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Editor’s pickMalaysia: Timber exports to increase by five per cent

Malaysia, Sylva Wood

Malaysia's rich forest resource is certified under the Malaysian Timber Certification Council and endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. Timber exports from Malaysia are forecasted to increase by five per cent this year, from RM23.22 billion in 2017, supported by high demand from Japan, U.S., Europe, Australia and …

Thailand: Positive growth in the rubberwood industry

Thailand, Sylva Wood 2018

The Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) predicts local rubberwood production in Thailand is set to increase by three per cent in the medium term, from 20 million tonnes in 2016 to about 23 million tonnes in 2020. This is due to the new plantings between the period 1991 and 1995. A rubber tree’s latex production capacity usually lasts about …

Editor’s pickIs France about to witness a renaissance for its timber industry?

France, Sylva Wood 2018

A log yard in France. Image: French Timber. With a turnover of EUR60 billion and 440,000 jobs distributed across the country, France’s timber industry is witnessing a renaissance and revitalisation as the nation looks to sustainable timber production.  Made up of a long value chain consisting of numerous individuals and companies, …

India a key market for Swedish pine

Swedish Wood, pine, India Wood

India seems to be warming up to the idea of Swedish pine, particularly for furniture and joinery. Architects and designers alike have shown great interest in this versatile and sustainable material, an observation made by Swedish Wood at the India Wood trade show held from March 8 – 12 in Bangalore. “The younger generation is showing …

Editor’s pickWood-Mizer Acquires MOReTENs AB

Wood Mizer, acquisitions

The factory in Sweden marks Wood-Mizer’s fifth manufacturing plant throughout the world Popular woodworking machinery from MOReTENs AB is now available through Wood- Mizer's global distribution network. Wood-Mizer has acquired the Swedish company, MOReTENs AB, placing a full range of popular four-sided moulders, planers, table saws, …