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Editor’s pickRussia woos Asia Pacific with timber and technology


Viktor Evtukhov, Russia’s State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry & Trade, explains why his country is well-positioned to expand the wood products trade with Asia.   PFA: Firstly, can you share current developments in Russia’s forestry and wood processing industry? VE: Russia is a world leader in forest resources, …

Post-Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, prices of lumber expected to rise


In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, prices increased. Now, with Hurricane Irma having blown over the United States (U.S.) weeks after Hurricane Harvey, plans and projects to rebuild are well underway, and lumber and plywood are experiencing a surge of pricing across the U.S. “The reality is when a hurricane hits or is intended to hit landfall, …

Timber Expo will be returning to the U.K.


From the 10th to the 12th of October, Timber Expo, the only event in the United Kingdom (U.K.) committed exclusively to timber, will be returning to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). The tradeshow will be exploring the latest advances in the industry, as well as offer attendees a look at some of the latest applications, …

Epicor iScala wins a Gold Stevie Award in the 2017 International Business Awards


Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, recently announced that at the 14th Annual International Business Awards, they won a Gold Stevie Award in the Best New Software Product of the Year, Financial Management Solution category. The latest version of Epicor iScala was …

Editor’s pickNTL offers advanced resin technologies for wood-based products


Image: NTL Chemical Consulting With its South Korean customer Foresco MDF, NTL Chemical Consulting has developed moisture resistant and coloured E0 MDF boards in different textures and thicknesses. It also has a special resin technology for wood hardening of softwood, where resin is impregnated into the softwood under pressure, to give a …

Editor’s pickWanhua places third order with Dieffenbacher, Guangxi Hengxian Xin Weilin orders OSB plant

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Signing the contract with Guangxi Hengxian Xin Weilin. From left: Huang Rongsheng (Dieffenbacher Beijing), Lu Daoyi (Project Manager, Guangxi Hengxian Xin Weilin), Zheng Fengshan (Chief Engineer, Guangxi Hengxian Xin Weilin), Georg Rahm (Sales Manager, Dieffenbacher), Chen Zhengzhao (President, Guangxi Hengxian Xin Weilin), Liu Shouhua …

Hurricane Harvey is not done yet as prices of lumber is likely to increase


In Montreal, Canada, a worker neatens a pile of lumber in a yard. Image credit: The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson While the full impact of the wettest hurricane on the historical records of the United States (U.S.) has yet to make itself fully known, Joel McLaggan, a lumber industry broker, has already predicted a rise in lumber prices, though it …

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