the timber network


  • Sawmilling
  • March 06, 2015 14:24

AHEC highlight continuing focus on oak and walnut in European furniture

A recent report from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) reviews hardwood furniture trends based on a visit to the annual IMM furniture show in Germany. From observations and interviews at the show AHEC suggests that, after more than five years of poor sales and falling consumption, the market for high-end furniture in Europe is improving... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 06, 2015 07:24

Brazil: January wood-based products export round-up

In January 2015, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 7.6% in value compared to January 2014, from US$ 174.2 million to US$ 187.5 million... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 05, 2015 09:46

"RFID-Factory" showcases workable solutions at LIGNA 2015

Custom products in industrial mass production and single-unit batch size as an organizational and manufacturing goal – these visions have beckoned for some time already. The reality? Incomplete deliveries, missing parts, production downtime due to ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 04, 2015 16:11

EU wooden furniture imports rebounded in 2014

After falling 14% in 2013, the value of EU wooden furniture imports rebounded by 10% in 2014 to reach €5.12 billion. Imports from China fell 16% in 2013 but recovered by 14% to €2.81 billion in 2014. EU imports from the rest of the world also rebounded in 2014, increasing 8% to €2.3 billion after a 13% decline in 2013... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 04, 2015 15:18

Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2015 opens in Kuala Lumpur

Southeast Asia's biggest furniture fair opened Tuesday with 508 international suppliers from 15 countries packing the show floors of the 21st Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) to kick off the buying season in Asia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 04, 2015 09:30

Malaysia: Healthy wood products export growth in 2014; log shipments surge 59%

Malaysia's wood product exports grew 9.7% in 2014 year on year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 03, 2015 07:56

Exports of growing importance for EU furniture manufacturers

While external trade forms only a small part of the EU furniture sector, it is becoming much more relevant to European furniture manufacturers... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 02, 2015 11:14

EU trade in wood furniture rises in 2014

The sharp rise in the EU trade surplus in wooden furniture between 2010 and 2013 came to a halt last year as the pace of increase in EU exports slowed while there was an upturn in imports... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 27, 2015 12:15

SGBDD to offer only FSC-certified tropical timber

The building material dealers Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Germany GmbH (SGBDD) will to offer its customers only FSC-certified tropical timber. The company thus wants to send a signal with regard to responsible responsible environmental policy... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 24, 2015 10:21

Armstrong World Industries to split into two companies

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. on Monday announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate the company's Flooring business from its Ceilings (Building Products) business, creating two independent industry-leading publicly traded companies. The separation is intended to be a tax-free spin-off of the Flooring business to the company's shareholders, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016... [more...]

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