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February 2017

Global forestry products performance in 4Q/16

global forestry products, performance

Saw log prices fell throughout the world in 4Q/16 compared to the same quarter the previous year, with a few exceptions, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.2 percent to US$69.82/m3 in 4Q/16. The current GSPI is up 1.4 percent from a year ago but over 13 percent lower than in the same quarter two …

Kastamonu introduces new flooring range for additional comfort

Kastamonu, flooring

Floorpan and Artfloor laminate flooring, manufactured by Kastamonu Entegre, brings wood’s natural colours to business and living spaces. Simple, practical, aesthetic and quality designs meet consumers’ living demands created by modern urban living.  The Urban range, recently introduced into the market, was inspired by the most …

Leitz at LIGNA 2017: Solutions in new dimensions

Leitz, LIGNA 2017

Coating technology Leitz’s customised Marathon high-performance coating increases tool life significantly and improves productivity. The thin-kerf saw blade technology demonstrates that less is much more – improving material utilisation with the most minimal cutting widths. Marathon high-performance …

Editor’s pickClassic French douglas fir fit for a modern cinema

French, douglas fir

The Cinema Les Fauvettes now looks brilliant with a complete make-over by the architects Loci Anima. Françoise Raynaud's team chose French douglas fir and glass for the design.  Bars of douglas fir stacked in different sections give the Fauvettes a Japanese look-and-feel.  

HOMAG unveils solutions for Industry 4.0 at LIGNA 2017


The HOMAG Group will continue to focus on digitalisation in the woodworking industry and will showcase machine and factory technologies in the form of a Batch Size 1 set-up in Hall 14 at LIGNA 2017. Although the individual machines are not interlinked this time, the networking, data consistency as well as technical solutions of the individual …

Can old oil palm wood be converted into high-value wood products?

Leitz, oil palm wood

“PalmwoodNet”, an international network that examines how oil palm trees can be recycled for wood products, will present their results for the first time at LIGNA 2017. The network studies how unproductive, over-aged oil palms can be converted into high value-added products such as one-layer and multi-layer panels, block boards, …