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  • Panels
  • November 13, 2017 08:42

Brazil: Impact of changing US tariffs discussed

During a recent joint-meeting of the Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) and the Paraná State Federation System of Industries (FIEP) timber industry entrepreneurs discussed the dynamics of the Brazilian timber sector.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 13, 2017 08:03

Chinese rattan furniture makers eye move to Indonesia

The future of the rattan craft industry in Cirebon, West Java, is threatened according to Zaenal Arifin from the Advisory Council of the Indonesian Furniture and Craft Association (HIMKI)... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 10, 2017 17:26

First hardwood cross-laminated structure in the United States is unveiled

Design firm IKD has unveiled the first hardwood Cross Laminated (HCLT) structure in the United States at the 2017 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. The Conversation Plinth, which has won the Miller Prize, sparks conversation whilst transforming the cityscape, and is situated in ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 10, 2017 11:41

First UK company fined for breach of EU Timber Regulation

Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber. On 25 October 2017 at Westminster Magistrates Court ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 10, 2017 11:04

SCA to increase price for publication papers

Following improved global market balance as well as improved demand for printing paper, SCA announce a price increase in Europe of ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 10, 2017 10:38

Japan: furniture import values relatively flat in August 2017

In August, there was little in the Japanese furniture import data to suggest the downward trend has come to an end. Month on month import values were flat for wooden bedroom furniture, down for wooden office furniture and up moderately for wooden kitchen furniture. It should be remembered that August is holiday season in Japan so... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 10, 2017 09:36

Kastamonu Entegre commissions Dieffenbacher with plant relocation

n March 2017, the Turkish wood-based materials manufacturer Kastamonu Entegre purchased a particleboard plant from the insolvent estate of the French company Darbo. The plant will be relocated to the Kastamonu site in Gorno Sahrane (Bulgaria)... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 10, 2017 09:23

EGGER Group will build a chipboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland

On the 25th of October 2017 EGGER Group Management Sales & Marketing launched the ground-breaking ceremony. In Biskupiec, located in the Warmia-Masuria region of north-east Poland, an ultramodern production plant for 650,000 m3 of chipboard will be built by the end of 2018. The international corporate group with headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol (AT) is investing approximately... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 09, 2017 13:27

Binderholz takeover of Klenk completed

Austrian Binderholz Group has recently closed the transaction for the German sawmill- and wood processing company Klenk Holz AG located in Oberrot... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 09, 2017 12:22

UPM and the Government of Uruguay sign an investment agreement regarding to a potential 2 million tons pulp mill

UPM and the Government of Uruguay have signed an investment agreement, which outlines the local prerequisites for a potential pulp mill investment. The agreement details the roles, commitments and time-line for both parties as well as the relevant items to be agreed ...... [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 ( ...... [ more...]

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