Panels & Furniture Asia November/December 2023

Features

Timber and turning points: Thoughts of a businessman
Per Friis Knudsen, director of Global Timber Asia, outlines how the hardwood market has performed since July 2022 — what he describes as a “monthly rollercoaster ride” from lows to highs and back to lows.

Time to innovate: Developing eco-friendly products at UP-CYCLE IMALPALAB
The IMALPAL Group recently launched their UP-CYCLE IMALPALAB research centre to offer customers from the wood panel industry the opportunity to conduct trials and develop eco-friendly products. Massimo Bergonzini, Electronic Production department manager of IMAL, shares more.

‘Saudisation’ leads to automation wave in furniture industry
Automation is taking hold of the furniture industry in every country, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is no different. Furniture manufacturer AI Joaib from Saudi Arabia wants to upgrade and automatise their manufacturing processes, and hence, they engage Schuler Consulting’s services.