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According to Metsä Wood, constructors are increasingly turning to prefabricated wooden elements in Sweden because of the climate crisis. Wood is the only construction material that stores carbon, in contrast to steel and concrete that have a negative impact on the climate. Rickard Brännman, project manager at Flens Byggelement,...
The Weinig Group, a technology provider in the woodworking industry, has announced that it is investing €15 million in its Panel Processing division to promote its subsidiary Holz-Her.Holz-Her, a machine manufacturer founded in 1914 and part of the Weinig Group since 2010, has grown in recent years and has...
From tables to cutting boards and utility boxes, The Green Factory manufactures products with upcycled and recycled wood, and wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. Beyond that, the Malaysian manufacturer is committed to embracing sustainable practices in their entire business model, from design to management, education and more.By Yap...
According to statistics from Vietnam's General Department of Customs, exports of wood and wood products in November 2021 reached US$1.27 billion, up 2.5% compared to November 2020.In particular, exports of wood products reached $915.7 million, down 9.9% compared to November 2020. Over the 11 months of 2021, wood and...
In a virtual press statement, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that the government has revoked 192 forestry sector permits covering 3,126,439 hectares, because companies that have the permits have not carried out any activities in recent years.According to the President, this step was taken in an effort to improve...
According to New Straits Times, Malaysia recorded RM17.9 billion worth of timber export activities from January to October 2021, a 0.41% increase compared to 2020.Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) Deputy Minister II Datuk Willie Mongin reported that wood products which contributed to the revenue increase included wood furniture, sawn...
The Iconic Awards 2022: Innovation Interior, helmed by the German Design Council, has announced the winners of its “Best of Best”, “Winner” and “Selection” labels, and also trends in the furnishings industry and developments in interior design.As part of the German Design Council’s Iconic World platform, the Iconic Awards...
Finnish plywood manufacturer Koskisen is the "first" company, as reported by Stora Enso, to start using the biobased binder NeoLigno by Stora Enso in its new sustainable product family. Koskisen and Stora Enso’s cooperation has resulted in a biobased furniture board, called Zero Furniture Board.NeoLigno is a binder made...
Al Talah Board, a panel manufacturing company from Abu Dhabi, UAE, produced its first branded Desert Board on a new Dieffenbacher plant using recycled date palm tree waste to manufacture oriented-strand boards (OSB) in December 2021. The sustainable plant by Dieffenbacher uses about 15% of the 500,000 tonnes of...
International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Alton Chow as its new managing director of Greater China, effective 3 Jan 2022. With this new appointment, Chow will take the lead to grow Aurecon’s business in Greater China and work with the team to deliver innovative and sustainable...