Malabar Neem is the new ‘green gold’
With a severe scarcity of wood for furniture, construction and fibre boards staring India in the face, the need to revive agro-forestry and promote plantation timber has come into sharp focus.
Mr. T. Gopi, MD of Bengaluru-based machinery manufacturer WoodTech Consultants, has initiated a project to cultivate Melia Dubia on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border as a touchstone.Read up on the new “green startup” venture on the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of WoodNews.
Century to enter doors market
Plywood manufacturer Century Plyboards has entered into a 60:40 joint venture with a Chinese furniture company, Goldea, for making doors and frames. Starting with an investment of Rs 80 crore, the doors plant in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, will have a capacity to produce 2,000 doors a day.
Century Plyboards Chairman, Mr.Sajjan Bhajanka, was quoted in the press as saying,"By the year 2022, the doors and frames market will be about Rs. 40,000 crore. Currently there are no organised players in this segment in India.”
Clients’ factories are Kleiberit’s laboratories
Kleiberit is not just a supplier of adhesives and coatings; it believes in extensive research and development in collaboration with its clients worldwide. Be it a challenge, a problem or even a new idea, clients don’t return without a viable solution.
Read WoodNews (Sept-Oct 2017) wide-ranging interview with Mr. Wolfgang Hormuth, Global Vice-President for Kleiberit's adhesives business and head of its Technology Centre in Weingarten, Germany.
EU timber retail giants join hands
An alliance of European home improvement retailers has become a dynamic force for legal and sustainable timber sourcing. Members of the Timber Retail Coalition (TRC) are among the biggest names in European timber and wood products consumer markets.
Kingfisher Group, Ikea, Carrefour and Marks & Spencer add up to 14,000 stores on five continents and their combined sales top €100 billion. The ultimate aim of the alliance is 100% sustainable wood sourcing. Read more in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of WoodNews.