Panels & Furniture March/April 2021


Amid the pandemic: MTC stands its ground; pushes forward into 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the globe, industries around the world have evolved with the times to overcome business challenges. Panels & Furniture Asia had the opportunity to speak to Muhtar Suhaili, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Timber Council, to find out more about their plans for continued promotion of timber products overseas, as well as boosting entrepreneurship and Industry 4.0 on home ground.

Belarusian timber: To China and beyond
The Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) is the only commodity exchange in Belarus and one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Panels & Furniture Asia speaks to Andrei Novikau, Senior Vice-Chairman of BUCE, to find out more about the surge in China’s demand for Belarusian timber, and the company’s plans for the rest of Asia.

Timber drying and conditioning using heat pump technology
Godfrey Foo, founder of Tritherm Corporation Pte Ltd, explains more about heat pumps used for drying and equalising the moisture content of timber products before further processing.