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  • Wood Construction
  • November 20, 2017 12:04

US housing starts jump 13.7% in October

New residential construction in the U.S. jumped by much more than expected in the month of October... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 20, 2017 10:20

Fire at Pollmeier's mill in Aschaffenburg

On late Friday afternoon, 17th of November, a fire broke out from dust explosion at Pollmeier's sawmill in Aschaffenburg... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 20, 2017 10:10

China: First hint of slowing consumption

The economy in China is on track to meet targets set by government but many analysts have expressed concern over rising debt levels... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 17, 2017 13:31

Dutch company found sourcing illegal teak from Myanmar

A major Dutch company was found to having placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on the European market, as a recent investigation made by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) revealed... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 17, 2017 12:23

US DoC to impose final anti-dumping duties on Chinese hardwood plywood imports

The US Secretary of Commerce has announced its final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of hardwood plywood products from China... [more...]

  • Interior
  • November 17, 2017 09:52

Brazil: Furniture exports increase

Data from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) show the trend in furniture exports in the first nine months of this year in comparison with the same period of 2016... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • November 17, 2017 08:54

Russia: pulp exports down in Jan-Sep 2017

In January-September 2017, Russian pulp exports decreased year-on-year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 17, 2017 08:51

Switzerland: Prices of wood pellets in November 2017

Wood pellets price in Switzerland reached an average of CHF 367.2/t (EUR 315.01/t) in November 2017... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 17, 2017 08:37

Russia: plywood exports down in volume in Jan-Sep '17

In January-September 2017, Russian plywood exports went down in volume terms over the respective period of the last year... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 16, 2017 14:58

Södra completes investment in Långasjö sawmill

Södra’s investment of SEK 100 million in Långasjö has now been completed. As of November a new saw line will be in operation. Next year, production at the facility shall increase by almost 30 percent. The investment will increase the sawmill’s production capacity from ...... [more...]

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Natural fibre-reinforced plastics: establishment and growth in niche markets

Natural fibre-reinforced plastics: establishment and growth in niche markets

More than 30 compound companies produce over 80,000 tonnes of granulates with wood and natural fibres in Europe 2017 – new producers with major growth plans. World's largest conference and exhibition on biocomposites in December in Cologne (www.biocompositescc.com). ...... [ more...]

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