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June 2018

Press systems provides a simple, intuitive solution for the electronics industry

25-06-2018

The servo press kit YJKP, designed for electronics and small parts manufacturing, represents the key features of Industry 4.0 by ensuring easy, intuitive operation and using the communication standard OPC UA. Thanks to its operating software, the Festo system provides the answer to major issues associated with Industry 4.0, such as precise sizing, …

A new Association Presiden for Sweden’s EPLF: Paul De Cock succeeds Ludger Schindler

25-06-2018

On May 16 and 17, around 70 attendees gathered in Viken, Sweden, for the Annual General Assembly of the EPLF (Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring). The meeting was hosted by associate member Välinge Innovation Sweden AB. After 16 successful years at the head of the Association, Ludger Schindler (MeisterWerke Schulte) …

Editor’s pickFesto at the Semicon Southeast Asia 2018 Exhibition

25-06-2018

Festo exhibited at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018, the region's premier gathering of the industry for connecting people, products, technologies and solutions across the global electronics manufacturing supply chain was held last 22 -24 May 2018 at the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur (MITEC). Complete solutions …

Editor’s pickDelta robotics without control cabinet

22-06-2018

Machines and plants with decentralised automation – this vision is coming closer as Festo implements the CPX automation platform. The technology leader in electrical and pneumatic automation technology is now presenting a development project in which the CPX controls the delta kinematics. Delta robotics without control cabinet: a …

UL EHS Sustainability Named CDP Gold Software Partner

22-06-2018

UL’s PURE platform has been named as a Gold level CDP Software Partner. This marks the eighth consecutive year that UL’s sustainability software has been awarded the honour. The company is one of just three software providers to have Gold level status, CDP’s highest ranking for an accredited software provider. “We’re …

Global softwood lumber prices continue to climb

22-06-2018

Global softwood lumber prices continued undisrupted two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with faster growth seen in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, according to Wood Resource Quarterly. Lumber markets – North America After softwood lumber consumption in the US peaked at a ten-year high in 2017, demand dropped in early …

Export prices of plywood further increase in Sarawak

22-06-2018

Sarawak’s major timber companies gain as prices in export plywood products to key market Japan continue climbing. Export prices for Sarawak plywood products to Japan have increase more than 10 per cent since late last year and are anticipated to continue the upwards trend. Sarawak’s top plywood manufacturer and exporter, Miri-based …

FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum 2018 to be held in Mumbai, India

21-06-2018

FSC Asia Pacific is delighted to announce that the FSC Asia Pacific BusinessForum 2018 is set to take place from 25th to 26th September 2018 at The Hyatt Regency in Mumbai, India. Titled “Promoting Responsible Value Chains in Forest Products with Brands and Retailers”, this year’s forum will focus on the increasing importance of …

Despite lumber prices at a record high, British Columbia loggers struggle

21-06-2018

Lumber prices may be at a record high, but logging contractors continue to struggle to survive, says British Columbia(B.C.)’s main harvester group. Following a recently completed review of logging contractor sustainability, members of the Truck Loggers Association are hoping for quick action by the B.C. government to make …

Editor’s pickIkea announced this month an ambitious plan to go totally green by the year 2030

21-06-2018

IKEA makes global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products in the range by 2020, as part of new sustainability strategy. (Photo credit: icondigital) IKEA makes global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products in the range by 2020, as part of new sustainability strategy Part of the Swedish company’s plan to pair …