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IBEC claims Sitka spruce 'most important crop' for climate action

Ireland, spruce

The IBEC has claimed that the Sitka spruce is the most important crop in Ireland bar none from a climate change perspective. Mark McAuley, director of IBEC's Forest Industries Ireland group, told the Farming Independent that planting forestry is the real solution to hitting our climate targets. "If climate change is the biggest global challenge …

US-China trade war impacts forest products

USA, China, trade

The trade war between the US and China has impacted US exporters of forest products to China. China’s economy slowed during 2018 and early 2019, causing the total value of imported wood pulp, lumber and logs to decline by just over 10 per cent from the first four months of 2018 to the same period in 2019. Simultaneously, forest product …

Russia starts on its first CLT plant

Russia, CLT, timber, construction

On 25 June, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region, and Mikhail Shamolin, President and Board Chairman of Segezha Group, launched the construction of the first CLT manufacturing plant to be built in Russia. The Governor and the Head of the company took part in a symbolic ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the future plant. …

Generational change at the top Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher withdraws from DIEFFENBACHER Management Board

Dieffenbacher, Wolf-Gerd, Management Board

Generational change at the top. From left: Christian and Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher With Christian Dieffenbacher joining the Management Board of the family-run machine and plant manufacturer at the beginning of 2016, DIEFFENBACHER set a course for transferring management responsibility from the fourth to the fifth generation. Effective July 1, 2019, …

HOMAG’s new screw separator system enriches timber construction

HOMAG, timber, construction

HOMAG has launched a new automatic screw separator system for loose screws, to increase the efficiency of timber construction, opening doors to endless possibilities. The separator system is able to handle both stand length screws as well as long screws with a length of 160 mm, 220 mm or 250 mm or longer. Generally, frameworks as well as …

ATMYSPHERE keynote theme encompasses sustainable flooring at DOMOTEX 2020


The "ATMYSPHERE" keynote theme chosen for DOMOTEX 2020, the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, will shine a light on all those qualities of flooring products that contribute to people's wellbeing. Environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes will be a key focus at next year's event, which runs from 10 to …

OneFortyOne set to invest a further $19M at its Mt Gambier Mill

OneFortyOne, sawmill

When OneFortyOne took ownership of Mount Gambier’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill in 2018, it not only cemented the company’s commitment to the Green Triangle region, but it also marked the first of many significant investments to be made at the site. Over the past 18 months, OneFortyOne has invested $19 million in various projects, ensuring …