• Sawmilling
  • 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...]

  • Panels
  • 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...]

  • Interior
  • June 16, 2016 12:21

Lowe's concludes acquisition of RONA

Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced recently that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of RONA inc. in a transaction valued at C$3.2 billion (US$2.4 billion).... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 07, 2016 15:45

Demand for WPC and plastic lumber in US to grow in the next years

US demand for wood-plastic composite (WPC) and plastic lumber is forecast to advance 6.9% per year to $5.9 billion in 2020. Continuing growth in construction expenditures—particularly in the residential market—will spur gains... [more...]

  • Interior
  • June 06, 2016 12:39

Kitchen furniture: Nobia seeks minority partner for Poggenpohl

Nobia is initiating a process to find a partner in global luxury products that can contribute to the development of German kitchen company Poggenpohl... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 03, 2016 09:38

Survey shows TTF members want to remain in EU

The British wood industry is clear about wanting the country to remain in the EU. This would be an advantage for UK's economy, as long as various reforms would be made in order to divide the benefits among the members states... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 02, 2016 11:21

Lamett Europe acquires Czech Morava Wood

The flooring manufacturer Lamett Europe headquartered in Deerlijk, Belgium has acquired 100% shares of Morava Wood... [more...]

  • Interior
  • June 02, 2016 10:16

IKEA plans second store in India

IKEA Group has recently bought land in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, to build a 37,000 m2 store. This would be the second store to open in the country and is part of the furniture retailer's plans to open 25 stores in India by 2025... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 31, 2016 13:31

XYLEXPO 2016: Number of visitors increased by 14.2%

A significant result that reaffirms Xylexpo’s position among the most important exhibitions in the wood technology and wood-based materials industry... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 24, 2016 13:42

Unilin wins patent lawsuit against Californian importers

Unilin was recently awarded a $1.17 million judgment in compensation for the patent infringement of Granada Kitchen & Floor, LLC, Granada Wood & Cabinets, Inc. and NSL Trading Corporation's past imports and sales of approximately 600,000 m2 of glueless laminate laminate flooring products that infringed on Unilin patents... [more...]

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