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The Ply RePoRTeR august 2018

VOL.18 ISSUE 08 august 2018

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Contents Regular Coloumn 20-22 Editorial

24-26 Apni Baat

277 Advertiser’s Index

278 Fair News

News Watch 28 I UP gets whopping 15,000 applications for wood based industries

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36 I Truck strike hits ply & panel production

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38 I Oversupply force HPL companies to absorb high raw material cost

,pih,y daifu;ksa dks dPps eky dh c<+h dhers]a cktkj esa ykxw djus esa fnDdr!

42 I Possibility of logs export from Burma is being discussed

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46 I MDF capacity utilization drops to 40 %

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50 I Indian Plywood Machinery Demand at All time high

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58 I JK Bihani: the newly elected HPMA president

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62 I Sign of revival in real estate after Demo-Knight Frank India reports

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68 I Pine Board & Door demand to witness growth

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130 I EXOTICA FINISH – The Exotic Kaiya Wonder from AICA

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172 I Action TESA has introduced 3mm HDHMR, The ultimate solution for innovative door.. 174 I Sleek Boards introduces Athmer Door Seals 176 I Century’s Innovation and Quality - Now in MDF

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276 Horoscope

180 I Century’s Starke Solid Polymer Boards is catching retail demand 285 I The world of wpc has a lot more to offer than ply and boards 86 124 I 301 I


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One 2 One Pg.

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A Talk with

Mr. Vishal Dokania, Director, Durian Laminates Pg.

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Loyal of Aica

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Mr. Mukesh Bajaj and Mr. Manoj Bajaj, Owners, Hindustan Plywood, Nagpur

Regency Club

Mr. Vikas Jain, Mysore Plywood, Vashi, Mumbai

Mr. Jiten Mehta, Chembur Timber Traders, Chembur, Mumbai

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Machinery Talk

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Retailers Angle

Mr. Sunil Srivastava, Director, Kumar Engineering

Mr. Sanjay Makhija, Proprietor, Shivam Lamiantes, Indore

Event Watch 206

Purbanchal Laminates gets ‘Assocham 2nd Service’ and ‘National Industrial Excellence’ Awards for 2018

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Canadian Wood Seminar at Gandhidham in Gujarat 216

Trikalp Laminates launches 0.8 mm in a glittering grand function at Jaipur 261

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Virgo way being ‘Official StylamLaminates Industriesleads bagsthe ‘India’s greatest Branding Partner’2015-16’ for ‘India-Cricket brands & leaders award Series’ 213

ARCHIDPLY ORGANIZED A FACTORY VISIT Stylam Industries bags ‘India’s greatest FOR DELHI-NCR brands & leaders CONTRACTORS 2015-16’ award 256

VIVA ACP launches new‘India’s range greatest of Stylam Industries bags products at their 2015-16’ dealers’ meet in Agra brands & leaders award 271

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VPMA elects new office bearers and executive members 214

OUM Lamitech’s ‘Trustlam’ dealers’ meet in Jaipur 260

Asean Natural Veneers opens Full Sheet Experience Gallery at Pune 211 Virgo Laminates organised first award distribution function for rural sales in Nagpur 262 Floresta organises contractors’ meet at Tezpur and In shop Meet at Gurgaon 263 ALSTONE organises carpentors’ Meet at Bulandshaher and Patna Technical Update

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Seminar on ‘Woodbags Processing Technologies’ Stylam Industries ‘India’s greatest held at & FRI, Dehradun brands leaders 2015-16’ award

264 Industrial Waste and Pollution from wood based panel Industry


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PrePare to embrace comPetition

Editorial

Pragat Dvivedi, Founder Editor

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Margins are too low & payments are very slow. In a promising sector of building material in a growing country like India, where there is enough room for everyone yet such scenario arise because many people enter in the business blindly. Financial capability, Marketing plan, Execution, conversion to sales and Payment collection have to be strengthened in line with the big & established players to remain alive during next 2-3 years of this roller coaster phase.

