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BoKlok UK appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

02-06-2020
Boklok, IKEA, Skanska, TopHat, UK, modular housing manufacturer,

Illustration of a coming BoKlok area in the UK (Image credit: Boklok) The five-year contract will see TopHat work with BoKlok to manufacture two and three-bedroom houses. Like all BoKlok developments, the homes will be made from timber frames and will feature key BoKlok characteristics such as natural light, low energy consumption and IKEA …

Vietnamese wood products manufacturers face cancellation and delays from U.S. and EU buyers

16-04-2020
Vietnam, wood products, manufacturers, delay, cancellation, orders, impact, coronavirus

As much as 80 per cent of timber buyers from the U.S. and EU have delayed or cancelled their orders as of March 30 due to new coronavirus, reported VN Express. The cancellation and delay rate from South Korea and Japan buyers is an estimated 60 to 80 per cent. This can potentially wreck severe damage to Vietnam’s timber industry this year, …

Vietnam’s wood product manfacturers need to restructure production

27-03-2020
Vietnam, wood and wood products, manufacturers, exports, imports, trade, impact, restructure, COVID-19, coronavirus

Vietnam’s wood processing enterprises will need to continue reorganising their production and business activities to manage challenges during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). According to Vietnam News, the restructuring would help enterprises transit to production and …

Oshika developed lignin phenol adhesive for plywood

18-03-2020
Oshika Corporation (Tokyo), adhesive manufacturer, lignin phenol adhesive, plywood manufacturing, plant-based, environment-friendly

Oshika Corporation (Tokyo), an adhesive manufacturer, has developed lignin phenol adhesive for plywood manufacturing. It has been testing this new adhesive at Niigata Gouhan Shinko and has acquired JAS certification on January 7, 2020. Lignin is derived from wood and is an important component in the formation of cell walls in wood and bark. …

Eska equips board machine with online condition monitoring from SPM Instrument

26-02-2020
online condition monitoring system, SPM Instrument, Eska, solid board manufacturer, condition based maintenance, Dutch

Dutch solid board producer Eska has decided to equip the PM7 board machine in its Hoogezand plant with an online condition monitoring system from SPM Instrument. SPM Instrument’s Intellinova Parallel EN and Intellinova Standard systems were chosen for monitoring this critical machine. Eska board machine PM7 in Hoogezand, the Netherlands …

Timber Products orders a Meinan lathe line

21-01-2020
Timber Products, Meinan, lathe line, hardwood plywood manufacturer, Japan, woodworking, machinery, veneer

Hardwood plywood manufacturer Timber Products has invested in a Meinan lathe, which will be installed later this year at its facility in Yreka, California, reported Woodworking Network. The line is part of its strategy to modernise it plywood business. The new line at Yreka, California, will be the first 10 feet long lathe line in the world to …

Trade dispute undermining performance of the furniture sector

16-12-2019
Indonesia, Ministry of Industry, furniture industry, exports, Small and Medium industries, foreign manufacturers, China, Central Java, Shandong Timber Association, East Kalimantan

The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) said it would continue to support growth in the furniture industry. However the sector has faced problems as the Ministry of Industry records show the value of furniture exports reached only around US$730 million in the first half of this year while exports in the first 6 months of last year reached US$845 …

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