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

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 national accreditation body now recognised by US EPA

China, US, EPA

China’s National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) is now recognised by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA), according to a news report from China Daily. The CNAS offers accreditation services that China’s wood product traders can use to prove their products meet specific regulations and …

Court hearing on formaldehyde rule compliance deadline postponed

EPA, formaldehyde

Last October two environmental groups challenged the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to extend the compliance deadlines for the formaldehyde emissions rule. The extension gives manufacturers and importers an additional year before having to comply with the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. The …

Editor’s pickLights, camera, action!

Argos Solutions, panel repair systems

A Norwegian company has something to offer the panel world. It could transform the way panel boards are made from now on.  In an age where consumers place a premium on spotless surfaces, imagine technology that can identify the nature of each defect on every wood-based panel that glides out of the press. By inference, this data would then …

US Dept of Commerce to impose preliminary duties In China plywood case

US department of commerce, China, plywood, hardwood, anti-dumping, subsidies

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced the initiation and preliminary decisions of anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations concerning hardwood plywood from China. “The Department of Commerce will act swiftly to halt any possible unfair trade practices against U.S. companies while also assuring a full and fair …

Australia to extend 'soft-start' compliance period

Australia, 'soft start' compliance, illegal logging, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

The Illegal Logging Compliance Advice Notice 1/2016 has been published and is available on the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.  The notice advises that the illegal logging ‘soft-start’ compliance period has been extended beyond its original expiry date of 30 May 2016. The Department of …

Exciting line-up for DOMOTEX 2017

DOMOTEX 2017, Flooring industry, Timber, In prepation

DOMOTEX 2017 aims to focus more on cutting-edge industry trends. Preparations for DOMOTEX 2017 are in full swing. To be held from 14 to 17 January in Hannover, Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings is focusing on innovations, new trends and new businesses. “Providers from all around the world will …

UK Minister as keynote speaker at Confederation of Timber Industries’ conference

Nick Boles, Minister, UK, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Confederation of Timber Industries, Conference, Inaugural

Nick Boles, minister of state in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Photo from: UK government minister Nick Boles is to be the keynote speaker at the Confederation of Timber Industries’ (CTI) inaugural conference in October. Mr Boles is the minister of state in the Department for Business, Innovation and …