COVID-19

  • Friday analysis: Who’s barracking for forestry and who’s barricading

    Etiketter: Forestry
    It’s fair to say that everyone agrees there is a lot of work to be done for Australia to come out of the CoVid-19 fog economically as well off as possible. Well, almost everyone. But more on that later. / Timberbiz
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  • World Recession Likely to Begin in Q2 and Q3 This Year

    Etiketter: Forestry
    A world recession looks likely to begin in the second and third quarter of this year, depending on how quickly China and developed countries bring Covid-19 under control. / Forestry in South Africa
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  • Liberals’ Gary Blackwood calls for forestry protesters to be fined

    Etiketter: Wood
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Forestry, Gary Blackwood, is calling on Victoria’s Police Minister Lisa Neville to confirm if forestry protesters will be fined under strict COVID-19 Stay-at-Home directions. / Timberbiz
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  • No AUSTimber 2020 now AUSTimber 2021

    Etiketter: Wood
    The organisers of AUSTimber 2020 have rescheduled this year’s event over CoVid-19 concerns and will now work on delivering the event in November 2021. / Timberbiz
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  • ABARES report on impact of COVID-19 on forestry

    Etiketter: Wood
    The global spread of COVID-19 is making the short-term outlook for Australia’s agricultural sectors increasingly uncertain according to the ABARES Impacts of COVID-19 on Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries trade report. / Timberbiz
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  • Green Triangle Awards cancelled for 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another “victim” with this year’s Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards cancelled. The awards, which began in 2018, awards recognise individuals and companies in the Green Triangle timber industry for their dedication to best practise, continuous improvement and excellence in their roles and businesses. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday analysis: Bushfires are yearly, COVID is not

    Etiketter: Forestry
    For almost four weeks now, pubs, cinemas, restaurants, and indoor sports have been closed. Concerts, festivals, sports, weddings have been cancelled. Churches are closed. Only 10 people can attend funerals. We all seem focused on COVID-19 as we should be. But life does go on. / Timberbiz
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  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö fights the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding the production of face mask materials

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Ahlstrom-Munksjö increases capacity across its entire protective medical fabrics product portfolio to support the healthcare industry. The exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world has caused an exceptional situation, creating strong demand for healthcare goods in general, and specifically for protective medical products that are made from the company’s fabrics. It is also expanding manufacturing of fabrics production lines normally used for producing other fiber-based materials and providing support with its in-dept knowledge of fiber-based solutions. In the beginning of March, the company expanded the production of face mask materials to a fine fiber line normally used for industrial filtration materials at the Turin plant, Italy. / Ahlstrom-Munksjö
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  • Tasmania urges government to include forest products as essential

    Etiketter: Wood
    The forest industry in Tasmania has written to the Tasmanian Minister for Resources Guy Barnett urging the Government to include Tasmania’s forest products industries as an essential service, should further restrictions on what businesses can operate be required to contain the spread of COVID-19. / Timberbiz
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  • Komatsu Forest, Logset, Ponsse suspend operations

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Due to the closure of suppliers of critical components, Komatsu Forest will temporarily shut down its production of forest machinery at its factory in Umeå. On 26 March, the company agreed with IF Metall on short-term work from 13 April through 21 June for employees in production. / Timberbiz
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