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March 2019

Largest Tigercat for forestry


Tigercat has introduced its new 890 logger – the largest machine in the Tigercat forestry equipment line-up – a heavy duty, purpose-built forestry carrier that can be configured for loading, shovel logging or processing. Weighing 47,900 kg, it is the largest, highest capacity machine in Tigercat’s purpose-built forestry product …

China and India are making a greener Earth

China, India

Despite climate change, water scarcity and the many ills affecting the planet, this generation is living on an increasingly greener Earth. Measurements from space show that some parts of the northern hemisphere, notably China and India, are a lot greener than they used to be, which is potentially very good news for the climate. Growing …

Malaysian state chief: Highway construction must not destroy forest

Malaysia, forestry

The chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah has called on construction crews working on the multi-billion-dollar Pan Borneo Highway project to avoid breaking up the region’s forests and other sensitive environments where possible. “I hope they take it seriously,” Chief Minister Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said March 21 at the …

Deserts shrinking, China gets greener

China, desert

Constant increase of China's forest cover demonstrates that through organized activities, human society can promote forest protection, reforestation and homeland greening. A Chinese official made the remarks while attending events celebrating the International Day of Forests at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday. China's …

Green technology behind high rise wood-based buildings


Cross-laminated timber, CLT, explains the expansion of multi-storey wood buildings in the world. Gerhard Schickhofer is awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for research and knowledge transfer behind the stable and eco-friendly material. Professor Gerhard Schickhofer, the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University …

Education initiatives on International Day of Forests

Australia, forestry, timber

The Australian Liberal National Government is delivering $200,000 for two new education initiatives in partnership with Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) to educate the next generation to help the industry thrive into the future. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck, said the new National …

Japan’s wooden door imports rose 10 per cent in January

Japan, lumber

A report published by Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) has observed an increase in the value of the country’s January imports of wooden doors as compared to December 2018, with a 10 per cent increase recorded. Four supply countries accounted for approximately 90 per cent of all Japan’s wooden door imports: China (60 per cent), the …

DOMOTEX USA celebrates successful first edition in Atlanta


After three days of state-of-the-art flooring displays from around the world and lively industry discussions on and off the show floor, the inaugural DOMOTEX USA launched from 28 February to 2 March. In total, 282 exhibitors from 25 countries showcased their latest products across 89,400 square feet of exhibition space in Atlanta to kick off the …

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