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US EPA to finalise formaldehyde emission standards by this year

20-01-2016

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to issue the finalised national standards for formaldehyde emissions from wood products in spring of 2016. The EPA started developing these regulations since 2010 but have yet to put them in place due to opposition from industry groups over testing requirements in the draft standard. Recent …

Siempelkamp to supply complete particleboard plant to Plitspichprom

20-01-2016

A detailed rendering of a particleboard production line Russian company Plitspichprom has ordered a complete particleboard plant from Siempelkamp. The order includes a Generation 8 ContiRoll® press, Siempelkamp's very first continuous press to be sold to Russia. The company is part of the "SOUZ" Group, which had ordered two Siempelkamp …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX 2016 ends with new momentum for global flooring industry

20-01-2016

Wood Flooring Summit: The meeting place for the parquet and laminate industry Wood Flooring Summit: The meeting place for the parquet and laminate industry   DOMOTEX 2016 drew to a close on January 19. With 1,441 exhibitors from 59 countries and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations, DOMOTEX delivered fresh momentum for the …

Norway and Slovakia achieve PEFC re-endorsement

20-01-2016

Slovakia and Norway have become the latest countries to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems. With this re-endorsement, the countries’ certified forest owners and companies can continue benefitting from the global acceptance of PEFC. Norway, one of the 11 original national members of PEFC, …

AHEC to hold Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention in Chongqing

19-01-2016

The AHEC press conference in Nanning last year John Chan, Regional Director of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has announced details of its 21st Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention in Chongqing, the biggest municipality in China, on 23rd and 24th June 2016 at the Westin Hotel, Chongqing. Chongqing’s population is …

Germany, Norway, and UK pledge US$5 billion to save tropical forests

19-01-2016

The governments of Germany, Norway, and the UK have pledged US$5 billion from 2015 to 2020 to protect tropical forests. The announcement, made at last year’s Climate Change Conference in Paris, makes them the biggest donors in international forest protection, according to a press release by the German Ministry of Environment (BMUB). In …

Weinig: 4000th moulder produced in China

19-01-2016

The production milestone was celebrated with a ceremony by the site and team managers   The 4000th moulder has rolled off the assembly line at Weinig’s China production site in Yantai, marking a new milestone in Weinig’s 21 years of history operating in China. The Unimat 318 will be delivered to a customer in the USA. The …

New model house in Dalian features Japanese Cedar and Cypress

19-01-2016

The Japan Wood Products Export Association has completed the construction of a Japanese style model house in Dalian, China. The house is a two-storey post and beam wooden unit with 214.65 square metres of floor space. Japanese Cedar and Cypress were used as structural members and in interior finishing, fixtures and furniture. The project is one …

Brazil furniture export expected to rise 6% in 2016

19-01-2016

Brazil’s 2016 furniture exports is expected to increase about 6% over 2015, according to the Brazilian High-end Furniture Manufacturers Association (ABIMAD). While this figure does not spell huge growth, it should help the sector to maintain profit levels for high-end furniture. Exports to Argentina, one of Brazil’s most important …

Deutsche Messe: Expect furniture giants and software titans at LIGNA conference 2016

19-01-2016

The first ever LIGNA conference will address the growing importance of new business processes and digital revolution for development, production and distribution. It will also demonstrate how companies have embraced the Industry 4.0 initiative in Germany and successfully restructured their production processes. “An integrated approach to …

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