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Editor’s pick“Thin-cutting & Repair Days” at Wintersteiger

22-10-2019
Wintersteiger, thin-cutting and repair day, Ried, Upper Austria, event, band saw machines

From October 1 to 3, the machinery and plant engineering company WINTERSTEIGER AG invited customers from the wood processing industry to Ried in Upper Austria for the “Thin-cutting & Repair Days”. The event, held by the Woodtech business field, brought more than 150 visitors to company HQ, mainly from western Europe, but also from …

Woodrise 2021 to be held in Japan

14-10-2019
Woodrise, FPInnovations, FCBA Technological Institute, Japan International Association for the Industry of Building and Housing

The second edition of the Woodrise international congress came to a close on 4 October on a very positive note. This event, co-organised by FPInnovations (Canada) and the FCBA Technological Institute (France), brought together over 800 participants in Québec City at the Centre des congrès de Québec, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. In …

ACCC has concerns over New Forests Tasmanian purchase

11-10-2019
Australia

Concerns have been raised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over a proposed sale of Tasmanian hardwood plantations owned by Resource Management Service to New Forests and Global Forest Partners. Resource Management Service has made its plantations and a 30 percent share of its woodchip marketing and export business in …

Editor’s pickAustralia's Borg orders new MDF forming and press line from Siempelkamp

03-10-2019
Siempelkamp, Borg Manufacturing, melamine-coated boards, MDF forming line, MDF press line, ContiRoll, Siempelkamp Compactor, LIGNA 2019, Australia

Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd, Australia's leading producer of melamine-coated boards, has ordered a new MDF forming and press line for its Oberon site. With this order, the company repeatedly relies on Siempelkamp support. Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd. replaces an old multi-opening line with an MDF forming and press line including ContiRoll® in …

WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved

03-10-2019
first, cross-laminated timber, office, tower, West Australia, six-storeys, CLT, Haris Jenkins Architects, Fremantle

West Australia’s local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber, in a ‘first’ for Western Australia.   The first CLT six-storey building approved for Fremantle (Image Harris Jenkins Architects and Yolk Property Group) The six-storey building, designed by Harris …

Loss of jobs and high log prices led to log truckers protest in Vancouver

30-09-2019
British Columbia, logging, forestry, job cuts, sawmill closure, Canada, Vancouver, trucks, forestry industry

As many as 200 logging trucks came rumbling through downtown Vancouver on 25 September, bringing to attention the plight of B.C.’s embattled forestry sector to provincial leaders, reported Global News. Government MLAs and the province’s mayors were gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the annual Union of BC Municipalities …

Global and European sawlog prices have fallen over the past two years

27-09-2019
sawlog, prices, global, Europe, America, Austra, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all continents, with the biggest declines occurring in Europe, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Plentiful supply from storm-damaged and beetle-infested forests in Central Europe changed the log …

Formaldehyde limits recommended for Malaysia's locally sold wood-based panels

23-09-2019
Formaldehyde limits, Malaysia, domestic market, wood-based panels, Ministry of Primary Industries

A regulation for a formaldehyde emission limit of ≤ 1.5 mg/L (F**/E1 class) on imported and locally produced wood-based panels products was recommended after studies by the government, reported ITTO. The majority of Malaysian manufacturers can reach this standard. Limits on formaldehyde emissions are mandatory in many consumer countries and …

Virtual reality takes children into forestry

12-09-2019
forestry, education, Australia

Teachers from across Australia have been given the opportunity to experience and learn about innovative virtual reality (VR) teaching resources developed by ForestLearning, a programme of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). The ForestVR toolkit for schools will educate students on the renewable cycle of timber in an immersive and engaging …

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