November 17, 2022, Vinkovci (Bjelin Spacva)

Year 2011

2nd Congress of the Sawmill Industry, October 25th 2012.

The 2nd Congress of the Sawmill Industry of Southeast Europe finished on October 26th, with a visit to local sawmills near Slavonski Brod, Croatia. 270 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Croatia, as well as distinguished guests from Finland, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary and Italy tried to find answers to a series of open questions threatening to close down half of the sawmills in the following five years.

Goals of 2nd Congress

  • analysis of market opportunities for sawmills in the countries of Southeast Europe and the Region
  • introduction of the European and world trends in commercial aspects of primary wood processing
  • overview of the technical and technological aspects of the machinery used in the sawmill industry
  • exchange of experience and making contacts with colleagues from West & Southeast Europe i.e. Region
  • strengthening of relations with representatives from the forestry and institutions in order to create a good business environment

Programe from 2nd Congress

  • Overview of modern sawing technologies
  • Proper selection of tools makes for better precision and flexibility
  • Quality drying as a means of better utilization and saving money
  • Technical solutions for the processing of logs damaged by shrapnel
  • The importance of quality management of wood dust
  • CASE STUDY: Successful organization of business activities in a sawmill
  • European standards and norms in the classification of logs
  • Market developments and the prices of sawn lumber and elements
  • Access and mobilization of raw material from private forests
  • Wood as a building element
  • Sustainable management of forest resources for the purpose of long-term access to raw material for the sawmill industry
  • Thermal wood and its advantages
  • Minimal technical requirements for sawmills
  • Possibilities in the utilization of wood waste
  • Organization of activities and work safety in sawmills