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Massive restructuring effort in China to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills

18-10-2018
Massive restructuring, China, plywood mills, fibreboard production, particleboard production, continuous flat pressure fibreboard production

The restructuring effort in China has resulted in as many as 3,000 plywood mills being shut down across the country by the end of 2017. A total of 621 fibreboard production lines were dismantled or closed down, eliminating over 20 million cubic metres of production capacity. However, fibreboard output had rebounded within a year.  More than …

FENESTRATION BAU China continues to grow

08-10-2018
FENESTRATION BAU China, growth

FENESTRATION BAU China (FBC) is growing: The most important meeting point for the Asian construction industry will be even bigger this year, underlining its importance for the Asian market. Both the exhibition space and the number of exhibitors have increased significantly. The extensive supporting programme, including the BAU Congress China, …

Editor’s pickExponential growth awaiting custom furniture market in China, with Custom Furniture Suppliers Zone at CIFM / interzum guangzhou to double in size

28-09-2018
Exponential growth, custom furniture market, China, CIFM / interzum guangzhou

Following positive response from the furniture production industry for the launch of the Custom Furniture Suppliers Zone at the international exhibition area of CIFM / interzum guangzhou in 2018, organisers of the show have announced the return of an expanded feature showcase next year to take up twice as much space in view of strong growth …

Editor’s pickThe Living Garden dissolves the relationship between the interior and exterior

26-09-2018
Living Garden, Beijing, China, boundaries, nature

Designed by MAD Architects, the Living Garden, displayed at the 2018 China House Vision Exhibition, disregards the boundaries between the interior and exterior, instead giving residents the feeling that they are living outside in nature. A curved roof gently slopes downwards, covered with waterproof glass that protects the interior while also …

Jump in landed cost of North America logs

14-09-2018
landed cost, timber, China, trade war, plywood, import, Japan

Traders in China are blaming the depreciation of RMB and the trade war between China and the U.S. for the 30 per cent jump in the landed cost of imported North American logs. Despite the lowered log prices by U.S. shippers to maintain market share in China, the higher costs continue to be a major challenge to Chinese importers. However, landed …

Siempelkamp creates new growth opportunities for the wood-based materials industry in China

12-09-2018
Siempelkamp, China, wood-based material plants, composite, panel, Asia

In Asia, and especially in China, the use of alternative raw materials offers outstanding prospects to the wood-based materials industry. After all, millions of tons of rice straw burned in the fields every year are ideal sources of medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particle board. Siempelkamp, the global technology leader in the wood-based …