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Vietnam’s wood product manfacturers need to restructure production

27-03-2020
Vietnam, wood and wood products, manufacturers, exports, imports, trade, impact, restructure, COVID-19, coronavirus

Vietnam’s wood processing enterprises will need to continue reorganising their production and business activities to manage challenges during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). According to Vietnam News, the restructuring would help enterprises transit to production and …

Editor’s pickWood Awards 2020 launches call for entries

24-03-2020
Wood Awards, call for entries, British architecture, timber, wood, architecture, buildings, 50th anniversary

2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Wood Awards, celebrating British architecture and product design using wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation throughout the UK. The Wood Awards’ judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits …

Wood products industry identified as essential workforce by U.S. Department of Homeland Security

23-03-2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, wood products industry, essential workforce, coronavirus, pandemic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as part of an essential workforce in times of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on March 19, Homeland Security stated that “Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, …

Department of Commerce slaps duties on Chinese cabinet imports

18-03-2020
U.S. Department of Commerce, anti-dumping duty, AD, countervailing duty, CVD, imports, wooden cabinets, vanities, China

In February this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, reported ITTO. The petitioner in this case is the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance. Commerce determined that producers …

Oshika developed lignin phenol adhesive for plywood

18-03-2020
Oshika Corporation (Tokyo), adhesive manufacturer, lignin phenol adhesive, plywood manufacturing, plant-based, environment-friendly

Oshika Corporation (Tokyo), an adhesive manufacturer, has developed lignin phenol adhesive for plywood manufacturing. It has been testing this new adhesive at Niigata Gouhan Shinko and has acquired JAS certification on January 7, 2020. Lignin is derived from wood and is an important component in the formation of cell walls in wood and bark. …