Panels & Furniture Asia July/August 2021


When will US hardwood supplies be sufficient to support market needs?
The pandemic has disrupted commerce at global, regional, national and local levels, and US hardwood lumber supplies have not improved to the extent the market needs. Judd Johnson highlights some of the obstacles delaying US hardwood production increases.

Voltage from the parquet
Wood is so much more than “just” a building material; when wood is made compressible and turned into a micro-generator, it can even serve as a biosensor or generate usable energy. Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich tell us how.

Salvaging oil palm trunks to promote forest sustainability
Does Malaysia need to find an alternative to tropical timbers and rubberwood as raw material for its timber-related industries? Find out from Peter Fitch.