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  • Panels
  • May 29, 2017 10:44

TTF agrees to mandatory 3rd party plywood testing

At a recent meeting, the National Panel Products Division of the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) unanimously agreed a requirement for third party species testing and third party product performance testing for all panels placed on the market from outside the EU... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 29, 2017 10:30

Vapo Oy appoints new CEO

Vesa Tempakka has been appointed the CEO of Vapo Oy starting from 29 May 2017. Vapo’s previous CEO, Tomi Yli-Kyyny, became the CEO of the electricity distribution company Caruna Oy at the beginning of May... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 29, 2017 10:02

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 21, 2017

Softwood lumber trading was uneven, and traders’ outlooks uncertain, heading into the holiday weekend in the U.S. Southern Pine mills reported a firmer tone to the market after heavy discounting in previous weeks... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 29, 2017 09:40

BillerudKorsnäs solves production problems at one of its mills in Sweden

BillerudKorsnäs, a leading manufacturers of packaging paper, resolved production problem at in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2017 12:32

Latvijas Finieris registered the best sales result in company history

In 2016 Latvijas Finieris Group reached a turnover of 213.4 million euros (9% increase against 2015) and sold 260 000 m3 of birch plywood and this is the best sales result in company history... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2017 09:12

Particleboard dominated Chinese wood-based panel imports

China’s wood-based panel imports in 2016 were 1.4 million cubic metres valued at US$450 million, a year on year increase of 31% in volume and a 21% increase in value.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2017 09:07

Holzindustrie Schweighofer to delist 2 wood suppliers in Romania

Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS) informed about desisting of two companies from its supply chain... [more...]

  • Interior
  • May 26, 2017 08:28

US wooden furniture imports from China and Vietnam experience sharp drop

The value of US wooden furniture imports declined to US$1.30 billion in February, but year-to-date imports were 3% higher than in February 2016.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • May 26, 2017 08:13

IKEA Group appoints new CEO

IKEA Group put Jesper Brodin in charge of the development of the Swedish furniture retailer’s product range and supply chain, after Peter Agnefjall decided to give up the position... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 26, 2017 07:54

European okoumé plywood consumption falls 35%

The data gathered shows that EU consumption of okoumé plywood ranged from 175,600 cu.m to 189,000 cu.m per year in the period 2012 to 2015, a substantial decline from around 290,000 cu.m during the EU’s previous review in 2008-2009... [more...]

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France: softwood lumber to finally benefit from the construction sector's success?

Are rising construction prices finally starting to reflect on the softwood lumber market? Some sawmill representatives would now be inclined to think so. At the latest timber auctions organized in the French Grand Est, a general trend seems to be following this direction... [ more...]

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