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Softwood lumber trade was up 5% the first half of 2019 on a worldwide basis, with China reaching record-high imports in the 2Q

17-09-2019
Global lumber trade, softwood, lumber prices, lumber market, China, Russia, Nordic, MENA

GLOBAL SOFTWOOD LUMBER TRADE Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five per cent year-over-year during the first half of 2019, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Of the major importing countries …

Delegates from Malaysian Timber Council visited Junnikkala Sawmill in Finland

16-09-2019
MTC, timber, wood products, delegate, Junnikkala Oy, sawmill, Finland, Finnish wood

A delegation team from the Malaysian Timber Council, as well as members from the wooden packaging, furniture and moulding industry visited Junnikkala’s sawmill in Kalajoki, Finland. Delegates from Malaysian Timber Council and members from the timber products industry visiting Junnikkala's sawmill As the members of the Malaysian …

Editor’s pickLargest Japanese particleboard manufacturer relies on Siempelkamp technology once again

16-09-2019
Siempelkamp, particleboard manufacturer, Japan, ENboard, Eidai, Japan Novopan, new plant, wood-based panels, wood processing, energy generation, drying, classification, gluing, forming line, press line, board handling system, ContiRoll Generation 9, recycled wood

Krefeld, 14. September 2019 - ENboard Co. Ltd., the new joint venture of the furniture manufacturer Eidai Co., Ltd. and Japan Novopan Industrial Company Ltd., trusts the Siempelkamp team on the basis of the long-standing business relationship as well as the technological competence and buys a new wood-based panel plant for the local market. The …

INCREASED EXPORTS OF PLANTATION LOGS FROM SARAWAK

13-09-2019
Sarawak, Malaysia, plantation, logs, acacia mangium, falcata, alternative raw material sources, gaharu, agarwood, bamboo

Logs from industrial plantations are fast becoming a major export for Sarawak as production from the natural forest has been reduced drastically. According to Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), in the first half of 2019 Sarawak exported over 399,000 cu m of plantation logs, mainly acacia mangium, most of which was shipped to …

Editor’s pickFreres Lumber brings to market a new type of Mass Timber Panel – Mass Plywood Panels

12-09-2019
Freres Lumber, engineered wood, mass plywood panels, laminated veneer lumber, LVL, Structural Composite Lumber, MPP, SCL, CLT

Established in 1922, Freres Lumber may be one of the oldest family-owned and operated businesses in Oregon, United States, but it is also known for adopting cutting-edge technologies that transform and modernise construction practices. As a premier wood products manufacturing company known for its innovative, high-quality and sustainable wood …

U.S. slaps duties on $4.4 Billion of Cabinet Imports from China

02-09-2019
Wood cabinet, wood, vanities, imports, China, duties, American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, unfair trade

$4.4 billion worth of imported cabinets is the next item to join the long list of Chinese goods slapped with U.S. levies in the U.S.- China trade dispute, reported Bloomberg. The Commerce Department said on 6 August that  it will ask the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of the wooden cabinets and …

Banned timber at centre of Gabon graft scandal to be auctioned

20-08-2019
timber, hardwood

A haul of illegally-logged tropical hardwood that triggered a major scandal in Gabon is to be auctioned, the environment ministry has said. In February, the authorities seized 353 container-loads of kevazingo, a precious wood that is highly prized in Asia but which is protected under Gabonese law, at two Chinese-owned depots at the Owendo port in …

Editor’s pickA Retrospective look into the Japanese Woodworking Machinery Industry (Part 1)

20-08-2019
Japan, Woodworking, Machinery, IIDA Kogyo, Taiki Amano, Masanori Imoto

In the next few months, PFA will be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a …

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