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he wood panel industry is going through a phase of uneasiness because the rising manufacturing cost is not being absorbed in selling price. The uneasiness is deep and high in the field of Decorative Laminates and Particle Board because of selling price getting low. For new or financially weaker players, margins in these two product categories are very narrow and to moving ahead on that level is getting difficult yet there are 7-8 more plants are in pipe line. I truly believe that smaller size and liner-based factories wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last this Financial Year unless they have access to some huge reserved capital for the hit and trial. Most of the laminate companies are trying their best to increase sales by bringing beautiful Folders, new combinations, Attractive schemes but as a product category there are 50 to 60 such plants who are slipping from their survival mark. The plywood demand has improved marginally after the price increase pushed by manufacturers. The branded and semi branded plywood manufacturers are operating on very narrow margins but the jump in poplar prices has forced cheap & all-poplar ply manufacturers to losses. For average quality and short core plywood manufacturers, the time is fast slipping by. The Plywood trade is initiating to compete fiercely by offering lower rate despite of unviable equation, thus the longevity of many players will be on stake soon or in coming time. According to data, facts and emerging possibilities in my analysis, 100 plus truck load plywood manufacturers with one Flagship brand will be able to sell through the tough period of 2019 and 2020. The plywood brands with good quality and genuine price will remain hot during this period. The WPC, PVC board is a growing product category where market is worth Rs 1200 crore and growing steadily each year. But too many manufactures emerged in very short span of time that did not allow this product quality to sustain, hence weak and desperate producers made this product loose its image and pulling down the sales on retail counters. The PVC board market is stable with few mature brands who are doing better but margins for manufacturers or sellers are not too encouraging to keep going. A large part of Indian Particle board industry has done the same deterioration for itself which is suffocating this product segment as well. Margins are too low & Payments are very slow. In a promising sector of building material in a growing country like India, where there is enough room for everyone yet such scenario arise because many people enter in the business blindly. Financial capability, Marketing plan, Execution, conversion to sales and Payment collection have to be strengthened in line with the big & established players to remain alive during next 2-3 years of this roller coaster phase. Better is to find strong and smart companions, partners and sellers. Prepare your company to embrace competition else open to be shutter down. Wishing you all good business ahead.

Pragat Dvivedi Founder Editor www.plyreporter.com

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MDF NeeD AbuNDANt MoNey, eNergy & tiMe to get PlywooD MArket shAre

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Rajiv Parashar, Editor

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Present market scenario hints that MDF, PB share is growing but not mainly on the cost of Plywood, or even cheaper grade plywood but to growing applications. Presently market has compelled the MDF/PB producers to reduce prices if they want to remain in the market.

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t Ply Reporter, we often hear opinions expressed by traders, industries, machinery experts and pioneers in wood panel industry that MDF is growing but can’t replace plywood so soon. They say that “Globally MDF, PB have 80 percent of market in wood panel category whereas Plywood has mere 15-20 percent but in India it is vice-versa. This is expected to change in favour of MDF/PB, which is cheaper than plywood.” Their comments have motivated more companies to enter in MDF/PB manufacturing without knowing supplydemand scenario and Indian consumers’ behaviour, and even without having understanding of timber availability or actual investment needed to educate consumers etc. During last 2-3 years, MDF production capacity grew more than 150 percent and in PB it rose by 75 percent, but the market growth has been limited below 20 percent in case of both. The Plywood manufacturing scenario is also upward where capacity has grown by around 50 percent during last three years against annual growth of around 7-8 percent. The present market scenario hints that MDF, PB share is growing but not mainly on the cost of Plywood, or even cheaper grade plywood but to growing applications. Presently market has compelled the MDF/PB producers to reduce prices if they want to remain in the market. MDF and Pre laminated Particle Boards prices have dropped by 15-20 % compared to prices of last indicate that it is not exactly what was though to be an easy replacement by many manufacturers. It means market adoption is slow and there is struggle for survival. Despite of price decrease, MDF companies are struggling for sales and If this will need to change then MDF/PB industry need to plan to invest in awareness, education & information dissemination about the usage/benefits among users. They have to spend their energy, time and money with patience to accelerate the market growth, because only rising supply is not enough to get good share of plywood. While preparing for August issue, The Ply Reporter team really struggled to get some mood cheering news and in fact it could not find much. The August issue of “The Ply Reporter” magazine has featured the ground market report on MDF, Laminates, Plywood, Timber and many more. The One2one interaction with Mr. Vishal Dokania, Director, Cedar Laminates (Durian) is worth read for Laminate Industry and trade. The benefits of ‘Sanding Machine in Plywood Industry’ is well explained by Mr. Sunil Srivastava, Director, Kumar Engineering in our regular column that highlight interview of machinery manufacturers. Apart from these, there is coverage on seminar on Wood technology interface at FRI, various product launch, glittering award ceremony and updates from industry/trade. Enjoy reading, and send your view.

