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  • Forestry
  • October 27, 2016 12:07

Russia: Up-to-date forest resource information technology

Russian and Finnish researchers are currently developing a competitive solution for the production and use of up-to-date forest resource information in the Russian market. The development work combines Finnish forest planning competence with forest resource data collected by unmanned drones... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 27, 2016 12:06

First global wood flooring conference to be held Huzhou, China

The First Global Wood Flooring Conference will be held on Nov 23-24, 2016 in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province of China, which is known as the Home of Chinese Flooring internationally.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 27, 2016 10:16

Latvijas Finieris opened a new Impregnation Plant in Riga

Today, October 27, 2016, Latvijas Finieris opens a new Impregnation Plant in Riga. Its construction was started at the end of previous year. The new plant will employ a... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 27, 2016 09:08

Russia: plywood exports up, average price per m3 down

In January-August 2016, Russia increased export volume of one of the most popular products representing the Russian woodworking industry – plywood. This trend is observed throughout... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 27, 2016 08:47

EU flooring market cuts out tropical suppliers

Tropical suppliers to Europe’s wood flooring sector are being squeezed out as domestic production in the region is rising again. Oak is becoming increasingly dominant, and competition from laminated flooring and other non-wood materials is mounting... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 27, 2016 07:44

US timber harvests up by 10%

Timber harvests in the US have increased by 10% from 2011 to 2015 because of higher production of wood pellets, softwood lumber and hardwood lumber.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 26, 2016 16:05

North American panel production drop in the third quarter

North American structural panel production fell 0.3% in the third quarter vs. the second quarter of this year, while apparent consumption increased 0.2%... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 26, 2016 14:10

Chinese wood flooring losing market shares in Europe

Imports of wood flooring from China, by far the EU’s largest single external supplier of this commodity, suffered a set-back in the EU market in 2015 falling 7.4% to 17.3 million m2, the lowest level since 2005... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • October 26, 2016 11:30

Russia: logs and lumber exports up in Jan-Aug 2016

In 2016, Russian forest and woodworking companies seem to have increased exports of their goods both in volume and value terms. These changes can be observed in ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • October 26, 2016 11:06

Välinge signs license agreement with Korean furniture producer at Furniture China 2016

Välinge launched its Threespine™ click furniture technology on the Asian market during the China International Furniture Expo (Furniture China) in Shanghai. The launch generated great interest and resulted in a new license agreement... [more...]

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2016 NHLA Washington Meeting Report

2016 NHLA Washington Meeting Report

Washington DC was an appropriate venue for the 2016 NHLA Annual Convention, given all the political uncertainties for the USA and the American hardwood industry in October ... [ more...]

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