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Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Association appoints new chairman


Newly appointed chairman of HIMKI, Supriyadi, addressing management and members at the 2nd HIMKI National Conference (Photograph: HIMKI) Supriyadi has been elected the new chairman of the Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Association (Himpunan Industri Mebel dan Kerajinan Indonesia [HIMKI]), replacing Ir. Soenoto, at the 2nd HIMKI National …

Editor’s pickKastamonu and Siempelkamp hit two new milestones in longstanding partnership

Kastamonu, Siempelkamp, Press Line, Panel Manufacturing

Construction work for Kastamonu's new forming and press line has officially begun at their Samsun site Kastamonu Entegre and Siempelkamp have hit two new milestones. Assembly work on a new forming and press line with 7'-x-37.1-metre ninth-generation ContiRoll® for the production of particleboard in Samsun officially began at the end of …

Editor’s pickDIEFFENBACHER to manufacture world’s longest continuous press

DIEFFENBACHER, Wood Processing, Press Line, World Record, Longest

Chinese wood-based panels manufacturer Guangxi Lelin’s high-speed thin high-density fibreboard (THDF) plant in Nanning, China With the construction of an 80-meter-long CPS+, DIEFFENBACHER will set a world record for the longest continuous press used to produce wood-based panels. The press is the core component of a medium density fibreboard …

Singapore launches first Centre for Wildlife Forensics to combat illegal wildlife trade, including timber

Singapore, Timber, Illegal Trade, Law

Singapore launched its first Centre for Wildlife Forensics (CWF) on 11 August 2020. The CWF will strengthen the National Parks Board Singapore's (NParks) detection and diagnostic capabilities by drawing upon expertise across NParks to identify and analyse specimens involved in the illegal wildlife trade. This will strengthen Singapore’s role …