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Editor’s pickAustrian firms build largest CLT panel in the world

24-09-2020
Austria, construction, wood panel, panel, CLT, CLT panel, record breaking, world record

Record-breaking 650-square-metre CLT panel In the Austrian province of Vorarlberg, a timber construction is currently being built with a record-breaking 650-square-metre cross laminated timber (CLT) panel, announced Timbatec. The TS3 technology makes it possible – a development by Timbatec together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern …

binderholz Group wins auction of Klausner Lumber One; expands outside Europe for the first time

03-09-2020
Austria, binderholz Group, Klausner Lumber One, Auction, Acquisition

The Austrian binderholz Group, based in Fügen, purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber One LLC, based in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida, in the auction held on Friday, August 21, 2020. At the auction binderholz was able to prevail over Mercer Inc. and Mayr Melnhof Holz and was awarded the contract at USD 61.0 million. The transaction is …

FSC responds to media reports of wrongful activity in Ukraine

08-01-2020
FSC, Austrian parquet market, Ukrainian suppliers, forest management, illegal timber trade

Recent media reports examined the Austrian parquet market and its Ukrainian suppliers, and some have raised doubts about the effectiveness of FSC controls in Ukraine. They suggest FSC certification is not an effective means of punishing or exposing violations of FSC standards in cases where companies or forestry operations are associated with …

Lumber producers’ profit margins improve slightly in Austria, Eastern Russia, Western U.S. and Western Canada

02-01-2020
lumber producers, profit margins, Austria, Eastern Russia, Western U.S., Western Canada, Sweden, Finland, Wood Resource Quarterly

The financial health of the world’s lumber producers was mixed in the 3Q/19. The gross margins fell in Northern Europe, while they improved slightly in Austria, Eastern Russia, Western U.S., and Western Canada, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In North America, lumber prices started to flatten out and increased slightly in the …

Editor’s pick“Thin-cutting & Repair Days” at Wintersteiger

22-10-2019
Wintersteiger, thin-cutting and repair day, Ried, Upper Austria, event, band saw machines

From October 1 to 3, the machinery and plant engineering company WINTERSTEIGER AG invited customers from the wood processing industry to Ried in Upper Austria for the “Thin-cutting & Repair Days”. The event, held by the Woodtech business field, brought more than 150 visitors to company HQ, mainly from western Europe, but also from …

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