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Segezha continues to invest in plywood operations
24 April, 2020
Leading Russian forest product group Segezha Group is continuing to invest in its plywood operations and increase output.
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First rubberwood-OSB-ContiRoll plant gets underway at Vanachai
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Vanachai’s first OSB plant has started production in Surat Thani, Thailand.
Japan’s plywood imports fall as domestic production grows
Friday, April 03, 2020 For the first time in three years the total Japanese plywood supply dipped below 6milliom m3. Domestic production increased but imports fell to lowest in 20 years.
Andritz to supply largest pressurised refining system to China
Monday, March 16, 2020 International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Guangxi Guoxu Group to supply a pressurised refining system, including an S2064M refiner, for their MDF production line.
Coronavirus having widespread effect on timber industry
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Timber distributors may be forced to draw up contingency plans for shipments. Major shows and events are being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
CIFF and CIFM Interzum both postponed due to coronavirus
Friday, February 21, 2020 The 45th China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) and China International Furniture Machinery & Furniture Raw Materials Fair 2020 (CIFM Interzum) due to take place in March in Guangzhou have both been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus problem in the country.
Development of super thick plywood in Japan
Monday, February 17, 2020 Tokyo based Seihoku Plywood is developing a plywood with a thickness of more than 50mm and it is applying to obtain Japanese Organic Regulation (JAS) certificate. This would allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market.
Dieffenbacher opens spare parts warehouse in Bangkok
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Dieffenbacher has opened a new spare parts warehouse near Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. The warehouse will serve the five new Dieffenbacher plants commissioned in Thailand since 2017 and the new plant scheduled to start up this year.
Wemhöner continues to expand in Changzhou
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Wemhöner creates new company – Wemhöner (Changzhou) Machinery Technology Co. Ltd – to occupy its second production plant in the area.
Corrupt Indonesian timber company boss jailed for five years and fined more than $180,000
Thursday, January 23, 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.
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.

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