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July 2020

Editor’s pickSiempelkamp receives new order from Highland Pellets LLC for four drum dryers

30-07-2020

3D layout of the new order: four Büttner drum dryers, divided into two groups – open spaces in front and behind the dryers mark the locations of the existing energy plants New order for Siempelkamp subsidiary Büttner: The specialist for energy and drying systems will deliver four new drum dryers to the American pellet producer Highland …

Researchers find better way to delineate tree crowns using aerial imagery

30-07-2020

Experiment station researchers have found that the spectral (wavelengths of light) information from natural colour imagery more accurately identifies individual tree crowns – the branches and leaves/needles extending from the trunk – than the traditional canopy height model when used in conjunction with unmanned aerial systems. In a …

DesignSingapore Council to support 7 projects as part of inaugural Good Design Research programme

28-07-2020
Singapore, Research, Design, Mass Engineered Timber

Produce Workshop Pte Ltd, one of the seven R&D projects selected, will study mass engineered timber (MET) as a construction material. Driven by the desire to advance current construction methods using renewable sources, PRODUCE endeavours to further reduce material used, shorten production lead time, and minimise manhours on-site with the …

Sweden: Holmen acquires Martinsons

20-07-2020
Sweden, Acquisition, Wood

Swedish pulp and paper company Holmen has signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden’s leading players in sawn and processed wood products, at SEK 1.0 billion for 100% of the shares. According to a media release by Holmen, the acquisition will almost double Holmen’s sales of wood products to over SEK 3 billion, while also …

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