As a consumer and producers of hardwood and softwood, Britain is a key customer for U.S. forest products producers. A June 23 vote to leave the European Union has depressed the British Pound, limiting its buying power in the short term. As in the U.S., most wood is used in construction.
Roseburg Cambium Deep Texture thermally fused laminate (TFL) panel texture adds tactile realism and a light-catching element. The style is growing in popularity for both commercial and residential applications. Doellken-Woodtape offers matching edgeband.
An Cuong Wood Working, one of Vietnam's largest wood furniture and decorative panel manufacturing firms, says it will see $30 million in investment through a German finance group via the London-traded VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund.
Made up of over 10,000 tree species - including Cedar of Lebanon, the Phoenix Palm, and the Methuselah tree, a fossil forest board, and a railroad tie taken from the Panama Canal Railway - comprise an immersive public artwork by architects Zeller & Moye and artist Katie Paterson.
Klöckner Pentaplast has introduced Pentadecor films made of Resysta, a rice husk and polymer composite film. It is anticipated the material could be put to use on exterior composite panel surfaces. Solid 'wood' versions have been used on facades, outdoor furniture, and decking.
Lumber exports by Russia have fallen for two consecutive quarters, with first quarter 2016 shipments being almost ten percent lower than in the third quarter of 2015. Only China and Japan increased their purchases.