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Editor’s pickValmet to supply defibrator system to Action Group in India

14-10-2016
Valmet, Action Group, India

Valmet will supply a new defibrator system to the Action Group in India, an order valued around EUR1.5-5 million.   The defibrator is an essential part of Action Group's new fibreboard line being built, and it will produce 28 tons per hour bd (bone dry) fiber. Start-up is scheduled for September 2017. "The defibrator to be delivered …

Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A. changes name to Pfleiderer Group S.A.

13-10-2016
Pfleiderer

Panel board from Pfleiderer   Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A. has now changed the name under which it does business to Pfleiderer Group S.A. This name change has been duly registered by the KRS National Court Register. At the same time, the Company’s registered office has been relocated from Grajewo to Wrocław, Poland. The changes …

Wind and Rain Bridge: Inspired by traditional Chinese wood-joinery technique

13-10-2016

A group of architecture students from the University of Hong Kong has built the Wind and Rain Bridge to provide a meeting place for residents of a rural community in southern China. Linking two river banks together on the outskirts of Peitian, a village in China’s Fujian province, the bridge was inspired by the region's traditional wooden …

Qatar's hospitality sector poised to experience strong growth

13-10-2016

With more than $40billion worth of investments in the next 15 years, Qatar’s hospitality industry is poised to experience strong growth even with construction of new hotels and additional rooms are in the pipeline. “Qatar’s investment in the hospitality sector is clearly visible with nearly 105 upcoming hotels and approximately …

Resolute Forest Products CEO demand for unrestricted U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade

13-10-2016

"The last softwood lumber trade arrangement between Canada and the United States was incredibly destructive, particularly for Central Canada. The previous Government of Canada not only agreed to limiting access, through quotas and taxes, it also paid over $1 billion "in ransom" to the U.S. softwood lumber producers, financed by Canadian workers. …

Optimistic outlook for New Zealand's timber industry despite challenges

13-10-2016

“Challenges facing the New Zealand timber industry are real and significant but the industry is generally in a good demand cycle and sentiment is positive,” New Zealand Timber Industry Federation (NZTIF) president, John McVicar, said. “Domestic demand for timber is very strong at the moment” he said. “However the …

Qatar aiming to become MENA's leader in green building

12-10-2016

Qatar has been taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve sustainable development, Meshal Al Shamari, director of Qatar green Building Counil (QGBC). This further signifies that the Gulf state will achieve the highest number of green or carbon neutral buildings in the Middle East and North Africa by 2030. “In Qatar, currently …

Use of Oak in Underhill house reflects the Quaker settlement of simplicity

12-10-2016

Inspired by an early Quaker settlement of simplicity, humility and inner focus, Bates Masi architects designed a house known as ‘Underhill’ for a couple who desired to live in an urban environment but yet found the city to be unable to afford the lifestyle they were seeking for their children. The Quaker is a member of the …

Globus announces delivery of 100th mill

11-10-2016
IMAL, PAL, Globus, flaker mill

Globus is proud to announce the sale of the hundredth ring flaker mill. The 100th mill represents the ultimate evolution of up-to-date technology for the production of wood flakes in particleboard manufacturing. The company developed the famous wobble disc to distribute chips evenly all over the length of the 690mm knife. This system reduces up …