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Sarawak log exports declined 9 per cent in 2019

The latest data shows that the volume of logs exported in 2019 was 1,290,133 cu.m, worth RM722,216,788 (US$172.3 mil), an estimated drop of 9 per cent compared to 2018, at 1,418, 742 cu.m, worth RM 773,448,482 (US$183.5 mil). The species which contributed the most value in 2019 was meranti at RM299,751,936 (402,971 cu.m). The second most valuable …


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Tall kitchen cabinets may see fastest growth in demand by 2023

According to a study from the Freedonia Group, homeowners desire for more cabinet storage, kitchen islands and counter-style seating and amenities such  as LED lighting and pull-out shelves will push the demand for kitchen cabinets to $17.3 billion by 2023 - a rise of 4.6 percent annually.  The study found that base cabinets accounted …


Chinese cabinetmaker considers US$86 million investment in North Carolina

Chinese cabinetmaker GoldenHome may consider investing US$86 million in a new manufacturing plant near Charlotte, North Carolina, reported Woodworking Network. The city of Concord is expected to vote on a major tax incentive package for the company soon, which would include a $803,515 grant given over five years. The investment would create 256 …


China to start accepting applications for tariff exemptions on U.S. hardwoods

China’s Ministry of Finance announced on 18February that China's tax authority will begin accepting applications from Chinese domestic firms for the exemption of additional tariffs imposed on some U.S. products, including U.S. hardwoods from 2March this year.  Applications for the one-year waivers must be submitted by Chinese firms; …


Xylexpo 2020: An unmissable appointment with Biesse

For Biesse, Xylexpo 2020 (26-29 May) is an unmissable chance to present its most significant technological wood machining innovations, and let everyone know about the opportunities linked with the …


Japan sees development of super-thick plywood

Seihoku Plywood (Tokyo) is currently working on the development of super-thick plywood that is more than 50mm thick. The company is also applying to obtain a JAS certificate, which will allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market. The manufacturing of thicker plywood is the same as for standard panels, but there is a limit to …


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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

1.「智能制造」成为制造业的热点,针对这一形式,比雅斯如何应对中国市场需求? 
Piergiorgio Franca先生:自2014年起,智能制造在全球都显得非常重要,比雅斯致力在中国市场成为行业领导者。正因为此,我们来到到中国,并努力拓展中国市场。比雅斯为中国制造企业提供可以满足客户多样化需求的生产解决方案。就家具生产和设计而言,比雅斯设备拥有高灵活性和多样性,可以协助改善生产技术,让企业在国内外更具竞争力。

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
• Incredibly fast drilling and dowel insertion
• 8 clamping cylinders keep a tight grip on wokrpieces
• Flexible handling due to lowerable center stop
• SORB TECH machine bed - heavy and sturdy

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)
• A 7 -10% increase in yield compared to conventional multiple rip saw