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  • December 01, 2017 15:00

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [more...]

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  • November 10, 2017 15:21

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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  • November 02, 2017 14:06

Vietnam might become a potential export market for Sweden

The Swedish wood industry considers that Vietnam’s wood processing industry is a potential market for its eco-friendly, competitive and sustainable materials... [more...]

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  • September 08, 2017 16:20

Stable Swedish softwood lumber exports

In May 2017, the Swedish sawmills exported the same amount of softwood lumber in sawn and planed form, as compared to the previous month... [more...]

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  • August 30, 2017 09:00

EU considers future of illegal logging and deforestation policy

During June 2017, two large conferences in Europe addressed policy issues in relation to deforestation and illegal logging. The conferences reaffirmed the EU’s continued political commitment to trade related policy measures in response to concerns about illegal logging and deforestation.... [more...]

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  • August 25, 2017 12:36

Almost 10 million cubic metre storm damage in Polish forests

A storm on 11 and 12 August 2017 in western Poland caused a damage of 9.8 million thrown and broken wood on an area of 80,000 hectares. Particularly the regions of Pomerania and Kuwajy have been affected from the storm. According to ...... [more...]

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  • August 24, 2017 12:07

U.S. imports of softwood from Germany have grown tenfold

U.S. imports of softwood from Germany have grown tenfold in the first half of the year as punishing duties pushed imports of Canadian softwood down, as the Canadian Press reports. RBC Capital Markets analyst Paul Quinn says ...... [more...]

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  • August 14, 2017 10:50

Rising home prices and countervailing duties hit the US housing market

Housing starts increased 8% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Starts were 2% above the June 2016 rate. Single-family construction grew 13.5% in June... [more...]

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  • June 19, 2017 17:02

LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

Self-optimisation is trend. Not only for the human body but also for the sawmill industry. One trend is the search for higher speed, a second the minimisation of noiseThe sawmill and a third one the increas of efficieny by using special products or processes. Fordaq talked to peaople of the sawmill industry on LIGNA. The fair took place between 22 and 26 May in Hannover, Germany. ...... [more...]

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  • June 02, 2017 11:52

Interzum: Fordaq interviews Sonae-Arauco's CEO Rui Correia

In 2016, the Portuguese Sonae Indústria, SGPS, S.A. and the Chilean Inversiones Arauco Internacional, Limitada founded the 50/50 joint venture Sonae Arauco S.A. The new JV has production sites in Germany, Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Now German Glunz AG belonging to... [more...]

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