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According to preliminary modelling from the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), planting an additional 400,000 ha of timber plantation forests by 2030 in Australia will offset 200 million tonnes of CO2 by 2050. Not only that, the additional hectares will also help Australia achieve sovereign capability in timber and...
Based in British Columbia (BC), Canada, Intelligent City has begun building urban housing projects in the company’s new factory on River Road in North Delta after developing and commissioning its robotics technology to aid in providing breakthrough turn-key housing for developers, landowners, and housing operators.Intelligent City develops and specialises...
A workshop involving about 30 African forestry experts has validated a draft new version of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of African tropical forests. This, according to participants in a statement, marks a new beginning for the monitoring of sustainable forest...
US Natural Resources (USNR) and Wood Fiber Group have announced a merger that aims to create the world’s most comprehensive supplier of the equipment, technology and essential tooling used in wood processing facilities.USNR is an international supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering...
Wintersteiger, an international machinery and plant engineering group from Upper Austria, has released the DSB Twinhead thin-cutting band saw. The new DSB Twinhead Pro XM with two saw modules is a thin-cutting band saw machine for industrial use where a large capacity is required. With its digital solutions and a...
The autumn edition of Biesse's Inside is back, opening the doors of its showrooms to all Biesse Group customers and demonstrating technological solutions for everyone who works with wood, advanced and composite materials, glass and stone.The event is fully integrated in the digital transformation strategy implemented in Biesse Group:...
Segezha Group, a company that performs full cycles of operations from logging to advanced wood processing, has announced that it has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Inter Forest Rus, which comprises 24 forest industry assets and a substantial forest resource base in the Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions...
Malaysia's wood furniture export value is expected to exceed RM13 billion by the end of 2021, an uptick from the RM12.8 billion recorded in 2020, according to the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry (MPIC).The figures are achievable and commendable in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of MPIC,...
BSW Timber, a UK-based integrated forestry and sawmilling group, has been acquired by Binderholz, a global sawmiller and producer of value-added products, including cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam) beams, solid wood panels, pressed pallet blocks, wood pellets and briquettes. The deal is subject to normal closing conditions and...
Finland-based wood processing company Koskisen will carry out an investment in Kärkölä, Finland worth €48 million, with production scheduled to start up in summer 2023. The new unit’s annual production will initially be 400,000m3 of softwood sawn timber. The investment is a continuation of the further processing capacity expansion...