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Roseburg Resources acquires timberland

10-10-2017

Roseburg Resources Co. is pleased to announce the acquisition of approximately 158,000 acres (63,940 hectares) of investment-grade timberland in the South-Eastern United States (U.S.) from the Forest Investment Associates (FIA), a timberland investment management organisation. The land is located around Roanoke Rapids, largely within the coastal …

Editor’s pickSCM “CNC TIMBER-EVOLUTION DAYS” OPENS ITS DOORS TO WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

09-10-2017

SCM will be presenting its innovations in timber construction at its production plant in Sinalunga (Siena) from 12 – 13 October. "CNC TIMBER-EVOLUTION DAYS” in Tuscany will offer a full-immersion introduction to the advances made by the Oikos and Area CNC work centres, both of which are ideal for companies working in the large-scale …

Editor’s pickWhat are the growth expectations in the ANZ wood-based panel sector?

09-10-2017

News update by Margules Groome Engineered wood-based panels such as OSB, LSL and PSL have market potential but are not produced in Australia; still small quantities are imported Particleboard accounts for over half of the market in ANZ region Low Pressure Melamine (LPM) market estimated to grow to 124 million m2 by 2020 There is …

AFPA Members Plant 80 Million Trees in 2017

09-10-2017

Members of the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) planted 80 million coniferous tree seedlings in forests throughout the province in 2017. This means that for every Albertan, 19 trees were planted during this year’s spring and summer planting season. “Our Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year,” said …

Rougier Group records 3% drop in revenue to EUR76 Mn in 1H/2017

09-10-2017

The Rougier Group’s revenues for the first half of 2017 were down three per cent year-on-year to EUR76 Mn. EBITDA increased by 5.5 per cent to EUR4.2 Mn. Earnings are higher compared to the first half of 2016 despite the contraction in revenues. Income from ordinary operations broke even, up EUR0.4 Mn from last year. EBIT improved to reach …

Wood Resources International: Market update for global timber and wood products

09-10-2017

According to the Wood Resource Quarterly, during the first half of 2017, production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Finland, and Russia have fallen due to the relatively higher cost of raw material and lower lumber prices. Over the past three years, income from lumber and sawmill residues have declined more than costs for sawlogs for …

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue explores SMART solutions in forest certification

08-10-2017

Log tracking, dynamic data transfer, blockchain… what are the “must have” technologies that can strengthen trust and traceability throughout supply chains? What technologies are showing promise for transferring complex information in a useable and credible form? How can technology help certification to deliver more value to …

Editor’s pickMyanmar takes strides to strengthen sustainable forest management

06-10-2017

Photo credit: Head of the Forest Department, Myanmar Here is some good news from Myanmar “Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental …

China builds first pilot CLT plant

06-10-2017

By Dora Xue, Canada Wood We visited a CLT plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, the first pilot plant in China. The Ningbo Sino-Canada Low-Carbon Technology Research Institute is led by CTO Dr Brad J. Wang, former senior scientist at FPInnovations. The plant covers an area of 13,500 m2 in Ningbo and was put into use in November 2015. As a …

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