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New method of preserving lumber could replace pressure treating in the future

24-02-2020
new process, preserving lumber, atomic layer deposition, water resistant, fungal resistant, titanium oxide, innovation, new technology pressure treatment

Pressure treating -- which involves putting lumber inside a pressurised watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards -- has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that causes wood rot in wet environments. Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new method that could one day replace …

US$ 51.6 million timber processing factory to be built in Ha Tinh

11-02-2020
Vietnam, Ha Tinh, North Central Vietnam, new, factory, wood processing, plywood, wood pellet, lumber

Ho Chi Minh City-based An Viet Phat Energy Company has broken ground on a VND1,200 billion (US$51.6 million) timber processing factory in the Vung Ang Economic Zone in Ky Anh township of the central province of Ha Tinh, a province in the North Central coast of Vietnam. The lumber, compressed wood pellets and plywood processing factory sits on a …

Lumber Liquidators President and CEO resigns

07-02-2020
Lumber Liquidators, president, CEO, resignation

Lumber Liquidators announced that Dennis R. Knowles has resigned as President and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2020. The Board of Directors has appointed Charles E. Tyson, the company's Chief Customer Experience Officer, as Interim President and Principal Executive Officer and Mr. Knowles' duties will be …

Europe beats Canada to become China’s second largest softwood lumber supplier

06-02-2020
Woodstat, softwood lumber supply, Europe, Canada, Russia, China, trade, market share

Woodstat, a market analyst company, reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December 2019 (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totalled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes …

Freres Lumber Installs First Horizontal Plywood Press from Taihei in the United States

04-02-2020
Freres Lumber, first, horizontal plywood press, United States, Taihei, innovation, latest investment, technology, plywood, long-length panels

Freres Lumber is the first U.S. company to install and operate the Taihei Horizontal Press Model P25-AB, a horizontal hot press for laminating plywood after the gluing and prepressing processes. In keeping with its history as a leader in early adoption and innovation, Freres is already reaping the numerous benefits the horizontal press offers over …

India's American hardwood lumber and veneer imports on track to have a record year

17-01-2020
Furniture market, India, AHEC, hardwood lumber, veneer, exports, red oak, INDIAWOOD, furniture manufacturing

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year, according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry. With the total value of American hardwood lumber and veneer exports to India reaching USD 5.272 million in the …

NHLA: Hardwood Lumber Included in the Trade Deal

16-01-2020
NHLA, limited trade agreement, trade war, dispute, China, United States, Phase One, Washington, Beijing, hardwood lumber, inclusion

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies and sets the stage for a broader agreement down the road. The “Phase One” agreement is the product of months of intense talks between officials in Washington and Beijing. It …

SLB: Optimistic growth in mass timber construction projects in the U.S.

07-01-2020
mass timber, construction, projects, United States, WoodWorks, Softwood Lumber Board

Mass timber construction continues to expand across the United States, where WoodWorks provides project assistance in every region. While mass timber projects continue to see a heavier concentration in California, Washington, Oregon, Florida, and Texas, WoodWorks is now tracking 664 mass timber projects in design or construction across the United …

Conifex Timber to sell U.S. sawmill business

02-01-2020
Conifex Timber, U.S., sawmill business, El Dorado, Cross City, Glenwood, sawmills, lumber manufacturing

Conifex Timber Inc announced on 24 December that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with an affiliate of Resolute Forest Products Inc. for the sale by Conifex of its U.S. sawmill business, consisting of its El Dorado, Cross City and Glenwood sawmills and related operations. The purchase price, payable in cash, is US$163 million plus …

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