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WoodBiz2016 Communiqué of six theses

17-05-2016
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Photo Credit: CC0 License The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) organized an international symposium for decision-makers and research stakeholders from 7–8 April in Lahti, Finland, to evaluate new opportunities and challenges for wood products business cluster. Based on the expert presentations and common discussions, Luke prepared …

Editor’s pickCarrefour du Bois 2016 to be held from June 1 to 3

15-05-2016

  Carrefour International du Bois Carrefour International du Bois 2016, the international trade fair for wood products wil be held from June 1 to 3 in Nantes, France. Over 500 exhibitors and 10 000 visitors are expected to join the event. The tradeshow, organised every two years, will feature French and international experts …

MTCC takes steps to promote sustainable forest management

13-05-2016

A recent meeting between Malaysia’s timber industry players and German policymakers enabled representatives from both countries to discuss sustainable forest management (SFM) practices and forest certification, and to promote the uptake of PEFC certified timber from Malaysia, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) said in a press …

LIGNA conference: "Integrated production" is the future of furniture manufacturing

13-05-2016

The first ever LIGNA conference was held on May 3-4 at the Robotation Academy at the Hannover Exhibition Center in Hannover, Germany. 13 speakers from the woodworking industry shared experiences on digitalisation, its practical deployment in manufacturing processes and its impact on development, production and distribution. Day one of the …

UK timber imports fluctuate in Jan-Feb period

13-05-2016

UK imports of timber products were 3% higher in the first two months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation Statistical Bulletin. Growth was driven largely by plywood and other panel products, while solid wood imports have dropped. Import volume in the first two months of 2016 was …

Russia’s furniture market slump

11-05-2016

Text: Dmitry Brusentsov, head of Analytics, Express Obzor According to preliminary estimates, the Russian furniture market shrank 24.6% year-on-year in volume terms in 2015 due to the country’s economic recession. Sales fell across all types of furniture. The greatest drop in the household furniture segment was seen in upholstered …

RusForest's sawlog harvest up 63% in 1Q/2016

11-05-2016

In 1Q 2016, RusForest harvested 121,121 cubic metres of sawlogs, compared with 74,304 cubic metres in 1Q 2015 (+63%). The amount also includes 28,793 cubic metres of recently developed own harvesting in Ust-Ilimsk. Harvesting in Magistralny increased by 24% in 1Q 2016 to 92,328 cubic metres. During this period RusForest produced 23,021 cubic …

Editor’s pickHarbin Opera House wins WAN Performing Spaces Award 2016

11-05-2016

    Harbin Opera House. Photo Credit: v2com The Harbin Opera House, designed by MAD Architects, was selected from six inspiring shortlisted projects. It is the focal point of the Cultural Island in the city of Harbin, featuring two performance venues, a grand theatre that can host over 1,600 patrons and a smaller one for an …