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FIMMA-MADERALIA 2011 PROMOTES ITSELF IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

This coming 25 to 28 October Feria Valencia is hosting the joint trade fairs FIMMA (International Fair of Woodworking Machinery) and MADERALIA (International Suppliers Fair for Furniture and Wood Industry). One of the priority mandates of their respective Organising Committees is to raise the fair’s international profile, both as regards exhibitors as well as trade visitors.

FIMMA-MADERALIA’s promotional activities in international markets are basically focused in two directions. First of all, it has centred on the organisation of joint commercial missions. Secondly, and jointly with the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia, it has implemented a new initiative called FIMMA-MADERALIA B2B, a series of business to business meetings between exhibitors at the fairs and trade professionals from the sectors coming from 24 countries worldwide.

Special software designed specifically for this purpose, publicising the main features of the exhibiting companies and their complete range of products, will manage an agenda of meetings to facilitate contacts between complementary business profiles. FIMMA-MADERALIA B2B will be promoted on the Enterprise Europe Network, connecting over 500 business organisations covering the whole of the European Union.

Latin America, North Africa and, of course, Europe—60% of Spanish exports in the industry go to the Euro zone—are the main target markets for this year’s fair.

-New webpage: www.feriavalencia.com/fimmamaderalia-

FIMMA-MADERALIA has just introduced its totally revamped website: www.feriavalencia.com/fimmamaderalia. Here you will find information on the companies which have enrolled as exhibitors and all you need to know to plan you trip to the fairs.

Furthermore, the web also has new sections like Experts Talking where visitors to the web can check out the views and opinions of various leading voices from the wood machinery industry and suppliers to the wood-furniture industry; as well as information on two new events: the Wood Trivia competition and Sustainable FIMMA-MADERALIA.

The Wood Trivia competition gives people the chance to win prizes when presenting curious works in wood, interesting news and trivia, innovative designs and any original object or proposal related with the industrial sectors represented at the fair. Meanwhile, Sustainable FIMMA-MADERALIA features regular tips and ideas on issues related to the environment, recycling and green energy.

Valencia, 3 June 2011

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EUROBRICO AND MADERALIA GIVE FULL SUPPORT TO 2011 TXEMA ELORZA PRIZE

On 10th June coming up the Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences will be hosting the award ceremony for the fifth “Txema Elorza Prize for human and professional values in the ironmongery and DIY industry”. The event is particularly significant for Spain’s DIY (Do It Yourself) sector but is also an important event for the wood processing, carpentry and renovation sector.

To mark this year’s prize the Eurobrico and Maderalia fairs have joined forces to collaborate with the event. The two Feria Valencia exhibitions are thus sponsoring the relationship building session that takes place on Saturday 11th June after the winner of the Prize has been announced.

This distinctly recreational event will see 200 professionals from the world of DIY and ironmongery congregate in Valencia in exceptional surroundings: the Albufera Nature Park. Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy a boat trip over the Albufera lake and a tasting of typical rice dishes from the area.

The 2010 Txema Elorza Prize was awarded to Luis Franco, EUROBRICO’s president and managing director of Reunión Industrial. This year there were 30 candidates for the accolade, which is awarded each year by the Txema ELorza Foundation, with just three being selected as final contenders for the Prize: sales representative Antonio Cordero; Fernando Leonardo, who is joint owner of Celesa and Bernardo Pons, owner of Metalurgia Pons, Sintes y Petrus.

The Txema Elorza Foundation works to promote social action to improve conditions and quality in the workplace in the ironmongery and DIY industry and also provides support for poor families in the sector. It also promotes and fosters a culture of human and professional values aimed at improving professional performance in the sales, manufacturing and associative environments in the ironmongery and DIY sector that has a direct impact on the service delivered to customers and other professionals. Lastly, it supports development by financing and giving assistance in kind to projects of this nature in countries across Europe, Africa and Ibero-America.

The 35th Maderalia - International Wood and Furniture Industries Suppliers Fair takes place from 25th to 28th October at Feria Valencia. The fair will be showcasing the latest innovations in the field of wood processing, carpentry, ironwork and door security; kitchen and bathroom accessories, lighting, surface finishes etc.

The Eurobrico- International DIY Fair opens its doors next year, 2012, at the Valencia exhibition centre. In between times, alternating on the exhibition calendar with Eurobrico, the 2nd Eurobrico Meeting Point takes place on 6th October next. The event will promote business to business meetings between suppliers in the DIY and ironmongery sector and the main retail multiples.



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FIMMA-MADERALIA DEBUTS NEW WEBPAGE

From today you can visit www.feriavalencia.com/fimmamaderalia the new webpage for FIMMA (International Fair of Woodworking Machinery) and MADERALIA (International Suppliers Fair for Furniture and Wood Industry).

With the slogan Exhibiting at FIMMA-MADERALIA, a profitable option, the trade fair organisers offer all those interested in finding out all about the latest introductions from these two trade fairs the perfect instrument to keep up to date.

With a 2.0 design, the new web reinforces interaction with visitors to the web, facilitating the generation of feedback and interrelationships between users through the main social networks.

Furthermore, the new FIMMA-MADERALIA web makes the most of internet communication technology such as skype, or localisation maps showing origin-destination routes, transport maps and info on the incredible tourist and entertainment possibilities in the city of Valencia.

In www.feriavalencia.com/fimmamaderalia you can find details on companies which have already signed up for the trade fairs, all the information you need to plan your visit to the fairs, plus the latest press releases to keep you up to date on the organisation of these two events which have been at the forefront of the wood transformation industry for more than twenty years.

The new FIMMA-MADERALIA portal also has other interesting sections such as Experts Talking, in which leading voices from the industry give their opinions on the role and significance of the two trade events within the industry, as well as giving us the benefit of their personal experience.

Other interesting sections on the new web: WOOD TRIVIA Competition and SUSTAINABLE FIMMA-MADERALIA

In the new web visitors can also find out about the Wood Trivia competition in which FIMMA-MADERALIA offers the possibility of winning free hotel accommodation during the fair and free tickets to the cinema to people presenting curious works in wood, interesting news and trivia, innovative designs and any original object or proposal related with the industrial sectors represented at the fair. Thinking Wood, Dreaming Wood are the suggested ideas for this original section.

Finally, also worthy underscoring is the new section Sustainable FIMMA-MADERALIA featuring tips and ideas on environmental, recycling and green energy issues.

The upcoming edition of FIMMA-MADERALIA is to be held in Feria Valencia from 25 to 28 October 2011.

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ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS TO DISPENSE FREE COUNSEL AT AWFS®FAIR GREEN DESK

COMMERCE, Calif. — May 20, 2011 -- AWFS Fair attendees and exhibitors can meet with the industry’s leading environmental experts on any concern related to sustainability practices and products, green building and product certifications or federal and state regulations affecting the industry – free of charge. The Green Desk, located in the North Hall, is being hosted by a several different sustainability-driven organizations, assuring all Fair participants can find an expert to answer their questions.

“We hope everyone will take advantage of the wealth of expertise they will find available at the Green Desk,” Philip Martin, of Hafele, and AWFS Tradeshow Committee Chair, said. “Green issues are such an important part of our industry today. Attendees and exhibitors with questions will find information to help their businesses thrive as demand and regulations increase. Our line-up of experts can cover every area of the business. We’re really offering a rare, direct access to leading experts.”

The Green Desk will be operating throughout the AWFS Fair on the following schedule:

Day Time Organization Host
Wed July 20 9-11 am Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) Jason Phillips, President, Jason Phillips Design and Member of SFC
  11 am - 1 pm Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Terry Campbell, Consultant, Forest Products Solutions
  1-3 pm Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Danny Karch, National Dir. of GreenBuilding, SFI
  3-5 pm Composite Panel Association (CPA) Gary Heroux, Vice President of Product Acceptance, CPA
Thurs July 21 9-11 am Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Terry Campbell, Consultant, Forest Products Solutions
  11 am - 1 pm Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) Jason Phillips, President, Jason Phillips Design and Member of SFC
    Composite Panel Association (CPA) Gary Heroux, Vice President of Product Acceptance, CPA
  1-3 pm U.S.GreenBuilding Council (USGBC) Whit Faulconer, Director, LEED Technical Development, USGBC
    Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Chris Nelson and Joseph Kochanski, Chain of Custody Coordinators, SCS
  3-5 pm Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) Brad Miller, Dir of Communications & Government Affairs, BIFMA
Fri Jul 22 9-11 am U.S.GreenBuilding Council (USGBC) Whit Faulconer, Director, LEED Technical Development, USGBC
  11 am to 1 pm GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) Dr. Marilyn Black, Founder, GEI
  1-3 pm Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) Brad Miller, Dir of Communications & Government Affairs, BIFMA
    Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Chris Nelson and Joseph Kochanski, Chain of Custody Coordinators, SCS
  3-5 pm Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Richard Titus, Executive Vice President, KCMA
Sat July 23 9-11 am GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Dr. Marilyn Black, Founder, GEI
  11 am - 1 pm Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Richard Titus, Executive Vice President, KCMA
  1-3 or 4 pm Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Danny Karch, National Dir of GreenBuilding, SFI

About AWFS:
The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS), founded in 1911, is a non-profit organization that wholly owns and produces the biennial AWFS®Fair. The largest trade association serving the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, AWFS has more than 400 members, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, software, tooling, lumber, components, wood products and supplies for the woodworking industry including cabinet, furniture, millwork and custom woodworking products.

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FMC CHINA 2011 LATEST UPDATE

FMC China 2011
Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China
Concurrently with FMC Premium, Furniture China, September 14-17, 2011, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

Woodworking Machinery,
Furniture Components & Raw Materials
FMC China 2011 Press Conference Held in Guangzhou


The "Furniture China 2011" and "FMC China 2011" Press Conference opened in Guangzhou on March 17, 2011. Zhang Bingbing, secretary-general of China National Furniture Association and Wang Mingliang, Executive Director of Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd attended this meeting.

Mr. Wang showed his positive attitude to the change of FMC China 2011 this year. After moving to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, FMC's exhibition area is nearly doubled, reaching 59,000 square meters. The number of exhibitors has been increased by 30%-40% and many large enterprises of woodworking machinery and furniture raw materials industry have applied for FMC China 2011.

Homag, woodworking machinery famous enterprises, has rental 984 square meters which is an increase of 92% compared with 2010. Shanghai Chaolun together with BIESSE, CEFLA and other foreign companies booked 594m2 booth, which got an increase of 48.5%. Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA) will lead more than 30 members of Taiwan's woodworking machinery companies to rental an area of 1,188 square meters, representing 69% growth compared with 2010. After 3 years, Leitz tool once again participated in FMC China 2011 exhibition, and hired 54 square meters for booth.

From Guangzhou station, since March, the press conference will be held in five big cities including Dalian, Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou. Industry Medias will be invited and report the latest information of Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2011 (FMC China 2011).

Exhibition sales reached 85% of the new exhibition hall
increase 40% over last year

FMC China 2011 booth sales heated continuously and many new exhibitors apply in this year.

Woodworking Machinery & Tools- in addition to Homag, Shanghai Chaolun, Nanxin, Yuetong, New Mas, Weinig and TWMA, Leitz participate in this year.

Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies – Ningbo Ilan Fabrics Co., Ltd, Hangzhou Tianhong Textile Co., Ltd, Wenzhou Hongdeli Synthetic Leather Co., Ltd, Leggett & Platt International Home Furniture Co., Ltd, Sinomax Polyurethanes (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Jlong Int’l Trading Co., Ltd.

Furniture Coating, Adhesives & Chemicals - Tianjin Yubei Paint Co., Ltd. Shanghai Hobat Wood Trading Co., Ltd. Nanpao Resins (China) Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang OSHIKA Chemical Industrial Co.,Ltd.

Furniture Hardware & Fittings - Hejiang Tiantai Tianmeida Machinery Co., Ltd, Bai Du Co., Ltd/Armstrong, Wenzhou Liangxiang Decorative Hardware Factory, Shenzhen Weizhen Motor Co., Ltd, Shanghai Hypal Hardware Products Co., Ltd, Foshan Shunde Longjiang Ruilin Furniture Hardware Products Factory.

Furniture Panels & Surface Deco - Hangzhou Smart Bamboo Products Co., Ltd, Xiamen C&D Paper & Pulp Co., Ltd, Shanghai Dameng Decoration Material Co., Ltd, Heibei AMS Wood Processing Co., Ltd.

Furniture Inspection, Design, engineering & Services - Specialized Technology Resources (Shanghai) Ltd, SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.

FMC Premium 2011
- A show of high-end suppliers of Furniture Components and Raw Materials

As a part of FMC China 2011, FMC Premium 2011 features uniform display upgraded stands without hindrance from walls and catering service furnished. It provides exhibitors & visitors a harmonious, relaxed environment for concentrated business-communication and attracts a large number of visitors and exhibitors to come.

