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  • June 21, 2016 14:43

EOS GA in Romania: The sawmill industries, the backbone of the bio-economy

“In an evolving green economy the European Sawmill Industry plays a key role and it can be defined as the backbone of the bio-economy. Indeed residues from sawmill processes can be converted into a broad range of wood-based products including bio-composite materials, bio-plastics, textiles and carbonneutral biofuels. Simultaneously, the production of saw-logs, and the correlated use of by products and residues, complies with the resource efficiency principle, guarantees the highest profitability for forest owners and assures the raw materials needed for developing the bio-economy”... [more...]

  • June 20, 2016 12:59

Europe inspires Chinese high-rise timber construction

In 2015 China decided to promote timber as a viable alternative to conventional steel and concrete construction of high-rise buildings. This decision will not only have a positive impact on the climate, with timber being the only renewable building material, but also on ...... [more...]

  • June 20, 2016 16:13

Softwood imports to Italy 2015 1% down

Italian softwood imports fell 1% overall in 2015, with a 3% decrease from lead supplier Austria offset by upturns from Finland, France and Latvia as the ETTF (European Timber Trade Federation reports in its latest newsletter. Non-EU suppliers' import share was ...... [more...]

  • June 22, 2016 09:49

What happens now with the wood industry in Central China?

From May 15-21, China Wood Importers Committee organized one wood importers delegation to mid-west China to visit ports, wooden door & furniture manufacturers, etc... [more...]

  • June 23, 2016 08:12

Brazil: Wood product exports revenue rises

Brazil’s exports of wood-based panels tripled between January and April 2016 amounting to 269,000 cu.m, compared to 86,000 cu.m exported in the same period in 2015... [more...]

  • June 23, 2016 11:05

Schweighofer's FSC certificate temporarily suspended

Holzindustrie Schweighofer’s FSC multi-site certificate has been temporarily suspended by the certification body Quality Austria... [more...]

  • June 20, 2016 11:46

Unilin wins patent case against Innovations 4 Flooring’s patent firm

On 15 June 2016, the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) confirmed the validity of Unilin's European Patent EP 2 077 358, after having considered all the arguments presented by Patentwerk, the external Dutch patent firm of ...... [more...]

  • June 21, 2016 08:53

SMEs target of NEPCon due diligence training

According to a report by ETTF, a new pan-EU training programme aims to make EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) due diligence part of the ‘standard way of doing’ business for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)... [more...]

  • June 24, 2016 11:36

European paper industry announces new Director General

CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) hereby announces the appointment of Sylvain Lhôte as its new Director General... [more...]

  • June 22, 2016 14:01

US-Canada softwood lumber dispute: "significant differences" toward a new agreement

The U.S. and Canada have "significant differences" toward a new softwood-lumber trade agreement, after negotiation between the two countries. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland released a joint statement Friday stressing that negotiations continue on what they described as an important part of both economies... [more...]

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