Panels & Furniture Asia Nov/Dec 2018

News 9
Market Report 14
The U.S.-China trade war 14
Benefiting from Japanese plywood manufacturing technologies (Part 2) 16
In Person 18
From Taiwan to Vietnam: Mr Calon K.L. Hsu’s insight into the industry changes 18
Panels Manufacturing 20
Leading the waterborne science and technology on the global stage 20
An increase in wood boards’ prices 24
It’s a matter of touch! 26
Environmental 28
PEFC: What makes it unique? 28
Furniture Manufacturing 29
“Traditionally Modern” 29
MDF is the future of furniture in India 32
AHEC sponsors Hoa Mai 2019 Furniture Design competition 34
Design 36
A marriage between whisky making heritage and innovation 36
Materials 42
China’s slowdown: Multiple causes, far-reaching effects 42
American hardwood projects nominated for Wood Awards 2018 44
Structural Elements 48
Mass Timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction 49
The world’s largest CLT building 52
Show Review 58
IFMAC & WOODMAC Exhibitions further equip market with the right-value technological assets 58
BIFA Wood Vietnam 2018: A resounding success 59
Japanese wood seminars at BIFA Wood Vietnam 66
Columinists 68
Wood Clinic 68
MMMA Newsletter 71
Calendar of Events 73

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