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Wood foam for building insulation

In view of longer and longer hot spells, a German-Chinese research team is working on a new type of insulating foam based on wood, which is intended to reduce the heating up... [more...]

“Healing” wood for circular economy

In order to give waste wood a maybe even longer second life a research team at the University of British Columbia has invented a treatment to turn it into so called "healed wood". The process... [more...]

Innovative silviculture methods in Europe-wide field tests

The European joint project "Informa" with 14 project partners in eight countries analyzes to what extent modern forest management can help Europe's forests to bind and store... [more...]

Canada to Challenge now lowered US Lumber Duties

Canada’s government wants to challenge the lately lowered US duties on softwood lumber, because of the “unjustified harm” those tariffs are causing. The US Commerce Department has... [more...]

Caution needed when importing birch plywood

Several birch plywood importers from the UK have reported an increase of offers from the far east in recent weeks, particularly China. Given that Birch forests are... [more...]

EU legislation threatens to halve wood availability

According to the current study by the Thünen Institute “Assessment of Possible Production Leakage from Implementing the EU Biodiversity Strategy on Forest Product Markets”, the economy and environment... [more...]

Homag incoming orders exceeded €1 billion for the first time in the first half of 2022

After the record order intake in the first quarter of 2022, the strong demand at the HOMAG Group continued in the second quarter. ... [more...]

Major structural changes in European furniture distribution

A new CSIL report highlights major structural changes in Europe’s furniture sector. Although some of the trends have been underway now for at least a decade, recent events have brought about accelerating change.... [more...]

Drax Group to acquire pellet plant in Canada

Drax Group has signed an agreement with Princeton Standard Pellet Corporation (PSPC) to acquire its pellet plant in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada.... [more...]

BID receives an order from Canfor Corporation

BID Group will be partnering with Canfor Corporation to deliver a new state-of-the-art sawmill complex in southern Alabama. Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering,... [more...]

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European Pellets Conference 2022 showed potential and homework

The European Pellets Conference 2022 on April 6 in Wels, Upper Austria, as well as online, showed the more than 650 participants from 60 countries the current developments on the markets, in technology and politics. Speakers and audience discussed ways of optimal positioning in times of... [ more...]

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North American lumber prices are down 28%

North American lumber prices are down 28% in 3 weeks as the housing market cools...... [ more...]

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Trade of logs and lumber in Europe expected to change in the coming years

The trade of logs and lumber in Europe will “change dramatically” in the coming years, with timber harvests having reportedly peaked in Central Europe.... [ more...]

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