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MTCS-certified timber enhances Malaysia’s market competitiveness in Europe

Timber certification plays an instrumental role in enhancing Malaysia’s competitiveness in Europe, contributing to economic growth while safeguarding precious forest resources at the same time, said Yong Teng Koon,...

FPInnovations and FCBA ink MOU on research collaboration

FPInnovations and the Institut Technologique FCBA (Forêt Cellulose Bois-construction Ameublement), a research institute in France, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop research partnerships and a framework for...

World’s tallest timber building officially opens in Bergen

Image: Treet, the world's tallest timber building Treet, the world’s tallest timber building was officially opened on December 11. Standing at approximately 50m tall, the 14-storey residential apartment in Bergen,...

Swedish Timber Prize winner to be announced on March 9, 2016

The winner of the 12th Swedish Timber Prize will be announced on March 9, 2016. Organised by Swedish Wood, the architecture award -entitled "Träpriset"- is given to any structure...

SCM Group expands presence in MENA region with new high-tech hub in Dubai

Image: SCM headquarters in Rimini, Italy/ PHOTO CREDIT: SCM GROUP   The SCM Group has expanded its global presence with a new high-tech hub in Dubai. SCM Group Middle East is part of...

Europe’s forest resources healthy, but climate change may threaten future growth

Europe's forest resources are in a healthy state despite a 60% - 70% harvest from the net annual increment, according to a State of Europe's Forests report. The report...

PEFC: China recognised for efforts in forest certification

China was applauded for the greatest increase in forest certification by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) during PEFC Forest Certification Week last week, with an...

UK: Timber frame to account for 27% of housing starts

Timber frame is expected to account for 27% of new housing in the UK by 2017, buoyed by a steady increase in housing starts of cagr 2%, according to a new...

Kastamonu quells rumours of business suspension in Russia

Turkey-based panel manufacturer Kastamonu Entegre has issued a statement defending its business operations in Russia following rumours that all investment activities will be suspended. "There is no decision to terminate...

IFFS unveils new highlights for 2016 edition

Image: The Singapore Pavilion at Hall 4, IFFS 2015/ PHOTO CREDIT: IFFS The International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016 / 33rd ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS) returns to Singapore from March 10...