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Japan plywood imports up 7% in October

31-12-2015

Japan's October year-on-year plywood imports were up 7%, the third consequetive rise in imports from Malaysia and Indonesia, according to the ITTO.   Japan’s three major plywood suppliers are China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Imports from China were down 26% while shipments from Malaysia rose 22%. Japan’s …

Tece Dekor: Veneer edgebanding in three layers

30-12-2015

Veneer is natural and its production requires attention at each step. To produce three layers of veneer edgebanding, continuous veneer rolls are laminated together with PVA glue. The layers of veneer are put together with a special lamination machine with high pressure. The colour of the layers matches from the side; A+ quality is used for the top …

Vietnam-China wood products trade reaches US$425 million in 1Q/2015

30-12-2015

Vietnam’s wood product exports to China reached US$425 million in the first half of 2015, despite China's apparent trade deficit with Vietnam, according to the Secretary General of the Vietnam Wood and Forest Products Processing. Between 2012 and 2014 Vietnam exported an estimated US$1 billion of wood products to China, making the …

CTI chief: 2016 plan will address existing skills gap in timber industry

29-12-2015

The UK Confederation of Timber Industries will focus on developing industry skills to address existing skills shortages and gaps in the education system as part of its strategic plan to enable future growth within the industry. CTI chief executive Dirk Vennix said that Proskills has been commissioned to assess industry needs and where required …

China the largest importer of Congo Basin timber

29-12-2015

China has become the largest importer of timber from the Congo Basin with some 2.9 million cubic metres (RWE) bought in 2014. This amounts to over 75% of total timber exports from the Congo Basin and exceeds the two million cubic metres imported by member states of the EU. In 2014 China imported 95% of all logs produced in Equatorial Guinea, 85% …

Daiken builds door plant in Surabaya

29-12-2015

Daiken Corporation (Osaka) has announced a new door manufacturing plant in Surabaya, Indonesia. A new subsidiary Daiken Dharma Indonesia, a joint venture with Dharma Satya Nusantara (DSN) will manage and market the products. Manufacturing will begin in July 2016, with an annual 180,000 sets of interior doors and a three billion yen sales target …

UK TTF: 90% of timber imported into the UK is certified

24-12-2015

Just over 90% of all wood products imported into the UK is certified legal, a proportion similar to previous years even though the import volume in 2014 was substantially higher, according to the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). There was improvement in risk management and due diligence with lower volumes of purchases coming from high risk sources. …

Forests cover 24% of India, country committed to increasing carbon sink capacity

24-12-2015

India’s total forest cover has increased 5,081 km2, according to the Forest Survey of India, a biennial assessment of India’s forest cover released December 4. An update on India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), outlining the country’s intention to create additional carbon sink capacities, was …

Brazil: 2015 tough year for furniture industry

24-12-2015

Poor demand and low prices have resulted in a very tough year for Brazil’s furniture sector. Furniture production declined almost 18% in Western Santa Catarina State, one of the biggest furniture clusters in the country, while sales have dropped by as much as 40% in some market sectors, further exacerbating unemployment. While manufacturers …