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2019

Vietnam’s wood exports likely to reach US$11B in 2019

06-12-2019
Vietnam, export, forestry

Vietnam’s export turnover of wood and forestry products is forecast to hit US$11 billion (S$15 billion) in 2019, according to an official from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF). Deputy General Director of the VAF Cao Chi Cong said foreign investment and cooperation have significantly contributed to the forestry sector’s …

Nobia to invest in highly automated production plant in Sweden, its largest investment to date

05-12-2019
Nobia, highly automated production plant, new, Sweden, made-to-order kitchens

Nobia’s Board of Directors has made a directional decision to invest in a new production plant in Jönköping, Sweden, to replace Nobia’s existing factory in Tidaholm in 2024, Nobia said in a statement. The investment in automation and other production equipment is estimated at SEK 2 billion. As a result of the decision, Nobia …

Segezha Group Brings 5 New Plywood Products onto the Market

05-12-2019
Segezha Group, new products, plywood, laminated plywood, painting-ready plywood, plywood with transparent and semi-transparent films eco-style, plywood for formwork, plywood for LCV

Segezha Group of Forestry Companies (part of Sistema JSFC) continues to expand the assortment of large-format birch plywood. The new products in the plywood segment include: Segezha Creative (laminated plywood with colour films), Segezha Art (painting-ready plywood that does not need priming), Segezha ClearPly (plywood with transparent and …

Editor’s pickMetro orders new forming and press line from Siempelkamp

05-12-2019
Siempelkamp, Metro, Thailand, wood-based panel, manufacturer, forming and press line, MDF plant

At the end of October, Metro, one of Thailand's leading wood-based panel producers, confirmed its commitment to Siempelkamp with an order for a new forming and press line for an MDF plant at the Kanchanburi site. This order continues a long-standing business relationship under new auspices: Metro President Chatchai Piyasombatkul and Christoph …

Editor’s pickMeet the team behind SCM’s software and digital services

02-12-2019
SCM, digital service, IoT, innovation digital systems, software, SCM Maestro, technology

The woodworking industry may be undergoing an inevitable digital transformation, but it is a game that is still in its early stages. Many companies are still exploring the many possibilities of digitalisation. “But this is also an exciting stage to be at,” said Manuela Andreani, SCM software product manager, whose team takes care of …

Horten Upper Secondary School – Norway’s highest environmentally classified education building

02-12-2019
Horten Upper Secondary School, Norway, highest environmentally classified education building, BREEAM Outstanding project, wood, timber, passive house standards

Horten upper secondary school won the international sustainable BREEAM Awards 2019 for the best public sector building at the design stage. The project is referred to as an example of a future-oriented learning environment and is Norway’s highest environmentally classified education building. The building is innovative and avant-garde in …

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