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Muar wood-based industry expects to lose RM500 mil in revenue due to MCO

11-05-2020
Furniture businesses, wood products, wood-based panels, manufacturing, impact, coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Muar, Malaysia

Furniture businesses and related players in the wood-based industry in Muar, Johor have been affected in the first quarter of this year, expecting to lose about RM500 million in revenue due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), reported The Edge Markets. Muar Furniture Association president Ong Yeou Huan said that as the wood-based industry is …

Freres Lumber launches new mass plywood panel beam and column line

24-04-2020
Freres Lumber, beam and column line, MPP, mass plywood panels, engineered wood

With its new MPP (Mass Plywood Panel) beam and column line up and running, Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is now able to provide a cost-competitive MPP solution for all structural elements of large-scale wood buildings.  Freres’ column and beam line is currently APA certified up to a 12-inch width with a 72-inch depth, but has the ability to …

Freres Lumber Installs First Horizontal Plywood Press from Taihei in the United States

04-02-2020
Freres Lumber, first, horizontal plywood press, United States, Taihei, innovation, latest investment, technology, plywood, long-length panels

Freres Lumber is the first U.S. company to install and operate the Taihei Horizontal Press Model P25-AB, a horizontal hot press for laminating plywood after the gluing and prepressing processes. In keeping with its history as a leader in early adoption and innovation, Freres is already reaping the numerous benefits the horizontal press offers over …

Indonesia's forestry industry anticipates boost this year after exports fall to $11.6b in 2019

15-01-2020
Indonesia, wood products, exports, decline, veneer, panels, furniture, Association of Indonesia Forest Concessionaires, trade war, competitiveness

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous year due to falling demand due to the ongoing trade war and the weak competitiveness of local products. Industry players, however, are more optimistic come 2020, thanks to policy reforms, reported Jakarta Post. Wood veneer, …

New quarantine regulations for wood-based panels

18-12-2019
China, quarantine regulations, wood-based panels, State Forestry and Grassland Administration, regulations

In order to promote the development of China’s wood-based panel sector the State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFA) has amended the scope of quarantine regulations for wood-based panels. The amended regulations will be effective as of 1 January 2020. The new regulations take account of the various production technologies for …

Editor’s pickThe inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 takes off

18-11-2019
Malaysian Wood Expo 2019, MWE 2019, Panels & Furniture Asia, MTC, Woodworking, Wood, Machinery

The inaugural edition of Malaysian Wood Expo will be happening on November 19 to 21 at the PUTRA World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The trade show is jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council and Panels & Furniture Group of wood magazines, two of the powerhouses in Southeast Asia’s timber and woodworking sector. It is …

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