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First FENESTRATION BAU China gears up for November

26-09-2017

FENESTRATION BAU China will be held for the first time at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 7 to 11, 2017. More than 95 per cent of the exhibition has been sold, organisers said. Confirmed exhibitors are well-known companies like Hörmann, Kin Long, Kömmerling, Reynaers, Schüco and YKK, pointing to …

Editor’s pickBreaking into new markets: Solid wood for New Zealand

26-09-2017

Text: WEINMANN Holzbausystemtechnik GmbH. Images: XLam NZ Ltd.   In New Zealand, timber work is traditionally very strongly rooted in the form of "timber framing". Around 90 percent of detached and semidetached houses are designed with a timber frame construction. This is encouraged by the fact that their light, elastic designs offer …

Editor’s pickNew Oasis: A diversified flooring producer in China

25-09-2017

By Michael Buckley A couple of hours drive out of Guangzhou in the small town of Banfu, is the substantial plant of Zhongshan New Oasis Wood Industry Co. Ltd., essentially a flooring company that is diversified in many respects and member of the larger Susfor-Oasis Wood (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd group, which also operates overseas forest …

Norboard successfully produces first OSB at Inverness site

25-09-2017

Norbord has completed the set-up of its OSB mill in Inverness, Scotland. The first OSB board was produced on September 21. When fully operational, the new continuous press will significantly increase OSB production, with potential for further expansion in the future. Norboard moved its OSB line from Alberta, Canada, to Inverness, an investment …

Pakistan Furniture Council exploring new opportunities in the United States

25-09-2017

In order to explore new markets and opportunities, a delegation from the Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC), led by Mian Muhammad Kashif, Chief Executive of PFC, visited the United States (U.S.) in August to explore new markets and opportunities while strengthening the existing trade relations with the business community there. The two weeks the …

Editor’s pickMaggie's Oldham: The world's first permanent hardwood CLT structure

23-09-2017

Maggie’s Oldham in the UK is the first building in the world made of hardwood cross-laminated timber. It is a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction. The world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the American Hardwood …

Editor’s pickStructurlam is first Canadian CLT company to achieve SFI CoC Standard

22-09-2017

Structurlam CLT was used for the construction of Brock Commons in British Columbia, currently standing as the tallest wooden building in the world.  Structurlam is the first Canadian manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to be certified to the SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard. The company has manufactured CLT for six years and …

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