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Sharp spike in sawn wood imports through China’s Manzhouli Port

Sawn wood imports through China’s Manzhouli port soared 20% to 4.98 million cubic metres in 2015, accounting for one fifth all national imports. Korean Pine, Scots Pine and Larch...

INDIAWOOD 2016: 650 exhibitors to showcase furniture and woodworking innovations

Over 650 domestic and international companies will be at INDIAWOOD from 25 – 29 February 2016 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). The 9th edition will feature furniture production...

New timber rule will make Australia’s mid-rise apartments more affordable

Australia’s new building code, which now allows timber buildings up to eight storeys, is expected to make mid-rise residences more affordable as construction cost is cut by up to...

Analysis: The Trans Pacific Partnership

Singapore, one of the busiest ports in the world. Image: "Port of Singapore" by Noee is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The Trans Pacific Partnership was signed by representatives from...

New research partnership to explore industrial wood preservation

The Innovative Cities (INKA)research programme of the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Tekes, has granted 450,000 euros of funding to the Nanotech-driven bio-preservation of wood (SafeWood) project carried out in cooperation...

APP Timber secures PEFC Chain-of-Custody certification

Lumber importer and distributor APP Timber has been awarded PEFC CoC 'multi-site' certification. The award means that the company can sell PEFC-certified products to any port in Asia, as well as directly from...

Brazil timber sector likely to focus more on export this year

2016 may be a tough year for Brazil’s timber sector as sluggish demand from the domestic market is expected to continue, prompting many manufacturers to turn to export, according...

UPM sales increase 2% in 4Q/2015

UPM reported a 2% increase in revenue to EUR 2,574 million in 4Q/2015. Sales grew in UPM Biorefining and UPM Raflatac but declined in the other business areas, according...

IFFS 2016: Pre-registered visitors spike 46%, new show highlights to enhance visitor experience

The number of pre-registered visitors for the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016 / 33rd ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS) has increased 46% from 2015 to 6,263 to date. The event, to...