Informa Markets, the organiser of Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the biggest industry show in Southeast Asia has moved MIFF 2021 from March 8-11 to September 1-4.

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Plant modernizations are becoming more important for wood-based panel producers worldwide. Eppingen-based machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER is collaborating with customers on innovative modernization solutions that can help customers keep their plants competitive far into the future.

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Muhtar Suhaili, 39, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) effective 1 November 2020.

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The timber industry needs to advance technologically to weather the pandemic storm and to emerge stronger.——By Malaysian Timber Council

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Egypt Kuwait Holding (EKH) subsidiary Nile Wood has ordered from DIEFFENBACHER a complete MDF plant with CPS+ continuous press for its greenfield site in Sadat City, Egypt. The order placed in September 2020 follows a development and engineering phase that began in late 2018.

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The world had yet to fully recover economically from the post-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) when it was hit by a bigger challenge in the form of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic which is touted as one of the worst ‘black swans’ the world is experiencing. The World Bank is estimating the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to be hit harder than even the GFC, going deeper into the negative territory as more countries struggle to contain the pandemic.

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Shanghai International Furniture Machinery & Woodworking Machinery Fair (WMF) has been collocated with CIFF (Shanghai) and will be held on 7-10 September 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai Hongqiao, China on schedule. The show does not just facilitate the trade between buyers and exhibitors, but also wish to bring the most updated industry information to audience, online or offline. Therefore, WMF has organized its first-ever webinar in mid-August, 3 professionals were here to share their insight on the industry development after this pandemic, specifically targeted the future development of Malaysia Furniture Market and introduce how to fully utilize the automation machinery for the business. This webinar attracted lots of audience to sign up, so there will be another webinar in mid-October, this time the webinar will be more focused on the Vietnam market, professionals will be invited to share the latest market information and technology. Stay Tuned.

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With the construction of a 80-meter-long CPS+, DIEFFENBACHER will set a world record for the longest continuous press used to produce wood-based panels. The press is the core component of an MDF plant ordered from DIEFFENBACHER in July by Chinese wood-based panels manufacturer Guangxi Lelin Forestry Development Co, Ltd.

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Informa Markets, the Organiser of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) launches MIFF FURNIVERSE online exhibition in August 2020 to connect global furniture buyers with furniture manufacturers to penetrate in the world of opportunities for global furniture market at this trying time.

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Western European construction output is expected to fall by 6.1% in 2020, in comparison to a previously expected expansion of 1.2% prior to COVID-19, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, says GlobalData.

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