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Editor’s pickStudents honoured at second Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

08-12-2017
2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

How about plunging into a swimming pool and coming up for air under a wood-framed roof? This year’s Chinese University Timber Structure Design Competition challenged students to design a natatorium that would wow the judges. The second Award Ceremony, held in Nanjing Tech University (NTU) on Nov 19, recognises excellence in wood design and …

Editor’s pickForest products use key to sustainable future: UN

23-11-2017
Forest products, UN

Forest products markets are doing well, with improvements expected to continue into next year, the UN forecasts. However, barriers to cross-border trade are an ongoing concern for the forest products industry. Consumers also contribute to reducing carbon emissions when they use long-lasting forest products as it is one of the most effective ways …

STA to offer RM2.4 Mn in funding for tropical hardwood research

04-08-2017
STA, Sarawak, research, funding

The Sarawak Timber Association (STA) will invest RM2.4 Mn to fund a two-year research project on “Development and Deployment of Improved Genetic Materials of Falcataria Moluccana’ (Moluccan albizia)”. STA Chairman, Wong Kie Yik, said that the latest projects funded by the association include RM400,000 to Universiti Malaysia …

Gunter Kuhn leaves Dieffenbacher

20-07-2017
Dieffenbacher, Gunter Kuhn, management change

Dr Günter Kuhn has left the Management Board at Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau since June 1. Dr Kuhn has been with the company since 2005 and was managing director in Eppingen, Germany, from 2009. As Chief Technical Officer, he was responsible for the Technology, Automation and Production divisions, as well as the Recycling …

Editor’s pickWhy are saunas made of wood?

14-06-2017
wood, softwood, sauna, Finnish, Viba's sauna, Latvia

The word “sauna” means “room of wood” in Finnish. The use of wood is both a tradition and practical consideration in constructing a sauna. Firstly, they are good heat insulators; if you touch a wooden surface, the heat doesn’t sting as severely as a stone wall, for example. Wood also has antiseptic and antibacterial …

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement

13-06-2017
Hungary, PEFC, endorsement, national forest certification

Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna, Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. “The latest process was funded and …