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  • Forestry
  • August 03, 2015 13:09

Japan's log exports up almost 50%

Total volume of Japanese log export during January and May this year reached to 259,515 cbms, 47.5% more than the same period of last year. If this pace continues, total export for the year would be about 700-800 M cbms. However, log export for April and May from Kyushu, which took 80% share last year, slowed down... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 03, 2015 12:01

Egger plans new MDF production facility in Gagarin

Egger's flooring production facility, which recently went into operation in the Russian town of Gagarin, is the first step of an extensive investment project... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 03, 2015 11:03

Norbord expects a gradually improving OSB market in the upcoming period

Norbord Inc. reported adjusted EBITDA of $18 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to $14 million in the first quarter of 2015 and $46 million in the second quarter of 2014. The year-over-year change is primarily due to lower North American oriented strand board (OSB) prices. North American operations generated adjusted EBITDA of $11 million in the quarter, unchanged from the prior quarter and compared to $37 million in the same quarter last year.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 03, 2015 10:44

Canadian lumber production lowers in May

Sawmills in Canada produced 5,325.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber in May 2015. This represents a decline of 5.2%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 03, 2015 10:27

Closures of many „redwood‟ enterprises in Beijing

According to a representative from one of the main redwood‘ markets in Beijing some 12 stores selling redwood‘ products have closed and only 2 remained open as of the end of July... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 03, 2015 09:30

European wood flooring production down again in 2014

The European wood-flooring sector has yet to benefit from the turnaround in the building industry... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 31, 2015 12:07

Binder expands laminated timber capacities with the acquisition of PHB

The Austrian Binder Beteiligungs AG is going to acquire PHB Burgbernheimer Holzbau GmbH & Co. KG in August 2015 to raise efficiency and expand capacity from 420,000 to 500,000 m3 of glued laminated timber... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 31, 2015 11:25

Japan construction sector growth accelerates

The rise in Japanese housing starts accelerated sharply in June and construction orders rebounded... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 31, 2015 10:01

Andritz to supply equipment for Fibria's Horizonte 2 pulp mill

International technology Group ANDRITZ and Fibria, the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer, signed a letter of intent for supply of all production technologies and equipment for Fibria's Horizonte 2 pulp mill at its Três Lagoas unit in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 31, 2015 09:39

Weyerhaeuser achieves higher sales in the wood products segment

Sales for Weyerhaeuser's Wood Products segment totaled $1,004 million (Q1/2014: $923 million). Sales volumes increased seasonally across all product lines, says Weyerhaeuser. Manufacturing costs improved due to higher operating rates and operational excellence initiatives, and Western log costs were lower. These higher sales volumes and lower costs were partially offset by... [more...]

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Romanian Ministry of Environment finds evidence of illegal activities at Holzindustrie Schweighofer

The Romanian Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests today announced that following an investigation of Holzindustrie Schweighofer's operations in the country, which started in May this year, a report will be handled over to the Prosecutor's Office of Romania's Supreme Court of Justice. It seems that the decision comes after some constitutive elements of crimes were found during the investigation... [ more...]