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Substandard imported plywood in Australia causes concern 27 August, 2015
While Australia’s planning laws and standards for building product manufacturing are notoriously stringent, there is widespread concern that a growing amount of sub-standard imported building materials are being used across the country.
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Phase 2 of Latvijas Finieris factory in Estonia takes place
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Latvijas Finieris Group is expanding the operations of its factory Kohila Vineer near Tallinn in Estonia by developing full cycle production of plywood and related products.
Ta Ann plywood mill open for business
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Following a year-long construction phase, Ta Ann Tasmania executives have showcased the company’s new US$16m plywood mill at its official opening.
Japan’s plywood imports down 26% in Q1
Thursday, August 27, 2015 There has been a steady decline in Japan’s plywood imports from the beginning of the year.
Guangxi province plywood exports up 38%
Thursday, August 27, 2015 During January to July 2015 the volume of plywood, MDF and eucalyptus veneer exports through ports administered by Guangxi province, China, totalled 287,800 tonnes valued at US$152m, up 38% in volume and 7% in value over the same period of last year, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Forico’s A$10m investment in Tasmania now in operation
Thursday, August 27, 2015 A woodchip mill in northwest Tasmania formerly owned by bankrupt timber company Gunns, that had been lying dormant for five years, has swung into action.
OSB can play its part in design plans of any house
Thursday, August 20, 2015 The ‘Inside View House’, under construction with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory and the APA Engineered Wood Association by Beechen & Dill Homes, shows how OSB can be part of design plans to replace joists, studs, wall and floor framing methods to save energy, speed installation, and reduce waste.
Metsä Wood France SAS sale
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative has reached an understanding with Mutares AG on the divestment of the entire share capital of Metsä Wood France SAS.
Myanmar hands down 150 life sentences for illegal logging
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Beijing has launched a diplomatic protest after Myanmar handed down more than 150 life sentences to Chinese nationals for illegal logging near the countries’ shared border.
Premier sells OSB to China
Thursday, August 20, 2015 One of the UK’s biggest suppliers of timber to the British furniture trade has turned the tables on the traditional supply chain.
AWC appreciates US House support of biomass energy
Thursday, August 20, 2015 American Wood Council president and ceo Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the letter 154 members of the US House of Representatives sent to the US Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency urging the recognition of the carbon neutrality of biomass energy.

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