How to find science-backed resources for your next wood project

Need ideas or recommendations for your next construction project? APA – The Engineered Wood Association can help. Around the world, wood design and construction professionals downloaded the association’s resources more than half a million times in 2017. APA’s recommendations for design and product installation combine the …

Sylvawood 2018

Norbord increases 4Q Adjusted EBITDA to US$204 Mn

Norbord Inc. reported an adjusted EBITDA of US$204 million for 4Q/2017 versus US$200 million in the previous quarter and US$115 million in 4Q/2016. For the full-year 2017, Norbord recorded adjusted EBITDA of US$672 million compared to $385 million in 2016 on higher North American OSB prices and shipment volumes. North American operations …


Robust sales in 4Q/2017 will lead on to a promising 2018: Acimall

Preliminary figures from Acimall, the association which represents Italy’s woodworking machinery manufacturers, suggest that 2017 was a good year for the industry. Production value reached EUR2.29 billion, up 11.6 per cent on the previous year. Exports topped EUR1.6 billion, a 7.1 per cent increase compared to 2016. The top 10 export …

Industries now taxed for waste emissions under China’s new environment law

China’s first environment protection tax law kicked in on January 1 this year, replacing a pollutant discharge fee system which, for decades, had been in place but lacked teeth. Under the new law, companies will have to pay levies for waste discharged into the environment—such as sulphur dioxide and sewage. They will also be taxed for …

Pfleiderer Group launches new EUR12 Mn lacquering line in Leutkirch, Germany

Pfleiderer has launched a new lacquering line, worth EUR12 Mn, at its Leutkirch plant in Germany. It features the innovative HotCoating system, and is 165 metres long, making it the biggest lacquering line in the world to use the HotCoating system. “Our purpose is to increase the Group’s revenue to EUR1.2 billion in 2021. We will be …

Wood, the high-performance structural material, just leveled up. It is now …

The rise of wood’s renown in bridges and buildings is proof of its strength and durability. Now, a simple, affordable technology can convert the humble lumber into a material stronger than steel, and even some high-tech titanium alloys, a new research reveals. Besides scoring one for construction, the improved material can also be used in …

IKEA Group acquires 25,000 acre forest in Alabama

Swedish furniture giant IKEA acquired its first U.S. forest, covering approximately 25,000 acres in Lowndes County, Alabama. The investment in forestry is part of a broader strategy to invest in the sustainable production of resources that the Group consumes directly (such as energy) or indirectly through its products such as wood and recycled …


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