Showing posts from July, 2015

Do we need Nuclear?

Japan went without nuclear power for an entire year, the report states. And three of the world’s largest economies—China, Germany, Japan—as well as Brazil, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain, now all generate more electricity from non-hydro renewables than from nuclear.

The renewable-energy boom

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.

Robotmaster CAD/CAM for robots

Kuka Robots and Siemens Sinumeric for remote TCP applications. Source:

Sema Experience at Ligna 2015

Source: Struttura Legno 009 2015 with English text and

Kotkamills Wood Absorbex Imprex at Ligna 2015

Kotkamills is a forest products company based in Finland. The company specializes in laminating paper, matt coated bulky paper and sawn products. Kotkamills has two production plants in Finland and a subsidiary, L.P. Pacific Films Sdn. Bhd., in Malaysia – all of them ideally located for excellent customer service and logistics.

The annual production capacity of Kotkamills is 200,000 tonnes of Absorbex Kraft Paper and 40,000 tonnes of Imprex products, 180,000 tonnes of Solaris paper, and 230,000 m³ of sawn timber. The company employs approximately 500 people.
Absorbex saturating base kraft papers and resin treated Imprex products converted from Absorbex papers.   The Imprex product family includes both Imprex Core Stock to be used in the production of high-pressure laminates and Imprex films for surfacing of wooden panels.In addition, sawn timber produced at Kotka sawmills was presented at Kotkamills' booth J48 in hall 27 at Lgina 2015. Big Changes March 2015 was a month o…

Scmid Energy Solutions from Switzerland

Schmid energy solutions is the largest Swiss manufacturer of wood firing systems and over decades has helped to develop the technology on the front line.

Today, the company is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry.

Wood as a fuel is predominantly used to generate heat. Generating electricity from wood energy combined with the recovery of waste heat is going to become increasingly important in the future.

Schmid energy solutions has been active in this field for several years and has already implemented several reference projects.

Source: Ligna 2015,