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In Germany, sawmill and timber industry boosts collaboration with wood energy association

DeSh, FvH, sawmill and timber energy, wood energy

DeSH, the sawmill and timber industry federation in Germany and the FvH, the trade association for wood energy, are stepping up their collaboration, especially as energy policy issues are becoming one of the central topics in the sawing industry with the emergence of more and more factory-wood energy systems, according to the Timber Trades Journal …

Editor’s pickProducts preferred all over the world carry the signature of Kastamonu Entegre

Kastamonu Entegre, MDF, particleboard, laminate flooring

Kastamonu Entegre, a Turkish panel producer, has become a major manufacturer with 18 production facilities in the country and abroad since its first particleboard plant in 1971. It manufactures raw and melamine coated MDF and particleboard (which are also fire-and moisture-resistant), laminate flooring, painted panels, honeycomb decorative …

Editor’s pick‘Beeskow 50+’ project goes to Dieffenbacher

Beeskow, Dieffenbacher, Project

The Portuguese-Chilean joint venture Sonae Arauco has made a belated gift to its Beeskow site for its fiftieth anniversary. Under the project name “Beeskow 50+” – the plus stands for the future of the site 100 km southeast of Berlin – a state-of-the-art particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher will be built beginning in March …

Editor’s pickWinners of the Architizer Annual A+Awards announced

Architizer Annual A+Awards, winners

CityLife Shopping District by Zaha Hadid Architects. Image credited to Zaha Hadid Architects Architizer, the world’s leading online resource for architecture and building products, has announced the winners of the 6th Annual Architizer A+Awards. The A+Awards honour the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe, and this …

Canfor reports results for 2Q/2018


Canfor Corporation recently reported their second quarter 2018 results, with an operating income of US$282.1 million for the second quarter of 2018, up US$78.3 million from reported operating income of US$203.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, with the increase reflecting significantly higher lumber segment operating earnings and record-high …

Georgia-Pacific announces new lumber facility in Albany


Construction in progress at the Talladega, Ala. lumber mill site Georgia-Pacific has announced that it will build its third softwood lumber mill in 12 months, following investments at Talladega, Alabama and Warrenton, Georgia, United States (U.S.). This facility fits the company’s vision to capture market growth opportunities as a leading …

Editor’s pickGreenpanel Doors: Shaping homes

Greenpanel, Door, India, Technology, Wood

One of India’s largest interior infrastructure brand and the pioneers of MDF ( Medium Density Fibre board’s ) in India – GREENPANEL, have recently introduced a new range of  Doors.  GREENPANEL DOORS are made using Quadra Pro Technology and have a thicker glue core. The solid wood filler in the door gives them superior …

Supply tight for sawmills in Sweden as forest fires limit log flow


Although consumption of wood raw-material by the Swedish forest industry has risen, according to Wood Resource Quarterly, in 2017 and early 2018, sawmills have struggled to fill their inventories. Softwood log imports went up more than 25 per cent during the first four months of 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017 – even though the …