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Japan sees development of super-thick plywood

18-02-2020
Japan, plywood, LVL, timber, forestry, market report

Seihoku Plywood (Tokyo) is currently working on the development of super-thick plywood that is more than 50mm thick. The company is also applying to obtain a JAS certificate, which will allow Seihoku to participate in the new engineered wood market. The manufacturing of thicker plywood is the same as for standard panels, but there is a limit to …

Vietnams's FSC national certification standard announced

14-02-2020
Vietnam, FSC, national standard, national certification, forest management, sustainable, responsible wood processing, trade

The FSC national standard for Vietnam was announced in Hanoi on 7th January 2020. This national standard is being promoted as a tool for Vietnam to manage its forests sustainably and at the same time promote responsible wood processing and trade. According to Vu Thi Que Anh, Country Director, FSC Vietnam, the national standard will be effective …

Holmen develops analytical tool showing bark beetle damage

13-02-2020
Holmen, spruce bark beetle, damage, map, analytical tool, Swedish Forest Agency

Holmen has developed an analytical tool showing actual areas of spruce bark beetle damage on a map. Now, the forest company is offering its private wood suppliers a map of this kind. The maps are the result of an advanced analytical tool that Holmen has developed. An algorithm based on artificial intelligence has been continuously supplied with …

New Forests to acquire Tasmanian plantations from Norske Skog

11-02-2020
Australia, New Forests, Tasmania, Norske Skog, timber, forestry, plantation, pine, sustainability

Australia-based international forestry investor New Forests has agreed to purchase the Tasmanian plantations of a local subsidiary of Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog. The purchase includes a net plantation area of more than 18,000 hectares of radiata pine in the south of Tasmania and an agreement for timber sales to the Boyer Mill, …

Ghana see decline in wood product exports in 2019

10-02-2020
Timber Export Development Division of the Forestry Commission, TIDD, Ghana, wood products, exports

Ghana's total export volumes from January to November 2019 stood at 280,223 cubic metres and export earnings were euro 140.74 million (USD 154.13 million). However, exports were down 24,152 cu.m (-8%) and euro 32.18 million (-19%) when compared to the same period in 2018, reported ITTO. Ghana’s export statistics from January to November …

Timbeter closes $1 million seed round to fuel expansion in Southeast Asia and Latin America

05-02-2020
Timbeter, seeding round, funding, digitalisation, expansion, Southeast Asia, Latin America, forestry management, logistics, forestry operations, forestry value chain, digital data exchange, timber measurement, reporting platform

Estonian company Timbeter, whose solutions help the forestry sector adopt digital technology to optimise transparency and efficiency in forestry management, has raised $1 million in its seed round. The seed round was led by TMT Investments, the venture investing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Tallinn-based company developed a …

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