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The design for an eight-storey stepped wooden building in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been revealed. The proposed mixed-use commercial building, called Marmormolen, will be built at the Nordhavn waterfront on the eastern edge of Copenhagen, measuring 28,000m2 and built fully using solid timber. Construction will begin in early 2022, and...
The FSC Furniture Awards, created by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to reward FSC-certified companies in the indoor and outdoor furniture sectors, has announced its winners.The awards ceremony took place online and the winners in six award categories and five special awards were announced by a jury composed by...
The success of China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Guangzhou 2021, which recorded a 20.17% increase of visitors compared to the 2019 edition, held before the pandemic, is generating much enthusiasm and high expectations for the organisation of the next edition. The 49th CIFF Guangzhou 2022 will take place in...
The Segezha Group has launched glue-laminated timber (glulam) and structural glue-laminated beams onto the Japanese market, with the first lot consisting of 10 containers, or 550m3, from the Sokol Woodworking Plant supplied to Japan.The buyer is Sojitz Building Materials Corporation. As per the Japanese client's request, Segezha Group is...
International technology group Andritz has completed the start-up of a pressurised refining system supplied to Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board at its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production plant in Henan, China.Andritz reported that with the new pressurised refining system, the customer is capable of processing poplar wood chips as raw...
Singapore's three-day trade event on the Built Environment industry in Singapore, the Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2021, returned with an additional co-located exhibition after a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Showcasing a total of seven exhibitions with Design Asia 2021 being the newest addition, ABS 2021...
Turkish wood-based panel producer Kastamonu Entegre has placed an order for an 8ft x 63.7m medium-density fibreboard (MDF) wood-based panel plant with ContiRoll. Siempelkamp claimed this makes it the longest of the 32 ContiRolls and the longest continuous press on the Turkish market, thus creating a new mega site...
Deutsche Messe, the organiser of DOMOTEX, the trade show for carpets and floor coverings, has announced that DOMOTEX will not take place in January 2022."We have been fighting for DOMOTEX together with the exhibiting companies until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for...
By Judd Johnson, managing editor, Hardwood Market Report PublicationHardwood Market Report (HMR) estimations of US hardwood lumber production indicate that supply is nearing projected total demand by the major market sectors. The recovery process in sawmill output took far longer than expected based on past performances. In comparison, it...
The construction of a massive wooden roof for the new main terminal at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon, US, is currently being put together.The 392,000sqft mass timber roof will be disassembled and reassembled piece by piece in 2022 as the crown jewel of PDX’s US$2 billion expansion. Each...