Canadian Coniferous Sawn Timber Application and Promotion Symposium was successfully held in Guangzhou

Canadian Coniferous Sawn Timber Application and Promotion Symposium was successfully held in Guangzhou

The “Canadian Coniferous Sawn Timber Application and Promotion Exchange” sponsored by the Canadian Wood Industry Association was successfully held in Guangzhou on March 19, 2019.

Wang Lijun, market development manager of the Canadian Wood Industry Association, introduced the Canadian Sustainable Forest Management System in detail. Wang pointed out that Canada’s forest area ranked third in the world, equivalent to the total area of Japan, Italy, Cambodia, France, Nicaragua, Germany, Cameroon, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Sweden and Korea, while BC Province was Canada’s largest. Exports of forest products account for more than 90% of the total Canadian forest products. The main forest products are SPF, fir, Citi pine, western red cedar, western yellow cedar and so on. The output is very rich. Wang Lijun said that BC Province covers an area of about 95 million hectares, with 55 million hectares of forest land and 22 million hectares of timber available for harvesting. The actual annual average harvesting area is only 200,000 hectares, with a net harvesting rate of 0.5%. According to the Canadian law that every tree cut must be replanted with three trees, the rate of deforestation in Canada has been almost zero in the past 20 years, which is Canadian forest. The sustainable development of forest resources provides a powerful guarantee.

At the same time, Shi Chengzhao, market development manager of Canadian Wood Industry Association, introduced the application of Canadian wood in furniture and home decoration in detail. Shi Chengzhao introduced SPF, Citi pine, fir, western red cedar and western yellow cedar to the participants, including their grading, specifications, processing properties and uses. Shi Chengzhao pointed out that the specifications and grades of wood in different areas of use are different. Taking SPF as an example, the specifications of SPF can be divided into 2″*4″, “2”*6″,”2″*8″ and so on. The grade of SPF can be divided into J, 1, 2, economic and so on. The moisture content is generally about 17-19%. If used in the field of home decoration, the grade of SPF is mainly J, 1, 2 and so on. At the same time, furniture manufacturers must dry wood twice to make it reach 12%. If used in the field of construction, the economic grade is about 17-19%. And 17-19% moisture content is the best choice.

According to the introduction of the Canadian Wood Association, the Canadian Wood Association is mainly responsible for assisting in the formulation and updating of relevant technical specifications and standards for Chinese wood structures, while promoting the external publicity and promotion of Canadian wood and wood structures. In addition, the association is committed to building a bridge of communication and cooperation between Chinese timber purchasers and Canadian sawmills to promote the integration and development of timber trade between the two countries.

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