News archive

Editor’s pickAn ode to a great female architect: Zaha Hadid, 1950- 2016

03-04-2016

  Cover image: A painted portrait of Zaha Hadid / Thierry Erhmann Text: Lee Zhuomin The architectural community mourned the loss of Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid on March 31, Thursday. Ms Hadid died at age 65 of a heart attack in a Miami hospital where she was being treated for bronchitis. Ms Hadid is celebrated as the first …

Södra acquires Crown Timber

01-04-2016

Södra, with a 20% stake in Crown Timber, has acquired its remaining shares, according to a company press release.  "The UK is our principal export market. This acquisition gives us valuable control over the entire supply chain - from the forest to the end users - and provides potential for growth," said Jörgen Lindquist, interim …

Pfleiderer announces 2.6% revenue increase to EUR 984.5 million

01-04-2016

The Pfleiderer Group earned EUR 984.5 million in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014 after exemptions (2014: Euro 959.9 million), according to a company press release. Sustainable EBITDA grew from EUR119.7 million to EUR132.3 million (+10.6% year-over-year), outperforming the Group’s revenue growth. The EBITDA margin rose to 13.4%. Major factors …

Weinig launches Powermat 1500

01-04-2016

Text and images: Weinig Weinig launches the Powermat 1500, the next series in the Powermat generation, which fills the gap between the successful Powermat 700 and the Powermat 2400 powerhouse. Perfected ease of operation is the outstanding feature of the new Powermat 1500. The ComfortSet concept brings with it significant simplifications …

Schattdecor presents Decor Selection 2016 at Interzum Guangzhou

01-04-2016

“As designers and advisers, we view our task as recognising new trends, analysing them, and ultimately being able to tell our customers very clearly what is important for them. Our Decor Selection is a dependable statement of the current trends and offers our customers and partners a valuable guide, in reflection of the responsibility that …

Editor’s pickBeauty of Wood – Innovation award goes to…

01-04-2016

China Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo Text by WoodWorks/Wood Products Council Images: Sergio Grazia The China Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo won the Beauty of Wood – Innovation award at the 2016Wood Design Award by WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council. Designed as a temporary structure for Expo Milano 2015, the China …

Global sawlog index continues downward trend

31-03-2016

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) continued its two-year decline in the 4Q/15 when the Index fell another 4.8% quarter-over-quarter, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. In just two years, the GSPI has fallen 21.6% because of a strengthening US Dollar and lower demand for lumber in Asia, the MENA countries and in Europe.  There have …

Ghana and EU review timber trade agreement

31-03-2016

The Government of Ghana and the European Union (EU) have met to review progress towards the implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The VPA is aimed at ensuring the legal means of selling timber products exported to the EU and at the domestic market. Nii Osa Mills, minister of Lands and Natural Resources, said the Ghana-EU …

Dubai Woodshow to focus on green and sustainable themes

31-03-2016

Next week’s Dubai WoodShow 2016 will give special attention to'green buildings' and highlight sustainable wood solutions over the three-day show which opens Monday, April 4, said the organisers. Visitors will learn about wood as a sustainable material, said Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO of Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, the event’s …

CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 opens today

28-03-2016

CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2016 opened its doors today to welcome an anticipated 67,000 visitors from around the world. The industry event for woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design will gather at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Pazhou) in Guangzhou, and run through Thursday.  AHEC pavilion at Hall …