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News from VietnamWood: Appetite for American Hardw...

News from VietnamWood: Appetite for American Hardwoods Continues to Grow in Key Market of Vietnam

The American Hardwood Export Council shows commitment to Vietnamese partnership as over 30 members join the pavilion at this iconic tradeshow   At the recent VietnamWoodshow, held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, 31 American companies joined the American Hardwood Export Council at their pavilion, a space of 252

FORMÓBILE 2020 WILL DISCUSS INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE F...

FORMÓBILE 2020 WILL DISCUSS INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE FURNITURE SECTOR

The 9th edition of ForMóbile – International Fair of the Furniture and Wood Industrieswill discuss the opportunities, challenges and trends of Industry 4.0 in the furniture sector. The issue is on the agenda of the largest international associations in the sector and has been receiving investments from the main market players. A good example is

FLEGT VPA and PEFC certification synergies: the fu...

FLEGT VPA and PEFC certification synergies: the future looks bright in Vietnam

Sustainability and legality initiatives such as PEFC forest certification and FLEGT VPA are increasingly running parallel in many Asian tropical countries. However, there is still limited coordination between these initiatives within the same country as well as among national states. Therefore, ensuring meaningful coordination and synergies between these initiatives was amongst key messages promoted at

Vietnam commits to forest certification and PEFC

Vietnam commits to forest certification and PEFC

“Our goal is to significantly increase the number of certified hectares in Vietnam,” said Ha Cong Tuan, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), prior to the launch of the Vietnam Forest Certification Office (VAFS) last week in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Vietnamese government has formulated a Forestry Development Strategy to help achieve this

Best Use of Certified Wood Honoured at World Archi...

Best Use of Certified Wood Honoured at World Architecture Festival

By Michael Buckley, Turnstone Singapore From Chile to China and Canada, teams of architects assembled in Amsterdam to present their projects at the 2018 World Architecture Festival. At a Gala Dinner for over 1,000, the results were announced by organiser Paul Finch describing itas “a moment to celebrate the extraordinary diversity and skills of a

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest managem...

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest management and forest certification for Vietnam

PEFC certification in Vietnam takes a big step forward with the decision from the Prime Minister’s Office to approve the project on sustainable forest management and forest certification by establishing the national forest certification system, in line with PEFC international requirements. This confirms the Vietnamese government’s vision and recognition that sustainable forest management and certification

PEFC: 'Demonstrating the legality and sustainabili...

PEFC: ‘Demonstrating the legality and sustainability of tropical hardwood is a must’

“We are entering a new age for timber, a new industrial revolution for timber,” said Peter Latham, Chairman of PEFC international, speaking today at the first Malaysian Timber Conference. This isn’t just a climate-positive story of using a renewable crop, a crop that can still lock in the carbon when at the end of its use;

FORUM JIFFINA JAWA BALI GELAR PAMERAN SAEXPO STOCK...

FORUM JIFFINA JAWA BALI GELAR PAMERAN SAEXPO STOCK SALES 2018

Platform Terbaru dan Terdepan bagi Perkembangan Industri Hospitality (Furniture, Craft, Interior Design & Hotel Supply) di Indonesia. JIFFINA Internasional Perkasa akan menggelar pameran SAEXPO STOCK SALES 2018, yang ditargetkan sebagai pameran terbaru dan terdepan bagi perkembangan industri hospitality (furniture, craft, interior design dan hotel supply) di Indonesia. Pameran ini penekananya lebih kepada penjualan stock meuble

ASMINDO Mempunyai 24 Asesor Uji Kompetensi SDM Fur...

ASMINDO Mempunyai 24 Asesor Uji Kompetensi SDM Furnitur

Yogyakarta, ASMINDO mulai tanggal 26 Juni-30 Juni menyelenggarakan Pendidikan dan Pelatihan (Diklat) Asesor yang bekerjasama dengan Pusat Pendidikan dan Pelatihan Kementrian Perindustrian (Pusdiklat) Kementrian Perindustrian di Balai Diklat Industri Yogyakarta. Diklat ini diikuti oleh 24 orang peserta yang merupakan perwakilan dari KOMDA ASMINDO di seluruh Indonesia. Materi Diklat terdiri dari 3 materi utama yaitu Merencanakan

Rossi Group unveils new ‘state of the art’ Emp...

Rossi Group unveils new ‘state of the art’ Emporium Hardwoods mill

Rossi Group LLC of Connecticut has opened its new mill at Emporium in western Pennsylvania, one of the most advanced in America, following the destruction of its sawmill by fire just 15 months earlier.  President Ted Rossi says the new mill will produce 50% more graded sawn lumber with the same staff and help to