Brazil’s wood panel and laminate flooring output fall slightly

In 2016, Brazilian production of reconstituted wood-based panels dropped 2.4 per cent compared to 2015, ending the year at 7.3 Mn cbm. Production of MDF/HDF and HB fell 8.8 per cent and 8.9 per cent re spectively while production of MD particleboard increased nine per cent. Part of the decline in sales of MDF/HDF and HB panels was due to reduced …

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Sarawak aims to end illegal logging by 2020

Sarawak will eradicate illegal logging by 2020, said Jack Liam, deputy director of the Sarawak Forest Department. However, this task is not without challenges as the state is vast and loggers have their way of avoiding capture. The Forest Department is collaborating with other government agencies especially the Marine Police, General Operations …

Sylvawood 2018

Market update: Global timber and wood products

According to Wood Resource Quarterly, China’s lucrative log markets have resulted in Australia quickly becoming a major exporter of softwood log, with export volumes rising over the past four years and making the nation the globe’s sixth largest log exporter in 2016. In 2012, annual exports from Australia only came up to 1.2 million …

Is high value sawn teak for international markets an ‘added value’ product?

What is the value foreign companies bring to Myanmar’s economy? Considering most companies consume huge amounts of local resources but produce non-finished products, Myanmar Forest Products Merchants Federation (MFPMF) Deputy Chairman U Thein Win questioned the impact of such trade activities on the Burmese timber sector. However, analysts …

Sales of timber increasing in Wisconsin

In northwest Wisconsin, United States (U.S.), according to The Associated Press, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest may well exceed selling 123 million board feet of timber before the end of the fiscal year for 2017, the largest amount of timber sold since the 1990s. This rise is noted as it marks the fifth consecutive annual increase for …

Nice Korea Corporation finishes facility in Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone

South Korea subsidiary of Japan-based Suteki Nice Group, The Nice Korea Corporation, has completed their new free cut timber processing factory in Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone, Republic of Korea (South Korea). The firm built the plant – also a logistics centre – in order to penetrate the domestic timber housing market and capitalise …

Indonesia's global competitiveness rises to 36th place

Indonesia's competitiveness has risen five places to 36th out of 137 countries polled, according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018. Airlangga Hartarto, the Minister of Industry said Indonesia’s improving global competitiveness is good for investment flows but more must be done in terms of strengthening …


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
• 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