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US patent office grants Fagus-GreCon patent for optical detector
14 May, 2022
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Fagus-GreCon the patent for a novel optical detector that identifies dangerous ignition sources.
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UK birch plywood impacted by Russia trade sanctions
Saturday, May 14, 2022 The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) says birch plywood is the largest single UK timber product category which will be directly affected by the trade restrictions being put in place on Russia and Belarus.
Soprema Group orders second plant for Pavatex wood fibre insulation brand
Saturday, May 14, 2022 The Soprema Group has commissioned Siempelkamp to supply a second plant for the production of its Pavatex wood-fibre insulation.
Green Ultimate bio resin receives green label
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Evertree’s bio-soured resin Green Ultimate has received the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, rewarding efficient and cost-effective solutions to protect the environment.
West Fraser Q1 sales and profits going strong
Monday, May 09, 2022 Leading global OSB and lumber manufacturer West Fraser has reported a boost in sales and earnings in Q1, compared to Q4, 2021.
SmartPly achieves solid 2021 financial results
Monday, May 09, 2022 Irish state forestry company Coillte, which operates the SmartPly OSB business in Ireland, has announced extremely strong 2021 financial results.
Büttner embarks on new dryer partnership
Monday, May 09, 2022 Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik GmbH has agreed a sales co-operation with NEW eco-tec Verfahrenstechnik GmbH.
Valmet to deliver two defibrator systems to STEICO Sp. z o.o. in Poland
Sunday, May 08, 2022 Valmet is to deliver two second-generation EVO Defibrator systems to the new wood fibre insulation materials plant at STEICO Sp. z o.o’s Gromadka site in Poland.
Seven German timber associations collaborate on House of Wood initiative
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Seven timber industry associations in Germany have come together on a project to establish a new co-operative venture called the House of Wood based in Berlin.
Global woodworking technology show to make a 2022 return
Thursday, April 21, 2022 One of the world’s leading woodworking technology exhibitions – Xylexpo – will be making a return in 2022 after a four-year enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Turboden to supply additional ORC systems to Kastamonu in Turkey
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Turboden, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group Company, has received an order for two ORC systems (13.6 MWe each) from leading Turkish wood-based panels producer Kastamonu Entegre.
Koelnmesse puts ZOW on hold, will focus on Interzum show
Monday, March 21, 2022 Interzum and ZOW show owner Koelnmesse says it will put the ZOW show on hold for the time being and instead focus on Interzum as current conditions were not viable to support ZOW.
TDUK advises against Russia and Belarus trading
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is advising members to cease trading with Russia and Belarus if they have not done so already.
Kronospan partners with National Building Specification
Monday, March 07, 2022 Kronospan has become a partner with NBS (National Building Specification) which means its products are listed on NBS Source and can be added directly to specifications in NBS Chorus, each with downloadable BIM files.
Siempelkamp records record order intake in 2021
Monday, February 14, 2022 Wood-based panels plant supplier Siempelkamp Group has posted a record order intake for 2021 of €855m, up from €552.7m in 2020.
Waste MDF recycling world first in UK
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 The world’s first industrial scale MDF recycling demonstration plant has started construction in the UK.
European parquet flooring consumption expands by 5.8% in 2021
Thursday, January 27, 2022 FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet industry - estimates the overall consumption figures on the European parquet flooring market for the year 2021 significantly increased by 5.8%, compared to 2020.
Weinig Group launches €15m investment programme at subsidiary Holz-Her
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Leading German woodworking machinery manufacturer Weinig Group is investing €15m in its Panel Processing division to promote its subsidiary Holz-Her.
Dieffenbacher hits €400m sales in 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021 German wood-based panels production technology manufacturer Dieffenbacher has posted annual sales of €400m for 2021 and expects further growth in the coming years through its focus on sustainability and digitalization
CIFF Shanghai looks forward to 2022
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 The 48th Shanghai International Furniture Fair held in conjunction with the Woodworking Machinery Fair has completed its online exhibition this year after earlier cancelling its physical event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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