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Ligna all set for 2017 edition 21 February, 2017
Ligna, the focal point and meeting hub for the international wood industry, is just around the corner. The 2017 edition runs from May 22-26 in Hannover, Germany, and will feature more than 1,500 exhibitors from 45 nations and attract trade visitors from about 90 nations.
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World's tallest wooden building under construction
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Arthur and Anders Buchardt of AB Invest AS and contractor HENT AS have entered into a turnkey contract to build Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway. This will be, it is claimed, the world's tallest wooden building.
Martinsons commissions new production line for CLT
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Martinsons, headquartered in Burträskvägen, Sweden is now commissioning its new production line for cross-laminated timber (CLT). This will increase the company's production capacity for these construction components to a total of 22,000m3/year.
Chinese hardwood plywood and flooring imports maintain share
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Year-to-date hardwood plywood imports from China are US$143.8m, 2% higher than in November 2015 maintains an ITTO Timber Market Report, January 16-31, 2017.
Roseburg sells Oxford TFL to Wilsonart
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces, based in Temple, Texas has acquired Roseburg Forest Products' manufacturing plant in Oxford, Mississippi. Roseburg manufactures Thermally Fused Melamine (TFL), MDF and particleboard among other products, while Wilsonart manufactures and distributes engineered surfaces for a variety of applications.
FIRA helps timber compliance across furniture supply chain
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 FIRA International has released details on its 2017 EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) training programme, which aims to promote regulatory compliance.
Project to replace carcinogenic formaldehyde with bio-based, non-toxic 5-HMF
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 In conjunction with the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Avalon Industries is launching a research project to replace formaldehyde in phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins with bio-based, non-toxic platform chemical 5-HMF (5-Hydroxymethylfurfural).
Kährs Group signs Nordic agreement with JM AB
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Kährs Group, a world-leading Swedish manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring has signed an agreement with JM AB to supply wood flooring in Sweden and Norway.
Flooring demand in China to grow 4% annually through 2020
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Demand for floor coverings in China is forecast to rise 4% per year to 5.2 billion m2 in 2020, a deceleration from the rate of the 2010-2015 period but still among the fastest in the world.
Plan approval to address false claims in the FSC system
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 The Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) international board of directors has approved a new approach for addressing misleading and false claims in the FSC system.
IPPS 2017 Call for Papers
Monday, January 23, 2017 The International Panel Products Symposium, IPPS 2017, will be returning to Llandudno, Wales on October 4 and 5.

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