Editor’s pickThailand’s timber industry: Unlocking possibilities for a responsible future

Jirawat Tangkijngamwong wears many hats; he is the Deputy Managing Director of Deesawat Industries and the Chairman of Deesawat Design. He is also the Chairman of the Thai Timber Assocation. As he talks about future plans for his family-run business, he also shares his passion for sustainable development and a vision for a fairer, more competitive timber industry in Thailand. Industry insiders …

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UK timber association pledges support in Brexit aftermath

In the aftermath of Brexit, UK's Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) has pledged to continue to provide strong leadership for the forestry and timber sector, the association said in a statement. This includes working with all levels of government to deliver the best possible outcome for the industry. Confor will build on its …

Sylva Wood 2016

Kronospan's $362 million investment in Oxford, AL adds 160 jobs

Kronospan's $362 million investment in its Oxford, Alabama mill will add 160 jobs, the Calhoun County Economic Development Council (EDC) announced. The expansion, when completed, will see a total investment of $650 million and more than 270 workers, making Kronospan the largest private capital investor in the City of Oxford and one of the biggest …

Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods: The 2016 PEFC Stakeholder …

PEFC invites stakeholders to attend its annual Stakeholder Dialogue, “Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods: harnessing the power of forest certification and sustainable supply chains”, this year held in Bali, Indonesia. The two-day dialogue takes place on 17-18 November 2016 and will provide clarity and vision on the …

Imported laminated flooring popular with young Chinese consumers

Young chinese consumers prefer imported laminated flooring over domestic products in a recent market survey. Main reasons cited were the wide choice of colours, espeically if it's available in 'pavement' style, even at the expense of foot comfort. Other reasons for the preference were convenient installation as imported laminated flooring can be …

Ambila wood in demand in China

Ambila wood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) has a demand of between 8-9,000 containers per month in China. But existing container arrivals total to only 4,100 with around 2,000 in Guangdong, 500 via Dongyang in Zhejiang province, 500 through Shanghai and Zhangjiagang, and a further 300 containers landing in both Zhejiang and Hebei …

Global engineered wood market CAGR estimated at 26%

The global market for engineered wood products is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 26% over 2016 to 2020, according to Technaavio, a market research company.  Of the four product segments: I-beams, glulam, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and others, I-beams would dominate the market, acounting for more than 36% …


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