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DALSO at LIGNA: True Innovation is Automation


Thirty years of experience and success cannot only be built on single solutions and produced automation – more is needed for a business to reach its goals, develop new ideas, and promote its resources, having the world as its own, continuous reference. The woodworking and wood by-product sector offers continuously lower profits and, at the …

LIGNA 2019: WOW – Women of Woodworking


Dynamic women in the wood processing and woodworking industry are definitely out there, even if they’re not always visible. Currently the ratio of females involved in the German wood and furniture industry is less than 20%, while in other countries, the figures are only slightly better. We can do more! During the LIGNA trade fair from 27 to …

LIGNA 2019: Primary wood industry out in force


The LIGNA show in Hannover, Germany, is back again from 27 to 31 May this year with another roundup of products, machinery, solutions and ideas for the entire wood industry. Advanced technologies, digitisation, integration and automation are key trends in woodworking and wood processing – and hence keynote themes at LIGNA. LIGNA is the only …

LIGNA 2019: Shaping the future with research and education


The LIGNA show's organisers are very serious about their responsibility to help develop the next generation of wood industry professionals and disseminate the latest research findings. That is why LIGNA – which will next be held from 27 to 31 May 2019, in Hannover, Germany – has for many years featured a Scientific Research and …

Editor’s pickLIGNA 2019 presents: German Logging Championship

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The German Logging Championship is back for another high-octane season at the upcoming LIGNA , which runs from 27 to 31 May in Hannover. With elite lumberjacks and forestry professionals from all over Germany facing off in a range of logging disciplines, there will be thrills and spectacle aplenty for visitors. The championship is the …

Editor’s pickInTech 2018: Weinig sets course for LIGNA with innovations

InTech 2018, Weinig, LIGNA, innovation

Plenty of innovations at InTech: The new Powermat 3000 was one of the attractions of the international Weinig in-house exhibition Half a year before LIGNA, Weinig is giving a taste of what is to come at its InTech in-house exhibition. With two world premieres and many more developments, the world market leader for solid wood processing gave a …

Editor’s pickLIGNA 2019 will focus on smart surface technologies for stunning surfaces

LIGNA 2019, smart surface technologies, digitisation, individualisation, automation, integrated woodworking, customised solutions, access to resources and technology

Next year, from the 27th to the 31st of May, LIGNA will showcase the full spectrum of innovations from providers of woodworking and wood processing technologies. The show will feature comprehensive coverage of the latest surface finishing trends and technologies, including haptic, matt and glossy surfaces, digital and decorative gravure printing …

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

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 …

Editor’s pickLIGNA Conference goes to China

LIGNA, conference, China

Guangzhou skyline The LIGNA Conference is moving to Guangzhou to be held on 4 and 5 December in the run-up to the China Shunde International Woodworking Machinery Fair (Lunjiao), Foshan. The conference rides on the success of 2016’s conference and will, this year, cover "Integrated Woodworking – Customised Solutions", one of the key …