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Bosch secures global 3RT contract to turn wood waste into sustainable hardwood

27-05-2020
Bosch, 3RT, Designer Hardwood, plantation waste, sustainable hardwood, Australia

Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will supply digital production units to 3RT for the global manufacture of sustainable hardwood. Based in Melbourne and Adelaide, 3RT has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University, that converts wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood, called …

Editor’s pickMicrolibrary Warak Kayu, Indonesia’s first library made entirely of FSC-certified wood

29-04-2020
Indonesian,Semarang, Microlibrary Warak Kayu,sustainable architecture,FSC-certified wood

Located in the Indonesian city of Semarang, Microlibrary Warak Kayu is an inspiring new public space that raises the bar for community design and sustainable architecture. It is also the first library in Indonesia made entirely of FSC-certified wood. Designed by international architecture firm SHAU, the microlibrary is built using only …

PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) achieved certification to FSC forest management standards

13-04-2020
sustainable forestry, investor, New Forests, PT Hutan Ketapang Industri, HKI, certification, Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, forest management standards

International sustainable forestry investor New Forests announced that PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) achieved certification against the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) forest management standards. HKI is the first large-scale rubber plantation to operate with FSC certification for latex. FSC certification is a requirement of New …

Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

TRADA’s Life cycle assessment WIS has been revised

27-03-2020
TRADA, Life cycle assessment WIS, revision, amendments, abolishment, Code for Sustainable Homes, revisions, BS EN ISO 14044, ISO 21930

TRADA’s Life cycle assessment WIS has been revised with substantial amendments following the abolishment of the Code for Sustainable Homes and revisions to BS EN ISO 14044 and ISO 21930. The section on BREEAM has been amended to include the 2018 New Construction scheme, while there is also an update on similar schemes and the …

First homeware manufacturer in Malaysia obtains CoC certification of MTCS

26-03-2020
One-Tech, PEFC-certified homeware, green manufacturing, sustainable design, chain of custody certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, MTCS,

Sustainable manufacturing and responsible sourcing are at the centre of Malaysian firm One-Tech, that recently became the first manufacturer in Malaysia producing PEFC-certified homeware under its DAPO brand. Founded in 1993, One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’ and sustainable design since 2013, in a desire to …

Finland-based YIT started building its first timber-based modular apartment building

03-03-2020
Finland, contractor, YIT, modular construction, wood building, apartment, rental housing, sustainable, materials

YIT has long been using modular bathroom, slab and wall elements – partly manufactured by YIT and partly acquired from external suppliers – but the project in Tampere will be its first residential project built entirely from modules. The As Oy Tampereen Tohtori project is located on Tieteenkatu Street in the city’s Hervanta …

Indonesia’s Sampoerna Kayoe collaborates with ATPIKA

25-02-2020
ndonesia, Sampoerna Kayoe, innovative, sustainable, engineered wood, timber processing, largest, ATPIKA, school, collaboration, Semarang

In 2020, Indonesia’s Sampoerna Kayoe plans to collaborate with Akademi Teknik Pendidikan Industri Kayu (ATPIKA) and many other educational entities to introduce Sampoerna Kayoe’s innovative and sustainable product. Sampoerna Kayoe is a leading timber processing company in Indonesia while ATPIKA is a top academy located in Semarang …

Vietnams's FSC national certification standard announced

14-02-2020
Vietnam, FSC, national standard, national certification, forest management, sustainable, responsible wood processing, trade

The FSC national standard for Vietnam was announced in Hanoi on 7th January 2020. This national standard is being promoted as a tool for Vietnam to manage its forests sustainably and at the same time promote responsible wood processing and trade. According to Vu Thi Que Anh, Country Director, FSC Vietnam, the national standard will be effective …

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