Newsletter 07 June 2024

We hope you found our previous newsletter useful. We continue today with fresh news from the world of woodworking and the furniture industry.

  • Did you know that the transport of timber is strictly regulated in Romania? To help you, we have prepared a comprehensive guide to the main legal provisions. Find out which documents of origin the timber must have, how to issue the accompanying permits in SUMAL 2.0, what the hauliers' obligations are and how to determine the volume of the load. Last but not least, we present the penalties for illegal transport and some practical tips. Details in the attached guide. [link]
  • If you are going to invest in a circular or multi-blade saw, the choice can be difficult. Here's a comparison of two top models from Wood-Mizer: the EG800 circular saw and the MR200 multi-blade saw. Find out how they differ in terms of applications, productivity, adaptability and operating costs. With the right information, you'll be able to make the best decision for your business. Read the full analysis here. [link]
  • Have you heard about the "School of Books and Crafts" programme? Although not directly aimed at the wood industry, this unique partnership between retail companies and vocational colleges can serve as a source of inspiration. For three years, students learn the trade of retailer-salesperson, receive a scholarship, meals and transport, and at the end are guaranteed a job. What would a similar programme look like for carpenters and other woodworkers? We invite you to find out the model and share your thoughts. [link]
  • From Xylexpo 2024 we bring you news about the new model of cant applicator KDT 706 BHT. Presented by David Zhang Weitao from the KDT after-sales team, the machine features an increased working speed of 24 m/min, four edge selection options and servo drives for precise control. As China's number one woodworking machine manufacturer, KDT aims to become a competitive alternative in the European market. More details and a video interview here. [link]
  • Get ready for imm cologne 2025! The world's leading furniture and interior design fair returns from 12 to 16 January with new exhibition formats tailored to all types of exhibitors. There will be inspirational installations "The Circles", a summit of German industry associations and many other surprises. Organisers expect an attendance from over 35 countries, with a focus on community and dialogue. Book your place in the "cathedral of design" early. [link]
  • Did you know that the book "Adhesives in the furniture industry" has recently appeared in English? The book provides an overview of the practical applications of adhesives in furniture production, from theory to tests and recommendations. Author Franco Bulian, director of Catas, has decades of experience in the field. The 300-page volume can be a valuable resource for those who want to better understand the "family" of adhesives. [link]
  • Locally, Romexpo is waiting for you at BIFE-SIM 2024 - the biggest furniture, equipment and accessories fair in Romania - with a new concept: the #BifeSim2024 community. Together with the Furniture Manufacturers Association, Romexpo aims to offer exhibitors an ideal setting for networking and mutual inspiration in the industry. The event is aimed at a wide range of participants, from manufacturers and designers to retailers and the general public. Information at [link]
  • Also from the international trade fair sphere, Barberán presented at Xylexpo 2024 the latest coating, laminating, finishing and printing technologies for wood and beyond. Highlights include a profile coating machine with computer-controlled automatic primer application system and automatic sandpaper roll change system without interrupting production. Barberán already has 100 digital printing lines installed worldwide, capable of printing up to 120 m/min. Read more here. [link]
  • In Italy, the Cefla group posted record results in 2023, despite the complicated global context. Consolidated turnover reached €684.9 million, with a net profit of €66 million. The focus on energy transition, innovation and careful supply chain management enabled Cefla to get through a challenging period. Investments in R&D (€13.5 million) and sustainability remain priorities for the group. [link]
  • Last but not least, we remind you that Felder Group Romania invites you on June 7-8 to the "#LEMN.EXPERT Workshop". Here you will be able to test more than 20 Felder and Hammer high-tech machines, 500 tools and accessories, in a new 400 sqm Demo Center. Felder specialists will offer you advice and customised financing solutions. The event is free of charge with pre-registration. Details here. [link]

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Have a great week!

Wooden Magazine Team

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I've had the chance to work in various departments. Thus I gained experience in Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Sales, Operations, Marketing. I am a team player and an all around player. I am an entrepreneur, I coordinated the sale of a wood varnish and paint business to a multinational. In 2016 I discovered the digital world, publishing and online marketing. Since then I have moved my accumulated experience and skills online.

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