the timber network


  • Forestry
  • March 30, 2015 14:06

Slow start for Malaysian timber industry after Chinese New Year

The Malaysian timber industry is slowly getting back to business after the long Chinese New Year break, however trading is reportedly slower than usual... [more...]

  • 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...]

  • Interior
  • March 26, 2015 10:02

Positive prospects for the Brazilian furniture sector

According to the Brazilian Market Intelligence Institute (IEMI), prospects for the furniture sector in 2015 are bright despite the disappointments of 2014. IEMI estimates a 1.4% growth in revenues for manufactures and a 10% growth in revenue to furniture retailers... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 24, 2015 07:35

US imported 8% more furniture in 2014

Following a 7% growth in 2013, US wooden furniture imports increased by 8% in 2014. Wooden furniture imports were worth $14.65 billion in 2014. Imports from all major suppliers increased. The largest growth was in imports from Vietnam and Mexico... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • March 19, 2015 14:01

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...]

  • Panels
  • March 19, 2015 07:45

European laminate flooring sales stagnate

European producers of laminate flooring sold 465 million sq.m worldwide in 2014, compared to 463 million sq.m the year before, according to statistics compiled by the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) and published by GFA. This is a rise of just 0.4% over 2013 ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 18, 2015 10:34

EU wood flooring consumption falls again

While total EU wood flooring imports increased in 2014, the European Wood Flooring Federation (FEP) reports that consumption probably declined last year in many European countries... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 17, 2015 07:31

European wood flooring imports slow to recover

Imports of wood flooring into the European Union increased 4.9% to 29.7 million sq.m last year after declining steadily between 2010 and 2013. In 2014, woodflooring deliveries from China, the single largest supplier, increased by 4.9% to 18.6 million sq.m...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 16, 2015 09:18

Much oak on display at Domotex

The lasting trend towards oak flooring was apparent at the Domotex flooring show in Germany during January... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 13, 2015 09:47

European specifiers need to be more flexible in their choice of hardwood

Use of verified sustainable timber could be limited by specifiers being too restrictive in choice of species and certification scheme. This was the conclusion of a seminar on sustainable timber in government projects organised by the Netherlands Green Deal initiative ...... [more...]

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