Filed Under (7.Miscellaneous) by Mason Pan on June-8-2014

What Is Softwood ?

Softwood Is softwood softer than hardwood ? The answer is No. Some hardwood are very soft , like balsa wood, which is the softest wood in the world.

Softwood refers to wood cut from trees belonging to gymnosperms. Softwood trees are conifers and evergreen while hardwood typically comes from angiosperm, deciduous and broad-leaved trees. Softwood grows faster than hardwood.Softwood lumber is mostly obtained from the Baltic, Scandinavia and North America.

Though softwood and hardwood are not be divided by their weight or density, softwood is generally less dense than hardwood . Softwood has good Mechanical Properties and is easy to saw, plan, bore, nail.

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Filed Under (6.Knowledge, 7.Miscellaneous) by Mason Pan on June-7-2014

IEC Code

If you import or export from India, when you book the vessel, you may be required by your shipping agent to provide an IEC Code for the shipment.

What’s IEC Code ?

IEC Code is a unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade , Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies.

Full From of IEC Code is“Importer Exporter Code”. To import or export in India, IEC Code is mandatory. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without  an IEC Code Number.

How to obtain an IEC Code ?

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Filed Under (6.Knowledge, 7.Miscellaneous) by Mason Pan on June-7-2014

Australian Plywood Standards

AS/NZS 2754.1(Int):2008   
Adhesives for timber and timber products – Adhesives for manufacture of plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL)

AS/NZS 2097:2006   
Methods for sampling veneer and plywood

AS/NZS 2098.3:2006   
Methods of test for veneer and plywood – Bond quality and strength of scarf joints in plywood

AS/NZS 2098.2:2006   
Methods of test for veneer and plywood – Bond quality of plywood (chisel test)

AS/NZS 2098.7:2006   
Methods of test for veneer and plywood – Density of veneer and plywood

AS/NZS 2098.6:2006   
Methods of test for veneer and plywood – Depth of peeler checks in veneer and plywood

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