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RemaSawco to upgrade log sorter at Gällö Timber AB

RemaSawco has received an order to upgrade the log sorter at Gällö Timber AB. The order comprises a new 3D scanner, new sorting and measurement system, a new operator chair and ...... [more...]

Binderholz expands glulam production in Jenbach

Binderholz has completed the third expansion stage (Plant 3) of the glulam in Jenbach, thereby expanding the site's capacity to 280,000 m³ per year.... [more...]

US lumber prices expected to remain high this year

The ascending US housing starts and the tight softwood lumber supply from the Canadian lumber producers is expected to maintain the prices high in 2018... [more...]

SmartLam to build new CLT plant in US

SmartLam made an announcement regarding the expansion of their operations to the US, East Coast, once with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Maine... [more...]

US hardwood import volumes down but values up in 2017

The volume of US imports of temperate and tropical sawnwood fell for the second year in a row in 2017. Annual imports of sawn hardwood fell 13% in 2017 from the previous year, but the value of imports was up... [more...]

Canfor announces construction of new sawmill in Washington, Georgia

The Board of Directors of Canfor Corporation approved the construction of a new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Washington, Georgia. The new sawmill, which will cost approximately US$120 million and have a production capacity of ...... [more...]

China: Rise in flooring sales

According to the flooring Committee, China National Forestry Forest Industry Association (CNFPIA), China's wood and bamboo flooring sales in 2017 totalled 415.2 million square metres, a year on year increase of 5%... [more...]

Austria: pellet price up y-o-y in February 2018

The average price of wood pellets in Austria reached 240.1 € per tonne of wood pellets or 4.90 Cent per kWh in February 2018... [more...]

Brazil: Timber exporters losing money because of bureaucratic mix-up

Eleven timber exporting companies in Rondônia state have to absorb a daily loss of about R$75,000 because there shipments have been held up at the port of Manaus due to a bureaucratic mix up... [more...]

Kevazingo not a recognised ‘redwood’ in new national standard

A revised national standard, (GB/T 18107-2017 effective 1 July 2018), for Chinese redwood has been released by the National Standard Committee replacing GB/T 18107- 2000... [more...]

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Trends and innovations at the Domotex 2018

Trends and innovations at the Domotex 2018

The Domotex 2018 was a success from the organizers' point of view. More exhibitors, more booked space and again significantly more visitors than last year. The new start day and the new hall setup have been well received by the exhibitors. At least nobody has complained to IHB-Fordaq about it. However, a downer for the Deutsche Messe was probably the absence of large parts of the German and European wood flooring industry.... [ more...]

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