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US$60m school for forestry at Oregon State University 20 January, 2015
Oregon State University has initiated a US$30m fundraising effort to put the university’s forestry department at the forefront of what many Oregon leaders see as an emerging market in sustainable construction materials.
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New group editor at TTJ and WBPI
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Stephen Powney has been appointed as group editor of Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) and sister magazine Wood Based Panels International (WBPI).
JOSB Done campaign calls time
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 OSB industry promotional campaign JOSB Done is calling time after nine years of championing the use of the wood based panel.
Lonza revives Arch branding
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Lonza Wood Protection will be rebranded globally as Arch Timber Protection following a strategic review of Lonza’s wood protection business.
Demand for decorative laminates to reach 10.7 billion m2 in 2018
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6% per year to 10.7 billion m2 in 2018, valued at US$40.8bn says a new study World Decorative Laminates from The Freedonia Group, Inc, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.
GP invests US$6m in LVL plant in Thorsby
Friday, January 16, 2015 Georgia-Pacific plans an investment of approximately US$6m to expand production capacity of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) at its engineered lumber operations in Thorsby, Alabama.
Duratex on course to building board plant in North East Brazil
Friday, January 16, 2015 Duratex is closer to building its first board plant in the fast growing market of North East Brazil.
EU imports of Russian birch plywood increased by 16%
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 In the first nine months of 2014, EU imports of Russian birch plywood were 604,000m3, 16% more than the same period in 2013, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Guararapes to triple capacity with new MDF line
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Brazilian panel maker Guararapes plans to triple its capacity to almost 600,000m3/year with investment in a new MDF line offering products with new dimensions and thicknesses.
Lacey Act deters illegal logging
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 A recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study concludes that the Lacey Act has impacted illegal logging.
ZOW 2015: the platform for future trends in the furniture industry
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 ZOW 2015, the exclusive trading platform for national and international suppliers to the furniture industry and interior design will once again be taking place at Bad Salzuflen, Germany, February 9-12, 2015 precisely when the furniture industry is placing its orders at the heart of Europe's largest furniture cluster, East Westphalia-Lippe.

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