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September 2016

The importance of Queensland's private native forests to Australia's future timber supply


Left: Overstocked spotted gum regrowth, poor crown development and productivity, and very little ground cover. Right: The same forest, four years after thinning good ground cover reduced erosion and markedly increased productivity. Photo credit:Timberbiz Private native forests of southern Queensland in Australia are extensive and critical to …

NWFA continues to host manufacturer members at NWFA Pavilion in upcoming trade shows


In the upcoming four trade shows, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) will continue its role in hosting exhibiting members manufactureres in its NWFA Pavilion. The Pavilion will be set up at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida, from 10 to 12 January; Domotex Hannover in Hannover, Germany, from January 14 to 17; …

Japan to boost stock of low-cost housing


The Japanese government is trying to find ways to boost the availability of low-cost housing to provide for the increasing number of elderly and the growing army of young people who are trying to survive on low salaries, especially those with one or more part-time jobs. As the stock of low rent public housing cannot meet current needs, the …

Cross-Laminated Timber graced a six-storey gabled block in north London


Photography by Tim Soar Up in north London, a six-storey gabled block's structure, designed by London-based Amin Taha Architects, was built using cross laminated timber. Slot between a pair of detached brick buildings in Barretts Grove, Stoke Newington, the structure of the CLT was enveloped by the facade of perforated brickwork with …

Myanmar delegation meets with Indonesian officers to study their SVLK


Myanmar's Certification Committee Secretary Barber Cho, recently visited Indonesia to study the Indonesia Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK) and to discuss with Indonesian officials the VPA process. In addition, the delegation met with the Director General, Sustainable Management, Dr IB Putera and FLEGT Negotiator Dr Agus Sarsito. The team …

Why choose European-quality laminate floorings?


European-quality laminate floors are easy to maintain and have low emission, which contributes to a healthy indoor climate. Photo credit: wineo Eco-friendly laminate floorings have been topping the list for easy maintenance and a healthy-living environment. And members of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) have been showing that …

Positive development in MENA's hospitality


GCC hotels recorded positive revenue per average room (RevPAR) in July 2016 due to the Eid Al Fitr Holiday, as compared to the same period last year. Saudi Arabia was the only exception, which experienced a drop in performance in its hospitality market across its leading cities. This was due to the change in dates of the holy month …

Eumabois elects new board

Eumabois, president, new board

Jurgen Koppel, Eumabois President and CEO of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG (right) and Luigi de Vito, Eumabois Vice President and Director of SCM Group Machinery Division.   The new board, elected at Eumabois General Assembly from 8 to 9 September in Luzern hosted by the Swiss Association, is as follows: Mr Jürgen Köppel - …