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January 2019

Global softwood lumber markets report


Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5 per cent as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports, while the U.S. and continental Europe have imported more lumber this year than in …

DOMOTEX 2019: Connecting trends from around the world

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"The floor sets the stage for any interior," said internationally renowned designer Sebastian Herkner. "Along with walls, floors define the context and basis of interior design. The choice of floor material affects how we live and communicate in the resulting interior space,” he added. Flooring Spaces One of the central attractions at …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX: Connecting the continents

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The latest edition of DOMOTEX — the world's leading showcase for carpets and floor coverings (January 11 to 14) — has underscored its reputation as the sector's biggest and most important hub for business, innovations and trends. Over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 60 nations came to Hannover to kick off a successful new year of …

Segezha Group launches new pellet plant in Russia


Segezha Group has launched a new technological line for production of fuel granules (pellets) in Lesosibirsk, Russia. The investments into the pellet production facility amounted to RUB 816.6 million ($12.2 million). The capacity of the new enterprise is 70,000 tons of ready products, which will be exported.   In his response, president …

RenewMaterial aims for sustainable growth with Välinge technology


RenewMaterial (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of the 5G® locking system and Threespine®click furniture technology. The technologies will help RenewMaterial in its product diversification and strive for continuous sustainable growth. Founded in 2009, RewnewMaterial is a part of the …



In January 2019 Cologne will become the meeting place for the furniture industry and interior design fans during imm cologne. With "Design im Kunstverein" ("Design at the Art Society") from 14-20 January, the German Design Council is presenting a diverse programme at the Kölnischer Kunstverein with exhibitions, guided tours and workshops that …

$2.4tn worth Expo 2020 Dubai construction projects to drive demand for wood industry


Construction projects continue apace as deadline for event draws near The wood industry in the UAE is expected to boom over the next two years as the country ramps up construction activities ahead of the Expo 2020 Dubai. The wood and woodworking machinery industry will be impacted from the massive construction projects being executed as part of …