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CE standard for Douglas-fir from France also recognised in Japan

Together with pine and spruce, the structural lumber of Douglas-fir which is
harmonized with EN 14081-1, has been added for 2”x4” products in Japan. They now can be used in the same way as JAS certified products.

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EN standard lumber seminar and EN standards

Upon recognition of European Standard for structural lumber, European Wood held a seminar on 22. and 23. May in Tokyo and Osaka to give you better understanding of EN standard.

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Visual grading standard INSTA 142

European Standard EN 14081

CE standard for wood recognised in Japan 

From February 6, the European standard 14081-1 for design strength values for structural lumber is recognized in Japan. CE stamped 2”x4” products can thus be used in the same way as JAS certified products. Pine and spruce are included in the first step but other species can be added later. This will simplify exports for construction timber to Japan.

European Wood Day 2011
"Building and Living sustainably with European Wood"
08. November 2011

This European wood day was a great occasion to exchanging Know how about the latest European products and usage as well as the development in wooden constructions by showing special attention to environmental advantages of wood. We provide a follow up as follows:
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The mission of European Wood (EW) is to promote the benefits of using wood in constructions and interiors. European Wood supports the EU Woodworking Industry with trade issues, building codes, laws and regulations and closely also follows environmental issues.

European Wood is focusing on Japan and China and we are requesting for cooperation with the domestic organizations in these countries.

Current board members are French Timber, proHolz Austria, Swedish Wood and Norwegian Sawmill Industries Association. European Wood has a cooperation with CEI-Bois, the European organisation of wood producers and wood industries.