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Editor’s pickA play of light and wood -- Audian Art Museum

27-07-2018
Audain Art Museum, Whistler, British Columbia, Pacific Coast hemlock, Patkau Architects

Surrounded by tranquil natural landscape, the form and character of the Audain Art Museum, designed by Patkau Architects, is intentionally restrained to provide a quiet, minimal backdrop to the art inside and the nature outside. The interior of the Audain Art Museum (Photo credit: James Dow / Patkau Architects) The Audain Art Museum …

Editor’s pickSingaporean students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology identify new applications for Swedish pine

20-07-2018
Swedish wood, Singapore, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Swedish pine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Wood3 by Pine Nordic, a group presenting on a smart interior solution for offices in China. (Photo credit: Swedish Wood) In collaboration with industry organisation Swedish Wood, 27 students on the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme at KTH, most of them from Singapore, were asked to develop applications for Swedish pine. …

EU plywood imports down 7% in 2017

27-03-2018
ITTO, EU, imports, plywood

Total EU plywood imports in 2017 were down seven per cent to 2.159 million metric tonnes (MT), sparked by contraction in the ‘other hardwood’ plywood category, with imports down over 20 per cent from 1.346 million MT to 1.076 million MT. Analysts say part of this was likely due to a revision of customs product codes in 2017, which saw …

Editor’s pickIndonesia and EU celebrate one year of certified legal timber trade

04-12-2017
FLEGT, EU, Indonesia

Indonesia and the EU celebrated one year of certified timber trade at a half-day event in Jakarta on Nov 30. Image: FLEGT.org Shipments of Indonesian wood products to the EU have reached over EUR 1 Bn since the start of FLEGT licensing. Celebrating one year of the scheme’s licensing, Indonesia and the EU held a conference in Jakarta on …

Editor’s pickKastamonu commissions Dieffenbacher to relocate plant from France to Bulgaria

15-11-2017
Kastamonu, Darbo, France, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, Dieffenbacher

Former Darbo plant will move to Gorno Sahrane  In March this year, Kastamonu acquired a particleboard plant from French company Darbo. The plant will move to Gorno Sahrane, where it will replace a multi-daylight plant that is over 30 years old. The forming station and CPS at the former Darbo site near Bordeaux Press infeed of the CPS, …