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

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, …

Editor’s pickMoholt 50|50 shortlisted for WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016

Moholt 50|50, wood, architecture, construction, Europe, Norway, CLT

Moholt 50|50, Trondheim, Norway. Images: Ivan Brodey   Student dormitories are often built in dismal conditions with cheap, simple units left by themselves without support programmes. The Moholt 50|50 project in Trondheim, Norway, seeks to address this. By introducing new housing collectives and a wide range of support services into …

Europe demand for African timbers down, Asian markets vibrant

ITTO, Europe, Asia,

Europe is quiet and any timber purchases are only to replace stocks and tend to be only for the faster moving timbers. The weak demand has led to price falls for species which are susceptible to even the smallest shifts in demand. Some of the larger European buyers are reportedly overstocked with sapele and padouk and are therefore holding off …

AHEC European conference shows the future for American hardwood

AHEC Europe

AHEC's European Conference was held from 20 to 21 Oct, 2016 in Copenhagen Last week nearly 150 European hardwood importers, architects and American hardwood exporters came together in Copenhagen to discuss the future for American hardwoods at the AHEC European conference. Under the conference’s theme ‘The Future For American …

Editor’s pick87% of the world’s certified forest area is in ECE: UN

UNECE, Europe, certified forests

Certified forests covers about 11% of global forests in 2015. The 56-member country Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) accounts for about 40% (1.6 billion hectares) of the global forest estate and in total makes up 87% of the total global certified forest area. Of the global certified forest area, 48% is in North America, 25% in Western …

China and the EU combat illegal logging together

illegal logging, China, European Union, EU-China Bilateral Coordination Mechanism, BCM, Forest Law Enforcement and Governance

Established in 2009, the EU-China Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance is a forum for policy dialogue as well as a structure to share information on policies and legal frameworks, and to coordinate initiatives to stop illegal logging and associated trade. Under the BCM, China and the EU examine ways to …

Global softwood lumber trade reaches all-time high in 2015

global softwood, lumber trade, all-time high, china, Japan, russia, north america, northern europe

According to the estimates of Wood Resources International, global softwood lumber trade reached an all-time high in 2015 with 118 million m3. This year, higher volumes were seen trading around the globe; 1Q 2016 shipments were approximately 20% higher than the first quarter of 2015. All countries on the “top-10 import list” …