May / June 2018 • Issue 3 • PANELS & FURNITURE ASIA 6 NEWS STEINERT’S SECOND TECHNOLOGY DAY IS SET AND READY TO GO WITH the venue once again set at the Steinert Technology Showroom in Bangkok, Thailand, Steinert’s Second Technology Day is coming up on May 17, and will draw focus to surface technology. One of the highlights will be the Steinert PUR line STM-FL 1300 that will demonstrate the advantages and flexibility of flat lamination in combination with Steinert ’s ADINO® PUR hotmelt adhesive. Furniture panels can not only be laminated with acrylic sheets and foils, but with the right press options, doors and honeycomb panels can be produced with water and heat resistant PUR adhesive. Besides the lamination line, a Venjakob spray machine will also be on display along with various AES CNC machines and the Houfek sander Buldog B7 for solid wood and veneer sanding. On a range of edgebanding machines from Turanlar, a demonstration of the wide ADINO® hotmelt adhesive range will also be ongoing. Specialists in the field of laminates, adhesives, edgebanding material, tools and paint will be presenting their knowledge of the best machine and consumable selections in numerous sessions, and will also take questions. Moreover, consumables and machine experts and consultants for factory and automation planning will address the latest trends in factory lay-out and automation. Traditionally, the event will close with a social gathering under the stars with a German Beer and BBQ event. ℗ Steinert’s Second Technology Day is set to draw attention to surface technology. Image credit: Steinert Co. Ltd LIGNA 2019 TO FEATURE INTEGRATED, CUSTOMISED SOLUTIONS AND SMART SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES LIGNA , the world’s leading trade fair for the woodworking industry, has announced the main topics for the next show: Integrated Woodworking – Customised Solutions, Smart Surface Technologies and Wood Industry Summit. INTEGRATED WOODWORKING Digitisation, integration and automation will be high on the agenda at LIGNA 2019. The show’s exhibitors will focus on new wood industry applications for smart technologies, new developments and customised solutions for intelligent production across all areas of the value chain. Their exhibitions and displays will span a broad array of themes, including augmented reality, virtual reality, digitisation, customer-specific tailoring and safety. Exhibitors will also be demonstrating solutions of all sizes for users of all scales. “Only here at LIGNA will visitors be able to witness wood industry machinery and applications live in action,” commented Christian Pfeiffer, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director for LIGNA and Woodworking Events.