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Editor’s pickEGGER Group reports stable results for FY2019/20 and optimistic outlook amid COVID-19 pandemic

03-08-2020
EGGER Group, COVID-19 pandemic, Business Development, Financial Year

EGGER Group Management with Walter Schiegl, Thomas Leissing and Ulrich Bühler (from left) reports stable key figures despite the start of the crisis EGGER Group has reported that despite the closing of the financial year (FY) 2019/20 coming at a particularly challenging time, they celebtrate eleven successful months and thus an overall …

Researchers at Philippines’ Forest Products Research and Development Institute explores thermally modified wood

28-05-2020
Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Department of Science and Technology, DoST-FPRDI, The Philippines, thermal modification, wood

Los Baños-based Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-FPRDI) are currently looking into a process called thermal modification or TM as a more environment-friendly way of protecting wood and bamboo from insect pests and fungi, reported the Manila Times. “Thermal …

Sarawak’s timber industry players donate RM2 million worth of PPE

24-04-2020
Sarawak Timber Association, STA, Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation, STIDC, donation, PPE, RM 2 million

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) has joined hands with Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) to help the State battle the COVID-19 pandemic through the donation of personal protective equipments (PPEs) worth RM2 million. The donation provides medical-graded critical PPEs including KN95 medical protective masks, disposable …

SFIC Institute introduces new training programme to retrain members and retain workers in uncertain times

17-03-2020
SFIC Institute, training, skills development, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, training programmes, workers, skills, enhance

SFIC Institute, the training and skills development arm of Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has recently announced a series of training programmes to help workers, including professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs). These programmes are for Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents, to enhance or acquire …

ADB, European Union, and ASEAN countries partner to boost green infrastructure

20-02-2020
European Union, EU, ASEAN, ACGF, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asian Development Bank, ADB, renewable energy, sustainability, green infrastructure

Delegates at the high-level ceremony to announce the EU’s support to the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility during the ASEAN–EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development on 10 February in Brussels. From left to right: Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Ms. Kok Li Peng;  ADB Representative to Europe Mr. …

Ghana see decline in wood product exports in 2019

10-02-2020
Timber Export Development Division of the Forestry Commission, TIDD, Ghana, wood products, exports

Ghana's total export volumes from January to November 2019 stood at 280,223 cubic metres and export earnings were euro 140.74 million (USD 154.13 million). However, exports were down 24,152 cu.m (-8%) and euro 32.18 million (-19%) when compared to the same period in 2018, reported ITTO. Ghana’s export statistics from January to November …

Architectural Association launches experimental Wood Lab

07-02-2020
Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK, London, launch, Wood Lab, research, development, building strategies, technology, innovation, sustainable

As the architectectural world finds growing interest in timber construction, firms see a wave of innovations in testing and better understanding timber’s limits and possibilities in being used to build taller and better structures. The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London is building on the momentum with the …

New SMEs business development centre in Central Java

03-02-2020
New SME business development centre, Central Java, Indonesia, Jepara, furniture industry

Gati Wibawaningsih, Director General of Small, Medium Industries in the Ministry of Industry has announced that the ministry will open a material centre in Jepara, a town in Central Java to support growth of furniture SMEs so they can become more competitive in international markets, reported ITTO. Gati said, the new centre will focus on capacity …

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