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Latest statistics from the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) show how the volume of imported timber experienced a further surge in June 2021, to a total of 1.01 million m³. This brings the total volume of imports to more than 6 million m³ in the first six months of 2021,...
Despite the difficult year, Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is executing plans to achieve the goals they had set out in MTC Roadmap 2019-2023, aiming to boost the timber market.Muhtar Suhaili, CEO of MTC, shared: “Our roadmap took a very careful and calculated approach of what the industry would be...
On 28 Jul 2021, the China Academy of Building Research (CABR) issued the first quality certification for the manufacturing of glue-laminated timber (glulam) in China. This marked a significant accomplishment for a programme that Canada Wood China (CW China) has been supporting in partnership with CABR since 2017.Officially launched...
International technology Group Andritz has received the second order in a row from Kastamonu Entegre to supply a disc chipper and a pressurised refining system for its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production line in Balikesir, Turkey. Start-up of the new equipment is planned for the end of 2022.The centrepiece of...
A research centre, a flexible gymnastics centre, a healthy workplace, a climate-friendly retreat and much more: the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has unveiled the eight finalists for this year’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC. The prize rewards architects and project teams that have used certified timber as a main construction...
Informa Markets' ASEAN Super 8, the leading trade show for the South East Asian built environment, will be transformed into a fully virtual exhibition, known as "Sourcing Month", from 1 to 30 November 2021. ASEAN Super 8 Virtual Connect Exhibition 2021 will be held in conjunction with the International...
According to China Customs, in the first half of 2021 sawnwood imports totalled 14.06 million m3 valued at US$3.573 billion, down 17% in volume and down 3% in value.Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood imports fell 24% to 9.66 million m3, accounting for 69% of the national total, down...
Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately 18 million euros from Red October LLC to Russia. The order includes machines for all main production processes to a new birch plywood and veneer mill, a log handling line, three peeling lines, a veneer drying and grading line, and a plywood...
Dutch architecture firm MVRDV will design a pavilion that will debut at the plaza in front of Augsburg town hall in honour of the 500th anniversary of the world's oldest social housing complex, the Fuggerei.Since 1521, the Fuggerei, established by German merchant Jakob Fugger, has provided a place for...
A leading provider of sustainable wood-based solutions for the construction industry, Stora Enso will join Build-in-Wood consortium, who helms projects covering the entire wood value chain from factory to final construction. The addition is meant to replace outgoing Norwegian partner Splitkon, who is leaving the project due to changed...