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Editor’s pickAll new public buildings in France must be at least 50 per cent wood

France, new buildings, wood, timber, public buildings, eight storeys, Olympics

As the French governments push for sustainable urban development, all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50 per cent wood, reported TTJ. The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of wood in new structures for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where all Olympic buildings up to eight storeys high must …

Belarus will supply France with a new batch of wooden houses

Belarus, France, wooden houses

Newsprint Mill’s branch in Domostrenie, based in Shklov, Belarus, will soon sign an agreement with French-based company, SARL Logibat, to supply them with approximately 60 sets of frame-panel houses that are worth around €1 million (US$1.14 million). According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA), the agreement is to be signed at …

Editor’s pickIs France about to witness a renaissance for its timber industry?

France, Sylva Wood 2018

A log yard in France. Image: French Timber. With a turnover of EUR60 billion and 440,000 jobs distributed across the country, France’s timber industry is witnessing a renaissance and revitalisation as the nation looks to sustainable timber production.  Made up of a long value chain consisting of numerous individuals and companies, …

Editor’s pickKastamonu commissions Dieffenbacher to relocate plant from France to Bulgaria

Kastamonu, Darbo, France, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, Dieffenbacher

Former Darbo plant will move to Gorno Sahrane  In March this year, Kastamonu acquired a particleboard plant from French company Darbo. The plant will move to Gorno Sahrane, where it will replace a multi-daylight plant that is over 30 years old. The forming station and CPS at the former Darbo site near Bordeaux Press infeed of the CPS, …

Rougier Q4/2016 revenues down 11 percent

Rougier, France, lumber supplier, Africa

Rougier’s consolidated revenue for 2016 fell 9.3 percent to EUR149.4 million in 2016. Sales for 4Q/2016 also contracted 11 percent to EUR37.6 million compared with 4Q/2015, the company said in the press release. The change in revenues compared with 2015 takes into account an EUR0.4 million positive exchange effect.  Full-year …

EXPOBOIS dates rescheduled to 2018

EXPOBOIS, France, Deutsche Messe, SYMOP

The dates for EXPOBOIS have been rescheduled to March 13 to 16 at the Villepinte exhibition center in Paris, according to the French machinery and manufacturing technology association SYMOP (Syndicat des Machines et Technologies de Production).  SYMOP’s decision was made in light of current turbulences and shifts in …

France seeks PEFC endorsement for the fourth time

France, PEFC

The French Forest Certification Scheme has become the latest national forest certification system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. France first achieved PEFC endorsement of its national system back in 2001, and now becomes the latest country to have submitted a system for re-endorsement for a third time. The country is home to over 8 …

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