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Editor’s pickInaugural BuildTech Asia 2020 Digital Series to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0

13-10-2020
building, architecture, building materials, expo, trade expo, trade exhibition

The inaugural BuildTech Asia Digital Series will take place on 14 and 15 October 2020 to proliferate the use of smart digital technologies in the built environment sector. This virtual event will present built environment professionals with opportunities to discover latest technologies at the international building and construction technology …

ITTO: EU plywood trade recovery faster than expected

12-10-2020
Europe, plywood, import, distribution, market

It’s still too early to say for sure, but it’s variously estimated by European plywood importers and distributors that the Covid-19 pandemic will slice 10% to 20% off their 2020 bottom line, reported the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).  Trade has since seen a bounce back, varying in degree from country to …

New dates confirmed for WoodEX for Africa 2021

09-10-2020
Africa, WoodEX, expo, trade fair, event, trade event

Africa’s premier timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg from 29 June to 1 July 2021. The new date was confirmed after the postponement of the event this year due to COVID-19. Since its inception in 2012, WoodEX for Africa has established itself as the gateway to …

EGGER USA produces first board on Siempelkamp Particle Board Plant

09-10-2020
EGGER, Siempelkamp, North Carolina, United States, production plant, wood based materials,

The first board at the EGGER plant in Lexington – a major achievement A visionary project has achieved a key milestone: At the EGGER plant in Lexington, North Carolina, a greenfield particle board system with a forming and pressing line made by Siempelkamp produced its first board on 19 September 2020. This means it is now possible to …

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