Since 2014, Ibá (Brazilian Tree Industry) produces an annual report where the evolution of the consumption of wood flooring coating by the Brazilian public is shown, based on data collected by associations and partner companies that produces the products. These partners and associations that has collaborated with Ibá to the formulation of the report are: ABIROCHAS – Brazilian Association of the Ornamental Rocks Industry; ABRIC – Brazilian Association of the Carpet Industry; ANFACER – National Association of Ceramic Coating Manufacturers; ANPM – National Hardwood Flooring Association – Brazil; TARKETT FADEMAC – Vinyl Floor Industry; BEAULIEU – Carpet Textile Industry. [...]
Brazilian currency has been increasingly valued over the last twelve months, what might become a reason to worry the wood products exporters. According to ABIMCI (Brazilian Association of the Mechanically Processed Wood Industry), Brazilian currency, which had dropped almost 23% compared to the American Dollar in February 2016, but since then has been getting stronger. Because of that, exporters might expect some complicated moments on the next months. Pine boards manufacturers has exported 1,730,470 m³ in 2016, the highest volume in the last 10 years, what represented an increase of 16% over the volume exported in the previous year. [...]
Peru’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, José Manuel Hernández, has announced that by 2020 the National Forestry and Wildlife Service, with the support of other bodies in the Ministry such as Agrorural and INIA (National Institute of Agricultural Innovation, in free translation) aims to reforest 3,2 million hectares of degraded land. The Minister said reforestation is essential for the government’s agrarian policy. Several initial programs are already underway in Amazonas, Apurímac, San Martín and Piura. Forest plantations are also being placed in degraded areas such as Áncash, Huánuco, Junín, Pasco and Ucayal.
First Sweden, then Denmark and now the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have warned buyers that they are breaking laws by importing teak from Myanmar. TTF were even tougher and demanded a response from European Union. According to NEPCon, a Danish non-profit organization, has asked seven Danish companies to adopt diligence systems if they want to keep selling teak from Myanmar in Europe. NEPCon says that authorities audited some companies that imported teak from Myanmar after being notified by the Environmental Investigation Agency. Danish authorities concluded that the systems used nowadays by the seven companies cited above are not efficient to [...]
Using reuse woods, Henrique Paim creates unique art pieces using only his talent and intuition. If you can understand Portuguese, check out the video below made by “Jornal do Almoço”, where the sculptor explains about his creation process: As seen in the video above, he was selected to a sculpting competition in Russia called Festival Lukomorye 2017 and is now trying to raise funds to pay for his trip and stay in the country.
A Citroën 2CV made out of wood is in its final touches and it's about to be approved to finally traffic the streets. It was made by Michel Robillard, a retired woodworker that spent the last six years constructing the car in his studio in Loches, France. More than just a replica of one of the most popular cars from the last century in France, the car really works. According to Robillard, he intends to exhibit the car in some art gallery after some time. He says that he have already received offers from people that are interested in [...]