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Editor’s pickWorld’s tallest timber building progressing as scheduled


Construction of the world's tallest timber building is coming along as scheduled. When completed, the 'HoHo Tower' in Vienna, Austria, will be 84-metre, 24-storey high and 76 per cent made of wood. It will house a hotel, apartments, a restaurant, a wellness centre and offices. All included, HoHo Vienna comprises five structures ranging from six …

Siempelkamp delivers short-cycle press for Egger in St. Johann


Another order for a Siempelkamp KT700 short-cycle press was made at the end of last November. The new machine, to be delivered to Egger’s main plant in St. Johann, will enable Egger to expand its production capacities to meet the demand for its special products such as the benchmark synchronised pore products. To ensure maximum production …

Editor’s pickThe Dutch Mountains to be the largest wooden building in the world


Image credit: Studio Marco Vermeulen The plans for what is to be the “largest wooden building in the world” have been revealed. Named the Dutch Mountains, the complex will be situated in the De Run industrial park in Veldhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Developed through a multi-disciplinary partnership between technological …

Japan’s PB shortage sees construction schedules delayed

Japan, construction, particleboard, ITTO

Particleboard, a commonplace for flooring in condominiums, is in shortage in Japan. Inventories have been low throughout the year and since late Nov, delaying construction schedules. Construction has also been delayed due to labour shortage anyway so the demand for PB was not particularly busy. However builders are still anxious to finish …

Japan’s plywood market sees increased activity towards end 2017

ITTO, Japan, plywood supply

Japan’s total plywood supply in Oct 2017 was 511,900 cbm, up four per cent YoY and four per cent more compared to September figures. The plywood market was very active with total domestic supply in October reaching 280,300cbm, of which softwood plywood made up 267,800cbm. Plywood exports reached 286,200cbm, 4.8 per cent more YoY and 2.2 …