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Forestry Corp NSW acquires 2000 hectares of pine

Australia, forestry, Forestry Corp

More than 2000 hectares of southern pine plantations near Grafton are now in public hands, after Forestry Corporation of NSW bought the timber rights to plantations established under contract for a private company. General Manager of Forestry Corporation’s Softwood Plantations Division Mike Beardsell said the purchase delivered a long-term …

Finnish birch takes on an entirely new look in Helsinki–Vantaa’s West Pier with a forest theme expected to appeal especially to Asian travellers


Competition between airports is constantly growing and several European airports have major development measures under way. Helsinki–Vantaa Airport is also currently rolling out a project to develop its transfer traffic with the goal of responding to the projected growth in traffic between Asia and Europe. One part of the project is the …

Four dynamic built environment tradeshows to welcome Asia’s largest gathering of industry professionals and innovators

IBEW, Innobuild Asia, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Asia, Smart Cities and Buildings Asia, Bex Asia

From 4 to 6 September 2019, IBEW 2019 will feature four co-located tradeshows showcasing the latest innovations and industry solutions: BEX Asia covering the integrated design and planning space, Innobuild (IB) Asia focusing on construction 4.0, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia zooming in on energy efficient solutions and renewable energy …

Vietnam eyes bigger wood, woodwork export in 2019

Vietnam, trade, export, timber

Vietnam has set a target of earning 11 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood, woodwork and other forest products this year, up from 9.4 billion U.S. dollars last year, said the Vietnam Administration of Forestry. The country made wood and wood-based product export turnovers of nearly 4.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first five months of this …

Drone-assisted assessments of pine plantations

Australia, drones, timber, forestry

Trials of drone-assisted survival assessments of pine plantations are off to a flying start near Bunbury, Western Australia. Operations Officer Markus Streil said the current trials use small drones to take photos of re-established plantations and hundreds of images are then uploaded to a cloud service to create a range of models of the …

WoodSolutions programme expands to cover Australian east coast

Australia, timber, forestry

Forest and Wood Products Australia’s (FWPA) WoodSolutions’ Mid-rise Advisory Programme is expanding thanks to a show of support in the form of additional funding commitments from industry partners. The programme will now provide services to all of Australia’s east coast states, along with additional limited coverage for South …

Successful product launches for Jowat SE at Interzum and Ligna

Jowat, Ligna, Interzum

The adhesives manufacturer from Detmold has again impressed customers and prospects alike with its latest and innovative product highlights at his year’s leading global trade fairs Ligna and Interzum. The spotlight was on non-hazardous PUR hot melt adhesives, a fully certified product family for load-bearing glulam, as well as on new …