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  • The world needs more building in wood

    Etiketter: Wood
    “Over the next 40 years, the world needs to build as many new homes as have been built since mankind came to being. If we don’t change the way we build our homes, the impact on the climate will be enormous.” So said Susanne Rudenstam, Construction Director of the Swedish Wood Building Council, at a COP22 Nordic-Moroccan forum on sustainable cities. The forum was held on the 12th of November in Marrakesh. / SCA
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  • Celebrating trees, wood and water this Arbor Week | 4 - 10 September

    Etiketter: Forestry
    In South Africa, 1.3 million hectares (ha) of pine and eucalyptus trees are sustainably managed for commercial processing into wood and paper products. Through modern science and nanotechnology, wood fibre - cellulose - is used in automobiles, aerospace, defence and even medicine. / Forestry South Africa
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  • Thinking differently with wood

    Etiketter: Wood
    The forest and wood products industry, through Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), is daring designers to think differently about how they use wood. With a choice of Student and Open sections and four entry categories, designers can win bi-monthly cash prizes or an annual major prize and People’s Choice Sur(Prize) – or even commercialise their design! / Timberbiz
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  • Wood processing industry under threat

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Wood Council is warning the wood-processing industry is under threat, with a predicted drop in tree numbers made worse by small lot owners selling their logs for export before they’re fully mature. / Timberbiz
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  • Liquid by-products from wood and forest industry find use in wood-plastic composites

    Etiketter: Forest research and education
    A novel method for adding liquid by-products from the wood industry into wood-plastic composites (WPCs) prior to manufacturing was developed in a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study also discovered that proton-transfer-reaction mass-spectrometry (PTR-MS) is a suitable method for measuring the amounts of volatile organic compounds, VOCs, released from WPCs. / University of Eastern Finland
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  • Vietnam and EU agree on timber legality

    Etiketter: Wood
    Vietnam and the European Union have agreed that the Timber Legality Assurance System of Vietnam (VNTLAS) will be applied to wood and wood products exported to the EU, and also to other countries, as well as the domestic market. / Timberbiz
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  • Wood the Intelligent Alternative

    Etiketter: Wood
    Planning, manufacturing and constructing with timber offers exciting new design opportunities while also providing enormous economic benefits, this will be explained at the Wood – the Intelligent Alternative event next week. / Timberbiz
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  • Martinsons wants to develop a new standard that enables even taller buildings

    Etiketter: Wood
    With the Tall Buildings project, Martinsons wants to develop a new building standard that reflects the unique properties of wood. It is currently difficult to construct wooden buildings of more than eight to ten floors because the Swedish building standard for tall buildings cannot be applied to wooden buildings in terms of dimensioning oscillation. / Martinsons
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  • Wood That Burns the Best, Use Firewood Poem

    Etiketter: Forestry
    This Firewood Poem was written by the wife of World War I British Hero, Sir Walter Norris Congreve. Lady Celia Congreve probably wrote her "Firewood Poem" around 1922 in a published book entitled Garden of Verse. / About.com Forestry
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  • Replant NZ forests before its too late

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The sawmills claim the long-awaited wall of wood from forests planted in the late ’80s and ’90s was mostly leaving the country as logs, and much of the land they came from was not being replanted. / Timberbiz
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