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Japan sees development of super-thick plywood

18-02-2020
Japan, plywood, LVL, timber, forestry, market report

Seihoku Plywood (Tokyo) is currently working on the development of super-thick plywood that is more than 50mm thick. The company is also applying to obtain a JAS certificate, which will allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market. The manufacturing of thicker plywood is the same as for standard panels, but there is a limit to …

MIFF 2020 rescheduled to June 30 - July 3

17-02-2020
Malaysia, timber, furniture, Malaysian International Furniture Fair, trade show, exhibition, MITEC

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2020 has been rescheduled from March 6-9 to June 30 - July 3 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). According to Informa Markets, the Organiser of MIFF 2020, the decision is taken with regret after careful consideration and close consultations with stakeholders. There are a …

New Forests to acquire Tasmanian plantations from Norske Skog

11-02-2020
Australia, New Forests, Tasmania, Norske Skog, timber, forestry, plantation, pine, sustainability

Australia-based international forestry investor New Forests has agreed to purchase the Tasmanian plantations of a local subsidiary of Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog. The purchase includes a net plantation area of more than 18,000 hectares of radiata pine in the south of Tasmania and an agreement for timber sales to the Boyer Mill, …

Editor’s pickMicrosoft’s upgraded Silicon Valley campus will be North American’s largest timber project

11-02-2020
Microsoft, CLT, timber project, largest, North America, Silicon Valley, Mountain View campus

At over 644,000 square feet, CLT’s potential as a building material for expansive horizontal structures will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Silicon Valley, as part of a larger renovation of the Moutain View campus. WRNS Studio from San Francisco will be designing North America’s largest CLT building in floor area. The building …

Ghana see decline in wood product exports in 2019

10-02-2020
Timber Export Development Division of the Forestry Commission, TIDD, Ghana, wood products, exports

Ghana's total export volumes from January to November 2019 stood at 280,223 cubic metres and export earnings were euro 140.74 million (USD 154.13 million). However, exports were down 24,152 cu.m (-8%) and euro 32.18 million (-19%) when compared to the same period in 2018, reported ITTO. Ghana’s export statistics from January to November …

Editor’s pickAll new public buildings in France must be at least 50 per cent wood

07-02-2020
France, new buildings, wood, timber, public buildings, eight storeys, Olympics

As the French governments push for sustainable urban development, all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50 per cent wood, reported TTJ. The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of wood in new structures for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where all Olympic buildings up to eight storeys high must …

Timbeter closes $1 million seed round to fuel expansion in Southeast Asia and Latin America

05-02-2020
Timbeter, seeding round, funding, digitalisation, expansion, Southeast Asia, Latin America, forestry management, logistics, forestry operations, forestry value chain, digital data exchange, timber measurement, reporting platform

Estonian company Timbeter, whose solutions help the forestry sector adopt digital technology to optimise transparency and efficiency in forestry management, has raised $1 million in its seed round. The seed round was led by TMT Investments, the venture investing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Tallinn-based company developed a …

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