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Louis Vuitton Museum. Picture IHF,  © Hess Timber IHF 2016 focuses on urban construction development

23rd September 2016

7-9 December 2016: The 22nd edition of the International Wood Construction Conference (IHF) takes place in the German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 7-9 December 2016. The conference takes a close look at urban construction trends and the role wood can play in contemporary and future urban construction. Speakers will present the latest developments in timber engineering […]

DEVCO production field visit in Indonesia. Picture EU FLEGT Facility German and UK FLEGT CAs release information on their preparations

23rd September 2016

National FLEGT Competent Authorities (CAs) across the EU are preparing for the arrival of the first FLEGT licenced timber, according to information in the latest ETTF newsletter. FLEGT licensed cargoes from Indonesia are expected in the EU before the end of 2016, with Belgium and the UK among likely first points of entry.

flegt-licensing-newsletter-screenshot ETTF dedicates newsletter to Indonesian FLEGT licenses

21st September 2016

The ETTF has produced a special edition of the ETTF Newsletter to mark the announcement that Indonesia will issue the first ever FLEGT licenses in November. It contains background information on the Indonesian V-Legal legality assurance system, Indonesian-EU trade in wood and wood-based products and the implementation of the Indonesian VPA. Moreover, EC Environmental Commissioner Karmenu […]

Indonesia and EU sign agreement. Picture FLEGT.org Indonesia has done it! First FLEGT licenses will be issued in November

16th September 2016

Indonesia and the European Union agreed on 15 September that from 15 November 2016 Indonesia can issue FLEGT licenses to timber products it exports to the EU. This means that Indonesia is the first country to be exempted from EUTR Due Diligence; wood products from Indonesia will automatically meet EUTR requirements in the future. “Indonesia […]

Pages de Official Programme ISC2016 International Softwood Conference takes place in Paris

17th August 2016

12-14 October 2016:  The French Timber Trade Association (Le Commerce du Bois – LCB) and the French National Organization of Sawmills (Fédération Nationale du Bois – FNB) organise this year’s International Softwood Conference in Paris from 12-14 October. According to the organisers, the conference will examine both supply and demand side issues and provide a unique occasion […]

The Smile. Picture Alison Brooks Architects AHEC and partners show London a Smile

16th August 2016

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October. Alison Brooks Architects has designed ‘The Smile’, an urban installation that showcases the structural […]

300x202xImage1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vjuumLaIRb AHEC revives European Hardwood Conference

16th August 2016

20-21 October 2016: Under the theme “driving change in European hardwood markets” AHEC will once again hold its European Hardwood Conference this year. The event will take place on 20 and 21 October in Copenhagen at the Mariott Hotel. AHEC says it will be bringing together leaders from the US hardwood industry and major buyers from European markets […]

HAUT, the highest wooden residential building in the world to date. Picture ARUP. Amsterdam wants to build world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

5th August 2016

HAUT, a 73 metre skyscraper to be built in Amsterdam’s Amstelkwartier, is another example of the growing timber architecture trend hitting tall building design. The project was awarded to a group of architects including ARUP, Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, TEAM V Architecture and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij.

Picture courtesy of VHI/Pfleiderer Holzwerkstoffe GmbH EPA releases final formaldehyde rule

1st August 2016

The US Environmental Protection Agency pre-published a copy of its final rule implementing more stringent formaldehyde emission standards. The rule will go into effect one year after it is published.

STTC conference wrap-up session Tropical Timber: “Use it or lose it”

1st July 2016

The future of the world’s remaining tropical forests depends on the responsible use of tropical timber, concluded participants and speakers at the Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition’s (STTC) latest conference ‘Real impact through timber purchasing policies’ held in Rotterdam on 23 June. Consumption of tropical timber was identified as the only way of protecting tropical forests […]

GTF-article-brexit-portal.jpg-1467294290720 UK-EU status for the Global Timber Trade

30th June 2016

The result of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the European Union inevitably raises many questions for those trading with the UK in the global timber industry. GTF’s role is to provide information and if needs a forum to discuss what this means for our industry. Just to reassure our supporters that GTF funding […]

Free 1-day training courses will be offered in 12 countries. Picture: NEPCon New training turns EUTR due diligence to timber trade advantage

6th June 2016

Meeting the due diligence market legality requirements of the EU Timber regulation (EUTR) has been a challenge for timber traders EU-wide. For many, notably small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it still is. But there’s help at hand in a new EU-funded SME training project.

