Panels & Furniture Asia July/August 2019


Malaysian wood-based panels – a diversity of choice
The wood-based panel industry in Malaysia consists of plywood and veneer mills, and plants manufacturing Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF), particleboard, blockboard and Oriented Strand Board (OSB). Developed over the years, these mills are capable of providing a consistent supply of wood-based panels for overseas and local markets.

A retrospective look into the Japanese woodworking machinery industry
In the next few months, Panels & Furniture Asia will be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a respected member who is also the President of IIDA Kogyo Co., Ltd, will share a brief history as well as the latest developments in Japan’s woodworking machinery industry.

Luyuan: The pioneer in thin MDF board manufacturing industry (Part 1)
2,117,000 cubic metres – the total output of thin medium density fi breboards produced by Luyuan in Yangjiang from 2008 to 2017 was far beyond the designated annual capacity of 136,000 cubic metres when the factory was being constructed. 330 million yuan was the total amount of taxes contributed by Yangjiang Luyuan from 2008 to 2017, accounting for almost 3 per cent of the annual fi scal revenue of Yangdong District.