Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER is successfully withstanding the general global economic weakness through its focus on sustainable technologies. Numerous project wins justify the company’s creation of its Recycling Business Unit on January 1, 2019. Strong growth in this area is expected in 2020.

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The Biesse Group inaugurates the brand new "Ulm Campus" near Nersingen, with a grand opening ceremony from 24 to 26 October. The CNC machine manufacturer will exhibit in-house technologies and partners’ machines, over approximately 1,500 square metres.

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In partnership with industry organisation Swedish Wood, two Swedish alumni of Beckmans College of Design have created a pine kitchen for one of the guest apartments at the Swedish Institute in Paris. The kitchen is part of the Swedish Institute’s refurbishment programme aimed at raising the profile of Swedish design in Paris. The guest apartments were unveiled on 7 September during Paris Design Week.

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Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF 2019) grandly opens during September 8-11 at Hall 7.1 and 8.1 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai, China. 

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UK Forest Sector Craves Certainty

Expectations of another slide in sterling give UK timber a competitive advantage versus imports, while demand from pallet manufacturers is robust due to end users stockpiling, both due to Brexit uncertainty. 

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Global Sawlog Price Index fell 1.8% in 1Q 2019

According to Wood Resources International, the global flow of softwood logs from countries with a surplus of wood raw-material to regions with tight, or costly log supply and higher consumption of forest products continued to expand for the third consecutive year. 

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Following two months of declining new orders, the results from Furniture World News survey revealed that residential furniture manufacturers and distributors continued the downward trend. 

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To the delight and relief of numerous companies that have been kept out of exhibiting at Asia’s largest and most comprehensive furniture production, woodworking machinery and interiors trade fair every year due to space crunch, show organizers have announced recently the expansion of exhibition space for the upcoming edition.

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The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 24th Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention was held at The Westin Ningbo Hotel from June 20 to 21, 2019. 

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The World Bank has announced that Ghana has become the third country to sign an agreement with the Bank that will reward community efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, reports from ITTO.

Ghana’s five-year Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s (FCPF) Carbon Fund administered by the World Bank unlocks performance-based payments of up to US$50 million for carbon emission reductions from the forest and land use sectors.

Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo have also signed ERPAs over the past ten months, with other Carbon Fund countries expected to sign similar agreements.

This programme will help to secure the future of Ghana’s forests while enhancing income and livelihood opportunities for farmers and forest-dependent communities, said Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, Chief Executive of the Ghana Forestry Commission.

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