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India’s KCR pledges firm action to check Wood Smuggling

16-04-2019
India, wood, smuggling

Hyderabad’s chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has said that the government will act firmly to check timber and wood smuggling, and suggested a four-point multi-pronged strategy to improve green cover. Rao, who held a meeting with officials on protecting forests, said the intelligence wing was involved in identifying those who indulged in …

China and India are making a greener Earth

29-03-2019
China, India

Despite climate change, water scarcity and the many ills affecting the planet, this generation is living on an increasingly greener Earth. Measurements from space show that some parts of the northern hemisphere, notably China and India, are a lot greener than they used to be, which is potentially very good news for the climate. Growing …

Study shows China, India lead planet's greening efforts

25-02-2019
China, forestry, NASA, India

A new study has observed an increase in leafy coverage equivalent to that of the entire Amazon rainforest between 2000 and 2017, especially in China and India. The planet's two most populous nations are leading the increase in greenery in large part due to China's ambitious programmes in tree planting and more efficient agriculture practices, …

Editor’s pickMDF is the future of Furniture in India

11-09-2018
MDF, India, furniture market, ready-made furniture, plywood, particleboard, GREENPANEL

India’s furniture market is undergoing a major shift with a move towards ready-made furniture and a rising preference for medium density fibre (MDF) over plywood in line with the global trends. Moreover, the culture of ready-made furniture is being accepted widely across India as we see in the case of IKEA. The growth rate of plywood today …

GREENPANEL launches Club Grade HDF

16-08-2018
GREENPANEL, Club Grade HDF, India,

GREENPANEL (part of Greenply Industries), India’s largest wood panel manufacturer, has launched Club Grade HDF (High density fiber board). An extremely strong and heavy-duty board, Club Grade HDF is water resistant board manufactured in state-of-the-art plants, using German technology. GREENPANEL Club Grade HDF is the first choice …

Editor’s pickGreenpanel Doors: Shaping homes

03-08-2018
Greenpanel, Door, India, Technology, Wood

One of India’s largest interior infrastructure brand and the pioneers of MDF ( Medium Density Fibre board’s ) in India – GREENPANEL, have recently introduced a new range of  Doors.  GREENPANEL DOORS are made using Quadra Pro Technology and have a thicker glue core. The solid wood filler in the door gives them superior …

Editor’s pickB.C. forest companies look to Asia

26-07-2018
British Columbia, lumber, value added wood products, BC Wood, two-by-four housing, Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, India

Despite the housing boom in the United States in the last few years driving up demand for British Columbia (B.C.) wood products, Asia remains a crucial market as Canada seeks to diversify its global market presence. Several industry officials have recently highlighted the potential in expanding existing markets like China and Japan, as well as …

Germany based Parador acquired by Indian building material producer HIL

25-07-2018
HIL, India, Parador, Germany, building material manufacturer, floor solutions acquisition

HIL goes global in the high potential building material sector set to acquire Parador, a leading manufacturer of premium quality flooring solutions in Europe National HIL, part of the US$1.8 billion diversified CK Birla Group, announced on July 12 the acquisition of Parador Holdings GmbH, a Germany based, vertically integrated, full-range …

India a key market for Swedish pine

09-04-2018
Swedish Wood, pine, India Wood

India seems to be warming up to the idea of Swedish pine, particularly for furniture and joinery. Architects and designers alike have shown great interest in this versatile and sustainable material, an observation made by Swedish Wood at the India Wood trade show held from March 8 – 12 in Bangalore. “The younger generation is showing …