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Database on sound distribution in wooden buildings under construction

In the course of the research project Sound.Wood.Austria, Holzforschung Austria, together with the Technical University of Graz and several industrial partners, is investigating the... [more...]

Tropical hardwood market insights from the UK

The September meeting of London Hardwood Club included a series of presentations on the hardwood market situation in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia, alongside discussion of European and North American hardwoods.... [more...]

Hardwoods Distribution's Q3 sales increased by 39.9%

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and an 8% increase to the quarterly dividend.... [more...]

Decline in China log imports from EU

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million cubic metres valued at US$6.732 billion, down 22% in value over the same period in 2021.... [more...]

Vietnam's wood product exports rise in October

2022 are estimated at US$1.2 billion, up 8% compared to September 2022 and up 26% compared to October 2021. WP exports in particular are estimated at US$747 million... [more...]

Timber construction: simulation instead of component testing

In the future, in addition to the classic component tests, wooden components will hopefully be assessed with the help of numerical simulation. In order to achieve this goal, complex thermophysical... [more...]

Sort Douglas fir virtually for more yield

The EU project READiStrength (Resource-Efficient And Data-driven integrated log and board Strength grading) was a cooperation between Austria, Germany and Sweden with the aim to support... [more...]

EU can double its forests’ climate change mitigation impact by 2050

Forests can act as carbon sinks or emitters, as made clear by this summer’s catastrophic forest fires that ravaged southwestern France and the Iberian Peninsula.... [more...]

Masisa's sales grow 22.9% in Jan.-Sept. 2022

Masisa reported its results at the end of the third quarter of 2022. Sales revenues as of September 2022 were USD 395.1 million, an increase of USD 73.5 million... [more...]

Roseburg Forest Products resumes operations at Weed plant

Roseburg Forest Products on Friday announced that it began full operations of its Weed, California, veneer manufacturing plant on Wednesday, ... [more...]

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On the 28th of October, a successful International Hardwood conference was organised in Lyon by the French National Wood Federation (FB), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)...... [ more...]

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EU27 tropical wood imports come off the boil as recession fears mount

The most recent EU27 trade data to end July this year shows that imports of tropical wood and wood furniture products were still at historically high levels in the early summer months this year. However, imports were slowing from the peak reached in May.... [ more...]

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EU Parliament resolutions on forest and wood controversial

The EU Parliament recently voted on numerous initiatives that will have a significant impact on the sawmill and timber industry in the years to come. Among other things, the new EU forest strategy was on the agenda with tailwind for the use of wood.... [ more...]

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