Editor’s pickPEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to foster talks between land use competitors

An aerial view of a tropical forest in Sarawak Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who lives off the land just got along? If farmers could grow crops without irreversibly damaging the soil or cutting down forests to grow monocultures? That wouldn’t be just nice, it would be perfect, says Terry Sunderland, Team Leader Sustainable Landscapes and Food Systems at the Center for …

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Sylvawood 2017

Young adults in the UK are able to experience life as a forester

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) in the UK, Forestry Commission England, Newton Rigg College and The University of Cumbria will be running a Forestry and Woodlands Careers Week for young adults aged 13 to 19 at Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre in Cumbria from 24-28 October. RFS Future Foresters Officer Adam Todd explained that, "Forestry …

Innovative sawmill technology at LIGNA 2017

The sawmill industry has long since abandoned labour-intensive manual operations in favour of efficiency-enhancing automated processes. At LIGNA 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industries, all leading providers will be showcasing technology solutions that take …

Expansion in the China's state enterprises

In September, the National Bureau of Statistics of China revealed that activity for September in the manufacturing sector expanded at the same rate as in August with the official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) reflecting at 50.4 - a reading above 50.0 signals an expansion. The PMI for large-sized enterprises (mostly state enterprises) was 52.6 …

Japan plywood imports down 6% in first half of 2016

In the first half of 2016, Japan’s plywood imports were down 6% year-on-year but June imports were some 8% higher than in June 2015. Compared to a month earlier, the value of June imports were virtually unchanged. The main suppliers of plywood to Japan are Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Malaysia’s first half shipments to Japan were …

Export prices rise in Malaysia

Malaysia’s exports rose 1.5% to RM67.58 billion in August from a year ago. This was far removed from the decline forecasted by economists. Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) said in a press release that compared to July’s exports of RM59.85 billion, exports rose 12.9% to RM67.58 billion in August, which …


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

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