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Timber mill's $10-million biomass boiler turns excess sawdust into energy, reducing gas bill

21, May 2019

Korean-owned lumber company Dongwha Australia has constructed a $10-million boiler to turn sawdust into bioenergy at its Bombala softwood mill. Sawdust is an inevitable part of the milling process...

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AI in action: A case study on intelligent lumber grading

21, May 2019

Using deep learning artificial intelligence, Lucidyne introduced Perceptive Sight Intelligent Grading to the lumber industry. Hampton Lumber embraced this technology at three of its sawmills in Oregon and is ready to share the results.

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US Softwood Lumber Demand is Forecast to Increase by 2030

16, May 2019

The purpose of this 2018 study is to evaluate how US demand for softwood lumber could be met as the supply dynamics of North America change and off-shore supply and production economics evolve over the next decade.

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A new wood panel factory in Brazil

15, May 2019

Wood panel manufacturer Berneck has announced to the furniture market a new wood paneling factory, which will produce MDF and sawn woods. The unit is expected to be inaugurated in January 2021.

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Sawmill profit margins fell substantially in North America during the second half of 2018

15, May 2019

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in lower margins for the sawmilling sector, according to the WRQ. In western US and western Canada...

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Southeast Asian countries receive boost

26, Apr 2019

The Malaysian Wood Expo 2019 (MWE 2019) is a not-to-be-missed show that is the first true gathering of top exhibitors in Southeast Asia. Jointly organised by the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and Wood Magazine...

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WRI’s wood fiber price indices reached four-year highs in late 2018

25, Apr 2019

Global wood fiber prices have trended upward for much of the period 2014 to 2018, with wood costs going up the most for pulpmills in Western North America, Europe, Indonesia and China. Only pulpmills in Brazil...

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Replacing 1300-year old timber challenging

18, Apr 2019

Some 400 firefighters rushed to save one of Europe's great historical and architectural symbols. The blaze, the cause of which remains unknown, raged for 12 hours, toppling Notre Dame's 13th Century center.

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Sawmilling global tech series, September 2019

18, Apr 2019

Mark the dates into your diary – if you’re a sawmiller. Two years ago – over two weeks – the WoodTECH conference series run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) achieved a record turnout.

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Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018

16, Apr 2019

China is continuously exploring new sources of softwood logs around the world. Minor log exporters, such as Japan, Poland, Chile and South Africa all expanded their shipments to China in 2018, reports the WRQ.

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