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Pyramid Lane first Malaysian furniture manufacturer to opt for automation

17-09-2019
Pyramid Lane, furniture, office furniture, kitchen, Asia market, manufacturer, storage system, edgebanding, automation, HOMAG Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to a reputation for reliability, commitment and quality, the Malaysian furniture manufacturer Pyramid Lane has put its trust in German machine technology from HOMAG. Pyramid Lane, based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been manufacturing office furniture and kitchens specifically designed for the Asian market since 1997. The company …

Softwood lumber trade was up 5% the first half of 2019 on a worldwide basis, with China reaching record-high imports in the 2Q

17-09-2019
Global lumber trade, softwood, lumber prices, lumber market, China, Russia, Nordic, MENA

GLOBAL SOFTWOOD LUMBER TRADE Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five per cent year-over-year during the first half of 2019, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Of the major importing countries …

Delegates from Malaysian Timber Council visited Junnikkala Sawmill in Finland

16-09-2019
MTC, timber, wood products, delegate, Junnikkala Oy, sawmill, Finland, Finnish wood

A delegation team from the Malaysian Timber Council, as well as members from the wooden packaging, furniture and moulding industry visited Junnikkala’s sawmill in Kalajoki, Finland. Delegates from Malaysian Timber Council and members from the timber products industry visiting Junnikkala's sawmill As the members of the Malaysian …

AZEK Building Products partners with Weyerhaeuser Distribution

16-09-2019
AZEK Building Products, Weyerhaeuser Distribution, Western United States, distribution centres, TimberTech®, AZEK® Exteriors

AZEK Building Products has announced a new partnership with Weyerhaeuser Distribution. The Seattle-based company plans to offer the full lines of TimberTech®Outdoor Living products and AZEK®Exteriors’ products in key locations throughout the western United States. With technology at its core, the TimberTech Outdoor Living and AZEK …

Asian wood demand drives $319m Japan investment in New Zealand

16-09-2019
Japan, forestry, timber, Sumitomo

The growing need in emerging markets for building materials and fuel has spurred Japanese trading houses to expand their forestry operations. Sumitomo Corp. plans to spend about 25 billion yen (SGD $319 million) on acquiring more pine forest in New Zealand, one of the Asia-Pacific region's major timber exporters, looking to double its acreage by …

Editor’s pickLargest Japanese particleboard manufacturer relies on Siempelkamp technology once again

16-09-2019
Siempelkamp, particleboard manufacturer, Japan, ENboard, Eidai, Japan Novopan, new plant, wood-based panels, wood processing, energy generation, drying, classification, gluing, forming line, press line, board handling system, ContiRoll Generation 9, recycled wood

Krefeld, 14. September 2019 - ENboard Co. Ltd., the new joint venture of the furniture manufacturer Eidai Co., Ltd. and Japan Novopan Industrial Company Ltd., trusts the Siempelkamp team on the basis of the long-standing business relationship as well as the technological competence and buys a new wood-based panel plant for the local market. The …

INCREASED EXPORTS OF PLANTATION LOGS FROM SARAWAK

13-09-2019
Sarawak, Malaysia, plantation, logs, acacia mangium, falcata, alternative raw material sources, gaharu, agarwood, bamboo

Logs from industrial plantations are fast becoming a major export for Sarawak as production from the natural forest has been reduced drastically. According to Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), in the first half of 2019 Sarawak exported over 399,000 cu m of plantation logs, mainly acacia mangium, most of which was shipped to …

Multilayer Modular Flooring Association updates Technical Bulletin on underlay materials

13-09-2019
MMFA, updates, Technical Bulletin, underlay materials, new MMF products categories, EN16354

The new European product standard EN 16354:2018 has superseded the previous Technical Specification CEN/TS 16354. For this reason, the MMFA is publishing an updated version of its Technical Bulletin covering underlay materials. The new document can be downloaded free of charge in PDF form from the homepage of the Association’s website …

Editor’s pickFreres Lumber brings to market a new type of Mass Timber Panel – Mass Plywood Panels

12-09-2019
Freres Lumber, engineered wood, mass plywood panels, laminated veneer lumber, LVL, Structural Composite Lumber, MPP, SCL, CLT

Established in 1922, Freres Lumber may be one of the oldest family-owned and operated businesses in Oregon, United States, but it is also known for adopting cutting-edge technologies that transform and modernise construction practices. As a premier wood products manufacturing company known for its innovative, high-quality and sustainable wood …

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