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EPF calls for a suspension of new VOC requirements for panels in Germany

22-10-2019
European Wood-based Panel Federation, European Union, VOC requirement, Germany

The Single Market is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of the European Union. It unites 28 countries and 500 million citizens, allowing goods to flow seamlessly within the territory. Common rules have allowed consumers to benefit greatly from scale, especially in the field of construction products. It is therefore with great …

UV LED curing in furniture finishing used by major Ikea supplier in Europe

27-09-2019
UV LED, furniture finishing, IKEA, Europe, Lithuania, SC Freda, Efsen UV

A new finishing line in Europe was designed to provide UV-LED curing on all positions except the final topcoat cure, reported Woodworking Network. SC Freda has started production on their new high-speed furniture coating line. The oldest furniture company in Lithuania specialises in manufacturing flat-pack furniture from particleboard, MDF and …

Global and European sawlog prices have fallen over the past two years

27-09-2019
sawlog, prices, global, Europe, America, Austra, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all continents, with the biggest declines occurring in Europe, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Plentiful supply from storm-damaged and beetle-infested forests in Central Europe changed the log …

Arauco aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

26-09-2019
Arauco, carbon neutral, 2020, greenhouse gas emissions, forestry company, Science Based Targets, climate change, global warming

Arauco announced its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The company aims to capture more greenhouse gas emissions than its emissions at a global level, positioning Arauco as the world’s first forestry company to achieve this important goal. In addition to this important milestone, the company announced it will join the Science …

Editor’s pickReclaimed wood becomes a source of legal timber in Thailand

25-09-2019
EU FLEGT, Thailand, reclaimed wood, reclaimed timber, old wood, legal, sustainable, recycle, trade

Reclaimed timber is contributing to Thailand’s local economy and becoming an important livelihoods source. Timber from old houses that have come to the end of their lifecycle are being bought by traders and turned into a thriving business, announced the EU FLEGT. Workers dismantling a wooden house piece by piece, rescuing all teak wood …

AZEK Building Products partners with Weyerhaeuser Distribution

16-09-2019
AZEK Building Products, Weyerhaeuser Distribution, Western United States, distribution centres, TimberTech®, AZEK® Exteriors

AZEK Building Products has announced a new partnership with Weyerhaeuser Distribution. The Seattle-based company plans to offer the full lines of TimberTech®Outdoor Living products and AZEK®Exteriors’ products in key locations throughout the western United States. With technology at its core, the TimberTech Outdoor Living and AZEK …

Dutch and Belgian Importers' Views on FLEGT

09-07-2019
FLEGT, EU Timber Regulation

Although the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has narrowed the supply base for tropical timber imported into the EU, traders in Belgium and the Netherlands still strongly support the FLEGT regulatory approach. They wish to continue combining licensing with EUTR in efforts to build a platform that can help rebuild confidence in tropical timber in the EU …

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