The exhibition area in 2011 has increased 30% compared with the same period in 2010. Most famous enterprises has been applied for exhibition, including BASF, AHEC, Vicwood, North Carolina, JOWAT, Dehua TB, Yihuang, Germany EXOR wood, Kingdecor, Dupont, Chenguang, Yuhui, Okin Refined, Italy ALPI.

FMC Premium 2011
- A show of high-end suppliers of Furniture Components and Raw Materials

As a part of FMC China 2011, FMC Premium 2011 features uniform display upgraded stands without hindrance from walls and catering service furnished. It provides exhibitors & visitors a harmonious, relaxed environment for concentrated business-communication and attracts a large number of visitors and exhibitors to come.

The exhibition area in 2011 has increased 30% compared with the same period in 2010. Most famous enterprises has been applied for exhibition, including BASF, AHEC, Vicwood, North Carolina, JOWAT, Dehua TB, Yihuang, Germany EXOR wood, Kingdecor, Dupont, Chenguang, Yuhui, Okin Refined, Italy ALPI.

“Furniture Exhibitors Exclusive Day “Officially Opened

To attract more visitors from concurrently “Furniture China 2011” exhibition in SNIEC, Organizer specially planned to arrange two days in Sep.15,16 as “Furniture Exhibitors Exclusive Day “ to have a good guide and easy visiting of “FMC China 2011” in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

Exhibitors of Furniture China 2011 who applies for this activity will get special service from FMC, such as “an exclusive shuttle bus” from SNICE to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, travel arrangements Reminder, FMC tour guide and bilingual introduction. All furniture exhibitors who involve in this group will take a vey easy tour and save energy to overlooking the area of 79,000 square meters FMC exhibition halls and catch every exciting hot spot.

Shuttle Bus & Metro Line 7 Connects Two Venues

* Shuttle bus
- Line 1 (every 12 minutes)
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center <----> Shanghai New International Expo Center.

- Line 2 (every 5 minutes) Shanghai New International Expo Center <----> Metro Line 7 (Huamu Road)

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center <----> Metre Line 7 (Yaohua Road)

- Line 3 Shanghai Pudong International Airport <----> Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport <----> Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

* Metro Line 7 (7 stations & 20 minutes)
Shanghai New International Expo Center(Huama Road Exit 2) <----> Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (Yaohua Road Exit 1/4)

The Show Region of
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
is becoming the vice Center in Shanghai

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center has been planned as the vice center in shanghai for international conference, business travel, leisure and entertainment. Surrounding area such as Saudi Pavilion, China Pavilion, Performing Arts Center, Cultural Center and Expo Axis are proposed to further open up and improve to attract more visitors.
Website: www.fmcchina.com.cn

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PRESTIGIOUS FURNITURE MAKERS PRESENT SEMINARS AT AWFS®FAIR

 

COMMERCE, CA - 10, 2011 - AWFS®Fair will be offering several skill courses on handcrafted furniture, popular with the independent craftsman and the high-end hobbyist, as well as a practical course on photographing furniture.

Jeff Miller of J. Miller Handcrafted Furniture in Chicago will offer two sessions. In a half-day session entitled, Designing and Building Chairs, he de-mystifies chair construction and joinery for those who may be intimidated by the challenges that chairs pose. Miller, author of numerous books including Chairmaking and Design, has designed over 35 chairs in the last three decades and won numerous awards in museum and juried shows nationally. In Mastering Furniture Design Fundamentals, Jeff approaches design as a skill to be developed similar to other woodworking skills. He will explore each phase and process involved in design from seed idea to finished piece.

Fine Woodworking magazine art director, Michael Pekovich will lead a session on Photographing your Furniture Like a Pro. Having photographed over more than 35 covers for the magazine, Michael will share tips on how to take a great finished shot, including information on composition, background and lighting and how to utilize your own digital camera for the great shots.

Master craftsman, Phil Lowe, founder of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts will present sessions on Advanced Joinery and Ornamental Inlay. In the Joinery class, Lowe demonstrates complex techniques such as slot dovetails, angled dovetails for drawer construction that isn’t square; angle tenons used in chair construction; and mortise and tenons for curved parts. The Inlay class shows how to embellish furniture with various Federal furniture techniques such as stringing, banding, bellflowers and fans. He also shares how to make simple tools designed for inlay stringing and a process known as sand-shading.

Under the Software & Technology track, but of interest to furniture makers, is a course called, CAD/CNC for the Custom Furniture Maker. Leland Thomasett of Taghkanic Woodworking in New York will explore using CAD/CAM software to design furniture, create fixtures and cut parts. Leland studied with Wendell Castle and participated in gallery shows before starting his company in 1989.

For those at the show whose interests center around furniture, The Furniture Society (TFS) will hold its annual conference in conjunction with the 2011 AWFS Fair. Look for the display of TFS member work in their show floor booth and for on-site activities open to attendees.

The 2011 College of Woodworking Knowledge offers seminars in eight different tracks and involves over 50 industry experts who will deliver presentations to attendees. Sessions range from 1 ½ hours to an all-day training workshop. The full education program will be available in March at www.AWFSfair.org.



About AWFS:
The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS), founded in 1911, is a non-profit organization that wholly owns and produces the biennial AWFS®Fair. The largest trade association serving the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, AWFS has more than 400 members, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, software, tooling, lumber, components, wood products and supplies for the woodworking industry including cabinet, furniture, millwork and custom woodworking products.

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WOODMAC CHINA ATTRACTS GLOBAL INTEREST

 

WoodMac China from 1-4 March 2011 and the 11th edition of this specialist trade fair to take place in Shanghai for manufacturers and traders of woodworking technology, has attracted international support from individual companies and national woodworking associations from Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Peru, and Spain. Together with associate shows, FurniTek for hardware and furniture manufacturing accessories and WoodBuild, for wood and wood products, the combined events have attracted over 465 participants, covering an area of 34,000 square metres at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. A unique feature of WoodMac China is the number of international buyers that flock to attend this show. Of the estimated total 14,000 visitors anticipated to attend the four-day fair, some 2,000 international buyers will come from Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, North and South America.

International manufacturers will target the sale of their technology to Chinese producers of all types of wood products including wood panels, furniture, flooring, door, window, cabinet and staircase factories and contractors for interior and wooden construction. With a critical shortage of skilled labour in the China market at present, much attention will go to those companies offering labour saving machines. Energy saving, recycling and “green” technologies will also be in much demand.

On the other hand, international buyers and visitors to the exhibition will be focused to meet Chinese equipment manufacturers, attracted by their competitive prices and appropriate level technology. A record number of Chinese companies are participating this year from the industry woodworking guilds of Harbin; Qingdao; Shunde; Shanghai and Taiwan Region. Offering plenty of choice for international buyers. International buyer delegations are currently planned from Peru, with 17 delegates and others from Japan, Korea, India, Russia and South East Asia.

The largest international exhibiting group at the show comes from the German Woodworking Association (VDMA). Their pavilion plays host to 21 companies including well-recognized brand names of Altendorf, Benz, Sandvik, Siko, Steinemann, Wemhoner, BMWI and Siempelkamp amongst others. While the Italian Woodworking Association (ACIMALL) will host a pavilion of 14 companies including ANGELO CREMONA, Pozzo, IMEAS, HSD, Giben, IMAL / PAL and more. Besides companies joining national pavilions, a number choose to exhibit independently. Returning and new independent exhibitors include: Union Brother from USA, Raute from Finland, Canada Wood, Holtrop & Jansma Dust Collection and Extraction Technology from Netherlands and Tropical Forest Feria Internacional FENAFOR from Peru. From Asia independents include Arden and Guoming Machinery from Taiwan Region; KMS Woodworking Machinery Accessories Company from Hong Kong SA and Sail Crest Rubber Membrane from Malaysia.

WoodMac and associate shows FurniTek and WoodBuild 2011 will take place in the new halls of Shanghai New International Expo Centre, East Halls 7&6 and North Hall 5. Entrance is via the new East visitor Lobby accessed from Huamu road.

Please visit the show websites www.woodmaccchina.net, www.furnitekchina.net and www.woodbuildchina.net for more information on exhibitors, their products and industry seminars and for visitor pre-registration.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR AWFS 2011 FRESH WOOD STUDENT COMPETITION

 

The Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) is now accepting entries for the 2011 Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition. The competition, which will be showcased at the 2011 AWFS*Fair, July 20-23, in Las Vegas, is open to full-time students in an accredited high school or post-secondary woodworking or related program and part-time students in an accredited post-secondary woodworking or related program that are transitioning into a career in woodworking or design. Post-secondary schools include colleges and universities as well as trade, art and union apprenticeship schools. Entry applications will be accepted until May 2, 2011.

The competition has six categories at both school levels: case goods, chairs, open, production/contract, reproduction, and tables. Entries will be rated by a panel of judges that represent different aspects of the industry such as design, education, manufacturing and retail. Judges’ scores will determine the finalist pieces that will be on display at the AWFS®Fair. AWFS® covers shipping and the majority of costs to bring students and their teachers to the Fair for the final round. All forms and guidelines can be found on the website AWFSFair.org.

Competition Display to Mingle with North Hall Exhibitors
At the 2011 AWFS®Fair, the display of finalists will move from the lobby to the heart of North Hall so that it is surrounded by supply exhibitors, creating excitement and networking opportunities for the exhibitors, attendees and students.

2009 Fresh Wood Featured Creative Pieces and Historic Winners
The 2009 Fresh Wood competition showcased 50 unique finalists selected from 160 entries. Entries came from 49 high schools and colleges, 21 of which were entering pieces for the first time. More than half the students in the competition are currently pursuing degrees or careers related to the industry, primarily in furniture or interior design or furniture manufacturing.

For the first time in the competition’s history, the 2009 Fresh Wood Best of Show winner was a high school student, as was the People’s Choice winner. The projects that won the grand prizes were both tables; the Best of Show maple table was in the form of a half-apple, while the People’s Choice table featured a complex rose design in marquetry.

Other 2009 winners included a pair of grandfather clocks, an end table that could be reconfigured into different shapes, an RTA table that stays together with magnets and a chair whose ottoman tucks neatly inside of it to complete its design. AWFS distributed more than $20,000 in prize money for 29 award winning pieces.

Finalists Are Judged On-Site
Final judging will take place on Tuesday, July 19 at AWFS®Fair. Winners will then be announced. Awards will be given for first place and second place in each category and at each school level and honorable mentions will be awarded at the judges’ discretion. A “Best of Show” award will also be selected from all first place winners and the winner’s school will receive the Larry Hilchie School Grant Award. A People’s Choice award, for which all AWFS®Fair attendees and exhibitors have the opportunity to vote, will also be given. All finalists will be featured in the fifth volume of the publication Fresh Wood, which will be available for purchase by November 2011. All of the forms and guidelines for the 2011 Fresh Wood Competition can be accessed at AWFSFair.org or by contacting Adria Torrez at AWFS (800) 946-2937 or adria@awfs.org.

The full-scale international AWFS®Fair, scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 20 – 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS®Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers. For more information on the AWFS®Fair, please visit: AWFSFair.org

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BOBAT      

THE INTERNATIONAL TIMBER WOOD TRADE FAIR
May 18th to 20th 2011
PARIS - Porte de Versailles

Bobât will gather under the same roof the complete offer of wood products, in the field of construction, structure, decoration, equipments, layout,… in order to put in touch providers of wood solution, carpenters and joiners, craftmen, specialist dealers, engineers, architects, wholesalers, agents, etc…



The complete offer of wood products under the same roof !

After two first editions on November 2006- and November 2008, the third BOBÂT edition take place the 18-19-20 of May 2011 at the Parc des expositions of PARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES. Wood is certainly the only materials that can allies so many qualities: first, wood which coming from durably managed forests is a material which is renewable but also wich have infinite long-term resources when well managed. Moreover, correctly implemented, it is a durable material, indeed beyond the time of building exploitation that he establishes and at the conclusion of this one recyclable several times before ending in energy. Wood is also the only material that ally in a so intimate way the structural and ornamental aspects. Whether it is for the structures of building or the decoration and arrangement inside and outside, the wood offer all the answers.



For several reasons, the BOBÂT trade fair will articulate around 3 main spaces,

BOBÂT STRUCTURE,
Timberwork, insulation,
Wood joinery,
MOB,
Hardware, timber frame,
Frame work.

BOBÂT DECORATION,
Decking, parquet flooring,
Carpenter work (windows, doors, staircases, shutters),
Decorative and technical panelling,
Maintenance and finishing,
Accessories.


BOBÂT – TECHNOBOIS :
Technical equipment and tools,
Software,
Machines…


Lots of events,

• 3 days of conferences in partnership with the major professional associations

• A space recruitment: getting in touch of the employers and the candidates

• A space exchanges, subcontracting

• Delivery of the BOBAT WOOD AWARDS will reward architectural realizations on one hand and technological innovations on the other hand.

