the timber network
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  • Sawmilling
  • March 27, 2015 15:35

The seventh edition of SICAM is set to be an unmissable event

SICAM 2015 is setting out to be a very interesting edition with the participation of truly top-quality international companies. The surface area of the last edition has already been occupied at mid-March, with over 90% of last year’s exhibitors returning again.The remainder consists of new exhibitors (the exhibitors list is online on our website)... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 27, 2015 15:01

European sawmilling in the U.S. South -a game changer?

With one mill now operating in Florida using 100% imported European log merchandising, sawmilling, drying and planing equipment, what does this mean to the U.S. industry and markets? Could a new sawmill processing technology change the industry? The simple answer is: No. European sawmills have lower processing costs than North American mills due to the differences in log processing technology... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 13:05

Södra develops its processing of forest fuel

Södra is developing and enhancing the efficiency of its processing of forest fuel and is transitioning to less invasive methods to reduce the risk of soil damage. As part of this effort, the group is undertaking a comprehensive procurement of contractors to process forest fuel... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 12:33

Trends in Ukrainian oak timber export

The Ukrainian government considers imposing moratorium on timber exports. The legislative draft on moratorium, which the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian parliament) has already passed in the first reading, suggests adding oak to the list of valuable and rare wood species. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 12:01

Australia is importing record volume of softwood

In light of the news that, despite record housing starts, much of the softwood for framing is being sourced from imports, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Chairman Mr Greg McCormack is urging the Australian Government to support the forest industry and move quickly to reveal a National Forestry and Fibre Plan... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 10:05

China bans commercial logging in NE forests starting April 1

Commercial logging will be forbidden in key state forests in northeast China on April 1... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2015 09:17

Indonesia: Export and domestic prices for log, sawnwood and panels

The Indonesian rupiah recently fell sharply against the US dollar on fears Indonesia's trade with China, its biggest trading partner, will decline as China settles for a slower and more structured growth model... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 27, 2015 08:22

Sveza installs new equipment at Novator plywood mill in Russia

Equipment by Raute has been installed on two lines at the Sveza Novator plywood mill... [more...]

Panels
  • Panels
  • March 27, 2015 08:13

HOLZMA presents a world-first for the cutting process at LIGNA

Just a few weeks before LIGNA, HOLZMA has announced that it will be launching a world-first in Hanover that will revolutionize the cutting process in order-related manufacturing – the HPS 320 flexTec. In this smart cutting cell, the German company has implemented a concept that takes part transfer in customized production to a completely new level and allows fully automated processes. This saves time and material, thus reducing costs... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • March 26, 2015 15:31

Metsä Wood to launch Accoya decking and cladding in France

Metsä Wood has announced plans to launch Accoya decking and cladding throughout France. The decking and cladding ranges will be both available in a variety of colours including black, dark brown, grey and a translucent version. Both come with Accoya’s 50 years above ground and 25 years below ground warranty... [more...]

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special report
How can a flatline become a growth line? – The wood panel and decorative surfacing industry at crossroads

How can a flatline become a growth line? – The wood panel and decorative surfacing industry at crossroads

The European wood-based panel and decorative surfacing value chain is highly complex with a large number of players, different business models and levels of profitability. Although there are a number of exceptions, the industry as a whole is not as profitable as tobacco or pharmaceutical industries, to name only a few... [ more...]