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UP gets whoPPing 15,000 aPPlications for wood based indUstries

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ttar Pradesh Forest department has received 15000 online applications for new wood based industries in the state. The applications were received during a specified time limit that ended on 15th July 2018. On the basis of availability of wood in the region UP Government had initiated the process of new licenses for wood based industries. The state invited online application for new licenses to set up wood based industries in eight categories such as Saw Mill, Veneer, Plywood, Veneer and Plywood, Stand alone chipper, MDF/HDF and Particle Board.

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As per report, in MDF and Particle Board categories, the government has received 30 applications whereas in Veneers and Plywood, they have got more approx 2000 applications in each category. Reports from government sources find that there are approx 4600 applications in wood panel segments that include MDF, Particle Boards, Core Veneers, Plywood and Veneer combined. According to sources and available reports, the leading brands from plywood and laminates segment do not have a plant in UP. Players are eager to establish wood panel manufacturing units in Uttar Pradesh thanks to timber availability and culture of plantation in the state. On the similar lines, large number of distributors and other industry people are willing to enter into plywood and wood panel manufacturing for which they have filed applications. Currently the department officials are in process of scrutiny of all the application which is expected to take a couple of months to conclude before the final selection process begins. The further course of action

is not known for any official notification has come so far on the further process. Sources say that forest department will distribute licenses on lottery system each category according to availability of timber stocks. The Department of Forest of UP has revised the terms and condition to bring transparency in the process of selection for wood industries. One thing is certain that Uttar Pradesh is set to see the biggest growth in this product manufacturing to become biggest hub for plywood & panel production in India. The Ply Reporter published a complete article a year ago that very sooner UP may open new units that will add to new units, oversupply and escalation of timber prices in long run.


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-says Mr. Vishal Dokania, Director, Durian Laminates Cedar Decor Pvt Ltd, maker of Durian Laminates brand, has maintained its decent growth rate year-on-year, despite the market registered over-supply scenario due to huge capacity addition in laminates. Among a number of brands in HPL category, the company is expanding its Distributors network in small and big cities offering win-win situation for company and channel partners with long term consistency policies, good quality product offerings, prompt and better services, timely updating of catalogues and enhancement of product range, and attractive catalogues with larger size displays which helps in easy selection at retail counters as well. During One 2 one interaction with The Ply Reporter, Mr. Vishal Dokania, Director of the company shared his market strategy, policy and future growth plan. Edited excerpts.. www.plyreporter.com


Our transparent policies and operation system has built confidence with our Distributor network which has helped them to operate with much ease with our company. When forming our policies, one of the most important things we consider is how we can maximise our Distributor ROI and profitability. This helps us create a win-win situation with our esteemed channel partners. How was your HPL manufacturing business in FY 201718? How much was growth and capacity utilization? FY 2017-2018 was the best year so far for our HPL vertical. We say a sharp increase in appointment of new distributors PAN India in unrepresented areas for the brand. YOY Growth was close to 15% in terms of volume sold. Overall the capacity utilization with our company was 93.7% (adjusting breakdowns and other delays). In present competitive market scenario, do you think that margins/realizations are shirking. If yes, then what is way-out? This is the rule of economics that when supply exceeds the demand, the market turns buyer centric and in this situation, there happens to be acute price sensitivity. However, since we operate in various segments of the market we have been able to achieve higher margins than last year. A big factor for this was the price support of primary RM like Phenol. How would you plan to keep away yourself from crowd? Since inception of our company, we have set our policy framed and operated, which are Distributor centric and very friendly with them. We stick to our Quality and Service policies which has helped us to appoint over 30 new distributors last year. We are sure that in

