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HOMAG at XYLEXPO Milan

27-04-2016

From the saw-storage combination through to packaging: All the components required for furniture production will be live in action for visitors to experience at the XYLEXPO. The individual machines on show have been laced with a fascinating array of new and innovative features. HOLZMA saw HPP 300 profiLine and horizontal storage system TLF …

Forest products sector is Finland's largest exporter in 2015

26-04-2016

The forest products industry is Finland's largest export sector, according to official statistics released in March. Wood and paper products accounted for 21.7% of Finland's total exports. The total value of forest industry exports grew last year by 2.9% to EUR11.6 billion (including products of the carpentry industry). 2015 exports also rose …

AHEC: AJ&B share their experience with TMT Tulipwood

26-04-2016

Last year American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) collaborated with architect Asif Khan and carpenters Aldworth James and Bond (AJ&B) to create a space-enhancing playground structure for the pupils of Chisenhale Primary School. Not only was it an excellent chance to help in an important community project but it also gave AHEC the opportunity …

Myanmar Wood 2016 to be held in Yangon from May 12-15

25-04-2016

This year, Myanmar International Wood Processing Exhibition (MYANMARWOOD) will stage a comeback on May 12-15 at Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon, running alongside Myanmar International Building material, Hardware & Tool Exhibition (MYANMARBUILD), Myanmar International Lighting Exhibition (MYANMARLIGHT) and Myanmar International Machine Tool …

Japan releases wood demand projection for 2016

25-04-2016

According to Japan’s Forestry Agency, logs, plywood and laminated lumber are likely to increase compared to 2015 while imported lumber is expected to fall in 2Q and 3Q/2016. Projection for North American logs, European lumber, Radiata Pine logs and lumber from New Zealand and Chile, imported plywood for the first half of 2016 was revised …

Editor’s pickCambridge researchers re-imagine London’s skyline with 80-storey wooden building

25-04-2016

  Researchers from Cambridge University are working with PLP Architecture and engineers Smith and Wallwork on the future development of tall timber buildings in central London. The conceptual proposals currently being developed would create over 1,000 new residential units in a 1 million sq ft mixed-use tower and mid-rise terraces in …

Sylva Wood 2016: The global lumber trade gathers again in June

25-04-2016

Sylva Wood 2016 will once again gather wood colleagues from around the world. Be it meeting old friends or anticipating new contacts, the Shanghai show running from June 27 to 29 will truly be as it motto says: Where the world of wood meets. This year, Asia’s expo for wood materials and wood products only will feature over 100 exhibitors …

Forest Research Institute of Malaysia to expand R&D initiatives for timber

25-04-2016

The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has been handed a budget of RM13.34 million (~US$3.41 million) this year to spur research and development in support of the timber industry.  A new Bill is expected to be tabled during Parliament’s next sitting to expand the functions of FRIM allowing it to become more involved in timber …

FLEGT: EU and Indonesia to start first-ever licensing scheme for legal timber exports

23-04-2016

EU and Indonesia are ready to move towards the start of the first ever Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing scheme on legally produced tropical timber. On 21 April 2016, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed to move …

2016 shows strong start for UK timber and panel imports

19-04-2016

UK imports of timber and panels in January 2016 reached 756,000m3 with a 1.6% increase compared to December 2015. The result was similar to the one registered in January 2015, but better than each of the January volumes since 2008 with the exception of 2014. In the latest Statistical Bulletin published by the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) the …