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  • February 22, 2019 10:45

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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  • January 17, 2019 13:27

France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

In 2019, will the poplar follow the same trend that has prevailed over the past three years? The answer is undoubtedly positive if one examines the factors favorable to the wood species that has faced two difficult decades... [more...]

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  • January 14, 2019 13:04

Where will the European timber industry get its skilled workers in the future?

On November 30, 2018, the European Timber Industry Association CEI Bois organized a seminar in Lisbon on the future of the wood industry in Europe. The 70 participants came from European associations and companies in the wood industry. The organizers were CEI Bois, as the European umbrella organization for the wood industry, the European Association of Engineered Wood Manufacturers EPF and the European Workers' Federation of the Wood Industry EFBWW. CEI WoodThe host was the Portuguese association AIMMP. The topic of the seminar was the future challenges of the wood industry... [more...]

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  • December 06, 2018 11:00

France: bark beetle destabilizes spruce roundwood markets

Over the last year, in Europe, natural hazards have been сoming one after another and have destabilized the coniferous forest markets. It all started with the storms of October 2017... [more...]

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  • November 22, 2018 19:47

Italian forests hit by the storms already in recovery phase

The efficiency of South Tyrol begins to bear fruit to those few organized to dispose of the huge amount of forests destroyed by the hurricane...... [more...]

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  • November 09, 2018 12:30

France: maritime pine prices soaring despite the economic slowdown

Are the French softwood markets at a turning point? The question deserves to be asked since the mixed tendencies are observed in the end of this year. On a global level, specialists do not rule out a risk of a slowdown in the global economy in 2019, that would reflect a... [more...]

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  • November 01, 2018 07:20

Fordaq interview with Hank Marchal: ''Robinson Lumber Company at its 125th year''

In 2018, fifth generation family business Robinson Lumber Company celebrates its 125th year of continuous operation. We approached Mr. Hank Marchal, Managing Director European Division for Robinson Lumber Company, to express his opinion on this year's celebration and the latest developments of the company... [more...]

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  • October 17, 2018 10:35

ISC: Blue Skies for wood industry in 2018, but dark clouds ahead

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held in Riga in the facilities of the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija. This year's conference was attended by over 200 participants – a record-high attendance – from all over the world and it was ...... [more...]

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  • October 12, 2018 10:27

France: oak standing timber prices still increasing

Those who thought the oak standing timber price would stumble in the early fall were wrong. In the east of France, the auction held in Beaune (Côte d'Or) on September 13, 2018 and organized by ONF set the tone for the new season of marketing oak harvested in the French state forests. And the bids that followed only confirmed the continuation of the upward oak price trend... [more...]

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  • October 05, 2018 06:54

Challenging times for US hardwood producers

The 2018 NHLA convention was as packed as ever but challenges abound for US hardwood producers ....... [more...]

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