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The Jowat Symposium 2022 in Detmold, Germany attracted a large turnout (Image: Jowat)Jowat has concluded their symposium for the wood and furniture industry. More than 120 participants gathered at the 19th Jowat Symposium at Jowat's headquarters in Detmold, Germany, to discuss topics centred on future viability and sustainability of...
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has recently concluded their appearances in Vietnam and Bangkok timber events. We speak to Michael Snow, the executive director of AHEC, on the current hardwood market outlook, the council’s strategies for diversification and education, and what sustainability means to them.Diversifying the marketHow was...
DOMOTEX 2020From 12-15 Jan 2023, DOMOTEX 2023 will feature feature creative installations, presentations of sustainable products and a conference programme.Themes of sustainability and circular economy will take place on the DOMOTEX ON STAGE conference as part of The Green Collection display area. Interested visitors can look forward to topics...
From 22-25 Feb 2023, HawaExpo 2023 aims to promote the long-term and sustainable growth of Vietnam's wood and handicraft industry, featuring products such as indoor and outdoor furniture, office furniture, gift and handicraft woodwork, wood materials and panels, and more.Organised by the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho...
Christian Terfloth (left) presents Dr Dennis Meinderink (centre) the Jowat Adhesives Research Award (Image: Jowat)Jowat has awarded Dr Dennis Meinderink the Jowat Adhesives Research Award for his doctoral thesis on how sustainable zinc oxide–polyacrylic acid systems can be used to enhance adhesion to polymer–metal oxide and polymer–polymer interfaces.The Jowat...
The presenters of Tomra's webcastOn 27 Oct 2022, Tomra Recycling held a live webcast entitled “The future of wood recycling”. During a 45-minute live-stream, Tomra’s wood recycling team and a material specialist from IKEA outlined how a circular economy for wood can become a reality and a profitable business...
Although Vietnamese manufacturers are enjoying cheaper imported wood materials due to weakened export demand and stable freight rates, they are steering away from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products due to how expensive they are.In fact, manufacturers believe that the risk of FSC-certified raw materials can reduce the revenue...
Indonesia's export of wood products continues to rise even though demand in China has weakened. However, a global recession would impact export growth. Data from Indonesia's Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) analysed by the Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI) showed Indonesia's wood product exports up to...
Södra has signed an agreement with the constructor LM Byg to supply approximately 5,700m3 of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and 2,300m3 of glue-laminated timber (glulam) for Marmormolen, a 28,000m2 wooden office building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Danish pension fund AP Ejendomme.The construction of Marmormolen is ongoing. LM Byg as a...
Siempelkamp has concluded their third customer symposium in Istanbul, Turkey from 20-21 Oct 2022 with more than 120 participants.Siempelkamp Logistics and Service, Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, and subsidiaries Büttner and Pallmann exchanged ideas with the Turkish customers and their technical teams on site and to present the latest developments,...