Editor’s pickHAWA chairman: Vietnam can be so much more

Mr Nguyen Quoc Khanh, chairman of the Handicraft and Wood Association of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam’s furniture manufacturing sector has arrived at a Golden Age. The industry can be so much more, says Mr Nguyen Quoc Khanh, chairman of the Handicraft and Wood Association of Ho Chi Minh City. "I’m an architect, born and raised in Vietnam. In 1991 I founded AA Corporation, designing …

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EPA issues final rule on allowable formaldehyde emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to reduce formaldehyde emissions from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. The Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010 established emission standards for formaldehyde from composite wood products and directed EPA to …


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SFIC signs MOU with Seoul Design Foundation to boost Singapore's design …

The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) signed its very first MOU with Seoul Design Foundation (SDF) to foster stronger collaboration in the field of design, in a bid to encourage talent development in the furniture industry. Under the MOU, the two parties will boost innovation in design especially in furniture for “Smart …


Oregon CLT Design Contest aims to advance the use of CLT

Production of cross laminated timber – massive panels made by bonding layers of dimensional lumber together – has become popular in Europe in recent years, and an investment last fall by Oregon BEST - which nurtures clean technology innovation by transforming new ideas, research, and products into green collar jobs, greater …


Improvement in wood product manufacturing in the U.S. but decline in furniture …

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector for the U.S. expanded in May for the third consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management. In April, wood product manufacturers reported the strongest growth of all manufacturing industries. The wood products industry led the manufacturing sector in terms of production growth and …


Increase in log shipments to India and South Korea for New Zealand

In the early half of 2016, New Zealand increased its log shipments to India and South Korea while exports to china decline, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). With total shipments trending higher, log export prices have gone up by 36% from September 2015 to May 2016, said the report. The increased in shipments continues to …


Housing affordability eases in Australia

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) Housing Affordability Index shows affordability for home buyers eased back in the quarter of June 2016, according to the latest Affordability Report from the Housing Industry Association. The report shows that affordability fell by 3.7% during the quarter of June 2016 and was 2.1% less favourable than the …


UN: Wooden furniture reduces more carbon emissions than other materials

For design enthusiasts worried about forests being axed for furniture, this may come as a bit of a surprise: buying a table made of wood instead of metal or plastic could significantly help cut carbon emissions, according to a U.N. agency. Furniture, floors and doors made out of wood require less energy to produce than aluminium or plastic, and …


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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

1.「智能制造」成为制造业的热点,针对这一形式,比雅斯如何应对中国市场需求? 
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