HANNOVER, GERMANY — The largest woodworking show in the world, Ligna features innovative products for both the primary and secondary woodworking industries. Here’s a sampling of some of the new displays on view at the biennial show.

Hot Innovations Pavilion: a look at the latest trends in energy and resource efficiency, including products for the comfort and safety of forestry workers.

Belt Sander Racing: a sellout in the U.S., belt sander racing makes its debut at Ligna .

Careers in Forestry & Wood Industries: which will include information on careers in the wood products and forestry industries.

Energy from Wood presentation: featuring hot ideas for wood as a renewable energy resource.

The NanoTruck, High Tech from the Nanocosmos: a look at how nano particles and structures can be used in lightweight construction.

2nd International Wood Energy Forum: sponsored by the German Bioenergy Assn., Power Systems Assn. and VDMA (German Engineering Federation).

Stihl Timbersports Series Ligna Cup: Germany’s top lumberjack athletes compete head-to-head in areas of axe and saw prowess.

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