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  • Panels
  • November 15, 2017 08:57

UPM Plywood introduces new fire retardant WISA®-SpruceFR structural plywood

UPM Plywood introduces a new fire retardant WISA-SpruceFR structural plywood for building and construction end uses... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 14, 2017 13:15

US hardwood exports to Southeast Asia and China in great shape

The global exports value of American hardwood reached $2.64 billion, rose 11.6% (YoY).... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 14, 2017 12:36

Australia: Logs harvests reach 32.8 million m3

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimated total volume of harvested hardwood and softwood logs in the country at the level of 32.8 million cubic metres in 2016–17... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 14, 2017 12:06

Ghana: Recovering degradation in savannah forests

The Forestry Commission (FC) of Ghana is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to develop the country’s second REDD+ programme, which is focused on reducing deforestation and forest degradation in savannah forests... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 14, 2017 10:27

STTC calls for greater focus on marketing and promotion

The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) conference held in Aarhus, Denmark, in September highlighted that work by European governments, trade and NGOs to encourage certification in tropical producing countries must be linked to concerted efforts to increase certified tropical timber market demand... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 14, 2017 09:32

Magna ExpoMueblera reports high numbers of international exhibitors

Hannover Fairs México, the Mexican subsidiary of Deutsche Messe (based in Hannover, Germany) has reported a high rate of international exhibitor participation in Magna Expo Mueblera... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • November 14, 2017 07:55

Paper production declines in Finland

In January-September, paper production in Finland totalled 5.0 million tonnes, which represents a decrease of 2.3% compared to the corresponding period last year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 13, 2017 15:46

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 43, 2017

Price trends in framing lumber were mixed by species, but gainers outnumbered losers, and activity still trumped the seasonal norm. Demand was steady to brisk early in the week, especially in Western S-P-F and whitewood species in the Coast and Inland... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 13, 2017 13:33

Western US sawmills produce 2.4% more lumber for the first nine months

Sawmills in the Western U.S. produced 10.608 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first nine months of 2017, an increase of 2.4% from 10.356 bbf in the same period last year,... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 13, 2017 10:06

Finland: Roundwood prices in September 2017

Roundwood prices in Finland have mostly increased during September 2017, as compared to the same period in 2016.... [more...]

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Natural fibre-reinforced plastics: establishment and growth in niche markets

Natural fibre-reinforced plastics: establishment and growth in niche markets

More than 30 compound companies produce over 80,000 tonnes of granulates with wood and natural fibres in Europe 2017 – new producers with major growth plans. World's largest conference and exhibition on biocomposites in December in Cologne (www.biocompositescc.com). ...... [ more...]

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