News archive

2020

TRADA’s Life cycle assessment WIS has been revised

27-03-2020
TRADA, Life cycle assessment WIS, revision, amendments, abolishment, Code for Sustainable Homes, revisions, BS EN ISO 14044, ISO 21930

TRADA’s Life cycle assessment WIS has been revised with substantial amendments following the abolishment of the Code for Sustainable Homes and revisions to BS EN ISO 14044 and ISO 21930. The section on BREEAM has been amended to include the 2018 New Construction scheme, while there is also an update on similar schemes and the …

Vietnam’s wood product manfacturers need to restructure production

27-03-2020
Vietnam, wood and wood products, manufacturers, exports, imports, trade, impact, restructure, COVID-19, coronavirus

Vietnam’s wood processing enterprises will need to continue reorganising their production and business activities to manage challenges during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). According to Vietnam News, the restructuring would help enterprises transit to production and …

Stella-Jones to continue operations at North American treating facilities

27-03-2020
Stella-Jones, all North America treating facilities, supporting distribution networks, continue operation

Stella-Jones Inc. provided an update on its North American operations in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and orders issued by Canadian provincial and U.S. state authorities. Stella-Jones confirmed that while certain government authorities have ordered the closure or minimisation of all non-essential business operations in regions where it …

U.S furniture industry stepping up and waiting for approval to start manufacturing medical masks

26-03-2020
U.S., furniture industry, stepping up, medial masks, manufacture, coronavirus, Covid-19

Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers in the U.S. have joined hands with plans to manufacture medical masks now urgently needed nationwide. They are currently waiting for approval from the federal government and related agencies, according to Furniture World News. “Our concern is that these masks might not be made and …

First homeware manufacturer in Malaysia obtains CoC certification of MTCS

26-03-2020
One-Tech, PEFC-certified homeware, green manufacturing, sustainable design, chain of custody certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, MTCS,

Sustainable manufacturing and responsible sourcing are at the centre of Malaysian firm One-Tech, that recently became the first manufacturer in Malaysia producing PEFC-certified homeware under its DAPO brand. Founded in 1993, One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’ and sustainable design since 2013, in a desire to …

Setra begins construction of pyrolysis oil plant at its Kastet sawmill in Sweden

26-03-2020
Pyrocell, Setra, Kastet sawmill, Sweden, non-fossil pyrolysis oil, renewable fuel, diesel, petrol

The first ground was broken for Pyrocell’s plant at Setra’s Kastet sawmill in Gävle, Sweden. Pyrocell will be manufacturing non-fossil pyrolysis oil as a raw material for producing renewable fuel.   Wood industry company Setra and fuel company Preem are working together to produce fossil-free pyrolysis oil from sawdust …

PEFC extends transition period for 2020 standards

26-03-2020
PEFC, extension, transition, PEFC Trademarks, Certification Body Requirements, Chain of Custody standards, COVID-19

To support certified entities and certification bodies during the COVID-19 challenge, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has extended the transition period for its three revised international standards by six months. This extension applies to the 2020 versions of the Chain of Custody (ST 2002), PEFC Trademarks (ST 2001) …