The stakes,
Since several years, the timber wood utilisation experiences a revival. More and more influencers turn to our material for aesthetic motivations, environmental, or cultural. Grenelle of the environment added it public motivations of order. Then it is indispensable to propose answers to the demand which appears.

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ONE INDUSTRY...ONE CONFERENCE…ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES! . . . WIC 2011!

The 2011 Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC), sponsored by AWFS® (Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers®), WMIA® (Woodworking Machinery Industry Association®) and WMMA (Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America) will be held Wednesday – Friday, May 4 -6, 2011 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa, in Marco Island, Fla.

Industry professionals looking to network and meet, discuss and dissect business opportunities and industry-wide interests and concerns in today’s improving yet still uncertain business environment, put the 2011 WIC on your calendar today!

WIC 2011 will welcome a new participating association, North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA), serving the independent building material, lumber, and kitchen and bath dealer, regional and national home centers, as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries. Distributor members operate more than 900 distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

As always, participants will have plenty of opportunities to network throughout the entire conference. A central theme of the 2011 WIC, based on the messaging of the guest speakers, will be Listening to Your Customer. The event will include a seminar by Brian Swanson, aptly titled “Listen to Your Customer and Change Your Business.” Swanson is Director of Operations and Enterprise Excellence at North Anoka Control Systems Inc., a design and manufacturing firm specializing in production of automated systems for medical and other various industrial manufacturers. He will examine tools and concepts that will help organizations derive excellence and power from customer input while strengthening the sense of partnership that customers feel for your company.

Don Shultz, CEO of Premier Garage and strategist for the woodworking industry, will speak in the opening session of the WIC conference with a thought-provoking presentation on Innovating Your Business Model. Having observed and worked through the paradigm shifts that have occurred in the woodworking industry, Shultz will discuss the need to truly understand the end consumer, the fundamental flaws in old-model marketing strategies and the power behind helping your customers differentiate from their competitors.

NEW in 2011, WIC will feature three industry forums with panelists from leading manufacturers in the areas of cabinetry, furniture, and architectural millwork. They will share their insight as to the current state of their businesses and what they expect moving forward, in a dynamic and interactive exchange of ideas. Most importantly, participants can expect a clearer understanding of how they can better anticipate and react to the needs of their customers, hearing this information directly from the source.

Board members of all sponsoring organizations are excited in their endorsement of the conference. “This is an important event for us. WIC offers outstanding networking opportunities and allows us to meet with a number of peers and partners for the cost of just a single trip,” David Rothwell, president, WMIA, said.

“Listening to our customers, WIC 2011 has been planned with fewer total conference days, speakers who are directly related to our customers’ needs, and workshops inclusive of customers, distributors, and manufacturers. And there will be more networking time than ever before. You and your company will be rewarded if you join us in 2011,” said AWFS President, Joan Kemp.

“We have a great program for 2011. The customer is key -- forums will feature your customers discussing their needs and outlook; network sessions are face to face sessions with your customers and education sessions help you understand the economic and political climates in which we operate. Having the WIC in a relaxed setting enables everyone to step back from the daily grind and absorb some needed insight. I look forward to seeing everyone there,” said Mark Chappell, WMMA President.

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FMC CHINA 2011 750 EXHIBITORS, 59,000 SQM, 32,000 TRADE BUYERS

 

FMC CHINA 2011
Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China
Concurrently with FMC Premium, Furniture China,
September 14-17, 2011, the Expo Theme Pavilion, Shanghai

Woodworking Machinery,
Furniture Components & Raw Materials

750 EXHIBITORS, 59,000 SQM, 32,000 TRADE BUYERS

Move to the Expo Theme Pavilion, Reach a New Level Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2011 (FMC China 2011), concurrently with “Furniture China 2011” held in Shanghai New International Expo Center(SNIEC), will be staged alongside FMC Premium at the Expo Theme Pavilion from September 14-17, 2011. FMC PREMIUM is a show especially designed for high-end manufacturers of furniture raw materials & components.

“FMC China 2011” moved to the Expo Theme Pavilion from SNIEC is an inevitable trend of development. In the past years, FMC and Furniture China squeezed each other in SNIEC. SNIEC could not meet the development needs of FMC & Furniture China Exhibition with a short of nearly 150,000 square meters. If it goes, both two exhibitions will lose competitiveness and be vanished in the market.

After moving, FMC will get 79,000 square meters (the exhibition area of FMC China 2010 was 37,000 square meters), meanwhile, the concurrent exhibition, Furniture China will have nearly 80,000 square meters more. The total area of the two shows will be over 350,000 square meters. Since no space limitation existing, both FMC and Furniture China welcome the rapid development, there will be undoubtedly more furniture exhibitors and trade buyers attracted to the Expo Theme Pavilion. (The exhibitors in Furniture China are the targeted visitors of FMC). As for overseas buyers, they, be sure, would prefer an independent, strong, professional FMC show instead of a trade show with no room to develop mixed in a Furniture Fair.



The Expo Theme Pavilion is the Second largest new modern exhibition hall in Shanghai, 200m away from “Chinese Pavilion” of the Shanghai World Expo, which will bring a huge flow to FMC. Moreover, the Metro Line 7 directly connects the two venues (SNIEC and the Expo Theme Pavilion), it is convenient for visitors to go around. Moving to new venue is an important development phase of FMC, the organizer will invest more on FMC China 2011, making sure all the trade buyers have been well organized and FMC upgraded to a new level.

FMC China 2011 consists of three parts:
I. Woodworking Machinery & tools (Hall 1) 25,000 sqm
The Asian largest column-free exhibition hall, which provides two times larger space than before, has enough room for a delegation of European Woodworking Machinery Association, TWMA, and local woodworking associations

II. FMC PREMIUM (Hall 2) 17,000 m2
Targeting on high-end furniture components and raw materials products. The Hall 2 will make sure of HIGH quality and comfort style of FMC PREMIUM.

III. the general Furniture Raw Materials(Hall 3)17,000 m2
In order to help visitors quickly find their interested furniture raw materials products, this hall will be again classified into several thematic area. - Furniture Hardware & Fittings - Office Furniture Supplies & Gas Spring - Furniture Fabric & Leather - Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies - Furniture Coating, Adhesives & Chemicals - Furniture Panels & Surface Deco - Furniture Inspection, Design, engineering & Services

In the 2nd half of 2011, FMC is the only woodworking exhibition in China’s market. Industry professionals will not miss such an important event. It can’t be doubt that they will be sure to go visiting FMC in the Expo Theme Pavilion with SUCH short distance of only 7 metro stations’ taking from SNIEC, after their so long journey to Shanghai.

FMC is not a platform built only by organizer, but also exhibitors, trade buyers. FMC organizer takes efforts to make it more powerful, that will benefit to exhibitors, to the industry. For a people who are prepared, change means opportunity. FMC needs your support and foresight. FMC China 2011, an export oriented, will open a new stage in next September.

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FSM IS FOUNDED AND TOOK START ON 17th OCTOBER WOODWORKING & FURNITURE SUPPLIER MAGAZINES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD FOUNDED A NEW INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

13 well known woodworking and furniture supplier magazines who met in Istanbul by the sponsorship of Intermob 2010 trade fair, founded an organization called FSM (for International Woodworking & Furniture Supplying Magazines) on 17th October 2010.

The board consists in five members: Zeki Yücel, Mobilya (Turkey); Luca Rossetti, Xylon (Italy); Richard Barth, Material Technick Mebel (Germany); Carlos Castelo, L'Echo des Bois (Belgium); Eduardo Kiss, Mobile Fornecedores (Brasil). In the first meeting, after the voting process, Zeki Yücel (Turkey) and Luca Rossetti (Italy) are elected respectively president and vice president of FSM association for two years.

During the first board meeting held on 18th October in Istanbul (Turkey) and on 21st October in Pordenone (Italy), the board members realized the delegation of authority, and the tasks distribution. At the same time, the roadmap of the association, its own future events, 2011 program and other issues were discussed and fixed. In the declared aims, there are articles related to the creation of a synergy and a systematic solidarity between the magazines aiming woodworking, semi finished products and other furniture supplier industries; the providing of healthy and accurate flow of information between the global markets and the exchanging of articles, reports, news and advertisements. The association accepts only one member magazines from one country and has one formal and one informal meeting every year.

The 13 founding members of FSM are: Asora Wood & Technology (Argentina), Supplier Woodworking Magazine (Australia), L'Echo des Bois (Belgium), Mobile Fornecedores (Brazil), Dmt (Bulgaria), Lignum (Chile), El Mueble y la Madera (Colombia), Material Technick Mebel (Germany), Epipleon (Greece), Xylon (Italy), Porte (Mexico), Mobilya (Turkey) and Furniture Technologies (Ukraine).

The association has also 12 candidate members who are accepted as members but couldn’t be present in the founding meeting. They are: Holz Kurier (Austria), Wood Industry (Canada), China Wood Industry (China), Puu Tekniikka (Finland), Bois Mag (France), Wood News (India), Drewno Technika (Poland), Intarzia (Romania), Les Prom Inform (Russia), Fdm Asia (Singapore), Woodworking and Furniture Digest (Taiwan), Furniture Production (Uk) and Wood & Wood Products (Usa).

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NEW BOOTH PACKAGE PRICING OPTIONS FOR THE 2011 AWFS®FAIR

 

Exhibitors contracting for the 2011 AWFS®Fair are finding good news – 2011 pricing for onsite labor and booth services have been frozen at the 2009 rates and AWFS is offering, for the first time, new booth square foot package pricing. The packages include material handling as well as options like essential furnishings, carpet, nightly vacuuming, electrical and rigging labor – all at one guaranteed price. Exhibitors also still have the option to order traditional Freeman services through the service kit – at 2009 prices!

These never before negotiated trade show booth package plans – the first in the industry – are being offered for AWFS®Fair in three booth sizes:

• 100 – 400 sq. ft. booths: a package price including material handling plus classic carpet, essential furnishings, nightly vacuuming, electrical & plumbing equipment and labor.

• 401 sq. ft. or larger packages including material handling, carpet, nightly vacuuming, rigging & electrical labor, plus one-time spotting of equipment (includes crane if necessary).

• 401 sq. ft. or larger package option 2 includes all options above minus carpet.

“AWFS and Freeman have worked very hard to come up with the square foot pricing packages which will allow exhibitors to efficiently plan and budget their booths,” explains Marguerite Hoffman, Vice President of Trade Shows, and AWFS. “The packages have been carefully thought out and cover all typical booth essentials.

The beauty of this program is that exhibitors have the ability to choose what is right for them. They can pick a square foot package, or order their services the traditional way – whichever is more cost effective.

“We have had an extremely positive response from exhibitors,” says Hoffman. This program is showing them that we are doing everything we can to increase their ROI.”

AWFS’s exhibit services partner, Freeman partnered with AWFS to present the options.

“For over the last 13 years we’ve partnered with the AWFS®Fair to make the exhibitor experience the most pleasant as possible,” said Dominick Esposito, Vice President, Freeman. “We have and will continue to strive to create and innovative solutions for all exhibitor needs, through economic packages, customer support and strategic planning. We look forward to the 2011 show, the new dynamic packages presented, and our continued vision toward successful exhibiting experiences.”

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FURNITURE MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY CHINA 2010 (FMC 2010)

 

Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2010 (FMC 2010) will be staged alongside FMC Premium at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from September 7-10, 2010. Being a part of Furniture China, FMC is one of the largest furniture equipment and material shows in Asia. FMC PREMIUM is a show especially designed for high-end manufacturers of furniture raw materials & components.
The exhibition hall will be classified as follows:
Hall E6 & Outdoor Hall 3K – Woodworking Machinery & Accessories
Outdoor Hall 4J – Saws, Blades & Tools
Hall E5 – FMC Premium (High-end Manufactures of Furniture Components and Raw Materials)
Outdoor Hall 3G/4G – Furniture Hardware & Fittings
Outdoor Hall 3H/4H – Office Furniture Supplies & Gas Spring
Outdoor Hall 3I – Furniture Fabric & Leather
Outdoor Hall 3J – Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies
Outdoor Hall 4F – Furniture Panels & Surface Deco
Outdoor Hall 4I – Furniture Coatings/Adhesives/Chemicals & Media
Outdoor Hall 4K – Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies

Over 650 exhibitors will participate in FMC 2010, including various domestic and oversea famous corporations such as JOWAT AG, KINGDECOR, FRENCHTIMBER, HENKEL, DEHUA TUBAO, JIANGSU YUHUI, M.Y.TIMBER, CHENGUANG VEHICLE, SICAM, CERSOSIMO LUMBER, C.I.KASEI., HUARUN COAT, AHEC, AMERICAN GROUP PARTICIPATION FROM MISSISSIPPI etc. Woodworking Machinery exhibitors include HOMAG, SCM, SHANGHAI CHAOLUN, YUETONG, TONGAN, XINMA, JIANGJA, NANXIN, etc.

