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After a year of near-record imports, the UK timber industry is likely to find itself entering a period of greater stability in 2022, according to the Timber Trade Federation (TTF).The latest TTF statistics show the volume of timber imported between January and October 2021 to be 28% higher than...
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has announced that Zandra Martinez from Oaxaca, Mexico, has been appointed as the chairperson of the International Board of Directors for the FSC.Martinez’s connection with FSC spans over 20 years, where she has held various roles in the organisation in the communications area, as...
The Sokol cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant belonging to Segezha Group has successfully passed Conformité Européenne (CE) certification for CLT panels. The certificate confirms that the enterprise has deployed modern practices to verify that the quality of its products meets European requirements.Prior to this, CLT panels underwent the European...
Accsys has upgraded its manufacturing capabilities with a new wood handling machine and process, which have now entered the commissioning stage at its flagship facility in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Accsys specialises in wood processing and modified wood production, and constructing and operating acetylation plants, and have developed Accoya and...
Structurlam is celebrating the completion of the new Terminus at District 56 commercial building, now open in Langford, British Columbia (BC), Canada.Located on Vancouver Island, the building site of Terminus is one of the highest seismic regions of North America. The five-storey mass timber post-and-beam Terminus building contains...
The construction of buildings in timber construction is booming not only in Switzerland, but also in France and across the world. In particular, multi-storey timber constructions are developing positively, and the demand for cross-laminated timber (CLT) large-format panels has increased accordingly.In order to satisfy this demand in France...
Laminex, a producer of wood panels and laminate products based in Australia, has selected Argos Solutions for automatic grading systems for their melamine production lines.The Argos Grading System automates the inspection of all types of surface defects in decorative surfaces. The optical inspection system checks the surface for the...
Hettich, a German manufacturer of furniture fittings, recently opened a Hettich Experience Centre in Singapore that features myriad fittings for space conscious and storage efficient designs. To understand more about furniture fittings, and what plans the company has for Singapore and South East Asia, we speak to Matthias Bertl,...
From 2 Jan-31 Dec 2022, the Russian government will be introducing higher duty rates for export of individual kinds of lumber with moisture over 22% and thickness and width over 10cm in the country.This is to prevent export of raw wood disguised as lumber, and according to the Russian...
Builders FirstSource recently announced that it has acquired National Lumber, a building materials supplier based in New England, US.National Lumber operates 19 facilities and employs more than 700 people across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, with a mix of products and end markets. National Lumber sales are expected...