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Dutch and Belgian Importers' Views on FLEGT

09-07-2019
FLEGT, EU Timber Regulation

Although the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has narrowed the supply base for tropical timber imported into the EU, traders in Belgium and the Netherlands still strongly support the FLEGT regulatory approach. They wish to continue combining licensing with EUTR in efforts to build a platform that can help rebuild confidence in tropical timber in the EU …

Russia starts on its first CLT plant

05-07-2019
Russia, CLT, timber, construction

On 25 June, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region, and Mikhail Shamolin, President and Board Chairman of Segezha Group, launched the construction of the first CLT manufacturing plant to be built in Russia. The Governor and the Head of the company took part in a symbolic ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the future plant. …

HOMAG’s new screw separator system enriches timber construction

04-07-2019
HOMAG, timber, construction

HOMAG has launched a new automatic screw separator system for loose screws, to increase the efficiency of timber construction, opening doors to endless possibilities. The separator system is able to handle both stand length screws as well as long screws with a length of 160 mm, 220 mm or 250 mm or longer. Generally, frameworks as well as …

Vietnam eyes bigger wood, woodwork export in 2019

28-06-2019
Vietnam, trade, export, timber

Vietnam has set a target of earning 11 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood, woodwork and other forest products this year, up from 9.4 billion U.S. dollars last year, said the Vietnam Administration of Forestry. The country made wood and wood-based product export turnovers of nearly 4.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first five months of this …

Drone-assisted assessments of pine plantations

28-06-2019
Australia, drones, timber, forestry

Trials of drone-assisted survival assessments of pine plantations are off to a flying start near Bunbury, Western Australia. Operations Officer Markus Streil said the current trials use small drones to take photos of re-established plantations and hundreds of images are then uploaded to a cloud service to create a range of models of the …

WoodSolutions programme expands to cover Australian east coast

28-06-2019
Australia, timber, forestry

Forest and Wood Products Australia’s (FWPA) WoodSolutions’ Mid-rise Advisory Programme is expanding thanks to a show of support in the form of additional funding commitments from industry partners. The programme will now provide services to all of Australia’s east coast states, along with additional limited coverage for South …

Forest industry posts trade surplus of more than USD 4 billion in H1

26-06-2019
Vietnam, timber

The forest industry gained a trade surplus of more than US$4 billion (SGD 5.4 billion) in the first six months of this year, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The export value of forest products in the period reached nearly $5.3 billion (SGD 7.2 billion), up nearly 20 per …

Timber construction to upskill workers

20-06-2019
Australia, timber

The Australian construction industry needs to focus more on industry skilling and the enabling of modern construction enterprise capability, a leading construction industry expert has warned. Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University David Chandler told the 2019 Timber Offsite Construction …