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Segezha Group Brings 5 New Plywood Products onto the Market

05-12-2019
Segezha Group, new products, plywood, laminated plywood, painting-ready plywood, plywood with transparent and semi-transparent films eco-style, plywood for formwork, plywood for LCV

Segezha Group of Forestry Companies (part of Sistema JSFC) continues to expand the assortment of large-format birch plywood. The new products in the plywood segment include: Segezha Creative (laminated plywood with colour films), Segezha Art (painting-ready plywood that does not need priming), Segezha ClearPly (plywood with transparent and …

Editor’s pickMetro orders new forming and press line from Siempelkamp

05-12-2019
Siempelkamp, Metro, Thailand, wood-based panel, manufacturer, forming and press line, MDF plant

At the end of October, Metro, one of Thailand's leading wood-based panel producers, confirmed its commitment to Siempelkamp with an order for a new forming and press line for an MDF plant at the Kanchanburi site. This order continues a long-standing business relationship under new auspices: Metro President Chatchai Piyasombatkul and Christoph …

Horten Upper Secondary School – Norway’s highest environmentally classified education building

02-12-2019
Horten Upper Secondary School, Norway, highest environmentally classified education building, BREEAM Outstanding project, wood, timber, passive house standards

Horten upper secondary school won the international sustainable BREEAM Awards 2019 for the best public sector building at the design stage. The project is referred to as an example of a future-oriented learning environment and is Norway’s highest environmentally classified education building. The building is innovative and avant-garde in …

Massive boost for Ghana's wood industry as CSIR-FORIG sets up wood testing centre

29-11-2019
CSIR-FORIG, wood testing centre, UNIDO, accreditation, wood quality

The newly set up CSIR-FORIG wood testing centre is being manned by experts ranging from wood scientists, technologists and engineers trained both locally and internationally and has been installed with state-of-the-art equipment by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Centre has also received technical support and …

Newly opened University of Arkansas is now America’s largest mass timber building

28-11-2019
University of Arkansas, Adohi Hall, mass timber building, cross-laminated timber, Leers Weinzapfel, wood, timber, construction, architecture

With the opening of the University of Arkansas, it is now America’s largest mass timber building. Adohi Hall is the 202,027-square-foot residential project that spreads across a series of interconnected structures and is constructed from cross-laminated timber.  Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates led a national design team of …

Editor’s pickFor DIEFFENBACHER, diversification is key

28-11-2019
DIEFFENBACHER, woodworking, machinery, APAC, ASEAN, Southeast Asia, markets, Holger Ries, Area Sales Directo

In the past two years, DIEFFENBACHER has observed shifts in the Asian Pacific market, as manufacturers in the wood industry sought ways to avoid colliding head-on with challenges brought about by world events such as the U.S.- China trade war and an impending economic slowdown. PFA speaks to Holger Ries, DIEFFENBACHER's Area Sales Director in …

Vietnam’s exports and imports continue to grow

27-11-2019
VIetnam, wood, wood products, exports, imports

Vietnam exported wood and wood products valued at US$995 million in October 2019, bringing the total export value in the first ten months of 2019 to US$ 8.52 billion, up by 17.8% compared with the same period in 2018, reported ITTO. Combined, the US, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea accounted for 80.6% of the total export value in the first …

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