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  • Forestry
  • December 12, 2017 12:10

China: New wood product trading centre

The Chongqing Traffic and Transportation Group has invested RMB2.5 billion to establish an international wood products trading centre in the Jiangjin Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Chongqing municipality... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 12, 2017 11:01

Södra selects Ledinek's equipment for CLT facility

Södra has selected Ledinek as supplier of the equipment for the cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility that Södra has decided to build at Värö... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 12, 2017 10:30

New products and special events at the 2018 DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR – To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the event, show organizers re-introduce the widely popular InnovAction Flooring Campaign, Materia, and cadex educational conferences... [more...]

  • Interior
  • December 12, 2017 10:05

Indonesian furniture industry weighed down by regulations and inadequate raw materials supply

The Vice Chairman of the Raw Materials Sector in the Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Industry Association, Andang Wahyu Triyanto, has said the recent poor export performance of the furniture sector is the result of over burdening regulations and problems with raw material supplies... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 12, 2017 07:47

Canadian lumber production in September lower than last year

Canadian lumber production rose 1.4% from August to 5 633.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber in September. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 11, 2017 13:17

SCA to loan EUR 150 million from EIB

The European Investment Bank and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) have signed a EUR 150 million loan agreement... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2017 11:26

ITC finds U.S. industry injured by imports of softwood lumber from Canada

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on December 7 determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of softwood lumber from Canada that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and sold ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2017 11:05

South Africa: Importers face uphill battle to lift wholesale prices

The weak Rand has affected imports and traders are ordering only what is needed and they have to work hard to secure the price increases for meranti, US hardwoods and African hardwoods needed to off-set the weaker Rand... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 11, 2017 10:43

Martinsons to shutdown sawntimber production of Hällnäs mill in Sweden

During next year, the Sweidsh Martinsons will increase its production of sawn timber from 500,000 to 535,000 m3. This will be done through a 60 million SEK investment in kiln and storage facilities, as well as more shifts in Bygdsiljum, the Group's largest unit. Meanwhile, production will cease in Hällnäs... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 11, 2017 10:12

Brazil: National Programme for Wood Quality updated to meet CN Mark requirements

The National Programme for Wood Quality (PNQM) developed by the Brazilian Association of MechanicallyProcessed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) recently included new procedures such as preventive maintenance of equipment, competency training, customer complaints policy and supplier qualification... [more...]

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IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [ more...]

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