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February 2020

Wood-Plastic Composite Decking Gaining in Popularity, says Freedonia Group Study

28-02-2020
Wood-Plastic Composite Decking, growing demand, Freedonia Group Study, PVC, WPC, decking, railings, fencing

The popularity of wood-plastic composite (WPC) and other types of plastic decking, railing and fencing continues to grow, as evidenced by the Q4 and 2019 earnings report from Trex Co. and interest at the recent International Builders Show. Further proof is contained in the Freedonia Group’s latest study on WPC and plastic decking. The …

FSC to released improved Trademark License Agreement (TLA)

28-02-2020
FSC, revised, improved, new, revamped, Trademark License Agreement, TLA, pilot phase, new measures

The revised and improved license agreement for the FSC certification scheme will initially be implemented with a pilot phase, starting early in the 2Q 2020 in Brazil, China, Germany, Russia and the United States before being extended to other countries later in the year. The revamped Trademark License Agreement (TLA) is designed to meet new legal …

Homag's FY 2019 sales decreased by 1.5%

28-02-2020
HOMAG, sales, decline, EBIT

In the 2019 financial year, the Homag Group sales summed up to Euro 1,279 million, compared to Euro 1,298 million in the previous year. The order backlog was worth Euro 546 million as of December 31, 2019, and incoming orders reduced significantly to Euro 1,220 million. The EBIT is marked by the one-off-expenses put in place to support the …

EFI appoints Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger as new head of Resilience Programme

27-02-2020
Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger, new appointment, European Forest Institute, EFI, Resilience Programme

Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger has been appointed as the new Head of the European Forest Institute’s (EFI) Resilience Programme. She will take up her position at the beginning of August 2020 at the EFI Bonn office. Previously, Dr. Pötzelsberger has worked as a senior researcher at the Institute of Silviculture of the University of …

Moelven Notnäs Ransby starts up Universal Shredder FRP from Andritz at its Torsby sawmill

26-02-2020
Moelven, Andritz, Universal Shredder FRP, Moelven Notnäs Ransby AB sawmill, Torsby, Sweden, wood waste

International technology Group Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of a Universal Shredder FRP at the Moelven Notnäs Ransby AB sawmill in Torsby, Sweden. The sawmill produces around 225,000 m3 of sawn goods every year. The wood waste generated will be processed with an Andritz Universal Shredder FRP, type 2000P, which is able to …

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