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China's Redwood imports fall 57%

26-01-2016

China’s Redwood log imports fell 57% to 628,300m3 in the first three quarters of 2015, according to the Chinese Redwood Committee. The average price for logs declined 15% in the same period while earnings dropped 64% YoY to US$705 million. Sawn imports fell more than half the volume and value totaling 89,000m3 and US$161 …

Siempelkamp increases Pallmann stake to 45%

25-01-2016

Siempelkamp has recently increased its stake in Pallmann from 25.1% to 45%. The Krefeld specialist acquired a qualified minority stake in Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Ludwig Pallmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH in April 2012, via its subsidiary Siempelkamp Maschinenfabrik Beteiligungs GmbH. Pallmann is a specialist in machines …

Editor’s pickCase study: The Dowling residence

25-01-2016

Interior Cantilevered balcony Rear elevation The Dowling Residence is a hybrid construction of CLT, concrete and steel. It is the first permanent residential project in British Columbia to use CLT as its principle building material. Greg Dowling, a partner in the Vancouver firm of DGBK Architects, assumed the triple role of …

Homag releases new CNC and sanding technology

25-01-2016

HOMAG HPP 130 compact saw Freestyle 5-axis technology The new CNC machine concept is based on compact technology and almost automatic 360° handling. The Venture 115 can be accessed from all sides, thanks to the new safety Technology. The Venture 115 five-axis machine is just one of nine possible configurations in this series. There are also …

Canfor acquires Wynndel Box and Lumber

22-01-2016

Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) has announced its acquisition of Wynndel Box and Lumber Ltd., located in the Creston Valley of British Columbia. Wynndel Box and Lumber produces premium boards and customized specialty wood products sold under the brand name WynnWood. The acquisition of assets includes a sawmill located in Wynndel, BC with an annual …

Danzer releases new first health product declaration for technical veneers

21-01-2016

Danzer Vinterio Rustic A new Health Product DeclarationTM (HPD) for Danzer’s Vinterio range of sliced wood surfaces gives assurance that these products can be used safely. HPDs report the materials and ingredients content of a building product and the associated health effects.    The HPDTM gives full disclosure of health …

Hungary becomes latest country to join PEFC

21-01-2016

Hungary is the latest country to join PEFC International as its 41st national member. “We are proud to become a member of this community,” said Endre Schiberna, Head of the Standard Setting Committee. “Hungary is a perfect example of how the forestry sector can benefit from forest certification. While our forest related …

China’s wood import value falls 25% in 2015

21-01-2016

China imports of logs and lumber has fallen 25% in value in 12 months due to falling housing constructions, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Softwood logs and lumber imports in November last year were valued at US$498 million, 26% lower than the same month in 2014 the third lowest monthly level in three years. The average value of …

MTCC sees 21% increase in CoC certified timber firms

20-01-2016

Yong Teng Koon CEO of Malaysian Timber Certification Council (left) receiving the Certification of Appreciation from William Street, PEFC International Chairman. The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has registered 59 new wood processing companies certified through the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, up 21% …

US furniture imports up 11% YoY

20-01-2016

U.S. imports of wooden furniture in October were 11% higher than the previous. China’s furniture shipments were stable in October at US$659.7 million (+10% year-to-date). Imports from Vietnam declined by 3% to $267 million (+21% year-to-date). Most other countries increased shipments in October with the exception of …

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