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Myanmar Frees 153 Chinese Loggers Sentenced to Life

MYANMAR -  Myanmar has freed 153 Chinese facing life sentences for illegal logging.  Their release was part of a larger presidential amnesty deal which freed close to 7,000 prisoners.

Last week's sentencing strained the country's relation with neighboring China. News reports say a life sentence like that given to the 153 loggers, is typically equal to 20 years. An additional two Chinese loggers, both said to be minors, were given 10 years.

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Wood-Based Biofuels Help FedEx Fly

Wood-based biofuel will be used to fuel FedEx jets within two years under a seven year contract between Red Rock Biofuels and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. Red Rock, which is also supply bio jet fuel to Southwest Airlines, will produce 3 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for the company. First delivery is in 2017.

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Premier EuroCase Introduces High-Gloss Acrylic Five-Piece Doors at AWFS

 DENVER, CO – Premier EuroCase is the first to introduce a high‐gloss acrylic five‐piece door as a new design option to the woodworking industry. Premier showcased the new application of their innovative Reflekt high‐
gloss product line at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas from July 22 – 25, 2015.  
 
The expansion of the Reflekt product line to include a five‐piece door is a result of Premier’s ingenuity, process intelligence and superior manufacturing capabilities. The door components are PUR laminated inside a certified
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Thermwood To Combine 3D Additive Printing and CNC Machining

CNC manufacturer Thermwood Corp. says it is developing a 3D additive manufacturing system, that is capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components. It uses a “near net shape” approach with a large extruder, mounted to the machine, heats, melts and “prints” carbon graphite filled thermoplastic material to create a structure which is then five-axis machined to its final net shape.

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