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Italy's woodworking sector shows signs of growth

22-12-2015

Italy’s woodworking technology sector is showing signs of growth and is expected to pick up further in 2016 as government incentives and a more positive economic sentiment are likely to encourage new investments, according to Acimall, the Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers’ association. Preliminary estimates for …

Siempelkamp to supply complete particleboard line for KronoStar Sharya

21-12-2015

Siempelkamp will be supplying a complete particleboard line for KronoStar in Sharya, 600 km northwest of Moscow. A special feature of this order includes a 3D survey of the entire factory by Sicoplan; the new plant design can be integrated and custom-fitted into the existing infrastructure on site without any delays during planning. The order …

Alberta’s forest sector down 1.3% in 2Q/2015

21-12-2015

The value of lumber, pulp and paper, and panels from Alberta’s forest sector totaled $718 million in 2Q/2015, a 1.3% year-on-year decline, according to the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) in a press release. AFPA members produced 896 million board feet of lumber valued at $299 million. This represented an increase of 25 …

UK timber sector shows signs of recovery

18-12-2015

UK's forestry, wood and wood products sector is picking up after five years of low demand and little expansion, according to the UK Timber Trade Federation Statistical Review. In particular, growth of timber and panel products in 2014 was generally stronger than the year before with an overall volume increase of 10%. A 10% rise in UK timber and …

IMAL-PAL Group beefs up technology for panel lines

18-12-2015

The IMAL-PAL Group has designed and invested in technology for the DynaSteamPress and the Dynasteam. The system injects dry steam into the mat prior to the press, without creating condensation, which could leave marks on the surface of the board. 60 Dynasteam units have been sold since it was launched on the market three years ago; four have been …

MTCS-certified timber enhances Malaysia’s market competitiveness in Europe

18-12-2015

Timber certification plays an instrumental role in enhancing Malaysia’s competitiveness in Europe, contributing to economic growth while safeguarding precious forest resources at the same time, said Yong Teng Koon, CEO of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). “The Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) not only …

FPInnovations and FCBA ink MOU on research collaboration

18-12-2015

FPInnovations and the Institut Technologique FCBA (Forêt Cellulose Bois-construction Ameublement), a research institute in France, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop research partnerships and a framework for information exchange. The MOU will stimulate open exchange between the two institutes through collaborative projects …

Editor’s pickWorld's tallest timber building officially opens in Bergen

17-12-2015

Image: Treet, the world's tallest timber building  Treet, the world’s tallest timber building was officially opened on December 11. Standing at approximately 50m tall, the 14-storey residential apartment in Bergen, southwest of Norway, is made from Pine and Spruce cross-laminated timber. The building was commissioned by Bergen og …

Swedish Timber Prize winner to be announced on March 9, 2016

17-12-2015

The winner of the 12th Swedish Timber Prize will be announced on March 9, 2016. Organised by Swedish Wood, the architecture award -entitled "Träpriset"- is given to any structure as long as wood forms a significant part of the design. "The quality of the materials and construction techniques has moved on quite considerably, as has interest …