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Malaysia: Shortages of raw materials and skilled workers could hold back furniture export performance

Malaysia’s timber exports are expected to increase 5% this year from the RM23.22 bil. in 2017, according to Dr. Jalaluddin Harun, Director General of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)... [more...]

European Bioeconomy in Figures 2008-2015

The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. In 2016, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). This study has now been updated ...... [more...]

Market Prices

Pellet prices in Switzerland stabilized

After a slight decrease in February prices for ENplus A1 pellets in Switzerland stabilized approximately on January levels. The average price for loose pellets (3-8 t) in March is 376.30 CHF/t. That’s 0.3% more than in February and only 0.30 CHF more than ...... [more...]

Belarus introduced a decree on log export licences

Belarus introduced a regulation on compulsory licensing of foreign trade activities regarding export of certain timber types outside the Eurasian Economic Union... [more...]

OrganoWood AS signs general agreement with Løvenskiold Handel AS/Maxbo, Norway

OrganoWood manufactures and markets eco-friendly fire and rot protected wood and wood treatment products. Since 2014 OrganoWood product have been available on the Norwegian market. Now Maxbo, a significant building supply chain in Norway, has decided ...... [more...]

US Court rejects deadline extension for formaldehyde emissions rule

A federal court ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency had no authority to delay compliance with formaldehyde emission standards... [more...]

EGGER successfully places hybrid bond

Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH, the parent company of the international wood-based material manufacturer EGGER, St. Johann in Tirol,... [more...]

Kotkamills initiates pre-feasibility study to increase production of laminating papers

In order to prepare Kotkamills Absorbex Oy, a subsidiary of Kotkamills Oy and the leading global supplier of Laminating Papers, to meet the increasing demand, as well as to replace the discontinuing production volume of Paper Machine 7 in Tainionkoski, Imatra ...... [more...]

IndiaWood opens its doors today

IndiaWood is one of the South-east Asian leading exhibitions for woodworking industry and furniture manufacturing. For its 10th edition, the biennial show will open on March 8 run till March 12 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre... [more...]

Biesse expects sales of €906 million by 2020

The Board of Directors of Biesse S.p.A. has approved the updated version of the Group business plan covering the three years 2018-2020... [more...]

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Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017 as demand for wood continued to increase in the US, China and Europe... [ more...]

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