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Malaysia’s timber exports hit US$4.54 bil in first 10 months of 2019

Exports by the timber industry contributed RM18.46 billion (US$4.54 billion) to the nation’s income for the first 10 months of 2019, says Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin. He said of the amount, the wood-based furniture industry contributed RM7.26 billion in export value or 39.35 per cent, followed by …


Forest product exports now one of Vietnam’s top three commodities

Having achieved exports of over US$11 million in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 18%, the industry is expected to achieve US$20 billion in export earnings by 2025, said Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture. He spoke about Vietnam’s timber products performance at a meeting with the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product …


India's American hardwood lumber and veneer imports on track to have a record …

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year, according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry. With the total value of American hardwood lumber and veneer exports to India reaching USD 5.272 million in the …


Sarawak Timber Association warns of effects of raising minimum wages

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) expressed concerns over the Government’s latest decision to raise minimum wages (MW) to RM1,200 in 57 major cities and towns effective from 1 January 2020. In its press release, STA said that while the association continues to support the Government’s efforts and policies in spurring sustainable and …


Nobia to invest in highly automated production plant in Sweden

Nobia’s Board of Directors has today made a directional decision to invest in a new production plant in Jönköping, Sweden, to replace Nobia’s existing factory in Tidaholm in 2024. The investment in automation and other production equipment is estimated at SEK 2 billion, the largest investment in Nobia’s history.. Nobia …


NHLA: Hardwood Lumber Included in the Trade Deal

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies and sets the stage for a broader agreement down the road. The “Phase One” agreement is the product of months of intense talks between officials in Washington and Beijing. It …


Queensland’s government and local company developed new sustainable timber …

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Eco Cottages have collaborated to research and develop a new sustainable timber product, leading to additional jobs being created.  “An innovative collaboration between DAF and Eco Cottages, which began in 2017, has resulted in high-quality cypress glue-laminated …


Indonesia's forestry industry anticipates boost this year after exports fall to …

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous year due to falling demand due to the ongoing trade war and the weak competitiveness of local products. Industry players, however, are more optimistic come 2020, thanks to policy reforms, reported Jakarta Post. Wood veneer, …


Välinge signs license agreement with Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier …

The Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials Co., Ltd – also known as BBL – has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of Liteback® sustainable core technology for thermoplastic flooring. BBL has been a Välinge licensee since 2008 and today sells both laminate and thermoplastic flooring …


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WMF 2016 - Exhibitor Interview: Mr. Piergiorgio Franca, Chief Executive Officer of Biesse China 专訪比雅斯中国首席执行官Piergiorgio Franca先生

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Homag: Drilling and dowelling – ABD 260 Optimat

Drilling and dowelling – more efficient than ever before

CNC Drilling and dowel inserting machine - always keeping a tight grip on everything
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• Flexible handling due to lowerable center stop
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Kuang Yung: MRS-610M Optimizing Movable Rip Saw

• Choice of 1-6 movable blades
• Extra large 450 / 610 mm cutting width
• Optimizing cut function
•  American designed and developed scan system which has decades of experience since the first system made in 1996
• Worldwide success with more than 200 sets sold in the USA, Europe and Asia.
• Easy to operate, learn, update and maintain with multi-language window operating system such as English and Chinese.
• Rip 10 - 12  lumbers (3.6m each) per minute. (The results may vary according to operator performance, timber length and feeding speed)
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