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Smartech receives Egger order for four additional Smartwax Systems
17 February, 2023
Israeli-based Smartech, which develops innovative engineered systems to reduce raw materials use, has received a new order from Egger Group to deliver four additional Smartwax Systems in 2023 with an option for four supplementary systems in 2024.
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Siempelkamp in Turkish customer event
Thursday, November 03, 2022 More than 120 participants from the Turkish wood-based panels sector attended a Siempelkamp Group Symposium in Istanbul on October 20-21.
Assembly progresses at WOTECH MDF plant in Egypt
Friday, March 18, 2022 The assembly process of the Wood Technology Co (WOTECH) MDF plant in Egypt is moving forward.
First Desert Board branded date palm OSB produced by Al Talah
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Al Talah Board from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), has produced its first “Desert Board” branded OSB products made using recycled date palm tree waste.
Nile Wood places follow-up order with Dieffenbacher
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Egyptian MDF newcomer is to extend its complete plant order to include a wood-chip cleaning line.
WBPI launches Virtual Views event for panels industry
Monday, November 09, 2020 WBPI will be holding a virtual event on February 16, 2021 to look at how the international wood-based panels industry has adapted to the current pandemic and look at movements in furniture trends.
Dieffenbacher third CPS+ line order in Africa
Monday, October 19, 2020 Dieffenbacher has received its third order for a CPS + line in Africa.
Dieffenbacher commences assembly of MDF plants in Algeria
Monday, March 09, 2020 Assembly is underway on the first continuous wood-based panel plant in North Africa. Panneaux d’Algérie commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply the complete MDF plant in El Tarf, Algeria.
Wood Technology Co. orders MDF plant to use rice straw from Siempelkamp
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Egyptian company Wood Technology Co. (WOTECH) finalised the order with Siempelkamp for an MDF plant with an annual production capacity of 205,000m3 which will utilise rice straw as the raw material.
FX Veneers announces third MDF plant for SA
Monday, August 13, 2012 FX Veneers has announced a strategic partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation that will see South Africa’s third MDF plant being commissioned by the middle of 2013, reports Wood SA & Timber Times.
Particleboard plant to be set up in Nhlangano, Swaziland
Thursday, August 09, 2012 A particleboard plant is being constructed at Montigny Investments (PTY) Ltd, in Nhlangano, Swaziland, for the manufacture of coffins, kitchen items and other furniture. The E35m (US$4.8m) project is the first of its kind in Swaziland and will create 150 jobs.

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