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Australia's largest cross laminated timber project well under way

04-08-2016
cross laminated timber, CLT, Australia, timber, largest project, The Gardens, Magnolia, Acacia, Camellia

The first shipment of cross laminated timber - alomst 3,000 m3 of CLT - will arrive in 78 shipping containers from Austria to build what will become Australia's largest tall timber building at Cambelltown, The Gardens. The Gardens is the largest affordable housing project to be delivered without any government funding. It will be the largest CLT …

Stora Enso begins LVL production at Varkaus mill

04-08-2016
Stora Enso, Finland, Varkaus Mill, LVL, CLT

Stora Enso's new LVL production line at the Varkaus Mill in Finland is one of the most modern in the world. Premium logs are rotary peeled into 3mm thick veneers and bonded together under heat and pressure. Every sheet of veneer is individually measured in terms of density, moisture content and modulus of elasticity to optimise the product …

U.S. wooden furniture imports rise 13% in May

03-08-2016
wooden furniture, U.S., china, timber

U.S. imports of wooden furniture grew 13% month-on-month to US$1.44 billion in May while year-to-date imports rose 5%, according to the ITTO.   As was the case in April, much of this growth was due to rising imports from China ($691.4 million, +25%) and Vietnam ($268.9 million, +33%).   On the other hand, furniture imports from …

U.S. hardwood plywood import from China recovers in May

03-08-2016
China, U.S. hardwood, plywood, import

U.S. hardwood plywood imports recovered in May this year after a 4-month decline, rising 27% to reach 268,735 m3 totalling US$159 million, according to the ITTO. Year-to-date import volumes were up 3% but the value of imports fell 5%. The recovery was driven by increased imports from the Mainland- 55% jump from the previous month …

MTC launches first Malaysian Wood Awards

02-08-2016
MTC, Malaysian Wood Awards

In a bid to the highlight the versatility and beauty of Malaysian timbers, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has launched the country’s very first Malaysian Wood Awards. The Awards will help further promote and encourage wider use of Malaysian timbers in the built environment as well as dispel many myths associated with timber while paying …