The total exhibition area will be over 37,000 square meters. Up to the end of June, the number of pre-registered oversea visitor is 2,785 which have increased about 40% compared with the statistics last year. This year, FMC is expected to attract more than 30,000 domestic and international trade visitors.

In the duration of FMC 2010 exhibition, various kinds of technical seminars will be organized in the E5 conference room. The First FMC Buyers Sourcing Event held on September 8 is the most representative one. As a value-added service to B2B members, we plan to create one brand new B2B service model so as to promote more opportunities between furniture suppliers and global buyers and make a better cooperation between the two sides. Meanwhile, in order to enhance communication between exhibitors and visitors and let exhibitors have more chance to promote their products, each exhibitor will be free to use the new exhibitor conference room for 30 minutes.

With 2010 Shanghai World Expo opened smoothly, more domestic and oversea visitors have gathered in Shanghai. Next year FMC will move to Shanghai World Expo Venue. It is believed to be a great opportunity and a huge challenge for FMC further development.

As a most important woodworking machinery & furniture raw materials industry event in Asia, FMC will keep its status and take effort to catch more people’s focus in the future.

More information, please visit our official website: www.fmcchina.com.cn.

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A RECORD TWENTY-TWO FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2010 CHALLENGERS AWARD® COMPETITION

 

Accurate Technology ProCAB QC Booth: 5875
ProCAB QC is a software application designed to be used with a ProTable-CAB two axis measuring system. The program provides an easy method for importing production or purchase order part data via CSV files. Operators measure the dimensional quality of the fabricated parts in random sequence, and ProCAB QC tracks and documents the results.

Accu-Systems, Inc. Dovetail Drawer Machine – DBJ Booth: 5362
The DBJ is a multi-axis / station Drawer Box Machining Center designed to the entire box from dimensional material. The machine can be configured to do English and French Dovetails Drawers. It can also drill holes for mounting drawer fronts, route for the under mount drawer glides, and route the drawer bottom grooves.

Accuwrap Profiles & Components Steel Cabinet Door and Light Valence Booth: 2042
A new choice to complement any contemporary look, designed with the woodworking industry in mind. Introducing the first truly authentic 'Stainless Steel' moulding and 5-piece cabinet door employing materials that are easily cut and assembled using conventional woodworking tools and hardware.

BENZ Incorporated Reciprocating Knife Cutter - RCK1 Booth: 7285
Add a new level of versatility to your "C" axis equipped CNC machine - with the new Reciprocating Knife Cutter from Benz Inc. Utilizing a standard spoil board to hold your material, this unit is designed to cut fabrics, leather, veneers, rubber, carpet, cork, vinyl and other similar products effortlessly. Available to fit any models equipped with "C" axis. Visit our website for more information.

Binks, DeVilbiss DeVilbiss Compact Automatic X Spray Gun CMAX-G85PMBooth: 2531
The Compact Automatic X Spray Gun is a revolutionary automatic spray gun with a long working life, even in your toughest conditions. This highly sophisticated automatic gun can be detached from it's mounting block in few seconds via the thumb release mechanism, providing fast and easy maintenance adn serviceability. Using all of the latest advances in atomization technology, this gun will provide users with a unique product that saves paint and increases application rates, reducing overall costs.

Binks, DeVilbiss Binks MX Pump - MX412 Booth: 2531
The Binks MX Series of pumps support 1-2 gun spray finishing in air assist airless applications. With the industry's most responsive air moter and fluid section combination, your operation can experience reduced rejected parts, reduced coating costs, and reduced energy consumption.

Black Bros. Co. World Class Roll Coater - L300RC Booth: 5635
Black Bros. Co. introduces a new World Class Roll Coater, the L300RC. This Coater was designed and built to remove waste in both process and material in the roll coating operation. Ask us about the Lean Machine.

Cabinotch® Cabinotch – 1 Booth: 4663
Wouldn't you like to gain market share by selling more product, without the need to hire additional labor? With the Cabinotch patented system, you will have the ability to produce more cabinets in less time providing you with additional manufacturing capacity! Cabinotch offers a broad range of sizes and species, allowing you to order what you need, when you need it.

Colonial Saw Company, Inc. Lamello Clamex P Booth: 6252
Clamex P connectors are unique for RTA case goods and modular components. Clamex P is fast and simple to use by the consumer or assembler of the final product. No screws or tools needed, simply slide connectors in pre-cut slot, match up joining panels easily with built in alignment tabs, lock cam lever in place by a turn of a hex key pulling parts together tightly for a strong durable connection. Parts with Clamex P can be preinstalled, stacked and packaged without risk of damage during transport.

ETP Transmission, Inc. ETP CUBIT Booth: 6364 ETP CUBIT
The ultimate way to profile precision. The new patented adjustable system is easy to operate with axially access and three steps to profile success. The extreme precise adjustment is done by 0.01 mm.

King Slide Works Co., Ltd. 1A88 -Push-Open-Silent Soft-close Undermount Slide Booth: 2355
King Slide has perfectly combined the touch-open and soft-closing technologies in the 1A88. King Slide uses all-mechanical design that will not only save electricity but promote green technology. One Touch to Open, No Handle Needed. Our 1A88 is a stylish, sleek, and beautifully crafted revolutionary drawer slide. It will create your personal style and green life!

Leitz Tooling Systems, Inc. RipTec Cutting System Booth: 5053
Leitz Tooling Systems introduces RipTec technology. Patented for window production, the RipTec system drastically decreases blow-out on end-grain machining and creates a stronger joint, sealed against water and air penetration. Also used in conjunction with finish planers, such as Leitz CentroStar or VariPlan, on four-sided moulders, the RipTec pre-cutter virtually eliminates plucked grain in difficult-to-machine woods.

Leuco Tool Corporation Leuco P-System Booth: 6469
The Leuco P-System is revolutionary NEW cutting edge geometry for Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tipped cutting tools. Never before has a single tool been able to make such significant improvements in cut quality and edge life!

Merritt Machinery, LLC Meinan Wide Belt Wet Sander Booth: 6053
Merritt Machinery, LLC offers the Meinan BFS-40W Wide Belt Wet Sander. 100% dust-free sanding of finished panels provides an extremely smooth glass-like surface. No ductwork necessary! Uses environmentally-friendly chemical-free water circulation for sanding, with Perlite filtering system to trap sanding particles and dust. See it in action at IWF!

Oneida Air Systems, Inc. Oneida Smart Dust Collector Booth: 7168
The Oneida Smart Dust Collector is new and unique on the market. It automatically adjusts to the required air volume and pressure needed at each woodworking tool resulting in maximum dust collection at the source resulting in less fugitive dust escaping to the shop air. 99% of waste is pre-separated with a high efficiency cyclone and air is returned to the shop through certified HEPA filter media. Features a patent pending Flame Guard Arrestor. Passive and active fire safety features help meet code.

PMK Machinery LLC Chipless Coping & End-Matching - C-1203 Booth: 7135
PMK - We solve problems. PMK Coping and End-Matching Systems allow you to machine square or profiled parts without the need of a backup piece. Due to the design of our systems you can machine chip-free parts with no blow-out. Our motto is - Quality, Safety and Efficiency.

Precision Drive Systems Dyna-Loc ATC Spindle Booth: 4513 6138
DYNA-LOC is a compact automatic tool change spindle system that incorporates standard HSK style tool holders. In this design, the conventional drawbar and spring packs are removed and teh pneumatic actuator is moved to the front of the spindle. The advantages of this system include: Fail-safe design eliminates accidental tool ejection in the unlikely event of a failure; eliminates troublesome Hollow Shaft, Drawbar, and Spring Packs; eliminates expensive HSK clampling sets; and more.

Prevost Corporation PREVO S1- ISI 061201 Booth: 5721
The Prevo S1 coupling is a new generation air hose coupling. With instinctive simplicity it provides effortless connection while providing safety to the user by venting the pressure with a single push of the button. It provides leak free service while out performing all competitive couplers.

Timesavers, Inc. Oscillating Chevron Polishing Platen Booth: 6226
Introducing Timesaver's new "Oscillating Chevron Polishing Platen" device. The "Oscillating Chevron Polishing Platen" virtually eliminates the streaking of the graphite-covered platen, and minimizes the appearance of abrasive belt scratch. This design allows air and dust to flow through the abrasive belt and the improved air flow generates less heat, resulting in a clear, uniform, and more polished sanded product.

Tornado Manufacturing Ltd. Filter Cleaner - F4 Booth: 4958
The F4 will save you time and money. In less than 30 seconds you can clean and reuse your current wet/dry vacuum filter over and over again. This increases productivity, is good for the environment and is very cost effective.

Unique Machine & Tool Co. Unique "Go Green" Inserter - GI-0250 Booth: 5647
Greener, cleaner insertion of door spacers better for you and better for the environment. The Go Green Inserter: Be efficient , be clean, be Unique!

USNR AddVantage Chop & Rip Optimizer Booth: 4427
Who's making the "money decision" in your rough mill on what wood to keep and throw away? USNR's AddVantage Chop & Rip saw optimizer scans boards once and decides whether ripping or chopping first creates more value. AddVantage delivers higher production, greater performance, and more profit to help you combat rising wood costs with better rip/cut decisions, reducing safety issues and labor dependence.

About IWF- International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair-U.S.A. ®
IWF 2010 will take place Wednesday – Saturday, August 25-28, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and is owned and sponsored by American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA).

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EUMABOIS SPEAKS FOR SAFETY

 

EUMABOIS PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN “Choose the original – choose success” is the slogan of Eumabois’ campaign to defend “original products” against low-cost imitations. The campaign in 2009-2010 will take the form of seven articles highlighting the seven strengths of the sector’s uniqueness - quality, high technology, know-how, reliability, safety, efficiency and experience.

It’s the second year of the communication campaign promoted by Eumabois – the European federation grouping the leading national Associations representing the manufacturers of machines and accessories for woodworking – to safeguard original products. Now more than ever, it is essential to identify the key elements that clearly separate those who pursue research and innovation, developing solutions that create quality, from those who just “follow” with poor imitations. Eumabois is sending out a strong message to industry operators: before you choose a tool, machine, plant or equipment, make sure that it is the result of an industrial process based on a correct sequence of stages, of constant commitment to consistent improvement and knowledge transfer into final products.

In a very complicated economic scenario, the price factor has a very strong appeal, but when the gap is clearly too wide, it is no longer just a matter of competition: you have to think about “what you don’t see”. The Eumabois campaign is casting a spotlight on those apparently intangible values that are actually the foundations of quality production. Seven concepts, seven plusses that distinguish original European technology, values that often cannot be seen, cannot be easily measured.
Before one chooses a production line or even a single bit, a disk blade or a router, one has to analyze it in relation to concepts like quality, hi-tech, know-how, reliability, safety, efficiency and experience. These are the seven keywords of the Eumabois campaign.

SAFETY
This time the focus is on safety, on the increasing commitment to produce equipment, tools, machines and plants that are safe and take into consideration the health of operators.
Woodworking machinery has always been mostly dangerous, also because the workpieces could be handled manually, allowing hazardous proximity between the operator and the moving tool, i.e. the hazardous area. This situation dates far back in time and, to be honest, applies to most production equipment, although accidents have been particularly frequent in the woodworking industry, as shown in the European statistics on industrial accidents.
Safety is one of the most critical factors that must be taken into account when designing any woodworking equipment. For many years now, the laws of all European countries have introduced strict and specific obligations and/or have fixed the essential features and specifications to obtain safety certifications and markings. This action has certainly contributed to a massive and consistent reduction of accidents in furniture factories and joiner workshops.
Another step forward was made in 1995, when all these rules and regulations were combined in a European directive, the Machinery Directive, which was then updated and upgraded in 2009 with the introduction of the 2006/42/EC regulation, coupled with a specific set of standards that provide for clear interpretation and indicate applicable technical solutions to increase the “safety degree” of machinery.

It is worth noticing that this huge “corpus” was created with a significant contribution by European manufacturers, who were involved in the final draft with their tangible experience based on daily work, their skills and the results of research carried out by companies for many years: now, 35 European standards regulate the universe of woodworking machinery, defining and ensuring their compliance with the highest safety levels. Today, safety is no longer a matter of sensitivity of individual entrepreneurs or companies, but rather a set of actions, rules and procedures to be complied with. The safety culture has taken giant steps and new laws have played an important role, not only because they define clear and precise rules, but because they promote a culture that puts operators, their health and their working conditions in the forefront. Responsible entrepreneurs now have a set of rules that give full dignity to the behavior they have always adopted for the sake of workers and their health. And, at the same time, they can count on tools that prevent those who cannot or will not abide by the law from spoiling the market.
And figures prove it: woodworking technology has been recording a strong reduction of accidents. A new, long-awaited age, for which European manufacturers have worked enthusiastically. A success confirmed by the gradual conversion of European standards into ISO standards, through closer and closer collaboration between the standardization institutes of Europe and the United States, China, Japan and many more non-European countries.

