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November 2017

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX 2018将揭幕一系列新亮点与新变化


2018汉诺威国际地面铺装展览会(1月12-15日): — 全新展馆配置和场馆布局 — “UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE”主题(参展商、艺术家和新兴设计师专区),带给您身临其境的观展体验 — …

Editor’s pickThe past, present and future meet in Baitasi


Baitasi House of the Future is smart and old-school under one roof. Baitasi House of the Future retains the original wood frames. A new WikiHouse system was installed for the kitchen and bathroom.  Baitasi is one of the more well-preserved historic hutong neighbourhoods in Beijing. dot Architects converted one of the houses, a 30sqm …

Pfleiderer's 3Q sees 24.6% rise in EBITDA but earnings still “below expectations”


The Pfleiderer Group, one of the world’s largest producers of wood-based panels, announced a 3.3 per cent revenue increase in the first nine months of the year amounting to EUR750.9 Mn, compared to the same period last year. EBITDA rose 24.6 per cent, amounting to EUR96.2 Mn while EBITDA margin increased to 12.8 per cent.  The company …

Finland’s Raute enjoys EUR37.2 Mn net sales in 3Q


Raute Dragon Peel Raute's net sales in the third quarter amounted to EUR37.2 Mn, a record-high, compared to EUR23.4 Mn the same period in 2016 before. Operating profit was EUR4.2 Mn and accounted for 11.2 per cent of net sales. The result was EUR3.4 Mn positive, and earnings per share (undiluted) were EUR +0.81. The quarter’s profitability …

Editor’s pickOntario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award winner: Lazaridis Hall

Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award, winner, Lazaridis Hall

Lazaridis Hall is the new home of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. The building is also home to Laurier’s Department of Mathematics and associated programs, including the Lazaridis Institute and the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. The design imperative was to craft a …

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue aims for smarter certification


This year’s PEFC Week in Helsinki brought members together to work on developing a new global strategy for PEFC to promote more sustainable forestry and tree management, and on increasing the value of the wood products supply chain to society as a whole. “We need a paradigm shift in how society perceives the whole forest/tree value …

Editor’s pickEGGER's 19th plant breaks new ground in Poland


At the ground-breaking ceremony, from left: Project Lead Leopold Atschreiter, Jan Szynaka (President of the Polish furniture manufacturers), Marshal Marek Gustaw Brzezin, Michael Egger, Mayor Kamil Kozłowski und Priest Wiesław Badura. EGGER’s new chipboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland, is set to finish by the end of 2018. The first board is …