market, people from our trade have confidence in our brand and quality, owing to which we have succeeded in launching two new products last year as well as new distributors for our existing brands at unrepresented areas. Our transparent policies and operation system has built confidence with our Distributor network which has helped them to operate with much ease with our company. When forming our policies, one of the most important things we consider is how we can maximise our Distributor ROI and profitability. This helps us create a win-win situation with our esteemed channel partners. Would you think that more brands will add larger sells to company? What are the advantages of so many brands in laminates, because it seems a costly affair to manage in HPL? Today with Globalisation the technology is within the reach of every hand, the market has turned very smart and fast. With new smart cities and small metros booming up now, the rural markets have escalated to semi urban. With new generation entering the ancestral business, families are becoming nuclear, new Distributors are coming up from the same family even. Apart from this, medium size Dealers are opting for Distribution of smaller range catalogues. In last one year you must have seen not less than 100 new brands in the www.plyreporter.com

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iva Composite Panel Pvt. Ltd. manufacturer and exporter of a variety of quality wooden textured, solid series ACP (Aluminium Composite Panel), etc has organised two days dealers/distributors meet at hotel Jaypee Palace Hotel & International Convention Centre in Agra, UP on July 14-15, 2018. The meet was attended by over 400 industry professionals among them nearly 300 dealers/distributors from across the country were present. The event was also graced by a famous Bollywood actor Mr Govinda who came to the venue on the first day in the evening and entertained the audience a little with his dance and dialogues. During the programme the company also launched A1, A2 FR grade products and felicitated their leading dealers/distributors for year 2017-18 with prizes and gifts distribution.

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The programme started with lamp lighting ceremony performed by management of team VIVA Managing Director Mr. Prakash Jain, Director Mr. Nitin Jain along with their eminent guests/distributors including Mr.


Seminar on ‘Wood ProceSSing TechnologieS’ held aT Fri, dehradun More than 100 delegates such as Scientists, Research Scholars, Manufacturers and Technical Experts of wood processing industry attended and took part in the discussion for development and research related to wood panel industry. Forest Products division of Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun organised a seminar on ‘Wood Processing Technologies: Research-Industry Interface’ in Dehradun on July 18, 2018. The broad objective of the seminar was to discuss and brain storm on future strategies that need to be adopted in wood processing technology research for the benefit of wood based industries. The seminar started with welcome speech by head of Forest Product Division Dr. Kishan Kumar. The inaugural address was done by Dr Savita (IFS), Director, FRI stating that Indian wood-based industries have witnessed vast changes in priorities, policies, problems and approaches over the years. She said that ‘a huge wealth of scientific and technical information is also expected to be generated for future industrial applications’ thus such interactive platforms are the need of the which can propel the research in better and more focused way’. The central theme of the seminar was “ResearchIndustry interface” which was aptly divided into two components the stakeholders from industries and academic, who interacted during the invited lectures. Some of the important research outputs from Forest Products Division of FRI, especially during the past decade were also presented as poster presentations which generated keen interest among the participants from the industries. The seminar also presented many

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thoughts/problems/possibilities of industries and the efforts of researchers. The information presented during the seminar will improve and open up new avenues for research, collaborations and provide new ideas for young scientists. This seminar helped in developing robust research programs targeting the needs of industries. Some of the eminent scientists, researchers, technical and industry conglomerates who addressed the august gathering on specific topics include MrJitendra K. Pandey Associate Dean, Research and Development University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Energy Acres, www.plyreporter.com


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