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  • Sawmilling
  • May 05, 2016 15:05

Canadian lumber producers support a new Softwood Lumber Agreement

Canadian lumber producers appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade in Ottawa to voice their support for the Canadian Government's continued efforts to reach a new softwood lumber agreement that is fair and acceptable to the industry in both Canada and the U.S.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • May 05, 2016 13:43

Housing starts in Japan rise sharply in March

Housing starts growth in Japan accelerated in March, according to data of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 05, 2016 11:09

Challenges for the European hardwood sector

While imports have been rising and some key sectors of the European economy, such as construction, furniture and flooring, are now growing slowly, these remain challenging times for the European hardwood industry... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 05, 2016 10:03

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 17, 2016

Last week's ales of framing lumber in US varied among species and producing regions. The cash market in Western S-P-F got a shot in the arm from strength in futures, and transportation hang-ups related to a rail trestle in Alberta that was destroyed by fire. Eastern S-P-F producers also caught the wave of increased activity. Elsewhere, trading was mixed, with the pace slowing in Southern Pine and trading in western species described as a grind. All told, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 05, 2016 08:03

Carrefour International du Bois 2016 gets bigger!

At the next show which will be taking place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2016 in Nantes (France), the Carrefour International du Bois will offer visitors even more opportunities to do business with the opening of an extra hall and an increase in the stand surface of 13%!... [more...]

Machinery News
  • Machinery News
  • May 04, 2016 18:05

Bottene Italian Technology for scanning and optimising lumber to be shown in Xylexpo 2016

Bottene next exhibition in Xylexpo in Milano from 24 to 28th of May will show the finest Italian Technology for edged glued panels, scantlings, parquet and packaging productions...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 04, 2016 15:51

Andritz Group reports improved results for the first quarter of 2016

nternational technology Group Andritz, with headquarter in Graz, Austria, saw a solid development of profitability in the first quarter of 2016 despite slight declines in sales and order intake. ...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • May 04, 2016 15:39

North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015

North American overseas pellet exports increased for the third consecutive quarter in the 4Q/15, rising seven percent from the previous quarter to just over 1.7 million tons. The total for the year was 6.1 million tons, which was ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 04, 2016 10:45

Kotkamills sets up sales network for Consumer Board products across Europe

Kotkamills has formed its European sales network for their upcoming folding boxboard and barrier board products. With 13 sales representatives in over 30 countries, Kotkamills can now offer personal service through ...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • May 03, 2016 20:31

German Pellets Group is split with opening of insolvency proceedings

On May 1 the insolvency proceedings on the bankrupt German Pellets Group have been opened. Insolvency administrator is Bettina Schmudde from White & Case, Hamburg. At the same day Bettina Schmudde ...... [more...]

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France: softwood market facing difficulties

France: softwood market facing difficulties

The French softwood market members are still waiting for its revival. Q1 2016 cannot be characterised as particularly brilliant, and French traders whose 2015 activity results were rather mediocre hope that in 2016 the French softwood market will, at least, remain flat... [ more...]

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