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August 2018

SCM, the Innovation Hub at International Woodworking Fair

20-08-2018
SCM Solutions, International Woodworking Fair, IWF, Industry 4.0, Maestro connect, robotic integration

SCM Solutions will be at Booths 4000 - 8500. THe International Woodworking Fair will be held at Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, from 22 to 25 August 2018. With an above-average double-digit growth rate in the North American woodworking machines market, SCM, the leader for secondary woodworking technologies, plays a key role at …

Editor’s pickRadisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm hotel reveals new look

20-08-2018
Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm, Wingårdhs, Sweden, Nybroviken, oak, walnut, floors, walls

The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm opens its doors after an extensive renovation by Swedish Architectural Studio Wingårdhs, revealing a modern luxurious new look for the hotel, fit for the modern traveller and design enthusiast. The full renovation, including 170 guest rooms, lobby, meeting rooms and a new restaurant and bars …

Editor’s pickNew Sandvik Quickdisc enables ‘biggest ever’ belt repair at Arauco

17-08-2018
Sandvik, Biggest belt repair, Arauco, QuickDisc Plus 500, LIGNA 2017

Steel belt manufacturer Sandvik recently used its new QuickDisc Plus tool to complete its biggest ever patch repair project: removing and replacing a 480mm diameter area of a damaged press belt for a particleboard plant and restoring it to perfect working order. Damaged press belt on a particleboard line restored to health. The work was …

China wood products trade in 2017

17-08-2018
2017 figures, China wood products, U.S, trade war, tariffs

Figures from China Customs shows that total value of China’s wood products trade (imports and exports) in 2017 climbed 10 per cent to US$156.4 billion. The growth in wood products imports grew 21 per cent to US$ 52.6 billion, significantly higher than the growth in exports (1.3 per cent), reported Wood Week. The US is the main importer of …

Editor’s pickA canine training hall with an architectural edge

17-08-2018
Dressyrhallen Training Hall, AIX Architects, Sweden, Swedish Police Force K-9 Unit, canine, dog, training

The Rosersberg Palace Park in Sweden now holds a new weather shelter for the Swedish Police Force’s K-9 Unit , providing a protected space for canine training on the listed heritage site.  The Dressyrhallen Training Hall is constructed of cross-laminated timber mounted on a standard glulam frame (All images are credited to Peder …

Oregon becomes first state in the U.S.to legalise mass timber high rises

16-08-2018
Oregon, mass timber high rises, International Code Council, State-wide alternate method,

Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to allow timber buildings to rise higher than six storeys without special consideration, due to a recent addendum to Oregon’s building code, reported the Architects Newspaper.  Timber innovation has been trending of late in Portland, where several high-rise timber buildings have been erected …

Editor’s pickGreen River to build third PB line, featuring SE Asia’s longest continuous press

16-08-2018
Green River Panels, Southeast Asia, biggest particleboard plant, longest continuous press, Siempelkamp, Hatyai

Green River Panels is set to build Southeast Asia’s biggest particleboard plant, boasting a 50.4-metre continuous press—the longest in the region. The new line, which is Green River’s third, will see the company double annual production capacity to over one million cubic metres, making it one of the largest production powerhouses …