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Wood South China 2017
28 October, 2016
wood china
Why Attend Wood South China 2017? It is estimated that over 21% of China's wood suppliers are located in Guangdong Province-China's largest furniture-manufacturing base, where Wood South China is held in every May. After 5-years development, Wood Guangzhou has been successfully upgraded to Wood South China... read more
Malaysia aiming at China’s timber market
19 October, 2016
wood
Malaysia was once one of China's major timber and timber product suppliers. However, since 2010, Malaysia seemed to take on a negligent manner with Chinese market, which can be shown in data. From 2010 to 2015, Malaysian exportation of timber to China has dropped by a staggering 58%. read more
Wooden glass for windows and solar panels
10 October, 2016
timberbiz
Researchers from Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology earlier this year announced the development of an "optically transparent wood". Source: The Urban Developer. In an article titled "Optically Transparent Wood from a Nanoporous Cellulosic Template: Combining Functional and Structural Performance"... read more
A cut above the rest for 60 years - and a laser-sharp vision for the future
9 October, 2016
First Cut
60 seconds make up a minute and 60 minutes an hour. One might ask what 60 years would comprise. To First Cut, a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of capital equipment, cutting consumables and precision measuring tools to a broad range of industry sectors... read more
CMO presents : Biomass harvesting for energy
9 October, 2016
CMO
CMO will be presenting 2 "Biomass Harvesting for Energy" short courses during November. The course is designed to include the key high impact information that forest managers require when considering biomass harvesting as an option to supplement traditional roundwood systems. read more
LCP Roofing levels up with integrated roof inspection app
9 October, 2016
LCP
In an innovative move to offer clients an even better timber roof truss supply and erection service, and to help elevate industry standards, LCP Roofing, South African leaders in roof truss technology, have developed an integrated mobile application for enhanced, more secure completion and processing... read more
Optimise your plant's output
9 October, 2016
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
Dolphin Bay technical experts can undertake an assesment to determine your plant's optimisation. read more
Avoid theft - secure your CCA
9 October, 2016
Dolphin Bay Chemicals
The illegal trade in treated wood is a growing problem in Africa and wood treaters should take the necessary steps to prevent the theft of CCA. read more
Manufacture of Wooden Containers in South Africa 2016 Who Owns Whom
7 October, 2016
report buyer
The Manufacture of Wooden Containers: This report focuses on the manufacture of wooden containers in South Africa. According to the Fibre Processing & Manufacturing SETA, there are 50 large, 53 medium & 516 small companies that produce wooden pallets, boxes, crates, bins.. read more
Gambia announces ban on timber imports
5 October, 2016
GWMI
Gambia on Tuesday announced a ban on importing timber after years of accusations from neighbouring Senegal that it profits from illegal logging across their border. Gambian loggers have long benefited from lax oversight of Senegal's southern Casamance forest to take prized rosewood... read more
Time lapse of world’s tallest wood building construction
5 October, 2016
Friday Offcuts
Watch the time lapse of the building's construction. It stands 18 storeys tall and is now the tallest wood building in the world. University of British Columbia's Brock Commons student residence is the first mass wood, steel and concrete hybrid project taller than 14 storeys in the world. read more
2 spots still available for DANA October China Plywood Tour
5 October, 2016
DANA
Designed for delegates to visit veneer and plywood mills that use hardwood and softwood logs, from both domestic and imported sources; mills exporting plywood; two major log import ports, a huge new MDF mill, and plantations. read more
Could Composite CLT be the next big thing in Australia?
3 October, 2016
Sourceable
Following tests in the US in which a flooring system involving a cross layered timber deck topped with a thin layer of reinforced concrete was shown to support loads of around eight times what is required by code in that country, XLam technical manager Nick Hewson says there are opportunities... read more

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