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Södra's Värö sawmill output reaches 600,000 cubic metres in 2015

14-01-2016

Södra's Värö-based sawmill, the largest in Sweden, produced nearly 600,000 cubic metres of sawn wood in 2015. While the total raw material consumption was 1.2 million cubic metres, systematic planning, maintenance and efficiency improvements accounted for the increase in production volumes, the company said in a press …

60th World of Wood Convention to be held in Austin from April 6 to 8

13-01-2016

The 60th World of Wood Annual Convention hosted by the International Wood Products Association will take place from April 6 to 8. Sessions will cover critical topics including Economic Trends and Market Projections for wood products, compliance with Lacey Act and CITES, U.S. Customs Classification and Audits, EPA & CARB Formaldehyde Emission …

Metsa Wood completes labour negotiations to reduce workforce

13-01-2016

Metsä Wood has completed the statutory labour negotiations to implement a new target organisation model at all of its Kerto® LVL and plywood mills, according to a company press release. 48 people will be asked to leave beginning the first quarter of this year, as part of the company’s industrial efficiency strategy to …

SFIC: Optimistic Outlook for Singapore Furniture Industry

12-01-2016

Continued sentiments of overall optimism see the industry forecast a pleasing growth of 7.4% from 2012 to 2015. It is anticipated that the total market size will reach S$6.25 billion in 2015. However, despite general optimism over the four years, the furniture industry saw slower than expected growth in 2014; figures have been adjusted to S$6.22 …

Canadian Wood seminar provides Indian market a fresh perspective

11-01-2016

Architects, interior designers and manufacturers in India were invited to an evening of designing and building possibilities with Canadian Wood at a Designing with Canadian Wood seminar on January 7 in Surat. Hosted by the Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pte Ltd (FII India), the market development agency for Canadian Wood and in association …

Vietnam wood exports to climb 8% in 2016

11-01-2016

Vietnam Wood 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam's wood industry is expected to earn export revenues of US$7.7 billion this year, 8% higher than in 2015. Exports of wood and forestry products from Vietnam will have the advantage of starting operations through the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Domestic enterprises have traded with ASEAN …

Dubai Design Week 2015: Dubai lays claim to the world’s newest design centre

11-01-2016

As the inaugural Dubai Design Week came to a close on 31 October, the six-day design showcase served to cement the city’s status as the design capital of the region. Dubai Design Week More than 120 designers from 35 countries took part, alongside some of the world’s most influential industry figureheads, representatives from …

World Forestry Center to hold its first Asia-Pacific Wood Trade Conference in March

11-01-2016

A tropical rainforest in Asia The extraordinary economic growth of many countries in Asia over the last decade has made the region a primary driving force impacting wood demand and supply.  “Changing Dynamics of the Asia-Pacific Wood Trade” is a two-day conference organised by the Oregon-based World Forestry Center and New …