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UN FAO: Global production of wood-based panels up 6% in 2014

09-01-2016

Global wood-based panel production increased 5.5% in 2014 over the previous year to reach 388 million m3. Asia Pacific accounts for more than half of the world's production volume while China leads as the largest producer and consumer of wood-based panels.   Production Asia Pacific accounted for 62% of global production in 2014 …

Dubai Wood Show 2016 to showcase innovative wood products

07-01-2016

The 11th Dubai Wood Show 2016 will showcase exquisite wood and woodworking material. The largest trade fair for wood products in the Middle East will take place from April 4 to 6. This year Turkey and India will participate in addition to last year’s seven national pavilions – USA, Spain, France, Malaysia, Sweden, Canada, and China. …

Australia Study: Timber buildings more cost efficient

07-01-2016

A new study has revealed that buildings are more cost efficient when made of wood as compared to traditional means, yielding savings of 13.9% in double-storey aged care facilities and 12.4% in multi-storey office buildings. The research, Commercial Building Costing Cases Studies – Traditional Design versus Timber Project, was funded by …

New law bans Turkish forestry and timber work in Russia

07-01-2016

Russia has published a new document barring Turkish companies from operating in Russia. The ban takes effect from January 1 and prohibits Turkish companies from construction, architecture and design work in Russia. Turks will also not be allowed to work in travel and hospitality. Turkish companies will not be awarded state and municipal contracts …

Huber Engineered Woods joins American Wood Council

07-01-2016

Huber Engineered Woods is the latest company to join the American Wood Council (AWC).    "Huber is a key industry company with great people and facilities, and we are excited to have them join over 50 other wood products companies supporting AWC’s efforts on behalf of wood products manufacturers,” said AWC President …

UN FAO: World's forest areas down, deforestation halved

06-01-2016

The world's forested areas have decreased but rate of net forest loss has been cut by 50%, according to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015. The biggest loss is in the tropics, particularly Africa and South America. Net forest area however, has increased in temperate and boreal regions in over 60 countries.  Image …

MTCC: Johor state Forest Management Certificate suspended

06-01-2016

The Certificate for Forest Management issued to the Johor State Forest Management Unit (FMU) (SGS-MTCS/FM-0102) against the requirements of MC&I(Natural Forest) has been suspended with effect from 1 January 2016 until futher notice.  All logs sourced from the Permanent Reserved Forests in the Johor State FMU …

World record timber tower to go up in Canada

05-01-2016

Hybrid mass timber and concrete core structure Southeast view of Brock Commons, University of British Columbia The world's tallest mass timber building will soon begin construction at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus. Standing at 18-storeys high or 53 metres, the student residence building …

TPP deal spells opportunities for the US lumber trade

05-01-2016

The Trans Pacific Pact is expected to bring significant benefits for the U.S. forest products sector, with tariffs as high as 40% in Malaysia and 31% in Vietnam eliminated. TPP countries represent a significant market for U.S. wood products and account for nearly half of the total value of forest products exports (worth $36.4 …

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016: Expect success

05-01-2016

Three months before its launch, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016 (22-24 March) has already shown signs of a resounding success, said organiser Deutsche Messe.  “There is every indication that the 18th DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will be bigger and have larger international reach than ever before,” said Martin Folkerts, director of …

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