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September 2019

Loss of jobs and high log prices led to log truckers protest in Vancouver

30-09-2019
British Columbia, logging, forestry, job cuts, sawmill closure, Canada, Vancouver, trucks, forestry industry

As many as 200 logging trucks came rumbling through downtown Vancouver on 25 September, bringing to attention the plight of B.C.’s embattled forestry sector to provincial leaders, reported Global News. Government MLAs and the province’s mayors were gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the annual Union of BC Municipalities …

Innovations4Flooring signs license agreement with Tarkett

30-09-2019
Innovations4Flooring, license agreement, Tarkett, patents, flooring, surface solutions

The Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has signed a license agreement with Tarkett. As part of this agreement, Tarkett grants I4F with licensing rights for 167 Tarkett patents covering locking, decor and surface performance technologies for floor covering products. I4F …

Editor’s pickGoldinjaya: The engineers of Malaysia's Woodworking Machinery Industry

27-09-2019
Goldinjaya, Muar, Malaysia, Machinery, Tow cart conveyor, overhead conveyor, woodworking machinery

Nested in the sleepy town of Muar, Malaysia, Goldinjaya Engineering Trading & Services has come a long way since its founding in 1979. Standing strong through its 40 years of history, Goldinjaya continues to be one of the country’s leading woodworking machinery manufacturing companies, and one of the oldest. PFA recently paid a visit to …

UV LED curing in furniture finishing used by major Ikea supplier in Europe

27-09-2019
UV LED, furniture finishing, IKEA, Europe, Lithuania, SC Freda, Efsen UV

A new finishing line in Europe was designed to provide UV-LED curing on all positions except the final topcoat cure, reported Woodworking Network. SC Freda has started production on their new high-speed furniture coating line. The oldest furniture company in Lithuania specialises in manufacturing flat-pack furniture from particleboard, MDF and …

Global and European sawlog prices have fallen over the past two years

27-09-2019
sawlog, prices, global, Europe, America, Austra, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all continents, with the biggest declines occurring in Europe, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Plentiful supply from storm-damaged and beetle-infested forests in Central Europe changed the log …

Arauco aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

26-09-2019
Arauco, carbon neutral, 2020, greenhouse gas emissions, forestry company, Science Based Targets, climate change, global warming

Arauco announced its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The company aims to capture more greenhouse gas emissions than its emissions at a global level, positioning Arauco as the world’s first forestry company to achieve this important goal. In addition to this important milestone, the company announced it will join the Science …

Multi-unit starts to continue dominating building trend in the U.S.

26-09-2019
U.S., housing, wood, timber, demand, supply, multi-unit, multi-family, single-family, housing market, North America, sawmills, wood products, Canadian, British Columbia, wood prices

Multi-unit starts continue to dominate, by a much higher ratio than previously expected, reported Madison’s Lumber Reporter. For several years since the U.S. housing recovery in 2006, economists believed that the ratio of single-family starts would eventually recover to previous levels but the belief has yet to materialise. Instead, there …

Global furniture market to touch $718b by 2025

25-09-2019
Woodworking, Wood, Cairo Wood

Huge demand for branded home furniture coupled with rising spending capacity of consumers on home decor products will bring the global furniture market size to $718.3billion by 2025, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Additionally, government initiatives to provide house for all projects and a thriving hospitality industry …

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