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Huffington Post | 6 years 12 months ago

ICTORIA - The B.C. government says lumber exports to China have gone through the roof. It says in the first 11 months of last year, the province had shipped 4.2 billion board feet of lumber to China, exceeding a goal of four billion set four years ago. Exports are up 200 per cent from 2009, and...

PaperIndex Times | 6 years 12 months ago

VTT Technical Research Centre and Aalto University have developed a method which for the first time enables manufacturing of a wood-based and plastic-like material in large scale. The method enables industrial scale roll-to-roll production of nanofibrillated cellulose film, which is suitable for e....

CIFOR | 6 years 12 months ago

New regulations banning sale of illegal timber in consumer countries will force companies to move away from business-as-usual practices, part of a two-pronged approach to ensure the sustainability of supply for wood products.

Science Direct | 6 years 12 months ago

Over the past few decades, tropical timber production in many Asia–Pacific countries has been akin to the symmetric logistic distribution curve, or ‘Hubbert Curve’, observed in the exploitation of many non-renewable resources—a rapid increase in production followed by a peak and then decline.

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 day ago

If you prefer to read from paper instead of an electronic screen, you're not alone. According to a recent survey commissioned by Two Sides, the fast-growing non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper, 70 percent of Americans,...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 day ago

Forest machine manufacturer Komatsu Forest has signed a major deal with the new Brazilian pulp mill Eldorado Brasil in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. In its entirety, the contract is worth about 1.4 billion Swedish kronor (US$ 200 million).

Greenwood Management | 7 years 1 day ago

The popularity of certain timber construction techniques appears to be spreading, with cross-laminated timber (CLT) proving to be particularly sought-after. CLD is produced in a factory and involves industrially-drying quick-growing timber boards, before stacking them at right angles and gluing...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 day ago

Today, Georgia-Pacific has announced that it has completed the sale of the legal entity in Italy to Cartiera Lucchese (Lucart Group). A definitive agreement for the sale was announced last November and this closing concludes the sale process.

EFI | 7 years 1 day ago

The latest brochure in EFI’s Making a Difference: From Science to Policy series is now available! It focuses on EFI’s work coordinating the EUTR Support Study project, which investigated the most effective ways of meeting various requirements of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

Paperindex Times | 7 years 6 days ago

Finland, Jan 12, 2012 - Global consulting and engineering company Pöyry has become a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together with other WBCSD members Pöyry contributes to solving some of our planet's biggest challenges that require high-quality consulting...

Forest Talk | 7 years 6 days ago

The Government of Canada is spending $500,000 over two years to encourage the use of Atlantic Canadian wood in regional construction projects. The money will go towards Atlantic WoodWORKS!, an initiative led by the non-profit Maritime Lumber Bureau.

GreenWood Management | 7 years 1 week ago

The global demand for timber resources has been highlighted by Tanzania's Minister for Natural Resources, who has called on international investors to entrust more of their money to alternative funds such as timber funds. Ezekiel Maige told a gathering of international businessmen in the East...

RISI News | 7 years 2 weeks ago

OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2012 (RISI) - Beginning in November 2011, another bastion of the Canadian pulp and paper industry fell by the wayside joining sulfite pulp and greenfield newsprint mills. The Bank of Canada began issuing polymer banknotes, beginning with the $100 bill. In March, the new $50 bill...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 4 weeks ago

Lenzing AG, the world leader in industrially produced cellulose fibers and the German company smartfiber AG / Rudolstadt expanding their cooperation. Lenzing is the future of smart fiber lyocell special fibers developed smartcel SeaCell ® ™ and produce exclusively for the smartfiber AG Lenzing /...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 4 weeks ago

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 100 million to finance the modernisation and expansion of an integrated pulp and paper mill in Syktyvkar in the Russian Federation. This is the first EIB loan provided by the Bank under the Eastern Partners Facility (EPF).

Forest Carbon Asia | 7 years 1 month ago

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) announced the entry into force of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006) effective Wednesday, December 7th 2011. The ratification of the agreement by the West African nation of Benin triggered the entry into force of this...

Forest Talk | 7 years 1 month ago

Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said yesterday that the next year or two for the world’s paper and forest products industry is going to be rough. Moody’s expects weaker demand and prices due to the sluggish economies of Europe and North America, and the increased supply from China. Moody’s is also...

International ForestIndustries | 7 years 1 month ago

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has launched anti-dumping procedures against softwood lumber imports from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Canada, and the USA. Mainly concerned from a European point of view are assortments of softwood lumber for...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

New Zealand’s sawn timber exports to China have been ‘hammered’, while raw log shipments surged in the wake of Beijing’s efforts to cool the economy and amid increased sales by rival forestry nations such as Canada, according to an industry lobby group.Lumber exports fell 16 percent to $264 million...

ForestTalk | 7 years 1 month ago

British Columbia’s Wood Enterprise Coalition (WEC) today congratulated Regional District of Kootenay Boundary on the passage of its new Wood First Resolution in support of the province’s Wood First Act – making it the 40th local government in BC to pass a Wood First commitment. The Wood Enterprise...

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