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19, Aug 2018 -

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System to strengthen building structures

09, May 2018

By mixing biochar from saw dust with cement, concrete constructions can be made 20 percent stronger and 50 percent more watertight. A research team led by Associate Professor Kua Harn Wei has developed...

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Log measurement technologies forefront of June series

09, May 2018

A key focus for this year’s WoodFlow 2018 event running in June is log measurement, scaling and tracking. It’s being a major issue for the forestry industry for a number of years. Technologies being trialed over the years...

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US Demand for Softwood Lumber is Forecasted to Increase in the Next 15 years

08, May 2018

A new study forecasts that softwood lumber consumption in the US will reach all-time highs by 2030. As a consequence, there are likely to be increased investments in production capacity in the US.

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The Global Sawlog Price Index has increased by 9.8% during 2017

02, May 2018

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The Euro-based ESPI sawlog price index fell...

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Softwood chip prices up 21% in February

18, Apr 2018

Australia’s woodchip exports totalled 580,785 bone dry metric tonnes (bdmt) in February 2018, with hardwood chips at 494,345 (bdmt). Softwood chips continued their recent strength, totalling 86,440 bdmt.

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New tech can automatically identify & separate wood species

16, Apr 2018

Canadian forestry research non-profit FPInnovations has shown that it is possible to automatically separate softwood lumber species with a high rate of success, boosting productivity at a dry kiln.

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China's changing supply chain

10, Apr 2018

The log and lumber supply chain to China and Chinese wood markets overall are entering a whole new phase. This is especially evidenced by the dramatic reduction in China’s domestic timber harvest...

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Modest increases in wood fiber costs and a substantial rise in market pulp prices have improved profitability

10, Apr 2018

Pulp manufacturers in many countries have seen their wood fiber costs go up during 2017. In the 4Q/17, both the global softwood and hardwood fiber price indices reached their highest levels in over a year.

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The story of Abodo heat treated timber

10, Apr 2018

Abodo’s thermally modified timbers stand the test of time, they are beautiful, durable and sustainable. Even better, they’re safe for people and the environment. That’s the message being put forward...

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Self-cleaning camera developed at UBC proves its worth at Canfor sawmill

08, Apr 2018

A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent.

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