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Corrupt Indonesian timber company boss jailed for five years and fined more than $180,000
23 January, 2020
A high court in Indonesia has upheld the conviction, jail term and fine of a corrupt timber trader. The relatively severe punishment is the first of its kind in the Indonesia timber sector.
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China finally appears to be tackling the problem of illegal timber and logging
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reports that China is amending its Forest Law to include a nationwide ban on buying, processing or transporting illegally sourced timber.
Thailand’s Metro orders new Siempelkamp forming and press line
Friday, December 06, 2019 Leading Thailand wood-based panel producer Metro has confirmed an order for a new forming and press line for an MDF plant at the Kanchanburi site.
New Chinese OSB factory to start production in 2020
Monday, March 18, 2019 Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian New Materials Co Ltd will start in 2020.
Tricoya agreement could open way for modified wood panels in SE Asia
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Accsys, the company behind Accoya modified wood, has announced that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited (TTL), has entered into an agreement with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to potentially build an integrated acetic anhydride and Tricoya wood elements production plant in Malaysia.
China conference with tour
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 The 2013 China Timber & Wood Trade Conference and optional four-day Southern China industry and plantation tour takes place September 15-17, in Guangzhou, China.
IKEA increases production in Russia
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 The IKEA Group has strengthened its integrated value chain by signing an agreement acquiring a production facility for particleboard in Novgorod, Russia. The plant will produce lightweight, wood based panels, used in IKEA products.
furniPRO Asia 2012 succeeds in breaking new ground
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 The first edition of FurniPRO Asia, South East Asia’s platform and gateway for the international woodworking and furniture production industry took place in October in Singapore Expo, Hall 2.
Asia's biggest MDF factory commissioned
Friday, August 31, 2012 Asia's largest MDF factory, in the Minh Hung III industrial zone, Chon Thanh district, in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, has recently gone into operation.
Dieffenbacher to supply EVOjet to Fujian Furen Wood Industry
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Dieffenbacher and Sunds MDF Technologies have signed a contract for the supply of an EVOjet to Fujian Furen Wood Industry Co Ltd in China.
furniPRO Asia show makes it debut
Monday, August 13, 2012 The Singapore Furniture Industries Council is endorsing the first edition of furniPRO Asia, South East Asia’s platform and gateway for the international woodworking and furniture production industry.
New regional show, furniPRO, to be held in Singapore
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 This year sees the first edition of a new exhibition for the furniture and woodworking industries in Asia.

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