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  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 13:08

Featured Article: The rising popularity of engineered wood over hard wood

“Attributable to its cost-effectiveness and eco-friendly aspect. Also, stringent regulations with regards CO2 emission and rapid deforestation are factors likely to propel the adoption of engineered wood. Despite the reservations, surrounding its usage due to safety concerns, composite wood has proved to be a huge commercial success.”... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 12:05

More efficient way of drying wood chips studied by Finnish researchers

Finnish researchers are currently studying a more efficient means of drying wood chips, one that is said to be efficient, mobile and suitable for drying various materials... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 23, 2017 11:20

Brexit minister visits Scottish sawmill

During February, the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) and Robin Walker, a senior minister in the British government's Brexit team have met to discuss on the the major issues affecting the forestry and timber sector... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 23, 2017 10:41

EPA's final rule on formaldehyde emissions to enter into force in Dec 2017

On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The compliance date for most aspects of the rule is December 12, 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 10:20

Myanmar makes record captures of illegal timber

Myanmar captured a a record amount of illegal timber this financial year. The country's government has decided to protect the country’s rapidly disappearing forests.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 09:45

Rougier signed partnership to supply logs for Gabon

Rougier and Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) announced signing of a major partnership contract to supply logs for the processing units located in Gabon’s Nkok Special Economic Zone... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 23, 2017 08:30

FEP GA & Parquet Congress on 15 and 16 June 2017 in Budapest

The 61st FEP General Assembly & 42nd European Parquet Congress will be held on 15 and 16 June 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in Budapest, Hungary.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 23, 2017 07:36

Sarawak will use open tenders for temporary logging permits

Open tenders will be used for the approval of short-term licences for timber extraction on state, native customary rights (NCR) and native communal reserve land... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 22, 2017 15:20

US OSB production expected to rise in 2017

North America’s Oriented Strand Board (OSB) market is expected to improve in 2017, with the right balance between OSB mill start-ups and strong U.S. housing starts a decisive factor for its sustainability,... [more...]

  • Interior
  • February 22, 2017 14:19

Ikea invests in Dutch recycling company

Ikea has recently acquired a 15% minority stake in Dutch plastics recycling company Morssinkhof Rymoplast. The Swedish-based furniture giant said the investment is part of a EUR 1 bn ... [more...]

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FSC disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.... [ more...]

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