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Xylexpo organisers admit 2020 show is now “impossible”
13 July, 2020
The 2020 edition of the Xylexpo international woodworking exhibition has now been cancelled after organisers admitted it was “impossible” to organise the event in 2020.
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First fully automatic warehouse for wood panels commissioned in the Czech Republic
Friday, July 10, 2020 Drevo Trust has commissioned one of the first fully automatic warehouses for wooden sheet materials in the Czech Republic.
Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forestry company Coillte says its Medite SmartPly wood-based panels manufacturing operations recorded a turnover of €207.4m in 2019, compared to €211.3m in 2018.
Change of Management at Siempelkamp
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Current Siempelkamp CEO and spokesman of the Board of Directors, Christoph Michel, is leaving the the company in order to take on new tasks and challenges outside of the group.
Swiss Krono points to bright timber construction future, despite pandemic
Monday, June 29, 2020 Wood-based panels producer Swiss Krono Group says its production and sales of OSB is holding up well despite economic challenges in Germany due to Covid-19.
Medite Tricoya Extreme Insect Hotel
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Medite Smartply have partnered with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and created a set of six insect hotels using Medite Tricoya Extreme (MTX), weather resistant MDF.
Sanding technology manufacturers find safe ways of working in face of Covid-19
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Sanding technology manufacturers Steinemann and Imeas have given updates on how their operations are working safely and adapting to Covid-19 guidelines.
Giardina Group takes over De Stefani
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 Giardina Group has acquired Italian firm De Stefani Valerio & C snc, a manufacturer of sanding solutions for over 40 years.
Perforated plywood reduces noise at new school
Monday, June 01, 2020 Wall linings featuring perforated Key-Ply Euro Birch plywood from Keystone Linings were installed in the new multipurpose centre at Kildare College to achieve optimum noise reduction.
Siempelkamp is a new member of the VR Business Club
Friday, May 22, 2020 Siempelkamp is developing its services in the area of virtual planning of plants and digital service and also now focusing on cross-industry networking.
Fagus-GreCon announces streamlined organisation
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Fagus-GreCon has announced the consolidation of two current business units - Measuring Technology and Inspection systems.
Tafisa completes multi-million-dollar upgrade to its Line Number 1
Friday, May 01, 2020 Leading particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) decorative panel manufacturer Tafisa Canada has announced the completion of a major investment to modernize its Line 1 continuous particleboard press at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
Segezha continues to invest in plywood operations
Friday, April 24, 2020 Leading Russian forest product group Segezha Group is continuing to invest in its plywood operations and increase output.
Latvijas Finieris set to increase focus on bio-based glues and resins
Friday, April 24, 2020 Latvian birch plywood producer Latvijas Finieris is to make further moves to focus on bio-based glues and resins in its panel products.
Mass Plywood Panel production line up and running at Freres in Oregon
Friday, April 24, 2020 US-based Freres Lumber Co has announced that its Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) beam and column production line is now up and running.
SEAMLESS research project underway
Friday, April 17, 2020 Dieffenbacher has teamed up with nine other companies and institutes on a new research project aimed at developing smart services for engineering and maintenance solutions.
Xylexpo exhibition resets for November show dates in Milan
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Organisers of the biennial Xylexpo woodworking technology show have named new November 2020 show dates after earlier postponing this year’s May dates due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Biesse helps Covid-19 fight with 3D printer use
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Italian woodworking machinery giant Biesse is using its 3D printing technology to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for local hospitals.
Egger UK temporarily stops production at Hexham panel mill
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Egger has implemented the controlled shutdown of its Hexham panel products production facility in response to the coronavirus situation.
Biesse Group guarantees parts and service following production slowdown
Friday, April 03, 2020 Reacting to government measures aimed at tackling the coronavirus outbreak, Biesse Group has guaranteed to continue its full range of after sales support and spare parts shipment.

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