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2018

ForestTECH: New forest software launch

19-10-2018
Universal Forest Systems, Australia, Forest Inventory Reporting System, Firs Data Capture app, FIRS

Universal Forest Systems today announced that they will be launching the Forest Inventory Reporting System (FIRS) in New Zealand at the FIEA ForestTech conference happening next month. The Firs Data Capture (FirsDC) app (Photo credit: Universal Forest Systems) FIRS is an innovative end-to-end solution for designing forest inventories, capturing …

Editor’s pickMultilayer flooring also does “green”

19-10-2018
Modular multilayer flooring, eco-friendly, sustainable, non-toxic, MMFA, plasticisers

Harmless raw materials, proven eco-friendliness Modular multilayer flooring is becoming more popular by the day because of its product advantages: custom design, easy installation, low installation height and good durability are just some of the benefits of this innovative class of flooring. In previous years, designers have increasingly been …

EU ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift moratorium on timber exports

18-10-2018
EU, Ukraine, lifting of moratorium, timber exports, Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

The European Union will likely begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine soon to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber as the one violating the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said. “Unfortunately, Ukraine really violates the Association …

Editor’s pickKomatsu Forest wants to create a factory for the future

18-10-2018
Komatsu, new factory, Umeå, Sweden

Komatsu Forest has revealed their ambition to build a completely new factory, following their announcement recently of their intention to acquire land in Klockarbäcken, Umeå, Sweden. The site plan of the new Komatsu factory in Sweden (Image credit: Komatsu) The ambitious plan to build a factory is conceived with human possibilities …

Massive restructuring effort in China to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills

18-10-2018
Massive restructuring, China, plywood mills, fibreboard production, particleboard production, continuous flat pressure fibreboard production

The restructuring effort in China has resulted in as many as 3,000 plywood mills being shut down across the country by the end of 2017. A total of 621 fibreboard production lines were dismantled or closed down, eliminating over 20 million cubic metres of production capacity. However, fibreboard output had rebounded within a year.  More than …

Editor’s pickPaxton House by alma-nac

18-10-2018
Paxton House, alma-nac, Joseph Homes, Croydon, South London, acetylated timber

Paxton House is an innovative housing solution on a complex site, for Joseph Homes in Croydon, South London. 43 apartments and shared spaces have been crafted to occupy an existing concrete-framed building, a former office block which had been left vacant and was being used by squatters. Along the building's tight perimeter, each room on the …

SCM introduces new drilling machine

17-10-2018
SCM, Morbidelli Cn drilling solutions, dowelling

ITALY - The new range of morbidelli’s top-performing CN drilling solutions, with higher finishing quality, precision and productivity, will be launched on the 19th and 20th October at the SCM Technology Centre in Rimini during the “Drilling Is No Longer Boring” event. The new range of numerically controlled drilling solutions to …