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Second engineered timber building at Barangaroo South is unveiled 07 December, 2017
Developer Lendlease has unveiled the design of a second engineered timber building at Barangaroo South designed by Tzannes which is proposed as a ‘sister’ to International House Sydney which was completed earlier in 2017.
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Laminate Technologies Inc acquires LTI and expands to West Coast
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Laminate Technologies Inc of Tiffin, Ohio has acquired the business assets of Lamination Technology Industries based in White City, Oregon with an additional manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington.
Half of hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Shipments of hardwood chips in the Pacific Rim have increased for six consecutive years and reached a record-high of 22.9 million odmt (oven dry metric tons) in 2016, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Proposed Huon Valley woodchip facility could breathe new life into struggling forestry industry
Thursday, December 07, 2017 The construction of a A$42m (US$32m) export facility for woodchip processing in the Huon Valley, Tasmania will support 145 ongoing jobs and breathe new life into the struggling forestry industry in the South, proponents say.
Kastamonu Entegre commissions Dieffenbacher with plant relocation from France to Bulgaria
Thursday, December 07, 2017 In March 2017, the Turkish wood based materials manufacturer Kastamonu Entegre purchased a particleboard plant from the insolvent estate of the French company Darbo. The plant is now to be relocated to the Kastamonu site in Gorno Sahrane, where it will replace a multi-daylight plant that is more than 30 years old.
Q3 record growth for Italian woodworking technology
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Results of the trend survey for Q3, 2017, processed by Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machinery closed with an order increase by 42.9% compared to the same period of last year (it was 31.9% in April-June, based on a comparison between the same quarter this year and last year).
Laminated wood producer Stevens Industries Inc announces major local expansion
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Based in Teutopolis, Illinois Stevens Industries Inc, manufacturer and designer of laminated wood products, is expanding locally.
US to finally impose tariffs on Chinese plywood
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 The United States International Trade Commission has recently issued a final ruling that hardwood plywood from China being sold in the US at less than fair value is harming the domestic plywood industry.
Norbord's new particleboard flooring guide does all the work
Friday, November 17, 2017 A simple guide to choosing the most suitable flooring products from Norbord's impressive portfolio has been developed for use by merchants and installers alike.
Family holding company active in woodworking industry starts particleboard production
Friday, November 17, 2017 MK Shatura, a large Russian furniture producer, and XyloSuisse LLC, the Russian subsidiary of the holding company, have reached an agreement for the purchase of MK Shatura plant for particleboard, laminated particleboard and resins production.
Xylexpo is growing and hall 4 opens
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 The next edition of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry supplies to be held at FieraMilano-Rho from Tuesday, May 8-12, 2018, is to add an extra hall to its usual three halls.

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