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20, Feb 2019 -

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Positive heresy: unconventional saw filing tips

07, Feb 2019

For the saw-doctors or filers out there, what’s the right way to do any given task in a filing room? You might want to say, “Whatever you were taught in school,” or maybe, “Whatever works best,” but you would be wrong.

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These rock-like Norwegian cabins keep hikers warm under timber panels

30, Jan 2019

In 2015, the Norwegian Trekking Association announced a decision to construct two warming huts along the mountains that ring the town of Hammerfest to encourage hiking for both residents and tourists.

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Australia to become self sufficient in engineered timber by 2020

30, Jan 2019

“What,” asks Sydney architect James Fitzpatrick, “has our generation added to new technology and ways of building?” Since the 1970s, argues the founder of Fitzpatrick + Partners, “nothing substantial has been added...

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Declining lumber trade, plummeting lumber prices in the US and slowing wood demand in China

16, Jan 2019

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports.

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Chinese imports of hardwood chips reached a record high

16, Jan 2019

In the 3Q/18, Chinese importation of hardwood chips reached a record high, and Vietnam substantially increased its shipment as compared to 2017, reports the WRQ. While the average import price has only increased slightly.

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Canada will continue to be a major supplier of lumber to the US

08, Jan 2019

The softwood sawmilling sector in Eastern Canada will play an increasingly important role as a key supplier to the growing US lumber market in the future, according to a new study. The increasing lumber consumption...

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Wood fiber costs for the pulp industry have trended upward in most regions of North America throughout 2017and 2018

08, Jan 2019

Pulpmills in five of the nine major pulp-producing regions of North America have seen their wood fiber costs go up over the past year, reports the NAWFR. In the 3Q/18, average market prices for wood chips and pulplogs...

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Wood costs for the world’s pulp industry have fallen for the first time in a year

05, Dec 2018

The two WRI global wood fiber prices indices fell slightly in the 2Q/18 after having increased for all of 2017 and early 2018. For most of the key pulp-producing regions, prices were down because of the strengthening US dollar.

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Tree ranges shifting

20, Nov 2018

It’s not exactly Macbeth’s dreaded Birnam Wood, but some forests appear to be on the move. As global temperatures increase, there is likely to be a pattern of migration by some tree species...

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Bend, dont break

20, Nov 2018

The load-carrying capacity of laminated veneer lumber hasn’t been its strongest selling point in the past, but research from Deakin University has shown interesting results. There are environmental and potentially...

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