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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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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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