global market size of windows and door frames is set to surpass US$134 billion by 2026. GMI highlights contributing factors behind this growth, the impact of COVID-19 on the wood and furniture industries, and forecasts for the coming years.

Moisture measurement reduces costs and environmental impact
Moisture is a very significant factor in many manufacturing industries. Therefore, moisture measurement is indispensable, with precision, reliability and efficiency being the central cost factors during the process.

Global demand for white oak waxes and wanes
White oak accounts for 17% of hardwood sawn timber of the eastern United States (US). This kind of wood is dense, heavy, hard and relatively waterproof, and has traditionally been made into floors in dwelling houses, floor panels of truck trailers, and barrels for whiskey and red wine. It is also superior material for making furniture, wooden gates, architectural wood mouldings and panelling. In general, the grain pattern of white oak is not as conspicuous as that of red oak, and it is lighter in colour.