There is still one issue to solve, for which a lot has already been done: all manufacturers now offer training courses for the correct operation of complex machines and plants, and in these courses, safety is always a key topic. It’s been a long and tiring way, requiring constant and significant investments, to increase the safety of technology exponentially without compromising on its potential or productivity. As mentioned, this is the result of design, experimentation and research that are carried on only by those who create technology, not those who copy.

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FMC 2010

 

Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China
Concurrently with Furniture China, FMC Premium
September 7-10, 2010, Shanghai New Int’l Expo Centre

Woodworking Machinery,
Furniture Components & Raw Materials

Organizer:
China National Furniture Association
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Int’l Exhibition Co., Ltd.
650 Exhibitors, 37000 SQM, 30000 Trade Buyers

Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2010 (FMC 2010) will be staged alongside FMC Premium at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from September 7-10, 2010. Being a part of Furniture China, FMC is one of the largest furniture equipment and material shows in Asia. FMC PREMIUM is a show especially designed for high-end manufacturers of furniture raw materials & components.

Together with the great support of all exhibitors, more than 90% of the stands have been booked - a milestones record in FMC history and a clear sign of an improved worldwide economy. FMC witnesses the rapid development of the country’s furniture and interior design industry. In 2009, FMC attracted 23,000 domestic visitors and 3,674 overseas visitors.
FMC continues upgrade its classification of exhibit display for easy visiting:

Woodworking Machinery – Hall E6, Outdoor Hall 3K, 4K
Saws / Blades & Tools - Outdoor Hall 4J
FMC PREMIUM – Hall E5
Furniture Hardware & Fittings – Outdoor Hall 3G/4G
Furniture Fabric & Leather - Outdoor Hall 3I
Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies – Outdoor Hall 3J
Furniture Coatings & Chemicals – Outdoor Hall 4I
Furniture Panels & Surface Décor – Outdoor Hall 4F

International and domestic woodworking manufacturers, such as HOMAG, BIESSE, SCM, TWMA, NANXING, Shanghai YUETONG had confirmed their participation in FMC. In addition, a large number of exhibitors have confirmed their attendance in the classified display sections, JIEMA, ANLI in Fabric and Leather hall, HYDERON, BOKE in Furniture Hardware and Fittings hall, CHANGRUNFA PAINT, HUARUN PAINT in Furniture Coatings & Chemicals hall. FMC Premium has been also fully booked, among them such as JOWAT, AHEC, FRENCH TIMBER, HENKEL etc.…Thus FMC is creating an excellent opportunity for great business deals and furthermore to create an international networking platform.

Up to April 25, 460+ exhibitors have confirmed their participation in FMC. And this year FMC is expected to attract 650 exhibitors and more than 30,000 domestic and international trade visitors.

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DIFFENBACHER ON COURSE FOR SUCCESS WITH NEW PRODUCTS

 
Dieffenbacher reported a brilliant 2009 business. Group sales increased by about 10% to €330m. Shareholders' equity grew by €5m with a significant balance sheet profit. "Over the next two fiscal years, we are expecting to achieve similar levels of sales and profits as in 2009," reports the CEO, Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher.

The Wood-based panel division has already signed firm contracts for 2010 amounting to more than 100% of its sales goals, and almost 95% of its goal for 2011. €100m worth of orders have already been placed in the first 3 months, resulting in sales that are running well above expectations for this period. As a result, the Group's order book is currently bulging to the tune of €650m, thus guaranteeing full production capacity has been achieved until well into 2011. Among the orders, several MDF lines have been sold to China, while other orders have come from France and Columbia. The highlight is a complete plant to be supplied to IKEA which will be used for producing extremely thin fiberboards for use in lightweight furniture.

Intensive development work continued during the previous financial year, with successes being achieved in many areas especially those having a significant positive ecological impact. These include energy plants in which wood waste is burned, with the resulting heat energy being used to supply the factory.
Lines for manufacturing wood pellets as well as machines for producing wood fiber insulating panels also form part of the future production range. A step in this direction has already been taken resulting in firm orders for these products.
By acquiring the majority holdings in Shanghai Wood Based Panel Machinery Co., Ltd. (SWPM) during the first half of 2009, Dieffenbacher reinforced its leading position in the Chinese market. This measure also underlines the company's strategy of being present with close proximity to customers in the most important markets in the world, not only with sales, production and engineering capacity, but also with service and local spare parts assistance.

SWPM is the best known domestic supplier of machines for the wood panel industry in China, and has been a consistent driver for international expansion during recent years. SWPM commands significant market shares in the area of multi-daylight machines in China. As a result of the acquisition and a recent development of a four-foot wide continuous press Dieffenbacher is now able to offer a competitive solution in this market segment also.

During the 2009 financial year, Dieffenbacher invested additional sums in the training and education of its employees and apprentices. As a result, the company is taking active steps to counteract the forecast skills shortage resulting from demographic change.

Dieffenbacher sees itself as exceptionally positioned for the coming years. "We have outstanding products, and excellent and highly motivated employees. We find ourselves on a firm financial footing, and thus we can look forward to the next few years with great optimism," comments Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher, CEO of the group of companies.
 

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IWF ANNOUNCES CHALLENGERS AWARD ENTRANTS FOR THE 2010 FAIR
 

IWF 2010 and the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award will showcase the best the industry has to offer in innovative new technology. Sixty-five companies have entered eighty products to compete for the coveted Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award.

“The Challengers Award and IWF are the platform for innovation and new product introduction. Our industry continues to invest in the future. Industry professionals will have a unique opportunity to see some of the most advanced new products available,” commented Riccardo Azzoni IWF 2010 Chairman and President of Atlantic Machinery Corporation based in New Millford, Connecticut.

New for 2010 the Challengers Award finalists and winners will be recognized all 4 days in a highly visible display area on the show floor. The special area will provide buyers and the media information about the 2010 finalists and winners.

The Challengers Award, which will be presented during IWF 2010, is known throughout the world as the woodworking industry’s highest honor, recognizing advancements in technology or significant contributions to environmental improvement: and focuses on companies that have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, materials, supplies and services. The award challenges IWF exhibiting companies to develop revolutionary, creative, ingenious, forward-thinking technology, materials, services or safety devices that advance the industry.

Presented every two years, The Challengers Award recognizes seven outstanding exhibiting companies. A panel of distinguished judges will review and analyze each entry and decide on the top 20 entries just prior to the Fair. The final judging will take place August 24th and the winners will be announced on August 25, 2010.

 

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TECHNODOMUS PREVIEWS THE BEST OF NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2010, ALL STRICTLY MADE IN ITALY……
 

over 250 exhibitors in a 42,000 m² exhibition space bringing you a world preview of the leading technological innovations which we will focus on in forthcoming press releases.

Visitors (over 1500 foreign buyers have already registered) will have the chance to admire and indeed test the exciting new products which companies have chosen to present specifically at TECHNODOMUS.

A new virtual platform for Business Meetings will enable exhibitors and foreign buyers to set up their own personal electronic diaries which they can use to get in touch, arrange appointments and meet on stands as and when suits both parties.

Rimini Expo Centre provides the following services:

                                                 

- FAST PASS for rapid access to the Fair, avoiding long queues at cash desks

- Dedicated RIMINI FIERA railway station on the Milan-Bari line: 16 trains each day

- Free shuttle bus from Bologna airport to Rimini Expo Centre

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RUSSIAN WOOD AND TIMBER 2010 - A platform for solutions and growth of Russian timber
 

For the first time Adam Smiths Conference will be holding a fresh conference RUSSIAN WOOD & TIMBER from 13th to 14th April 2010 at Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, Moscow. RUSSIAN WOOD & TIMBER 2010 will be highlighting mainly on the ways to obtain wood, mechanical ways to process wood and on wood and timber trade in Russia.

RUSSIAN WOOD & TIMBER 2010 will be ideal for stakeholders who work in the zone of timber and wood. They will be coming together to talk about matters and solutions relating to wood and timber, which would inculcate profit and development in wood and timber business.

The key features of this show are:
  • Two complete days which would be entirely dedicated to FORESTRY, MECHANICAL WOOD PROCESSING and the
    TIMBER TRADE in Russia
  • Detailed conversation on the STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT of the Russian forestry sector: where do we go from here?
  • Highlight on the REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT: Forestry Code, trade barriers, customs regulations
  • Particular spotlight on SAWN WOOD and WOOD-BASED PANELS
  • Industry Leaders’ Panel Debates: concentrating on the progress of CORPORATE PERFORMANCE and thereby shaping
    GROWTH Opportunities

The highlights of the RUSSIAN WOOD & TIMBER 2010 will be:
  • STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA - it would deal with presentation of key
    government bodies on the most up-to-date requirements of the Russian Forestry Code, the trade atmosphere and other
    Government plans and schemes for the forestry industry
  • ADVANCING BEYOND THE CRISIS – Practical Case Studies and Industry Leaders’ Panel Debate on developing corporate
    performance and execute the best policy for maintaining competitiveness and prosperity
  • SAWN WOOD - Detailed assessment of the sawn wood sector, with presentations from the chief sawn wood producers: key
    challenges, opportunities and case studies of latest Greenfield projects and prospective new investments
  • WOOD-BASED PANELS - Summary of production and sales of wood-based panels, as well as international supply and
    demand. What forecast are there for producers to branch out their product range and increase profit?
  • ELECTRONIC POLLING WITH LIVE RESULTS - Cast your vote on a range of serious issues facing the industry and see the
    widespread trend for yourself. The poll results, announced live at the conference, will provide the most pragmatic, modern
    portrayal of the industry’s recent development, its challenges, and key industry dynamics
  • INVESTMENT AND FINANCING SOLUTIONS - Forecast for financing infrastructure expansion, modernization and growth;
    the task of forestry groups and private equity investors in developing the industry; best financial solutions
  • DETERMINING NEW GROWTH AREAS - Interactive Discussion highlighting on the modern growth areas, profit markets,
    modernization and products with development potential for forestry companies in Russia

There will be more than 30 speakers in the Speaker Faculty who will be delivering their own ideas about wood and timber, marketing, developing trade networks and profit making in the RUSSIAN WOOD & TIMBER 2010 and some of them are:
    • Andrey Kashubsky, CEO, Sveza-Les
    • Christoph Schmidt, General Director, Mayr-Melnhof Holz Efimovskij
    • Alexander Williams, CEO, RusForest
    • Clas Boström, Director, Forest & Forestry Industry, Swedwood International
    • Sampsa Auvinen, CEO, Norvik Timber Industries
    • Alexander Rudik, Chairman of the Board, REGION Group of Companies
    • Petteri Pihlajamäki, Executive Vice President, Pöyry Forest Industry
    • Consulting
    • Kai Merivuori, Head of Wood Products Segment, Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting
    • Eric Rasmussen, Corporate Director Russia, EBRD
    • Evgeny Shvarts, Conservation Policy Director, WWF-Russia
    • Tapio Korpeinen, President, Pulp & Energy Business Group, UPM
    • Alexey Savinov, Head, Federal Forestry Agency
    • Gerhard Kornfeld, CEO, Mondi Syktyvkar
    • Mikhail Kokorich, CEO, Ilim Timber Industry
    • Miron Tatsyun, President, The Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia
    • Alexander Churkin, Chairman of the Board, Vologda Timber Manufacturers Holding Company

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SCHNEIDER INVESTS €30 M IN A WOOD FIBER INSULATION BOARD PLANT
 

The wood processing plant of Holzwerk Gebr Schneider GmbH based in Eberhardzell, Germany, will be starting construction of a new plant at the company's headquarters in mid-February 2010. The system has been designed to allow both flexible and pressure-resistant wood fiber panels to be produced without any modification or conversion work. The plant is configured to operate with a total annual output of both products of about 250,000 m³. According to the company, the investment will amount to about €30 m, from which approximately €5 m will be spend for the building and other civil cost. Installation of the systems is due to start in May, and the plant is expected to start production in December 2010. Production is to be ramped up in line with demand, with 3-shift working being used. Back in December 2009, Schneider and Dieffenbacher GmbH &CO KG signed a supply contract for the main plant components.

The system will be capable of producing single-layer panels with a thickness range of 20 – 240 mm and densities between 35 and 200 kg/m³. This will be Dieffenbacher’s second insulation board plant following the commissioning of Homatherm GmbH in Berga at the start of April 2009. Given an optimum production sequence, the fiber throughput will be about 7000 kg/h (od). A large amount of the raw material is going to be provided by the wood chips from the company's own saw mill and finishing plant. Furthermore, some roundwood will be used. Heat and energy for the insulation board plant amounting to about 12.5 MW thermal capacity will come from the nearby Bio-Power SKW GmbH, operating on its own premises since 2004.

