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  • 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...]

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...]

  • Forestry
  • March 23, 2015 15:02

Dubai WoodShow-Middle East’s biggest wood trade show- to open its doors  

10th edition will feature 250 exhibitors from 45 countries from 14 – 16 April 2015... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • March 23, 2015 09:49

Production in construction up by 1.9% in euro area

In January 2015 compared with December 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.0% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • March 20, 2015 13:02

Wood pavilion for the city jubilee, Schlossgarten, Karlsruhe

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe in 2015, a temporary event wood pavilion got be erected in the city’s Schlossgarten. During the festival summer, various concerts, theater performances, readings, film screenings, and exhibitions will be held in the open structure.... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 19, 2015 11:00

Oak prices up in France

In the first quarter of 2015, oak wood is still kept on the trot in France. Trading activity of sawmills and timber procurers seems to be even more dynamic than in late 2014. Public auctions, currently taking place in Eastern France prove the above mentioned statement. There’s the minimum quantity of the outstanding goods, and demand outreaches supply (up to 20 bids for each attractive lot)... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 17, 2015 14:05

U.S. housing starts collapse in February

U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February likely as harsh weather kept builders at home, a temporary setback for the housing market recovery... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 17, 2015 13:37

8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials,13-15 April 2015, Cologne, Germany

The 8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials conference, organized by German-based nova-Institute, aims to provide major players from the European and Asian bio-based chemicals, plastics and composite industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 17, 2015 11:30

Germany: Building permits up 5.4% in 2014

The construction of a total of 284,900 dwellings was permitted in Germany in 2014. Compared with the corresponding period of 2013, this is an increase of 5.4% or 14,500. Thus, the positive trend begun in 2010 continued... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 16, 2015 16:22

Innovations4Flooring receives new patent approval for 3L TripleLock in Russia

Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a new technology company providing flooring installation solutions, today announced that its RU2537423 patent for 3L TripleLock has been successfully granted in Russia. For the 3L TripleLock solution, patents have now been granted in 34 countries worldwide... [more...]

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