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Stora Enso supplies mass timber elements like LVL (Image: Tiina Nykänen/Stora Enso)Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood.Under the agreement, the two companies are committed to developing sustainable alternatives for wind turbine blades and creating a...
The new sawmill by Koskisen (Image: Koskisen)Koskisen has launched a new sawmill that is being built around the large-log SL250 model by HewSaw, which includes three machines: a chipper canter, cant saw and rip saw.According to Koskisen, the sawing line is 85.6m long in total, and will feature functions...
HOMAG has built its workforce in areas of service and timber house construction (Image: HOMAG)HOMAG Group has released their sales revenue and earnings for the first nine months of 2022, recording an increase in both areas.In the first three quarters, HOMAG Group's order intake increased again slightly year-on-year by...
The hl 1 concept enables efficient cutting of parts at higher shift outputs (Image: IMA Schelling)IMA Schelling has developed the hl 1 cutting machine with a cutting performance of up to 6,000 parts per shift in batch-size-one.According to the company, a rip-cut saw for generating strips from the...
Second from the left: Peter Schwenk, CEO of the Altendorf Group received the award (Image: Altendorf)The Altendorf Group has been awarded the "Innovator of the Year 2022" by the Die Deutsche Wirtschaft (DDW), also known as the German Business Association for its HAND GUARD solution."The award underlines our innovative...
The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and the Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council (MWMJC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) in Makati City, Manila, Philippines, on 7 Nov 2022.The MoU, which aims to promote timber trade development and establish timber trade...
Image: Steven Kamenar/UnsplashThe Republic of Ireland has unveiled a new forestry programme which invests €1.3bn in farmers to plant more trees, the percentage rising between 46-66%, and the investment will continue for 20 years rather than the current 15.According to the Forest Economic Advisors, the funding of farmers will...
The organisers of LIGNA have revealed that two-thirds of the exhibitors have confirmed their participation for the woodworking exhibition from 15-19 May 2023, with 75% of the exhibition hall booked."This positive trend underscores the importance of LIGNA for the woodworking community as a key networking hub and platform for...
Delegates of British Columbia (BC), Canada, has embarked on a forestry trade mission to Japan, seeking to increase market opportunities, meet with customers and partners, and encourage expanded use of BC wood products.“Japan is a critically important export market for BC’s high-quality wood products, and we are excited to...
COVID-19 and subsequent pressures have affected production capacity utilisation and the product mix of sawn lumber and timbersBy Judd Johnson, editor, Hardwood Market Report PublicationsMost countries in the world are experiencing slower economic growth or economic contraction. Certainly, those with global influence are performing at less-than-optimal rates.For instance, the...