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December 2019

China’s wooden door and wooden building sectors in 2019

19-12-2019
wooden door, wooden building, growth, China, consolidation, wooden framed buildings, wood structure, sector, industry, performance, 2019

11% growth in wood door sector The output of China’s wooden door sector is said to be the highest in the world and China is also the main wooden door consumer market. The total output value of the national wooden door sector was about RMB140 billion in 2018, an increase of 11% over the same period in the previous year, reported ITTO. …

New measures in Japan to increase certification of sustainably sourced materials

19-12-2019
Japan, certification, sustainably sourced materials, wood, forest management, FSC, PEFC, tax, law

Contemporary Japanese design made of wood has always been popular, yet the promotion of certified sustainably sourced materials seems absent, according to a report in the Japan Times FSC launched a Japan standard certification This year, however, the government introduced a new forest management law and forest tax, which it says is designed to …

Forest and Wood Products Australia launches new website

19-12-2019
Forest and Wood Products Australia, new website, online store, The Ultimate Renewable, forestry, sustainable, narrative

Forest and Wood Products Australia has launched a new website and online store for The Ultimate Renewable where the industry and public can access information on the environmental and social advantages of forestry and wood, reported by Australia’s Timber & Forest enews. The website showcases forestry’s sustainable narrative, …

Homag appoints Rainer Gausepohl as new CFO

18-12-2019
CFO, HOMAG, Franz Peter Matheis, Rainer Gausepohl

CFO Franz Peter Matheis will leave the Executive Board of Homag Group AG at his own request on February 29, 2020 to seek new professional challenges outside the group. Mr. Matheis has been a member of the Executive Board of Homag Group AG since 2015 and was previously Commercial Director of Schenck RoTec GmbH, Darmstadt, which also belongs to the …

New quarantine regulations for wood-based panels

18-12-2019
China, quarantine regulations, wood-based panels, State Forestry and Grassland Administration, regulations

In order to promote the development of China’s wood-based panel sector the State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFA) has amended the scope of quarantine regulations for wood-based panels. The amended regulations will be effective as of 1 January 2020. The new regulations take account of the various production technologies for …