Schneider is initially intending to market a large proportion of the insulation board production directly through its existing sales network. However, the company is also planning to expand its sales activities. A small share of the production will be value added inhouse on a production line for sandwich elements being installed in parallel to the insulation board plant. This line will glue the wood fiber insulation boards to panel elements at the factory, and these will then be marketed as semifinished products.

Until now, Schneider has predominantly produced structural wood members for modern house building. Its product range includes not only classic structural wood but also KVH (construction solid wood), laminated beams and wooden planking, and even glued ceiling elements. In spite of difficult economic conditions, it was possible to increase sales in 2009 to about €50 m. A total of 160,000 m³ of wood products were produced and sold. The addition of the insulation board production is expected to boost the annual turnover by about €30 m to about €85 m by 2012. The workforce is set to increase from the current 200 to about 250. Schneider is also investing in expanding its solid wood activities. Additional continuous dryers are being installed and the KVH production is currently being expanded with a second production line as well as another sorting line. The investment volume for this is about €3 m.


 

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DIEFFENBACHER CONCEPT FOR THE INDIAWOOD 2010 in BANGALORE
 

Dieffenbacher presents itself as the leading supplier for plant technologies for the production of engineered wood products. The decade long experience with many references all over the world and specifically in India enables Dieffenbacher to give an excellent value to customers. Short start-up times, technological support and the service and support from within the region - a package only Dieffenbacher can provide.

A strong financial background and the Know-How of hundreds of specialized engineers in the Dieffenbacher group make sure, that our plants work well and adapt to all kinds of raw material and product requirements. The very big R&D department ensures that Dieffenbacher is always creating the leading edge technology, which improves quality and reduces production cost. The success in developing new technologies in the fields of MDF, HDF, Woodfiber Insulationboard, Particleboard and OSB is proven by the many active patents hold by Dieffenbacher.


Wood-based panel plant

At the Indiawood the Dieffenbacher group for the first time incorporates SWPM in the stand and both companies present new technologies to our customers:

       a.  The Dieffenbacher concept uses a continuous press for the production of particleboard and MDF. Dieffenbacher is
             very proud about having the only references in India with continous presses.

       b.  SWPM presents its very successful and proven 4ft- MDF plant concept. It goes along with multidaylight and
            continues presses.

 Dieffenbacher will be exhibiting in Hall 1, upper level during the Indiawood, held in Bangalore from 4–8 March 2010.

 

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WMF2010 & FAM2010 - CREATING A NEW MILESTONE FOR WOODWORKING INDUSTRY IN 2010
 

Being an excellent trading platform in woodworking industry, the biennial world-class event, The 13th International Exhibition on Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Manufacturing Equipment (WMF2010) and The 13th International Exhibition on Furniture Accessories, Materials and Wood Products (FAM2010), will be held on March 10 to 13, 2010 at the China International Exhibition Centre (CIEC) in Beijing, China.

Despite the global economic downturn, the furniture and woodworking industry in China gradually recovers and records an encouraging growth. China is undoubtedly a huge market; Domestic sales for furniture in the first half of 2009 have reached RMB 152.9 billion, with a 10.6% year-on-year growth. Furniture exports in the first half of 2009 remained high at USD 14.1 billion despite a drop of 9.45%. Among all, the decline in China’s wood products import and export trade were less than the national level, trading amount for China’s wood products reached USD 26 billion in the first half of 2009. Second quarter data even showed a more impressive increase rate at 15.05%, when compared to first quarter. Such recovery has reinforced the enterprises’ confidence for the WMF2010 & FAM2010, which in turn has resulted to an overwhelming response in both exhibitors recruitment as well as visitor promotion.

Asia’s Largest Woodworking Fair Hits Record Scale

Following the success in 2006 and 2008, WMF2010 and FAM2010 continue to be Asia’s Largest Fair for Woodworking Machinery, Furniture Accessories and Materials. WMF2010 & FAM2010 will occupy an exhibition area of 70,000sqm, accommodating 700 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions including Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Italy, Malaysia, China, Taiwan Province and more. Over 2,000 machines will be presented at the exhibit.

The organizers have also expanded the venue from 10 halls to 12 halls to include theme zones on Woodworking Machinery, Panel Board Manufacturing Technology, Furniture Accessories, Materials and Wood Products (Overseas), Furniture Accessories, Materials and Wood Products (Local) and others. Meanwhile, the number of pavilions will be increased to 7 to include those from Germany and Italy, and from associations / regions like Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA), Qingdao Woodworking Machinery, Shanghai Woodworking Machinery and Lunjiao Woodworking Machinery.

Numerous renowned woodworking, accessories and materials enterprises have already confirmed / reserved spaces for the event. Lunjiao Woodworking Machinery Pavilion will house Nan Xing, New Mas, Weideli, V-hold, Guangdong Firmy, Tongan, Ente, etc. Qingdao Woodworking Machinery Pavilion will include Friend, Yazhou Gongyou (Weihai), Shanxi Qiulin, Qingdao Yongqiang, Qingdao Haomailong, Qingdao Huashunchang, Qingdao Haozhonghao, Qingdao New-Motivity, Shangdong Dongwei, Laizhou Fulin, Qingdao Qianchuan, Qingdao Huachengtian, etc. Shanghai Woodworking Machinery Pavilion currently partners with Shanghai Yuetong and other renowned exhibitors. Exhibitors from Furniture Accessories, Materials & Wood Products will include Blum and more, while exhibitors from the Woodworking Machinery & Panel Board Manufacturing Technology are namely Guanglong, Jiangsu Jangja, Nantong Guoquan, Dalian Huizhong, Anderson, Beijing Lianzhonglian, Keenman, Sufoma and more.

A One-stop Sourcing Platform for Machinery, Accessories and Materials

To enhance the brand image of the show, the organizer, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. specially designs a new logo for FAM. Incorporating with the original logo of WMF, the show has manifested one-stop purchasing and trading concept of “Machinery + Materials + Accessories” to all visitors.

Since its inception in 1986, WMF & FAM have gained wide support from furniture and related industries. The trade fair, recognized as the most established woodworking fair in China, is now in its thirteenth set. As in the past, WMF & FAM is expected to demonstrate the latest woodworking machinery, accessories and tools to professional buyers. Exhibits on machinery and tools will include Wood Processing Machinery, Furniture Manufacturing Machinery, Panel Board Manufacturing Machinery, Knife and Blade, Machinery Accessories, Hand Tools, Grinder, Measuring Equipment, Materials Handling Equipment, etc. Exhibits on the materials will include Logs, Panel Board, Hardware, Semi-finished Wood Products, Chemicals, Decoration Materials and more. Building Construction Products and Interior Decorative Materials and Software will also be displayed in their specific theme zones.

Supported Exclusively by EUMABOIS

WMF & FAM have gained exclusive support from European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS) for three consecutive years (2008, 2010, and 2012), which further consolidates the show’s international and local support.

With diversified and extensive promotion campaigns, organizers have collaborated with various local and overseas trade media, as well as furniture-related professional markets for visitor promotion. Several buyer delegations and associations from the Hebei Province and more have been invited. Over 30,000 visitors from all over China and the world are expected to visit the show.

The honorary organizers of WMF and FAM are the State Forestry Administration of P.R. China, China International Exhibition Centre Group Corporation and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. The organizers include China National Forestry Machinery Association, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., China Forestry Group Corporation and China Building Decoration Association.

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‘FMC 2009’ WHERE HIGH-END SUPPLIERS OF FURNITURE COMPONENTS AND RAW MATERIALS MEET

 

Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2009 (FMC 2009) and FMC Premium will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from September 9-12, 2009 alongsde Furniture China 2009, the 4th largest furniture exhibition in the world, which is expected to attract 2,300 exhibitors and more than 70,000 domestc and international trade visitors.

Strong support from our exhibitors ensure FMC 2009 was fully booked a month before its opening. FMC will host more than 600 exhibitors of woodworking machinery and furniture matereals over 36,000 sqm of exhibition space. The show is proud to attract a large numbe of famous machinery equipment brands, including HOMAG, BIESSE, WEINIG, YUETONG, NANXING, YUANTIAN, many other wel-known Chinese woodworking machinery manufacturers as well as a pavilion organized by the Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA) with more than twenty Taiwanese companies. At the same time, more than 350 domestc furniture matereal suppliers will present a full variety of high-quality products and exhibits, together with well-known international brands like AHEC, JOWAT, ITC, CHENGUANG, FRENCHTIMBER, KINGDECOR etc. Firms like HUARUN coating and BASF will be participating in the show for the first time.

Located in hall E5, FMC PREMIUM 2009 will feature 150 selected exhibitors over 6,000 sqm of exhibition space. Exhibits will cover all necessities for furniture manufacturing rom raw materials to chemicals, fittings, semi-finished products and many more.

The Organiser is arranging a series of seminars and other activities during the show to foster cooperation between domestc and overseas companies. Organised in cooperation with "China Wood", the "Legal & Sustainable Furniture Raw Mateal Forum" will be held on September 10, 2009. WWF-CFTN, FSC\PEPC, AHEC, Canada Wood and French Timber will come together to discuss timber availability, classification and application in China, and about sustainable development of furniture matereal.

FMC 2009 will be a testimony to the rapid development of the country's furniture and interior design industry. This year the show will again bring the most updated products and designs and market deas.

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DOORS, WINDOWS & ROOFING - DEDICATED CONSTRUCTION SOURCING PLATFORM IN THE MIDDLE EAST
 


DWR Exhibition March 2010

SHARJAH (UAE)
United Arab Emirates

 

Doors, Windows & Roofing is the only dedicated sourcing platform in the Middle East catering to the construction sector’s  requirements of doors, windows, walls, roofing, claddings, related equipment & accessories, is scheduled at Expo Centre Sharjah from March 8--10, 2010.

The event is one of the Middle East largest dedicated displays of products for fenestration and exterior façade industry. This exhibition in just its first edition has established itself as a solid and reliable platform which caters to the requirement of the regions construction industry. Due to its exclusive profile, “DWR” is a must-visit trade show for buyers with a short and medium term requirements of fenestration and façade solutions, resulting in definite business and sales leads for the exhibitors.

The exhibition provides and excellent opportunity for exhibitors to establish new links and increase their market share in the Middle East region.

The show brings together a number of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of doors, windows, walls, roofing, and claddings products from Europe, GCC, CIS, Asia & Oceania countries & Far East Countries.

Given its exclusive profile, the show attracts visitors from UAE, GCC, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, North Africa and India.

In order to cater to the demanding regional and international markets Gulf Glass will be co-organized with DOORS, WINDOWS, & ROOFING 2010. The shows would cover over 16,000 sqm of indoor hall area with the leading participating brands from the industry.

DWR has so far had very successful editions and is now clearly the most credible sourcing platform for the Middle East construction industry, being a very focused and exclusive profile the show provides industry with the complete fenestration and facade solutions.

The regional construction sectors most preferred sourcing hub

The coming edition of Doors, Windows Roofs & Walls will be a one-stop platform for the complete range of fenestration and exterior façade products and solutions. Exhibits at the event will include Windows, Doors, Grills, Gates, Shutters and Sun Protection, Sun blinds and Awnings, Louver blinds and Interior roller blinds, Profiles & Insulation, , Paints and Chemicals, Drives and Drive technology, Raw material, Components and Machinery,  Accessories, Business fitting curtains, Wall coverings, locks, Access Control Systems, and Door operating devices.

Doors, Windows Roofs & Walls  will host key players from the global roof and cladding industry and will feature Roofing systems, Architectural Cladding, Structural Glazing, Curtain Walling, Façade Engineering, Metal Building Systems, Prefabricated Houses, Skylights and Sky domes, and Waterproofing.

Given the exclusivity of the profile Doors, Windows Roofs & Walls will attract senior personnel including top decision makers from the region’s construction industry.

Categories of visitors to the event will include Architects, Designers, Builders, Contractors, Construction professionals, Consultants, Civil and structural engineers, Planners, Importers, Property Managers, Investors, and Government Authorities.

Doors, Windows Roofs & Walls are an initiative of Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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THE 11th ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY FORUM WILL BE HELD IN ST. PETERSBURG
ON OCTOBER 6-9, 2009

 

Program of the Forum’2009 will be based on the advanced principles of modern European forest-based sector technology platform (FTP). The following leading industry experts are taking part in development of the program: representatives of forestry enterprises, forestry sector, science and government agencies of different levels. The forum is mainly aimed at establishment of a full-fledged state-business dialogue.