A nursery in Ivory Coast. Picture courtesy Brooks Bros Timber Global Timber Forum looks to future at Rome summit

9th May 2016

The Global Timber Forum (GTF) is a communications channel and facilitator, supporting the timber industry worldwide in its roles as supplier of the most sustainable and versatile building and manufacturing material and as guardian of a vital environmental resource. It has now unveiled key new developments and secured long-term funding to enhance its capabilities. This […]

The transparent wood is made by removing the lignin in the wood veneer. Picture: KTH Royal Institute of Technology Wood helps see clearly – Swedish researchers develop wood windows

26th April 2016

Windows and solar panels could be made of transparent wood in the future. The new material is suitable for mass production.

tower2 crop 3 300m wood skyscraper proposed for central London

26th April 2016

The tallest timber tower yet has been proposed for central London, overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral. Currently the plans for the 80-storey, 300m tower from are described as ‘conceptual’ by their creators; researchers at the University of Cambridge Architectural Department, PLP Architects and timber construction specialist engineers Smith & Wallwork.  But they insist the building, or something […]

MJ IFO manages over 1 million ha of FSC certified concessions in Congo Brazzaville. Courtesy Danzer crop 4 Writer gets under skin of giant Congo FSC forest

22nd April 2016

In his latest book, Dutch specialist nature conservation and sustainability author and researcher Meindert Brouwer shows how effectively and efficiently managed forest and timber operations can balance the needs of business and the environment. Brouwer dedicates a whole chapter of his new book, Central African Forests Forever, to the IFO forest concession and timber operations in […]

News

News

German and UK FLEGT CAs release information on their preparations

23rd September 2016

DEVCO production field visit in Indonesia. Picture EU FLEGT Facility

National FLEGT Competent Authorities (CAs) across the EU are preparing for the arrival of the first FLEGT licenced timber, according to information in the latest ETTF newsletter. FLEGT licensed cargoes from Indonesia are expected in the EU before the end of 2016, with Belgium and the UK among likely first points of entry.

ETTF dedicates newsletter to Indonesian FLEGT licenses

21st September 2016

flegt-licensing-newsletter-screenshot

The ETTF has produced a special edition of the ETTF Newsletter to mark the announcement that Indonesia will issue the first ever FLEGT licenses in November. It contains background information on the Indonesian V-Legal legality assurance system, Indonesian-EU trade in wood and wood-based products and the implementation of the Indonesian VPA. Moreover, EC Environmental Commissioner Karmenu […]

Indonesia has done it! First FLEGT licenses will be issued in November

16th September 2016

Indonesia and EU sign agreement. Picture FLEGT.org

Indonesia and the European Union agreed on 15 September that from 15 November 2016 Indonesia can issue FLEGT licenses to timber products it exports to the EU. This means that Indonesia is the first country to be exempted from EUTR Due Diligence; wood products from Indonesia will automatically meet EUTR requirements in the future. “Indonesia […]

AHEC and partners show London a Smile

16th August 2016

The Smile. Picture Alison Brooks Architects

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October. Alison Brooks Architects has designed ‘The Smile’, an urban installation that showcases the structural […]

Events

Events

IHF 2016 focuses on urban construction development

Louis Vuitton Museum. Picture IHF,  © Hess Timber

7-9 December 2016: The 22nd edition of the International Wood Construction Conference (IHF) takes place in the German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 7-9 December 2016. The conference takes a close look at urban construction trends and the role wood can play in contemporary and future urban construction. Speakers will present the latest developments in timber engineering […]

International Softwood Conference takes place in Paris

Pages de Official Programme ISC2016

12-14 October 2016:  The French Timber Trade Association (Le Commerce du Bois – LCB) and the French National Organization of Sawmills (Fédération Nationale du Bois – FNB) organise this year’s International Softwood Conference in Paris from 12-14 October. According to the organisers, the conference will examine both supply and demand side issues and provide a unique occasion […]

AHEC revives European Hardwood Conference

300x202xImage1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.vjuumLaIRb

20-21 October 2016: Under the theme “driving change in European hardwood markets” AHEC will once again hold its European Hardwood Conference this year. The event will take place on 20 and 21 October in Copenhagen at the Mariott Hotel. AHEC says it will be bringing together leaders from the US hardwood industry and major buyers from European markets […]

CNFPIA invites to 3rd WBP World Congress

23-24 September 2016: The China National Forest Products Industry Association (CNFPIA) invites to the 3rd Wood-based Panels World Congress and concurrent China (Linyi) International Timber Industry Expo, which will take place in Linyi city, Shandong Province, China. The event coincides with the China (Linyi) International Trade and Logistics Fair. Green manufacturing will be the key […]