News archive

June 2019

Vietnam eyes bigger wood, woodwork export in 2019

Vietnam, trade, export, timber

Vietnam has set a target of earning 11 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood, woodwork and other forest products this year, up from 9.4 billion U.S. dollars last year, said the Vietnam Administration of Forestry. The country made wood and wood-based product export turnovers of nearly 4.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first five months of this …

Drone-assisted assessments of pine plantations

Australia, drones, timber, forestry

Trials of drone-assisted survival assessments of pine plantations are off to a flying start near Bunbury, Western Australia. Operations Officer Markus Streil said the current trials use small drones to take photos of re-established plantations and hundreds of images are then uploaded to a cloud service to create a range of models of the …

WoodSolutions programme expands to cover Australian east coast

Australia, timber, forestry

Forest and Wood Products Australia’s (FWPA) WoodSolutions’ Mid-rise Advisory Programme is expanding thanks to a show of support in the form of additional funding commitments from industry partners. The programme will now provide services to all of Australia’s east coast states, along with additional limited coverage for South …

Successful product launches for Jowat SE at Interzum and Ligna

Jowat, Ligna, Interzum

The adhesives manufacturer from Detmold has again impressed customers and prospects alike with its latest and innovative product highlights at his year’s leading global trade fairs Ligna and Interzum. The spotlight was on non-hazardous PUR hot melt adhesives, a fully certified product family for load-bearing glulam, as well as on new …

Grant for 12 research projects with forestry

forestry, grants

The Södra Research Foundation will grant an additional SEK 8.8 million to 12 research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry. The funding was awarded to projects including process development in the pulp industry, recycling textiles and controlling pulpwood flows. “The linear life cycle for textiles needs to become …

Raute's profit outlook for 2019 weakened

Raute, profit outlook

Raute's profit outlook for 2019 has weakened. Net sales are estimated to decline from the record-breaking year 2018. Operating profit is estimated to weaken from the previous, record-high also what becomes to operating profit, year. Previously the company has estimated net sales and operating profit to remain at the level of the preceding year. In …

Laos and EU closer to agreement on forest law enforcement

Laos, EU, forestry, trade

The EU and Laos have concluded the third formal negotiation towards an agreement on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The talks took place in Brussels, Belgium from 17-21 June 2019. The Agreement aims to establish a system to verify the legality of timber products harvested and …

Hardwood leaders in the U.S. tell their stories to Congress

U.S. hardwood, congress, trade war

Last week, 22 hardwood leaders travelled to Washington D.C. to meet with a number of U.S. Senators and staff to share the devastating impacts the current U.S./China trade war is having on their businesses, employees and communities. The group also met with senior staff from U.S.D.A. and the Vice President's office. The stories shared were …

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