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New standard for tracing wood to sustainable sources 02 July, 2015
The International Organization for Standardization’s upcoming standard for the traceability of wood products, ISO 38001, has now reached the first consultation phase, where ISO members involved in its development have three months to form a national position on the draft and comment on it.
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In-depth course on wood based panels
Thursday, July 02, 2015 An intensive training course (Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS) offered by Bern University of Applied Sciences: Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering, is dedicated to technologists and managers of the wood based panel industry and related sectors.
Homag Group appoints Pekka Paasivaara as ceo
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Homag Group AG has appointed Pekka Paasivaara as ceo. Together with Ralph Heuwing, who will be co-ceo during a transition period until September 15, 2015 and the management board team, Mr Paasivaara will drive the strategic reorientation of the Homag Group reflecting its integration into the Dürr Group.
Flat panels and panel PCs for harsh industrial environments
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Flat panels and panel PCs with 19-inch widescreens and all-round IP65 protection are the latest addition to the Siemens glass-front portfolio.
US imports of hardwood plywood on the increase
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 US imports of hardwood plywood are continuing to climb reports Global Wood.
EU imports more hardwood plywood
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Imports of tropical hardwood plywood into the EU surged in Q1, 2015, up 19% compared with 2014, according to Fordaq.
Prices for overseas traded softwood wood chips fall 11% in eight months
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Overseas traded softwood chip prices declined by 11% from August 2014 to April 2015, after having trended upward for more than a year.
Finsa acquires 5.2% stake in Proteak
Monday, June 22, 2015 Leading Spanish board maker Financiera Maderera SA (Finsa), which recently entered into partnership with the Mexican MDF start-up company Proteak, has now acquired a 5.2% stake in its partner.
Norbord designs system to reuse waste material and improve product
Friday, May 29, 2015 An innovative system to reduce waste wood chip at panel manufacturer, Norbord’s UK South Molton site has helped lower the risk of fire and, ultimately, enhanced the quality of the final wood panel product.
Chemicals manufacturer Govi acquires Emulco Malaysia
Friday, May 29, 2015 The Belgian chemicals manufacturer Govi has taken over Emulco Malaysia, based in Port Klang, near Kuala Lumpur which has a product portfolio of emulsions and dispersions similar to that of Govi.
Huge expansion for US machine manufacturing facility
Friday, May 29, 2015 Leading provider of advanced manufacturing equipment, Stiles Machinery Inc, recently attended the construction ceremony for the new Weeke North America (WNA) facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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