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CIFOR, Indonesia, and Sweden stand united in support of sustainable forestry

26-05-2017

His Majesty the King, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (left), plants an ironwood tree along with boy and girl scouts. Also pictured are Queen Silvia of Sweden (centre), Peter Holmgren, Director General of CIFOR, and Ann-Sofie Holmgren (centre-left). Photo credit: CIFOR The vision of a more sustainable world, in which forestry research and innovation …

Oregon aims to revive timber industry by pushing for wooden skyscrapers

26-05-2017

Carbon12, thanks to CLT, will be the tallest wood structure in the US for a while. Photo credit: Stephanie Yao Long Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, celebrated the opening of a new condo tower – something nearly unheard of – unless you count the fact that the eight-storey Carbon12 in North Portland was the tallest wood building in the …

Softwood lumber prices have hit the highest levels seen in more than a decade

25-05-2017

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) analysis of data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, softwood lumber prices have hit their highest levels since September 2004, having jumped 13.4 per cent year-over-year in April, and climbed 10.4 per cent between January 2017 and April 2017. Oriented strand board (OSB) …

Sarawak timber companies will likely be badly hit by the upcoming tax hike

25-05-2017

Timber companies in Sarawak will likely see their earnings slashed after the 1st of July this year, when state authorities are due to raise timber taxes 6,250 per cent from 80 sen (US$0.19) per cubic metre to RM50 (US$11.57) per cubic metre, according to a report by The Star, a newspaper in Malaysia. News of the whopping hike was facilitated …

LIGNA 2017: PAUL Maschinenfabrik to feature "tried-and-tested technology"

24-05-2017

PAUL Maschinenfabrik, a specialist in edging, cross-cutting, and ripping of solid wood and panels as well as intelligent material handling solutions, will be featuring their futureproof circular sawing technology from their two brands – Reinhardt and PAUL – alongside many other technical innovations and treied-and-tested equipment at …

LIGNA 2017: iBlade looks to simplify production

24-05-2017

At LIGNA 2017, iBlade will be launching its new SawControl 800v2 Pro surveying system along with its new tool management software, Cutpedia, addressing visual issues with angle and geometry when the circular saw is used with specially developed lighting technology. For the very first time, tooth breakouts will also be able to be accurately …

Biesse's first quarter of 2017 reflects a solid growth

24-05-2017

“We started the 2017 with an extraordinary first quarter versus the 2016 same period; however it’s correct to underline that the next quarter results will converge towards the ones stated in the three years plan. That being stated, we are particularly strengthened by this nice begin especially at the biennial fair eve (Ligna – …

Southern Pine Lumber sees rise in shipments for 2016

23-05-2017

Southern Pine Lumber shipments saw an increased for the seventh year in a row in 2016, according to the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA). The shipments in 2016 went up to 17.64 billion board feet (40.9 million cbm), a four per cent increase from the 16.6 billion board feet (39.17 million cbm) in 2015, and a 47 per cent jump from …