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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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ETH Zurich researchers develop new method of robotic timber construction

07, Apr 2018

This captioned movie shows a new digital construction technique that could allow robots to construct the buildings of the future. Called Spatial Timber Assemblies, the project was developed...

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US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030

26, Mar 2018

Higher lumber demand from all end-use sectors in the US in the coming years will result in continued expansion of sawmill capacity in the US South and increased imports from overseas.

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Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017 as demand for wood continued to increase

23, Mar 2018

Trade of softwood lumber reached an all-time-high in 2017 as demand for wood was strong in most key markets around the world. An estimated 126 million m3 of softwood lumber was shipped from forest-rich...

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Tanzania vows to reinforce fight against illegal timber trade

20, Mar 2018

The government of Tanzania has formed a task force aimed at reinforcing the implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and Other Forest Products, an official said on Thursday.

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Rotorua pegged for $20m cross-laminated timber factory

19, Mar 2018

A $20 million cross-laminated timber plant is set to be built in Rotorua by the country's biggest sawmill. Red Stag Wood Solutions will build the plant at its 95 hectare wood processing site...

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Can mass timber help California build its way out of the housing crisis?

19, Mar 2018

If California’s gubernatorial candidates are to fulfill their ambituous goal of adding up to 3.5 million new housing units across the state over the next eight years, new efforts will need to be undertaken...

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