The Forum will be opened by the Plenary Session on the Russian Forestry Agenda for 2009–2010. The Session will feature such issues as the forecast of industrial production development in the forestry sector, product market, adaptation of forestry sector development strategy to the conditions of the financial crisis, forest plans of the subjects of the Russian Federation, international experience of quality spurts with participation of Brazilian and Chinese forestry representatives.

 

A Panel Discussion on Forest Investments: Myths and Reality will feature discussion of marketing mechanisms in forestry sector and will be the key event of the program. The following topics will be discussed at the Panel Discussion: forest product markets overview, government support of forest enterprises, mechanisms for attraction of financing to the industry (investments, government guarantees, subventions).

 

Issues of forestry activity organization will be raided at the Forestry Conference. Among the key topics for discussion: management of government property, reforestation activity (genetics, seed production), development of transport and social infrastructure, marketing analysis of region’s resources.

 

Various aspects of application of timber in modern house-building, such as infrastructure, technologies and materials will be thoroughly discussed within the framework of the I.Z.BA. from Outside Conference. The Conference will feature the I.Z.B.A. From Inside Workshop which will be devoted to the market and technologies of finishing materials and joinery production.  Engineering features of board production, market trends in the wooden board industry, environmental and energy-saving qualities of wooden boards, news and industry products will be discussed at the Wood Board Production Conference.

 

The 4th International Pulp, Paper & Tissue Russia Conference on new available technologies and improvements for pulp, paper and tissue industry will be held within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum on October 8, 2009.

 

For the first time the Forum’2009 will feature a cycle of Forest Dialogue workshops on lease relations and logging. The following events are planned to be held: Land relations on issues of change of the designated purpose of wood lots, logging camps and municipal forests; Phytosanitary Troubles covering issues of phytosanitary barriers in domestic forest transportation and forest export problems; Forest Arithmetic on special features of converted wood accounting and a the Customs Gives Green Light Workshop which will feature discussion of manifesting procedures necessary for export of timber.

 

The World After Kyoto Conference covering issues of implementation of forestry sector’s bioenergy potential will be the key event of the Forum. Russia’s climatic doctrine, Kyoto forests in Russian Regions, science ТВ bioenergy technologies, carbon market – these are just few of the topics to be discussed at the event. The Conference will be followed by the Model of a Municipal Power Facility Off-site Event.

 

The International Specialised Exhibitions which cover the whole cycle of forest production are a significant part of the Forum: Tekhnodrev, Transles, Wooden Construction, Regions of Russia. Forestry Complex Potential. The Exhibitions will feature a Forestry Matchmaking Center.

 

Forum Organising Committee is chaired by the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-Western Federal District. Official support: Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation, State Duma Committee for Natural Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO UN) Forestry Department.

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INDIA WOOD 2010 TO DRAW AUDIENCE FROM SOUTH ASIA, SOUTH EAST ASIA & THE GULF

 

The 6th edition of India Wood is being organized from the 4-8th Of March 2010 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore.

In a press release, Co-organizers of India wood, PDA TRADE FAIRS, have indicated Indiawood-2010 the sixth edition of Asia’s most definitive international exhibition on woodworking, machinery, tools, fittings, accessories, raw materials & products will pay special attention to providing the exhibitors an opportunity to address buyers from the entire South Asian, South East Asian & the gulf region.   

Mr. Pradeep Devaiah, Chairman & CEO, PDA TRADE FAIRS is confident, INDIAWOOD is now more than ever in a unique position to cater to the requirement of the above markets in addition to India.  

INDIAWOOD had a modest beginning in 1999 as an educative platform for the INDIAN WOODWORKING INDUSTRY. Ever since then, it’s broken new ground edition after edition. INDIAWOOD 1999 had 103 exhibitors from India and overseas. By 2002 with 147 exhibitors from 15 countries & country pavilions from Germany and Italy, INDIAWOOD had started catalyzing the Indian Woodworking Industries growth by providing a platform that show cased modern technologies.

By 2004, the event had 223 exhibitors from 22 countries with country pavilions from Germany, Italy, Spain & Taiwan & INDIAWOOD had arrived to stay.

By 2006, INDIAWOOD, started attracting audience from the neighboring countries as well, Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan started looking to Indiawood for sourcing their woodworking technology. INDIAWOOD 2006 was over 18000 sq. mtrs. of exhibition space to become the new single largest sourcing ground for woodworking technologies for the entire South ASIAN region. The event had 343 participants from 26 countries and country pavilions from Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan & USA.

Indiawood 2008 was a resounding success, setting a new benchmark amongst the woodworking industry events in the whole of Asia.  The exhibition was 27000 sqm with over 400 exhibitors and country pavilions from Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA. The edition attracted audiences beyond South Asia & drew visitors from Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand too.

PDA Trade Fairs, in the press note reiterate - As the world is going through a financial crisis, many smaller regional trade fairs could become untenable due to minimal internal demand. The automatic choice therefore for exhibitors would be to look at a successful trade show that would cater to many regions.

India alone after seeing a growth rate in excess of 9 per cent for the last 3 years, has held its ground, industry experts estimate India’s growth rate in the current year at between 7 and 8 per cent Per Annum. There are over 40 million households in the mid to upper affluence level. About 1.6 million households earn over USD 100,000 and spend USD 9,000 of this on luxury goods, each year. In light of these statistics, most International companies from various sectors and from the wood working sector would be looking at a strong potential market such as India to revive their sales and revenues.

The woodworking industry in India is considered a sunrise sector and Indiawood has fuelled the growth of this Industry. Indiawood 2010 will showcase everything from simple hand saws to the latest CNC machines. Indiawood will also showcase the full range of wood processing technologies, fittings, Raw materials, accessories & tools from around the world. 

Helping to meet the demands of the booming local furniture manufacturing industries, Indiawood 2010 will, once again, continue to catalyze the growth of this sector also spawn the growth of new Industries, thereby creating immense employment opportunities for skilled wood workers.

Indiawood, as the most definitive wood working industry show outside USA and Europe, now more than ever is in a position to deliver potential business not only through the Indian market’s internal requirements but also from buyers from the rest of the Asian and the Gulf region.  

To be a part of the estimated US$4.4 billion Indian furniture manufacturing sector and make new contacts for your business from the rest of the Asian and Gulf region - Indiawood 2010 promises to be the most definitive platform. INDIAWOOD 2010 has already sold out over 65% of the 30,000 Sq Mtrs space, with country pavilions from Germany, Italy, Taiwan and USA having already confirmed large spaces for their respective country pavilions. INDIAWOOD 2010 is expecting a phenomenal participation from China too.

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INDIA’S LARGEST INTERIOR INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY M/S GREENPLY INDUSTRIES LTD
FORAY’S INTO “MEDIUM DENSITY FIBRE BOARDS”

 

Greenply Industries Ltd is the only integrated manufacturer in India which provides the widest range of products for Interior Infrastructure needs. Greenply – A Leader in the Plywood, High Pressure Laminates and Decorative Veneers category accounts for 25% of the organized Plywood & 15% of the organized Laminates market in India & continues to be the brand of choice among commercial and residential Architects, Builders and Users. Greenply has grown 40% in the last financial year and has 6 manufacturing facilities across India & exports its products to more than 25 countries across the world with presence in foreign markets through own marketing offices.

Greenply has been awarded ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications besides holding some of the international quality standards like NEMA & BS of United Kingdom.

With tremendous growth in real estate sector such as residential, commercial and retail and rise in the disposable income of the country’s middle class, there is an anticipated exponential growth in the demand for interior infrastructure products. Looking at the large potential ahead in the Indian market for engineered panel products like Medium Density Fibre (MDF) boards and particle boards, Greenply plans to set up India’s largest MDF plant  with a capacity of  1,80,000.00 Cubic Meters at a cost of Rs.250 crores. This will be India’s first line incorporating world leader Dieffenbacher’s state of the art CPS continuous pressing technology. The line will also incorporate Metso’s latest generation EVO refiner, a latest Steinemann Satos 8 head sanding line (the first in India), and the unique Lukki 2 dimensional panel storage system supplied by Dieffenbacher.

The Government’s restrictions on plywood have also resulted in the additional growing demand of the panels to be met by engineered panel products like MDF and particle boards.

The fact that these engineered panels have very high utilization of raw material resources as opposed to plywood, and considering India’s scarce supply of raw material, has resulted in the government strongly promoting the manufacturing of these products.

Greenply’s MDF plant is scheduled to commence trial production by end of Dec’09. Greenply plans to manufacture MDF in the following range:

  • Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF): Thickness: - From 2.5mm to 30mm.

  • Prelaminated Medium Density Fibre Board: Thickness: - From 2.5 mm to 30.00 mm.

  • Sizes: - 8’x6’; 8’x4’.

Greenply’s project will also contribute socially by way of creating demand of agro-forestry timber and in turn helping farming community.

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ARCUS – THE NEW MIDDLE CLASS OF EDGEBANDERS FROM HOLZ-HER 

HOLZ-HER REICH Spezialmaschinen GmbH, a leading manufacturer of edgebanding machines, presents its new model in the middle class edgebander range with the designation ARCUS 1330 doors and ARCUS 1336.

Door Production Made Easy

The ARCUS 1330 doors are the high performance edgebander for gluing on solid wood edging up to 20 mm and on max. panel thicknesses of 60 mm. This is the ideal machine for edging and finishing work on unfinished doors. Optimum adhesion on thick panels is achieved through use of PUR glues, which are water-proof and insensitive to weathering. The solid edging can be placed in the magazine as a package and fed automatically to the machine. The high performance pressure unit presses the edging cleaning onto the panel material ensuring high compaction of the glue joint. The subsequent equipment, primarily the end trimmer followed by a flush milling unit as well as other finishing machinery such as a grooving unit, sander or longitudinal edge radius milling unit, complete the performance capabilities of the ARCUS 1330 doors.

The Universal ARCUS

A further model in the middle class, which will also be present at the LIGNA 2009, is the ARCUS 1336. This model offers an optimum mix, starting with the jointing cutter unit, gluing station, end trimmer, flush and longitudinal edge cutters as well as copy cutter unit, right up to finishing work with scraper, flat scraper and buffing units.

The basic machine is equipped with an extending workpiece support, which supports the workpiece up to a distance of 690 mm to the run-in stop, to prevent it from tilting as it is transported through the machine. The space for the supply bottles for the spraying device is integrated into the body of the machine to eliminate unnecessary attachments on the outside of the machine. This also been integrated into the machine. This chip catch box is located at the end of the edgebander were it can be emptied easily and is also easily accessible even when a return unit is installed.

The newly developed ARCUS series is equipped with shaping units for machining the ends as well as machining postforming profiles and is also available with an optional jointing cutter with two cutter motors.

Three high performance packages customize the ARCUS edgebander to be the ideal machine for the needs of your shop.  All three versions allow processing of workpieces with thicknesses up to 60 mm and gluing and post-processing of edging with thickness of 3 mm, 8mm and 15 mm depending on the equipment. The feed rate is continuously adjustable from  10 - 18 m/min.

The high control standards incorporated into the ARCUS models makes them future-safe and simple to operate. The industrial processor makes the controls extremely high performance and allows rational set-up and conversion of the machine. The user surface is similar to Windows showing all information in graphic form or in clear text. The pivoting and swivelling control panel with its dust-proof foil keyboard can be adjusted to eliminate reflections from artificial lights or the sun. Comprehensive programme lists with programme names ensure that the machine can be set-up quickly

The optimum and shortest workpiece interval is set by the control and a locking roller on the machine feed, to ensure high productivity at maximum feed rate. The control for the ARCUS series displays service messages in clear text, so that the operator is always informed of the machine status.

Naturally applications are integrated such as individual user management, USB port on board, keyboard connector on board, optional online maintenance and barcode interfaces as well as networking with the HOLZ-HER process data capture systems for reading out operating data.

Pure Function

The ARCUS series is distinguished by high variability, higher performance and greater stability with reduced space requirement. The modern machine design sets accents with its large, space-saving guard hoods and minimalistic functionalism. The required attachments such as mounts for the cleaning bottles or chip catch boxes are integrated into the body of the machine leaving the operator room to concentrate on his actual work – edgebanding. With their compact design and variable attachment capabilities the ARCUS models from HOLZ-HER have redefined the middle class of edgebanders. The welded base frame is laid out to achieve maximum rigidity for the attachments. The transport chain for the workpieces runs in precision guides and chain pads provide maximum grip for securely holding the panels to be processed. 

The pressure bridge produced of high strength, rigid U-channels has a programme control for motor-driven direct drive adjustment on the surface hardened steel rod guides. This ensures smooth transport of the workpiece through the machine. The large, space-saving and acoustically insulated guard hoods above the attachments, with large opening angle, facilitate adjustment and cleaning work on the equipment.

In the run-in area the ARCUS models offer an optional possibility of attaching a jointing cutter with two motors in the forward and backward directions to eliminate hairline fissures in the final layer of the panel material. Here chip-optimized and noise-reducing, diamond-coated cutting tools are used. With the ProLock quick-change unit these can be changed very quickly.

