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2019

The Philippines’ wood industry can become leading wood supplier with more investments in tree plantations

24-10-2019
The Philippines, wood industry, investment, Philippine Wood Producers Association, PFPA, Philippine Wood Expo 2019, Pasay City

The Philippines could be a leading supplier of wood if the industry were opened up to investment in tree farming as an alternative to cutting down standing forests, the Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA) said. “One million hectares can produce something like 300 million cubic metres of wood, so we can be a global superpower in …

Editor’s pickMass timber used in new Nelson airport

24-10-2019
Nelson Airport, New Zealand, mass timber, laminated veneer lumber, sustinable, Studio Pacific Architecture, airport, transport, transportation facility, airport terminal

The opening ceremony for the impressive Nelson Airport was held last week, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiling a plaque and receiving a behind the scenes look at the newly completed terminal, reported WoodWeek. Designed by Studio Pacific Architecture and built by Naylor Love in partnership with Gibbons Construction and Fulton Hogan, the …

Weyerhaeuser announced sale of Michigan timberlands

24-10-2019
Weyerhaeser Company, private owner, timber, timberland, Michigan, America, U.S., Lyme Timber Company, hardwood, softwood,

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the largest private owners of timberlands in the world has announced last month the sale of over half a million acres in the state of Michigan, including land in Ontonagon County, reported Daily Global, a daily in Michigan. The company said that it was selling its 555,000 acres in Michigan to Lyme Great Lakes Holding …

Segezha Group expands plywood product range

23-10-2019
Segezha Group, large plywood, Segezha Creative, Segezha Art, Segezha Clearply, Segezha Plyform, Segezha Anthracite

Segezha Group of Forestry Companies (part of Sistema JSFC) continues to expand the assortment of large-format birch plywood. The new products in the plywood segment include: Segezha Creative (laminated plywood with colour films), Segezha Art (painting-ready plywood that does not need priming), Segezha ClearPly (plywood with transparent and …

Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 inaugural edition: Take your business to the next level

22-10-2019
Malaysian Wood Expo, machinery, Malaysia, ASEAN, Panels & Furniture Group of wood magazines woodworking, wood processing

Uniting the latest timber innovation, knowledge and technologies, the Malaysian Wood Expo (MWE) 2019 will bring together industry shapers, technology experts and key decision makers representing the wood industry. The show is jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council and Panels & Furniture Group of wood magazines, two of the …

Editor’s pick“Thin-cutting & Repair Days” at Wintersteiger

22-10-2019
Wintersteiger, thin-cutting and repair day, Ried, Upper Austria, event, band saw machines

From October 1 to 3, the machinery and plant engineering company WINTERSTEIGER AG invited customers from the wood processing industry to Ried in Upper Austria for the “Thin-cutting & Repair Days”. The event, held by the Woodtech business field, brought more than 150 visitors to company HQ, mainly from western Europe, but also from …

EPF calls for a suspension of new VOC requirements for panels in Germany

22-10-2019
European Wood-based Panel Federation, European Union, VOC requirement, Germany

The Single Market is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of the European Union. It unites 28 countries and 500 million citizens, allowing goods to flow seamlessly within the territory. Common rules have allowed consumers to benefit greatly from scale, especially in the field of construction products. It is therefore with great …

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