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  • Market Prices
  • July 27, 2017 15:15

New Zealand log prices drop in July

New Zealand export log prices mostly declined over the past month, due to the fact that the gain in the New Zealand dollar made the country's products less competitive... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 27, 2017 11:31

Norbord resumes production at OSB mill in BC

Norbord announced that its OSB mill in 100 Mile House, British Columbia resumed production over the weekend after the evacuation order for 100 Mile House and nearby communities was lifted... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 27, 2017 07:55

Södra upgrades Långasjö sawmill in Sweden

Södra is investing just over SEK 100 million in the Långasjö sawmill and mid-July marks a milestone in the major investment project... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 27, 2017 07:31

ATIBT planning one-stop tropical wood website

The ATIBT (International Tropical Timber Technical Association) is building a one-stop website giving performance and other use and specification data for tropical timber species... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 27, 2017 07:12

EPA withdraws formaldehyde emission rule for extended compliance dates

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn a rule that would have extended several dates for wood composite producers to comply ... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • July 26, 2017 14:39

Sumitomo acquires almost 50% of Pacific BioEnergy

Sumitomo Corporation has acquired 47.6% of the shares of the wood pellet manufacturer Pacific BioEnergy Corporation and made its entry into the wood pellet manufacturing business in Canada.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2017 13:10

2017 Korea Wood Show, the largest wood exhibition in Korea scheduled for November 9-12, 2017

The Korea Wood Show, a leading trade show in Korea is scheduled for November 9-12, 2017 at Hall 10 of KINTEX ( 2nd Exhibition Center). The Korea Wood Show has been started from 2014... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 26, 2017 11:04

Investment opportunities for Brazil in the US timber sector

Investment opportunities in the US timber sector ABIMCI, in collaboration with the Federation of Industries of Paraná (FIEP), participated in the Select USA Summit sponsored by the US government in June... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • July 26, 2017 10:03

Stora Enso to divest its holding in Bulleh Shah Packaging in Pakistan

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its 35% holding in the equity accounted investment Bulleh Shah Packaging Ltd. (BSP) to the main owner Packages Ltd.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 25, 2017 12:50

Production in construction down by 0.7% in euro area

In May 2017 compared with April 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28... [more...]

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special report
LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

Self-optimisation is trend. Not only for the human body but also for the sawmill industry. One trend is the search for higher speed, a second the minimisation of noiseThe sawmill and a third one the increas of efficieny by using special products or processes. Fordaq talked to peaople of the sawmill industry on LIGNA. The fair took place between 22 and 26 May in Hannover, Germany. ...... [ more...]

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