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January 2017

China's rapid growth boosts Swedish timber exports


Swedish sawmills are likely to enjoy a 40 percent increase from China sales in 2016 as the Mainland's demand for wood shows no sign of abating, the Swedish Forest Industries Federation predicts. “Imports of timber products into China has really taken off in recent years, far exceeding our expectations,” said Magnus Niklasson, Market …

Siempelkamp MDF plant taps into new opportunities in Russia's Ural Mountains


Contract signing in Krefeld (from left to right): Carsten Otto (Sales Director Büttner), Nilguen Binbay (Siempelkamp), Ulrich Kaiser (Sales Director Siempelkamp), Ivan Klutschnikov (CEO Pavlovskiy DOK), Hans-Joachim Galinski (Sales Director GUS Siempelkamp), Roman Billinger (Technical Sales Siempelkamp) and Konstantin Putintsev (Head of …

Editor’s pickNew technology recovers wood fibre from MDF, a world first

MDF, particleboard, recycling, recovery

Co-founder and managing director of MDF Recovery Craig Bartlett A UK company has discovered how to recover wood fibre from waste MDF, in what is claimed to be the world’s first ever technology to recycle MDF waste. The solution generates new raw material for the wood-based fibre industry, reducing pressure to cut down standing forests. The …

Myanmar's export volume may fall with introduction of new regulation


According to the MyanmarTimes, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, U Win Zaw, said the volume of timber that can be exported is likely to decline beginning May this year. The MyanmarTimes reported that, “Only timber cut from logs sold by the state-owned Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) which …

Guangzhou to be the location for Wood South China 2017


Wood South China 2017 (formerly Wood Guangzhou), the leading wood and wood products trade show in China, incorporating the theme of wooden house & structure, will be held in Poly World Trade Center Expo, Pazhou, Guangzhou from May 12 to 14, 2017. The consumption of wood in China has increased year by year and even has already exceeded the …

EGGER's successful showcase at BAU in Munich


From 16 to 21 January this year, the BAU in Munich once again became the meeting point for everyone in the construction industry.  As the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems, it attracted about 250,000 visitors and under the motto "Opening night", the international audience was introduced to innovations …