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Australian Passive House Association launches training programme

15-01-2021

The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) has announced that it will be providing Certified Passive House Training Courses commencing in March 2021. APHA is experiencing significant year on year growth and with the number of projects currently in progress, capacity is a key constraint that we are excited to be addressing. APHA’s …

Jaguar Land Rover unveils UK’s largest engineered timber roof

15-01-2021

Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre has the largest engineered timber roof in the UK, reflecting the design quality and company values associated with one of Britain’s most iconic automotive businesses Encompassing 1,512m³ of glulam beams certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification …

EGGER Group appoints new Commercial Director for Western Europe Division

15-01-2021

(L-R) Andrew Tait and Bob Livesey The EGGER Group has appointed Andrew Tait as its new Commercial Director for its Western Europe Division, to succeed Bob Livesey when he retires in spring 2021 after a 37-year career at EGGER. Andrew joined the company in August 2020 and will be responsible for the ongoing commercial development of EGGER’s …

Editor’s pickWRI: Weakened US dollar drives global wood fiber price indices up 1.6% in 3Q 2020

13-01-2021
Wood Resources International, WRI, prices, hardwood, softwood, market

In 3Q 2020, the Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) was up by 1.6% to $81.17/odmt, following a 16-year low in the previous quarter. The first q-o-q increase in almost two years was mainly driven by a weakening of the US dollar against currencies in all WRQ countries except Russia. Currencies in Europe and Oceania …

DIEFFENBACHER opens liaison office in Turkey

11-01-2021
Dieffenbacher, Turkey, new office

As of 1 September 2020, DIEFFENBACHER GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau from Eppingen, Germany, accelerated its business activities in Turkey by appointing Işık Zorcu as Project Manager in a newly established DIEFFENBACHER Liaison Office Turkey. Işık Zorcu is well known in the Turkish wood-based panels industry. He has a technical background in …

IMA Schelling USA appoints Karl-Heinz "Charlie" Schulz as new Director of Technical Services / Service Manager

08-01-2021
IMA Schelling, USA, management, leadership

Karl-Heinz "Charlie" Schulz IMA Schelling Group, a provider of sales and after-sales support of IMA and Schelling products for the woodworking, metalworking and plastics industries, welcomes Karl-Heinz “Charlie" Schulz as the new Director of Technical Services/Service Manager for their US operations. The IMA Schelling Group US is excited …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX 2021 to be held as fully digital event

06-01-2021
DOMOTEX, event, exhibition, flooring, carpet

After initially being postponed to 18 to 20 May 2021, DOMOTEX will no longer take place as a hybrid trade show format this year due to the current global COVID-19 situation. Organisers have announced that the pandemic makes it impossible to plan and organise a physical presence on site in Hannover, Germany, at the world's leading trade show for …

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