wood-industry

Five upcoming wood and timber related events will take place in October in Europe and the UK

ProPopulus team October will we a month full of events related to wood and timber. The first one, the Timber Expo, will be held from Tuesday 05 to Thursday 07 in Birmingham, UK. The Timber Expo will feature the latest products, innovations, and developments across the timber sector in the international market. It covers a…

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The HUMAP project, led by Garnica, ends successfully

ProPopulus Team The Spanish company Garnica, a founding member of ProPopulus, has led a research project co-financed by the CDTI (Center for Industrial Technological Development) and the European Union (ERDF Funds), which will benefit the entire industry. This project aimed to find a solution that would allow wood to be humidified or dried after the…

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Poplar based technical wood for structural uses

ProPopulus team Within the framework of the activities of the COMPOP Timber Project, the IDIE Group (Research and Development in Building Engineering) and the Departments of Architectural Constructions, Applied Physics and Mechanical Structures of ETS Building Engineering of the University of Granada have successfully developed different prototypes of two meter long glued laminated poplar-based beams…

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Peupliers de France launches a new website

ProPopulus Team After nine months of hard work, and with the support of France Bois Forêt and CODIFAB, the French Poplar National Council (Consel National du Peuplier, CNP) recently announced the launching of a new version of Peupliers de France website, including a brand-new Poplar Directory. Currently this Directory mainly includes Merci le Peuplier members,…

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The tall wooden buildings boom reaches Spain

ProPopulus Team The boom in tall wooden buildings has reached Spain with two cities, Barcelona (Catalunya) and Pamplona (Navarra), heading the race. In Barcelona, the cooperative Sostre Cívic has already completed the eight stories wooden structure for the Cirerers building, in the neighbourhood of Les Roquettes, ​​which makes it the highest building in Spain raised…

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ProPopulus launches a directory of the poplar industry players available to all

ProPopulus Team Aiming to be a connection hub for poplar industry players in Europe and, at the same time, to make it easier for anyone interested in finding a particular industry player, ProPopulus is launching a new directory that gathers more than 300 entries of European institutions, forestry owners’ associations, companies and organizations belonging to…

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Wood, a material for the future

ProPopulus Team The possibilities that wood offers never cease to amaze. It is a renewable, recyclable and sustainable material that not only has many and varied industrial applications, from making furniture to building wind towers and skyscrapers, including packaging, textiles, and clean energy, but it also helps in the challenges posed by climate change through…

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Industrial applications of poplar wood

ProPopulus Team In recent years, the growing demand of wood and wood-based products has stimulated an increasing interest in poplar cultivation due, among other reasons, to its fast-growing cycle and its versatility for industrial uses. Poplar trees are among the fastest growing trees in Europe as they can be harvested after 10 to 20 years,…

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Wood buildings, potential major carbon sinks

ProPopulus Team Switching to wood on a wide scale as primary construction material for buildings in Europe could sequester 420 million tons of carbon dioxide over the next 20 years –the equivalent of emissions from 108 coal plants–, according to a new study on the carbon storage potential of new European buildings between 2020 y…

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The impact of COVID-19 on the European forest industry

ProPopulus Team The pandemic and, consequently, the lockdown in most of the European Union member countries has led to a slowdown in the forestry industry and in forest management activities across the continent. The outburst of COVID-19 poses a series of challenges for the forestry industry, and for the wood-based products industry, causing great impact…

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