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Italian prime minister have met Italian manufacturers of wood machinery at Lesdrevmash trade fair in Russia
From 26 to 30 March, international exhibitions Technomebel and WORLD OF FURNITURE will bring together representatives of the furniture industry in Inter Expo Center, Sofia. In the course of five days, machinery, materials, current trends in interior design and furnishing will be presented at the leading exhibitions in Bulgaria for this sector. The specialized exhibition Technomebel presents the latest technologies in the furniture industry, woodworking machinery and equipment, design solutions and materials for furniture manufacturing. The event is a uniform platform for specialists in the woodworking sector and furniture industry. The exhibition held in parallel, World of Furniture, will once again offer opportunities for business expansion and getting acquainted with the current trends in all types of furniture, interior textile, interior architecture and furnishing.
Details Date: January 8, 2019
The wood industry in the UAE is expected to boom over the next two years as the country ramps up construction activities ahead of the Expo 2020 Dubai. The wood and woodworking machinery industry will be impacted from the massive construction projects being executed as part of the build-up for the Expo 2020 Dubai. The large-scale event is slated to take place from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 at the 438-hectare site in Dubai where massive construction projects are taking shape. With only 22 months to go before the opening, the UAE is pushing to meet the anticipated demand for the six-month global event which anticipates the largest proportion of international visitors in the 167-year history of world expos. The massive construction activities in the GCC, especially in Dubai that is driven by Expo 2020-related infrastructure and projects - will continue to drive demand for wood products in the coming years.
Details Date: January 8, 2019
Cairo WoodShow will be hugely supported by at least 110 exhibitors from 24 participating countries as it holds its fourth edition on November 30-December 3, 2018 at Cairo International Exhibition Centre in Nasr City, Egypt. This year will have the biggest participation of major wood and woodworking machinery players from North Africa as well as exhibitors from China, Turkey, USA, Vietnam, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, and Spain. At the event, exhibitors can showcase their new products and innovation to over 8,000 anticipated specialized visitors. The show`s newest feature, the International Buyer Program, will facilitate regional and international business deals to further boost the growth of timber industry in Egypt and the whole region.
Details Date: November 22, 2018
QY Research offers a comprehensive analysis of key elements of the Birch Wood Products market such as potential top players along with their weaknesses and strengths. The Birch Wood Products report also comprises some useful strategies for the new players in the market. While forecasting the growth of the global Birch Wood Products market, various statistical tools were utilized to get an accurate result of the data. This market research report also provides a brief summary of the global Birch Wood Products market. The report consists of several aspects that affect the growth of the Birch Wood Products market. It also offers an excellent growth opportunity for the new entrants and assisting them to get more profit.
Details Date: November 20, 2018
Austria-based EGGER, a wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, construction and flooring industry, has broken ground at its $700 million Davidson County facility - where the company will potentially create 770 jobs over 15 years. The company announced Monday that phase-one construction has begun on the 4.5 million-square-foot Lexington facility, which will be located in the I-85 Corporate Center. The facility is expected to open in 2020. EGGER broke ground earlier this year on its corporate office building in Lexington. That building is expected to be open in early 2019 with room for an 80-person corporate staff. Phase one of the project involves an investment of $300 million, according to a previous Triad Business Journal interview with Karl Grasser, EGGER project manager for...
Details Date: November 19, 2018
Sawlog prices fell on all continents except North America in the 2Q of 2018, resulting in the first decline of the GSPI sawlog price index since early 2016, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lower sawlog prices in Russia, Brazil and Eastern Europe in the 2Q/18 contributed in a one percent decline in the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) from the previous quarter, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In contrast, Western North America and the Baltic States have seen sawlog prices go up the most worldwide the past year. In the Western US, sawlogs prices rose sharply during 2017 and early 2018 but came to a halt in late spring when prices slightly declined. With limited interruptions in harvesting operations and...
Details Date: November 17, 2018
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 in the US will also likely result in increased investments in production capacity in the US, changes in Canadian lumber trade flows, a rise in overseas supply, and upward pressure on sawlog prices. Consumption of softwood lumber in the US is forecasted to increase over the next decade and reach an all-time high by 2030. Canada is poised to continue being a dominant supplier of softwood lumber to the US, but there will be changes in log availability. The timber harvests on public lands in British Columbia are set to decline over the next decade and uncertainty surrounds log availability in the eastern provinces.
Details Date: November 16, 2018
Government officials and representatives from the wood products and construction sectors and civil society have supported the "Vancouver Invitation on Forest Products for a Better Future". The Vancouver Invitation is a statement of intent that aims to create a larger community of stakeholders in support of sustainable forest management (SFM), maintaining forests and creating sustainable forest value chains for achieving the SDGs. Canada developed the Invitation (ECE/TIM/2018/3) with input and support from the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) countries. Governments, industry representatives and civil society then endorsed the Invitation at the 76th Session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI), which convened in Vancouver, Canada, from 5-9 November.
Details Date: November 15, 2018
The British government wants to minimise the costs to the timber industry of Brexit, which is planned for March 2019. This was stated by Environment Secretary David Rutley in his speech to Parliament on Wednesday in response to demands by Martin Whitfield, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industry. Whitfield had called for timber products from the EU to continue to be imported into the UK after Brexit without customs controls. If customs controls are introduced, this would cause delays in imports and financial burdens for importing companies. In this case, the construction of dwellings could not be carried out to the extent announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, Whitfield said.
Details Date: November 6, 2018
The Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition to showcase innovative and clean-burning wood stoves, will begin on Nov. 9 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The goal is to demonstrate how improved designs including sensors and computer controls can make wood stoves cleaner and more efficient. One portion of the competition will focus on how electricity can be produced from wood and pellet stoves and be paired with rooftop solar and other renewable technologies. The event is free and open to the public through Nov. 13. More than 10 million American households use wood stoves to heat their homes, but they are a significant source of ambient particulate matter (PM) emissions. The technology boom of the past few decades has largely missed the wood stove...
Details Date: November 4, 2018
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte have met Italian manufacturers of wood machinery at Lesdrevmash trade fair in Russia. "Definitely a period of great excitement and satisfaction: in the long history of our industry, this is the first time a Prime Minister has visited us at an exhibition where Italian technology meets the global markets", said Dario Corbetta, director of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of wood and furniture machinery, commented the unexpected and much appreciated visit by the Italian premier Giuseppe Conte who, during his busy agenda in Russia on October 23 and 24, managed to find the time to reach the Expocenter fairgrounds to visit Lesdrevmash.
Details Date: November 3, 2018
Scientists at the Michigan Technology University, Houghton have successfully made 3D printable wood filament from furniture wood-waste. The success was published in a research paper co-authored by the open-source champion Joshua Pearce. The paper explored the possibility of upcycling furniture waste into wood filament to reduce the environmental impacts of wood waste. The wood filament was made using only open-source software and hardware. According to the paper, the furniture industry in Michigan alone produces more than 150 tons of wood-waste a day. In a four-step process, the scientists demonstrated the possibility of making 3D printing wood filament with a combination of wood-waste and PLA plastic.
Details Date: November 2, 2018