The edge guide, which can be adjusted without tools, provides precision guidance for coiled or cut-length edging, and cuts off the coiled edging from the coil with a power guillotine blade. For glue application HOLZ-HER offers its own patented nozzle application systems with cartridge or for processing glue in granule form. This ensures that PVA or PUR glues can be used without problems. The short heat-up time of 3.5 minutes ensures users that the machine is quickly ready for operation saving unnecessary waiting time. The optional, pneumatically control pressure unit provides maximum edge pressure to glue the edges optimally so that the glued joint is hardly visible at all.

The post-processing units consist primarily of standard units with high rigidity. These are attached a flat milled surface. The end trimming unit with its two motors ensures tear-free cutting results for high processing rates. Surface hardened guides guarantee long-term cutting precision. The unit can also be pivoted up to 10° for chamfered cuts. Heavy duty cutters are used for flush cutting. These allow processing of edge thicknesses up to 15 mm. Depending on the equipment version the ARCUS series offers various shaping units for corner copying and postforming. PVC edges are trimmed with a scraper unit, available with optional motor-drive and pneumatic control.

Clean final processing is achieved with finishing units such as scrapers and buffing units. A heavy duty grooving unit is available for cutting longitudinal grooves in the surface or the ends of the panel.

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 FURNITURE MANUFACTURING & SUPPLYCHINA2009
  Concurrently with Furniture China, FMC Premium
   September 9-12, 2009, Shanghai New Int’l Expo Centre

 

 

Organizer:

China National Furniture Association
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Int’l Exhibition Co., Ltd.

FMC 2009 – Fully Booked

Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2009 (FMC 2009) will be staged alongside FMC Premium at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from September 9-12, 2009. Being a part of Furniture China, FMC is one of the largest furniture equipment and material exhibitions in Asia. The show is proud to attract more than 650 famous machinery equipment exhibitors and furniture supply corporations.

FMC 2009 benefits from co-location with Furniture China 2009, the 4th largest furniture exhibition in the world, which is expected to attract more than 70,000 domestic and international trade visitors. FMC and FMC Premium will host about 650 companies with 36,000 sqm of exhibition area.

World famous brands re-join in spite of a weak economy

Despite a bleak economic climate, FMC 2009 has continued to keep its key figures at the record heights achieved in the previous edition. According to the statistics of the organizer, FMC 2009 is fully booked again. International and domestic woodworking manufacturers, such as HOMAG, BIESSE, WEINIG, SCM, NANXING, Shanghai YUETONG, V-HOLD confirmed their participation. Taiwan Woodworking Manufacturers Association (TWMA) will joint with more than 30 of their members. In addition, a large number of exhibitors have confirmed their attendance in the classified display sections, LEITZ, LEUCO and AKE in Saws Blades and Tools hall, JUNJIA, LIWANG in Fabric and Leather hall, HYDERON, BOKE in Furniture Hardware and Fittings hall, CHANGRUNFA PAINT, HUARUN PAINT in Furniture Coatings & Chemicals hall…Thus FMC will create an excellent opportunity for great business deals and provide international networking at the show.

FMC Premium continues to attract industry leaders

As a part of FMC, FMC Premium continues to provide an exclusive business platform where exhibitors can concentrate fully on business and products. Targeted at high leveled furniture raw material exhibitors, FMC Premium has been fully booked, among them international companies such as JOWAT, POLLMEIER, EXOR, TABU, AHEC, etc. FMC Premium witnesses the rapid development of the country’s furniture and interior design industry. The show will again bring us updated products and ideas of the market.

Exhibition space of FURNITURE CHINA including 10 indoor halls and 26 outdoor halls are fully booked and assure the high quality and quantity exhibitors and visitors of FMC. Thus the show will showcase the full spectrum of the industry. This September exhibitors from over 20 different countries gather in Shanghai, to show their latest products, discuss the latest industry technologies, prospects and innovations. In this special environment, FMC will still be the most important platform in China for visitors and the exhibitors to establish profitable relationships.

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THE FOREST INDUSTRY IN FINLAND DRAMATICALLY REDUCES ITS DEPENDENCE ON LOGS
FROM RUSSIA IN 2008, REPORTS THE WOOD RESOURCE QUARTERLY

 

Finland imported 24 percent fewer logs from Russia in the 4Q/08 as compared to the same quarter in 2007. With the uncertainty surrounding the log export taxes and timber market conditions in Russia, it is likely that the Finnish forest industry will rely less on Russian timber in the future.

Log consumption in Finland was substantially lower in 2008 than in the previous year. Total harvests were down about seven percent, with log deliveries from small private owners 25% lower than in 2007. Contrary to domestic log deliveries, log imports increased by three percent, totaling over 13 million m3 last year. However, shipments fell dramatically late in 2008, with softwood imports in the 4Q/08 down 24% from the same quarter in 2007 and hardwood log imports declining 28% over the same time period. Demand for logs was quite different for the pulp industry compared to the sawmilling sector. The total harvest of sawlogs was down an estimated 22% in 2008 and the decline in the imports of conifer sawlogs was close to 45%, with the biggest reduction originating in Russia. On the other hand, logging of pulpwood was up by approximately 7% and imports were 24% higher than in 2007. The biggest increases in pulpwood imports were of pine and birch logs from the markets around the Baltic Sea.

Despite the postponement of the Russian log export taxes for 9-12 months, it is not likely that Finland will rush back to its Eastern neighbor and increase log imports again. This is because many major Finnish companies have already cut back on their presence in Russia and/or closed some of their offices. It would be a big surprise if the log export tax of €50/m3 that was announced by President Putin in 2007 is actually implemented. There are a number of reasons for this, which discourages foreign investors from investing in manufacturing facilities in Russia, such as:

1) Russia is in need of income from the timber exports

2) Many Russian logging companies have had to shut down, resulting in increased unemployment

3) There is not enough domestic capacity to convert all logs that are now being exported

4) The Russian government’s involvement in restricting free trade has only created uncertainty

Despite the reduced operating rates in the Finnish industry, pulpwood and sawlog costs did not decrease much in the 4Q (in the local currency). Because the Euro continued to weaken, pulpwood prices fell 15% and conifer sawlogs were down 17% in US dollar terms, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Global timber market reporting is included in the 50-page publication Wood Resource Quarterly. The report, established in 1988 and with readers in over 20 countries, tracks sawlog and pulpwood prices in most regions around the world and also includes regular updates of the latest developments in international timber, pulp, lumber and biomass markets.

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PANELEXPO 2009 – A SUCCESSFUL ENDING OF AN EFFICIENT FAIR

 

The fourth edition of Panelexpo concluded on a successful note here at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Despite economic slowdown, turnout of visitors was good and their response encouraging. Many of the participants reported having received good number of serious trade enquiries. A number of participants reported having received substantial amount of spot orders too. Over 85 percent of the participants indicated their interest to participate in the next edition of Panelexpo in 2011. A large number of participants indicated their interest to participate in a similar event in Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.

The fair was organized from 2 – 5 April 2009 jointly by the Federation of Plywood and Panel Industry (FIPPI) and Fair Design India Pvt. Ltd. (FDI) under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Environment and Forests, and the Planning Commission, Government of India. It was held in Hall No 10 and 11 of Pragati Maidan covering an area of about 7,800 sq. mtr.

The fair was supported by most of the prestigious national and international organizations in the field including ITTO, INBAR, CNFMA, CBTC, NMBA, IPIRTI and AMCHAM. Other supporters included BIS, CAPEXIL, AIVMA, NIPMA, SIPMA, GPVMA, ICFRE, CNFMA, JHEA, FORHEX & Wood Technologist Association.

Media partners to the fair included FDM Asia, Panel & Furniture Asia, WFD, Ply Reporter, Asian Timber, India Wood & Allied Panels, Ply Digest, B2B Purchase & Hardware Sanitary Construction World, web media partners included Indiaplywood, Indiamart, Tradeindia.com, Tender Tiger, Timber hunt.com were the official e-media partner, Wood & Panel World were the official e-publication and Orbitz the official travel agent.

Exhibit profile of the fair included Plywood, Bamboo, Panels including Wooden / Aluminium / Honey Comb & Glass / Allied Panel Products, Veneers / Laminates, Particle Board / MDF, Moulded Plywood, Bamboo / Wood working machinery, Furniture making machinery, Sawing Machines, Logging Tools & Machines, Hand Tools, Adhesives, Chemicals, Resins & Glues, Coatings, Funiture & Fittings, Work Stations, Modular Kitchen, Doors & Windows, Floor Tiles, Hardware & Accessories.

There were a total of 99 participants from 9 countries. Overseas participation came from countries like China, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Taiwan and UK. China was the Partner country and Chinese companies focused mainly on machinery. Bangladeshi companies displayed exclusively wooden furniture while Malaysian companies displayed a variety of wooden products including furniture, laminated panels, sawn timber, board and laminated scantlings. Italian and German companies also focused on machinery while veneers, veneer edging were the major attraction from UK.

Some of the leading Indian companies at the fair were Biesse, FlexiCam, Sandeep Machines, Wood Master, Woodtech Consultants, Kalyan Industries, Guru Amar Industries and Jamuna Engineering in the machinery segment, Century Plyboards, Sarda Plywood, Greenply Industries, Bajaj Eco-Tec, Balaji Action Buildwell, Alstrong, Alstone, Durian, Unique Ply in the plywood and panel segment, and Indian Crafts, Golden Furnitures and Litmus Design in the furniture segment. Bamboo products were displayed prominently by companies like Arunachal Plywood and Loga Shree under the NMBA banner. Bamboo Hut was a major attraction for the visitors.

The fair was inaugurated by Shri Sajjan Bhajanka, President, Federation of Indian Plywood and Panel Industry, in the presence of eminent personalities from the trade and industry. It attracted over 3000 quality trade visitors during the four day period. These included prominent builders, architects, interior decorators, hoteliers besides wholesalers, distributors and other trade channels. Visitors came from across the country including far off places like Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Assam, Ahmedabad, Yamunanagar, Jalandhar, etc. Visitors were largely decision makers comprising top and senior officials from the companies.

A concurrent technical seminar was organized under the theme World class latest technology for process and products ‘Wood, Bamboo and Beyond!’ A number of papers on current subjects concerning the industry were presented by eminent speakers from India and abroad. These included:

       Forest Certification for Wood Products by Prof. Maharaj Muthoo, President, Roman Forum, Italy

     Agoforestry – The Raw Material Supply: Sustaintainability and Future Prospects by Dr. Sudhanshu Gupta, IFS, Asst. Director General (RP), ICFRE, Dehra Dun

       Photocuring of Biofibre Composites by Dr. R. N. Kumar, Course Director, Dept. of Wood Science & Technology, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala and Consultant in M/s. Western India Plywoods Limited, Kannur

       Role of Wood based Industries in Climate Change Mitigation by Mr. Jaydeep Chitlangia, Secretary General, FIPPI

       Bamboo – A Resource for Wood Substitution by Mr. Ajay Kumar, NMBA, New Delhi

       Conversion of Plywood, Veneering Units, Saw Mills in the North Eastern Region Value Addition and Ancillary Unit with Assured Market: A First-Hand Experience by Mr. M. M. Jalan, Chairman, Arunachal Plywood Industries Limited

       Wood Substitution – Recent Development by Dr. S. K. Nath, Jt. Director, IPIRTI, Bangalore

       Bamboo: Trade Opportunities for Livelihood Development in South and Southeast Asia by Mr. T. P. Subramony, Regional Coordinator (South Asia), INBAR

       A review of Standardization in the field of Wood, Bamboo & Panel Products by Mr. J. Roy Chowdhury, Scientist-E, BIS, New Delhi

       Export Scenario and Potential for Indian Plywood & Panel Industry by Mr. B. H. Patel, Chairman, CAPEXIL

       Particle Board & MDF Scenario in India by Mr. J. Bhattacharyya, and

       Economic Slow Down and Stimulus-Clean Technology and Wood Based Panel Product Industry by Mr. Anand Amrik Singh, Amman Consultants.        

Awards were presented for excellence in display and innovative products in different categories. Following companies were selected for the awards:

Category – Plywood and Panels

1st Prize: Greenply Industries Limited

2nd Prize: Century Plyboards (I) Ltd.

3rd Prize: Sarda Plwood Industries Limited

Special Prize: Unique Plywood (P) Ltd.

Category – Machinery

1st Prize: Sandeep Machines Private Limited

2nd Prize: Biesse Manufacturing Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Category – Innovative Products

Special Prize: Alstrong International

Special Prize: Arunachal Plywood Industries Limited

Special Prize: National Mission on Bamboo Applications

Category – Overseas Participants

1st Prize: Bangladesh Furniture

2nd Prize: China Foma Group Co., Ltd.

 
 
 

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