Xylexpo re-postponed to 2022

Xylexpo, a biennial global exhibition for woodworking technology and furniture supplies, has been re-postponed to 2022. The event was scheduled to run in May 2020, but was postponed to November in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in their recent press release, show organisers stated that "it is impossible to organise Xylexpo in 2020". The …


Global forest trade continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

Wood Resources International (WRI) reports that although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has remained fairly strong.  According to a recent WRI release, many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April as a result of reduced demand, …

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New Zealand: New construction policy will deliver more timber use

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association (FOA) says that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) announcement of "Building for Climate Change" will mean that more timber will be used in New Zealand construction. FOA President Phil Taylor says that he’s been waiting three years for the government to announce a wood …

Ta Ann eyes Japan's increasing demand for PEFC-certified wood products

Ta Ann Holdings Bhd, Malaysian manufacturer of plywood, sawn timber, logs and timber products, is riding on Japan's upward demand for PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) plywood products, reports The Star.  According to Ta Ann group managing director Datuk Wong Kuo Hea, the company is working …

BNL BNP Paribas Group: 50 million euros to Biesse Group

BNL BNP Paribas Group has structured a 50-million-euro positive loan in favour of Biesse Group, a multinational company based in Pesaro with four business divisions, 12 production sites and 39 subsidiaries and representative offices worldwide. BNL's positive loan is an innovative form of financing whose economic conditions further improve upon the …

IFMAC & WOODMAC postponed to 12 to 15 October 2021

The International Furniture Manufacturing Components and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (IFMAC & WOODMAC) 2020 edition will be postponed to 12 to 15 October 2021. PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), IFMAC & WOODMAC’s organizer and its industry partners, including Deutsche Messe representing LIGNA, have conclusively decided …

India’s Central Public Works Department lifts ban on use of timber in …

After over 25 years, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) in India has ended a ban on the use of timber in its construction projects. This comes after the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) asked for the ban to be lifted to spur the economy, create jobs and encourage farmers to plant more trees. The use of timber in …


WMF 2016 - Exhibitor Interview: Mr. Piergiorgio Franca, Chief Executive Officer of Biesse China 专訪比雅斯中国首席执行官Piergiorgio Franca先生

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Homag: Drilling and dowelling – ABD 260 Optimat

Drilling and dowelling – more efficient than ever before

CNC Drilling and dowel inserting machine - always keeping a tight grip on everything
• Incredibly fast drilling and dowel insertion
• 8 clamping cylinders keep a tight grip on wokrpieces
• Flexible handling due to lowerable center stop
• SORB TECH machine bed - heavy and sturdy

Kuang Yung: MRS-610M Optimizing Movable Rip Saw

• Choice of 1-6 movable blades
• Extra large 450 / 610 mm cutting width
• Optimizing cut function
•  American designed and developed scan system which has decades of experience since the first system made in 1996
• Worldwide success with more than 200 sets sold in the USA, Europe and Asia.
• Easy to operate, learn, update and maintain with multi-language window operating system such as English and Chinese.
• Rip 10 - 12  lumbers (3.6m each) per minute. (The results may vary according to operator performance, timber length and feeding speed)
• A 7 -10% increase in yield compared to conventional multiple rip saw