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Editor’s pickPositive outlook for Italian woodworking sector: Acimall

Acimall, woodworking, 2016

The Italian woodworking technology sector ended 2016 with a double digit growth of 10.4 per cent year-on-year to reach EUR 2,057Mn in revenue, according to the Studies Office of Acimall. The figures marks two consecutive years of double-digit growth. In 2015, sales revenue increased 11.7 per cent YoY. Exports grew 5.8 per cent YoY to reach EUR …

Norbord earnings see significant rises in 2016

Norbord, earnings, 2016

Wood-based panel giant Norbord has reported an adjusted EBITDA of US$383m in 2016, a more than threefold increase from 2015. Annual production at seven mills last year reached record levels while modernisation and expansion of its Inverness mill in Scotland was on track for start-up in the second half of 2017. In North America, the North Central …

Editor’s pickAmsterdam's tallest timber building shows us what future buildings will look like

wood-framed buildings, architecture, WAN Awards 2016, Amsterdam

PATCH22. Photo credit: Frantzen PATCH22, a 30m wooden high-rise, in an industrial part of Amsterdam strikes one as an ordinary residential apartment but its spacious interior shows what the future of buildings will look like. The Netherlands' tallest wood-framed building has a great deal of flexibility; it gives tenants the option to switch …

Chilean forestry products exports to fall in 2016

Chile, forestry products, 2016

Chile’s forestry exports are expected to fall 3 percent to $5.3 billion in 2016 due to increased supply and sluggish sales from key export markets, according to the Chilean Wood Corporation (Corma). Exports in 2017 will either remain steady or rise marginally between $5.3 - $5.4 billion. "The 3 percent fall in the total amount is due …

ISC 2016: European lumber suppliers upbeat about 2017 export market

International Softwood Conference 2016, Paris, softwood, export market, supply

Softwood lumber The 64th International Softwood Conference held in Paris over October 13 and 14 had one of the highest attendance ever - almost 200 participants. This year’s conference opened with the traditional market analyses with experts suggesting that 2016 is set to be a record year for the highest volume of sawn softwood traded …

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