Editor’s pickMeet the wood experts at Sylva Wood 2016

  Sylva Wood 2015 American hardwood grading class  Sylva Wood, held this year in Shanghai from 27 to 29 June, will feature a stellar line-up of keynote speakers. These topics will enable visitors to discover how new paths of growth can be mapped out in an increasingly competitive and challenging market. They include the outlook and trends in international wood market, and …

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Holmen's SEK 50 million investment

Sewdish forestry industry group, Holmen, is investing an estimated SEK 50 million in a pressure treatment plant and a distribution warehouse at Braviken Sawmill outside Norrköping.   Opened in 2011, Braviken Sawmill now manufactures sawn and planed wood products in spruce and pine. Over the years, the mill has expanded in size and …

Log and sawnwood increase in imports but wood exports decline

The rapid development of China’s real estate sector in the first quarter of this year has promoted the growth of domestic demand for wood products, reported by ITTO. According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2016 log imports were 11 million cubic metres, a year on year increase of 3%. Of the total, log imports from Russia rose 4% …

Analysis on the Australian forest industry

In an Ernst & Young (EY) research report released for Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWA), the forest products industry has made a significant contribution to Australia’s economy and rural community. According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the industry contributed $7.7 …

Biesse acquires Uniteam SpA

Biesse Group has announced its acquisition of 100% of shares in Uniteam SpA. Uniteam specialises in the design and manufacture of CNC multi-axis machining centres for wood construction materials, machining of advanced materials and a range of other special applications from automotive to prototyping. With this merger, the Biesse Group will …

Vietnam and the EU break new ground at the 6th VPA negotiation session

Vietnam and the EU have reached an agreement on timber export and domestic market control at the sixth Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiation session held in Hanoi from 12 to 13 of April 2016. A VPA is a legally binding trade agreement between the EU and a timber-producing country outside the EU. Vietnam is among the …

Slovakia's plan to invest in timber industry in Gomel Oblast

According to Gomel Oblast Executive Forum, BelTA has learnt that Slovakia has plans to invest in a project to set up an advanced woodworking enterprise in Gomel Oblast, which Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to Belarus Jozef Migas said prior to the plenary meeting of the Gomel Economic Forum. “The Slovak …


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