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  • Resurgence in global wood production

    Global production of all major wood products is showing its largest growth since the global economic downturn of 2008-2009, according to new data published by FAO today. In 2014, growth in wood products, including industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels and pulp and paper, ranged from 1 to 5 percent, ...

  • ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre successfully perform joint program to eliminate fossil fuel use in lime kiln at Joutseno mill, Finland

    NDRITZ and Metsä Fibre have successfully collaborated on a program to maximize reduction of the use of fossil fuels, as well as improve the overall performance of the lime kiln at the Joutseno mill in Finland. The goal of the program, entitled “Gasification Plant 100% Utilization Rate”, was to maximize the availability of all equipment, including the wood processing plant, dryer, ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Opportunities and risks of wood energy production

    The use of wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can contribute to poverty reduction, FAO said today. But the agency warned that the use of wood for fuel can result in deforestation or forest degradation if sustainable forest management is not effectively practiced. Wood is the most important biofuel, mainly in developing countries. Today half of the annual harvest of roundwood ...

  • Formaldehyde emissions from pressed-wood products to be investigated

    What are the possible risks of formaldehyde emissions from pressed-wood products? The US Environmental Protection Agency wants to find out and is asking interested parties to submit comments, information and data to determine the extent of the problem and what to do about it. In addition to the 60-day public comment period, EPA has scheduled five public meetings to obtain more input. Through ...

  • ReportsnReports - China wood product manufacturing industry, 2010

    China wood product manufacturing industry, 2010  China wood product manufacturing Industry, 2010 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the wood product manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories ...


  • New Formaldehyde Regulations Impact Wood Products

    LA Testing provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, September 7th, 2010 This summer President Barack Obama signed into law a bill limiting the amount of formaldehyde emissions from some composite wood products.  The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act amends ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 2013 China-ASEAN Forest and wood Products Expo

    2013 China-ASEAN Forest and wood Products Expo November 12, 2013 On Nov 15 ~ 18, 2013, the 2013 China-ASEAN Forest and wood Products Expo is held in Nanning International Conference & Exhibition Center. On this Expo, woodworking machines, and a variety of wood products are exhibited. Many manufacturers & supporting manufacturers are ...


    By V&T Technologies Co., Ltd.

  • Wood pellets, the way forward

    A new company, Wood Pellets, has announced the creation of a new factory in the Auvergne for manufacturing wood pellets, primarily for the German market. Work is due to start in the next few weeks, with opening planned for March or April 2008. The planned production capacity is 150,000 tonnes a year, to the German DIN-Plus standard which is expected to form the basis for a new European standard ...


  • The wood coatings market

    After weathering a number of challenging years, wood coatings manufacturers are reporting some signs of improvement. As the economy and housing market continue to struggle, more people are foregoing costly renovation projects and are instead focusing on smaller do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. “People are engaging in more DIY projects,” said Jacquelyn Ferrara, director of marketing, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • A & D Wood Products workers face amputation and explosion risks at Elida, Ohio, wood pallet manufacturing facility

    An employee complaint led inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to a wood pallet manufacturing facility in Elida operated by A & D Wood Products, where they found workers at risk of amputation, explosion and other life-threatening hazards. Employees operated machines without ...

  • WRI and WBCSD update guide to sustainable procurement of wood and paper-based products

    Today, WRI and the WBCSD release an update to the guide “Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products.” The guide is meant to help company managers—who are charged with making large purchases of wood and paper products but may not have the time or the knowledge to ...

  • Expanding wood energy markets in the U.S.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will invest up to $7 million in grants to fund projects that support the expansion of wood products and wood energy markets. This initiative, which is being managed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Program, will address three main priorities: ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

  • Non-ferrous separator for recycled wood

    The recently initiated project cooperation between Goudsmit Magnetic Systems B.V. in Waalre and Van Bemmel Machine Import B.V. in IJsselstein with Hector van Moer in Melsele/Beveren in Belgium, ensures that all non-ferrous metals located in the wood chips are completely removed from the processed B-wood fraction. It involves mainly shredded aluminium components but also non-ferrous metals such as ...

  • Master Magnets maximise ECOs’ wood chip profits

    Major UK composting company ECO Sustainable Solutions recently contacted Master Magnets Ltd with a metal contamination problem, which if solved, would significantly increase the value of their wood chip.ECOs’ wood chip is supplied for many different uses including playgrounds, pathways, gardens and parks. It is for this reason that the 50mm wood chip is required to be a completely metal-free end ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • EU call for regulation of wood ash fertilisers

    Wood ash may not be an ideal fertiliser for the forest after all, according to new research, which found high natural levels of toxic trace elements in wood ash. In addition, the study showed that adding wood ash could affect the forest soils in such a way that toxic elements are more rapidly released into the receiving waters. Wood ash is a by-product of wood burning which is classed as a form ...

  • Saving Green: The Story of Copper Naphthenate Wood Preservative

    An unintended result of a recent action by EPA would be that copper naphthenate, arguably one of the greenest and safest wood pressure treatment chemicals, would no longer be available forcing the use of higher toxicity ...


    By Nisus Corporation

  • Wood Group GTS awarded $150m contract

    Wood Group GTS, part of John Wood Group PLC ('Wood Group'), has been awarded a long-term service agreement by PERU LNG worth US$150 million over an 18-year term. Wood Group GTS will provide a service and maintenance program to maximize machine availability of the gas turbines, compressors and generators for PERU LNG at their Pampa Melchorita site south of Lima. The agreement covers two General ...


    By John Wood Group PLC

  • ASTM E2579 - 11 Standard practice for specimen preparation and mounting of wood products to assess surface burning characteristics

    Significance and Use Solid board, lumber and timber products (including solid boards, lumber, timber, fingerjoined lumber, glulam, laminate wood, laminated veneer lumber and parallel strand lumber products); panel products (including fibreboard, hardboard, oriented strandboard, waferboard and plywood panel products); decorative wood products and shingles and shakes used as interior ...


    By ASTM International

  • Wood production in Europe slows down while North America shows rapid growth

    Europe's share of global wood markets fell in 2012 due to the economic recession in the region, while North America and Asia-Pacific showed the fastest recovery over the same period, according to new data published by FAO today. Economic recovery in Europe, including the Russian Federation, slowed down in 2012, ...

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