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  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2016 10:59

Canadian sawnwood can continue to be exported to Australia through certification program

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have established a national certification program that ensures untreated Canadian sawnwood can continue to be exported to Australia. The establishment of the Canadian Untreated Sawnwood Certification Program is an important... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 27, 2016 09:56

Brazil: Guararapes triples MDF production

Brazilian plywood and MDF manufacturer, Guararapes SA has announced the start of production at its new MDF line in Caçador, Brazil. The total investment in the MDF line reached BRR 320 million (approximately US$ 92,6 million) and will triple the current production capacity from 200,000 m3 per year to 600,000 m3... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 16:05

UPM changes corporate structure in Finland

UPM-Kymmene Corporation is proceeding with the plan to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current business structure... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 14:01

Save the date: Timber Expo 2016; 18-20 October at NEC Birmingham

With some of the timber industry’s biggest names already on-board including Steico, W Howard Group and Jagram, as well as additional support from leading timber trade associations such as The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), visitors to Timber Expo 2016 will not want to miss the landmark event... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 26, 2016 13:01

US softwoods in high demand in MENA region

Once with the booming construction and housing market in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena region), US softwood exports to the region have increased.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 11:06

Russia: in January-March 2016 plywood exports grew by 23% in volume terms

In Q1 2016, exports of the main Russian forest and woodworking goods grew in volume terms, but went down in value terms again... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 26, 2016 10:29

Central/West Africa: Steady demand but caution when it comes to raising capacity

There were no price movements for either logs or sawnwood over the past two weeks in Central/West Africa as international demand remains steady with no moves by either buyers or exporters to disrupt this long period of stability. Since growth in demand remains moderate Central/West African producers say they are not experiencing supply side problems... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 09:30

Pace of EU tropical import growth slows in 2016

The latest trade data shows that the sharp rising trend in EU import value of tropical wood products that began in the second half of 2014 levelled off in the opening months of this year. This was mainly due to slowing imports of tropical sawn wood and decking, notably from Brazil. Recent trends in the EU import trade should be viewed against the background of the sharp fall in the value of the euro against the dollar and other international currencies between mid-2014 and early 2015. The euro has remained relatively weak since then... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 25, 2016 14:03

Fordaq among the exhibitors of the Carrefour International du Bois

Leading wood manufacturers in their markets, traders and industrialists supplying new building solutions, from France and elsewhere, in short, anyone with any influence in the European timber industry, will be at the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB)... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 25, 2016 13:01

Holmen invests in a wood treatment plant in Sweden

Holmen is investing in a pressure treatment plant and a distribution warehouse at Braviken sawmill outside Norrköping, Sweden. The investment is estimated to amount to SEK 50 million... [more...]

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Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Fordaq launches Logsize, a new Android mobile application to measure log stacks. Users download the app on a tablet, take a picture of the log stack and the app then identifies the GPS position of the stack, counts the number of logs, measures the diameter of the logs and the volume of the log stack... [ more...]

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