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December 2018

Change in rules for shipments of ash lumber to the EU


Exporters of ash Lumber to the European Union, NHLA has received an important notice from USDA-APHIS and the European Union. NHLA was officially notified recently (December 18, 2018) that the rules for shipping ash lumber originating from Canada and the United States has changed.  Effective today...the only approved option …

Kronospan integrates I4F technologies into several laminate program launches


I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry recently announced Kronospan’s decision to launch new laminate flooring programs featuring I4F’s locking system 3L TripleLock. Following the successful testing of I4F’s technology on a wide range of laminate flooring panels, varying in …

Investment in autonomous forestry machines


SCA is participating in a comprehensive project to develop autonomous forestry machines. The goal is to make things easier for operators and ultimately to be able to control forwarders from an office. The forest industry is now entering into the development of automated work tasks. With the Auto2 project, the forest industry wants to use the …

Canfor extends temporary BC curtailment


Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) has recently announced that it will be extending its temporary curtailment at sawmills in British Columbia (BC) and will be reducing operating hours at some sawmills throughout Q1 2019. This decision is due to a continuing decline in lumber prices, in addition to high log costs and log supply constraints. The …

Editor’s pickSCM revolutionises the world of Nesting


SCM will be hosting from the 31st January through to 2nd February 2019, in the Technology Center of its Rimini Headquarters, an Open House event named“Smart&Human Factory” for the launch of a new, advanced production model, with digital and automation systems designed to enable advanced man-machine interaction and 360-degree …

Weinig Group strengthens Voitsberg production site


Precise, efficient and flexible: the new CNC center is an investment in the future of Holz-Her As part of its long-term growth strategy, the Weinig Group has installed a state-of-the-art processing center at the production site of its subsidiary Holz-Her. For this purpose, a new 1,000 sqm extension hall was built in Voitsberg, Austria. The total …

Editor’s pickEnd-of-show report on LIGNA.Conference 2018 in Guangzhou


Attendees were unanimous that the conference gave a clear and compelling overview of the challenges currently facing the woodworking and timber processing industries, providing a quality roundup of the latest approaches and developments in digitization, automation, IoT platforms and product individualization. Over the course of two busy, …

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