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Editor’s pickNew Sandvik Quickdisc enables ‘biggest ever’ belt repair at Arauco

17-08-2018
Sandvik, Biggest belt repair, Arauco, QuickDisc Plus 500, LIGNA 2017

Steel belt manufacturer Sandvik recently used its new QuickDisc Plus tool to complete its biggest ever patch repair project: removing and replacing a 480mm diameter area of a damaged press belt for a particleboard plant and restoring it to perfect working order. Damaged press belt on a particleboard line restored to health. The work was …

China wood products trade in 2017

17-08-2018
2017 figures, China wood products, U.S, trade war, tariffs

Figures from China Customs shows that total value of China’s wood products trade (imports and exports) in 2017 climbed 10 per cent to US$156.4 billion. The growth in wood products imports grew 21 per cent to US$ 52.6 billion, significantly higher than the growth in exports (1.3 per cent), reported Wood Week. The US is the main importer of …

Editor’s pickWinners of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Award announced

19-02-2018
Wood Design Awards 2017

An Honour mention for the Collège Jean Monnet Broons located in Broons, Bretagne, France, Dietrich, architecture by Untertrifaller Architekten and Colas Durand Architectes. Recipients of the prestigious 2017 Wood Design & Building Awards programme by the Wood Design & Building magazine have been announced. The winning …

Editor’s pickMalaysian exports of wood products expected to rise in 2017

25-12-2017
Malaysia exports, furniture, 2017

Malaysian-designed furniture at this year's MIFF. Image credit: Turnstone Singapore Malaysia’s exports of wood products are forecast to rise to RM23 Bn this year, up from RM21.86 Bn last year, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Deputy Minister Nasrun Datu Mansur said the government will do all it can to …

Editor’s pickOntario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award winner: Lazaridis Hall

28-11-2017
Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award, winner, Lazaridis Hall

Lazaridis Hall is the new home of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. The building is also home to Laurier’s Department of Mathematics and associated programs, including the Lazaridis Institute and the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. The design imperative was to craft a …