• Panels
  • August 29, 2016 13:28

US: Industry associations plan joint workshop on EPA formaldehyde rule

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), in partnership with the International Wood Products Association (IWPA) and the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA), recently announced a Joint Industry Workshop to help companies navigate the recently released compliance rules for the federal formaldehyde emissions standard. The workshop is to take place January 18-19, 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 22, 2016 13:22

IKEA plans to purchase more raw wood from Russia

The Swedish IKEA plans to increase Russian wood purchase volume by 10-15% per year... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 18, 2016 13:02

Brazil: Furniture makers search for solutions to overcome marketing challenges

The 26th MOVERGS Congress held on 30 June in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul was themed "Renovation - Attitudes in search for better results". One of the highlights of the Congress was presentations by speakers from the Institute for Market Intelligence (IEMI). ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 17, 2016 14:18

Kährs Group reports good results for Q2/2016

Kährs Group reported for the period April-June 2016 net sales of SEK 755 million, an increase of 11 percent compared with the same period in 2015. Continued solid growth in the Nordics and Europe segments, combined with a strong increase in sales in the Resilient Global segment contributed to the performance during the quarter... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 16, 2016 10:10

EGGER reports increased turnover in financial year 2015/2016

The Austrian wood-based materials manufacturer, EGGER, was able to profit from slightly positive economic developments, the recovering demand for construction services in Europe, as well as the stable raw material prices... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 12, 2016 14:52

Armstrong Flooring reports second quarter results

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, marking its first quarter as a standalone company. On April 1, 2016, the company began operating as an independent, publicly traded company following the completion of the company’s spin-off from Armstrong World Industries, Inc.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 12, 2016 09:47

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2017 expands further as a leading international flooring show in Asia – Pacific

The 19th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will take place on March 21-23, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Exhibitor registration for the upcoming edition started with the newly launched 2 year contract in the last edition, which was chosen by 41% of the eligible exhibitors. This group of exhibitors, together with the ones who re-booked onsite during the 2016 show, account for 62.8% of the exhibiting space for 2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 12, 2016 07:02

Indonesian furniture industry troubled by SVLK

Many micro, small and medium enterprises in Indonesia, which are selling export-oriented furniture, haven’t received the Wood Legality Verification System (SVLK) due to the inconsistency of the regulation... [more...]

  • Interior
  • August 11, 2016 12:12

Strong growth in US wooden furniture imports

US imports of wooden furniture grew 13% in May month on month to US$1.44 billion. Year-to-date imports were up 5% from May 2015... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 08, 2016 14:47

AHEC European Conference 2016 in Copenhagen

This year’s American Hardwood European Conference (20th – 21st October at the Marriott Hotel, Copenhagen) will provide a platform for American hardwood exporters and the European trade to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities both industries face, by addressing ...... [more...]

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