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Tall kitchen cabinets may see fastest growth in demand by 2023

21-02-2020
kitchen cabinet, growth, demand, tall cabinet, wall cabinet, trends, 2023, Freedonia, research

According to a study from the Freedonia Group, homeowners desire for more cabinet storage, kitchen islands and counter-style seating and amenities such  as LED lighting and pull-out shelves will push the demand for kitchen cabinets to $17.3 billion by 2023 - a rise of 4.6 percent annually.  The study found that base cabinets accounted …

Architectural Association launches experimental Wood Lab

07-02-2020
Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK, London, launch, Wood Lab, research, development, building strategies, technology, innovation, sustainable

As the architectectural world finds growing interest in timber construction, firms see a wave of innovations in testing and better understanding timber’s limits and possibilities in being used to build taller and better structures. The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London is building on the momentum with the …

Queensland’s government and local company developed new sustainable timber product

16-01-2020
Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Eco Cottages, research and development, new, sustainable timber, product, high-quality, cypress, glulam, beams

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Eco Cottages have collaborated to research and develop a new sustainable timber product, leading to additional jobs being created.  “An innovative collaboration between DAF and Eco Cottages, which began in 2017, has resulted in high-quality cypress glue-laminated …

Metsä Board to collaborate with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to develop new digital solutions

09-01-2020
Metsä Board, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, SEED, new digital solutions, production efficiency, spare part, data content, Business Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is participating in a joint project called SEED, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, in which forest companies are developing new digital solutions together with companies in the ICT industry. In the two-year project, forest industry mills will serve as innovation platforms for app …

Södra, IKEA and Linnaeus University partner to promote forestry

02-01-2020
Södra, IKEA, Linnaeus University, long term, investment, research, education, promotion, forestry, forest products

Södra and IKEA of Sweden are now partnering with Linnaeus University in a unique long-term and strategic investment in research and education to promote forestry and the forest industry. The partnership will gather expertise in forest management, ecology, social sustainability, economics and the raw material’s properties and uses under …

OSU celebrates opening of mass timber research lab

16-10-2019
OSU, USA, mass timber, research

A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings is now open at Oregon State University (OSU). OSU celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory on Oct. 10 at the main campus in Corvallis. The 17,500-square-foot lab is part of the College of Forestry's new Oregon …

Eight new cutting-edge forestry projects in Tasmania

10-04-2019
Australia, forestry, research

The Australian Liberal National Government and the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s jointly funded Launceston centre of the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) will deliver eight new cutting-edge forestry research projects. Federal Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Richard Colbeck said that the …

New research projects for the EPLF

10-09-2018
EPLF, research projects, moisture-resistant laminate floors

The EPLF Technical Committee is set to embark on an extensive upcoming research programme which will look into moisture-resistant laminate floors. Under the chairmanship of recently-elected Eberhard Herrmann (Classen) and with topics driven by Jasper de Jaeger (Unilin) and Dr Rico Emmler (IHD Dresden), a group of 20 EPLF specialists from six …