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Peru: Project to recover degraded forests

The World Bank's has approved the allocation of US$12.2 million to fund the Integrated Forest Management Project to be undertaken by the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), in Atalaya, Ucayali the fifth most deforested area in the country... [more...]

SCA presenta il permesso ambientale per la bioraffineria

La SCA ha presentato la domanda di autorizzazione ambientale per una bioraffineria collegata alla fabbrica di cellulosa di Östrand alla Corte per l'ambiente e l'ambiente di Östersund, Svezia....... [more...]

SCA submits environmental permit for biorefinery

SCA has submitted the environmental permit application for a biorefinery connected to Östrand’s pulp mill to the Land and Environmental Court in Östersund, Sweden...... [more...]

Finnish forest industry products exports rise by 5% in 2018; imports up 34%

In 2018 the exports value of the Finnish forest industry products was EUR 13.20 billion. The exports value increased five percent from previous year...... [more...]

German building permits fall slightly in 2018

In 2018, the construction of a total of around 347,300 apartments was approved in Germany. As reported by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), there were 0.2% or 800 building permits less than in the previous year...... [more...]

Stora Enso invests in next-generation renewable, recyclable and biodegradable formed fiber solutions

Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden... [more...]

EUSTAFOR appoints new President

Reinhardt Neft, Managing Director of Bayerische Staatsforsten AöR, has been elected as the new President of EUSTAFOR. In addition to electing the members of the Executive Committee, EUSTAFOR’s General Assembly, held on 12 March 2019 in Brussels, also decided on the association’s Strategy for the coming 3 years... [more...]

Canada: February housing starts trend lower

The trend in Canadian housing starts resumed its downward trajectory in February while still remaining above historical average. Both single-detached and multi-unit dwellings starts trended lower... [more...]

Statistics

121.8 million EPAL load carriers in 2018

The European Pallet Association eV (EPAL) reports 121.8 million produced and repaired EPAL pallets in 2018. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 5.2%... [more...]

The 9th China Global Wood Trade Conference to take place this September

The 9th China Global Wood Trade Conference (GWT China) will be held in Chongqing on September 7 & 8 2019. This will be the fifth joint conference that FEA-WOOD MARKETS has organized with the China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) in China...... [more...]

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Domotex and BAU: Herringbone parquet comes out of the niche

Domotex and BAU: Herringbone parquet comes out of the niche

For several years, flooring manufacturers have exhibited herringbone parquet at the Domotex and BAU trade fairs. At first only as an experiment. That's about six to eight years ago. Since then, more and more suppliers offfer herringbone parquet. At the moment, one can no longer speak of a niche, especially because the world's largest laminate producer Swiss Krono also offers a herringbone laminate product... [ more...]

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