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Vietnam: Private sector commits to developing timber industry

20-11-2020
Vietnam, timber, sustainability

On 9 November 2020, in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of multiple associations signed the Commitment on Sustainable and Responsible Development of Vietnam’s Wood Industry. This Commitment represents a comprehensive package of actions toward sustainable and responsible development of the wood industry sector of Vietnam. The associations …

Editor’s pickRussia could ban softwood log exports by 2022

28-10-2020
Russia, ban, export, wood ban, trade

In a recent statement, Russian President Mr Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs (in his terms: “hard-hitting decriminalisation of the industry”). He also requested a “complete ban on shipments of …

Timberlink Australia selects Denmark's Kallesoe Machinery as manufacturing equipment supplier

05-10-2020
Timberlink Australia, Kallesoe, Denmark, manufacturing plant, CLT, GLT, glulam

Timberlink Australia has announced that following an extensive international review, they have selected Danish-based Kallesoe Machinery A/S as the manufacturing equipment supplier for Timberlink’s planned Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) plant. Working alongside Timberlink, Kallesoe will supply and commission a …

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 …

Belarus: 2020 timber exports exceed $120 million

14-09-2020
Belarus, Export, Forestry, Business, Economy

The Belarusian Forestry Ministry's press service has announced that Belarusian forestries have earned more than $120 million from the export of wood and timber products since the start of 2020, reports BelTA.  “Products of Belarusian forestries are becoming increasingly popular on foreign markets. Since the start of 2020 foreign buyers …

New Zealand: Report identifies wood processing technologies to drive high-value, low-carbon economy

09-09-2020
New Zealand, Economy, Wood Processing, Timber, Business

The New Zealand wood fibre futures stage one report published in early September identifies wood processing technologies that could help drive a high-value and low-carbon economy. The report was jointly commissioned in late 2019 by the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group, Te Uru Rākau, and the Ministry for Business, Innovation …

ANDRITZ and SMARTECH to cooperate for promotion and support of SMARTECH’s SmartWaxSys

07-09-2020
ANDRITZ, SMARTECH, Wax Suspension System, Engineered Wood

ANDRITZ, an international technology group, and SMARTECH, a global developer of game-changing technologies for varied manufacturing sectors, have announced a global cooperation for the promotion and after-sales support of SMARTECH’s SmartWaxSys patented smart wax suspension system. ANDRITZ, a leading supplier of systems, equipment, and …

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 …

UK: Finalists revealed in competition to find environmentally friendly homes of the future

02-09-2020
United Kingdom, Competition, Green Building, Sustainability, Future, Timber, Mass Timber

United Kingdom Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced six finalists in a competition to design the homes of the future. The "Home of 2030" competition encourages the design of environmentally friendly homes that support people in leading independent, fulfilling lives as society ages.  The six finalists and their designs are: The …

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