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22, Jul 2018 -

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Durable wood 'sponges' act as green sensors of mechanical strain

06, Jun 2018

Striking just the right balance between softness and sturdiness, balsa wood is a choice material for crafting anything from model airplanes to full-size wind turbine blades. Scientists in the United States and China...

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Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years

01, Jun 2018

China imported record high volumes of softwood logs and lumber in 2017, making the country the largest log importer in the world and the second largest lumber importer after the US, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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U.S. Particle Board Market - Key Findings by IndexBox

28, May 2018

The U.S. particle board market totalled 22.8M cubic metres in 2017, 4.6M cubic metres (or 17%) less than the outset level. The market value declined sharply between 2007 and 2009, continuing a more mild fall over the next three years.

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European Prefab Housing Market - Key Findings by IndexBox

28, May 2018

In 2016, the prefabricated buildings market value increased by 4% to 25.8 billion EUR. From 2007 to 2016, the EU prefabricated buildings market showed a mixed trend pattern.

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Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have the highest wood fiber costs in the world

21, May 2018

The wood fiber costs for European hardwood pulp producers started to move upward in late 2017 after having trended downward for over six years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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Softwood lumber exports into US soar

16, May 2018

The streak of record-high U.S. lumber prices caused offshore softwood lumber exports to the U.S. to expand rapidly in 2017 versus 2016 reports Russ Taylor, Managing Director of FEA Holdings – Canada Inc.

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JoeScan brings creative infusion to 3D sawmill scanning

15, May 2018

JoeScan, Inc., a market leader in 3D laser scanning technology for the sawmill industry, has announced the hiring of two new employees.Brad Michael has taken over for outgoing marketing manager Christy Green...

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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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