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  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 10:42

Sweden: lower stock volumes of roundwood and chips

In the autumn, in Sweden roundwood and chips stock volumes are traditionally lower, and this year they were especially small. The total stock volume of coniferous saw logs, pulpwood and wood chips came up to ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 10:20

Peru: Regional forestry and wildlife monitoring board

In order to coordinate joint action a Regional Forestry and Wildlife Control and Surveillance Bureau (MRCVFFS) has been established in Ucayali. The new bureau brings together participation of the Regional Government and ten public institutions responsible for sector issues... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 09:51

Russia: sawn timber export value up by 22.72% in Jan-Sep '17

In the first nine months of 2017, Russia increased its sawn timber exports again, both in value and in volume terms , indicate the statistics... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 08:10

Roseburg sells its California timberlands

Roseburg Resources Co. has announced an agreement to sell its California timberlands to a timberland investment vehicle managed by New Forests.... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • November 15, 2017 16:19

Pacific Rim hardwood chip trade in 1H/2017

Roughly half of all hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports in the 1H/17, with Vietnam and Australia being the major suppliers... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 15, 2017 14:06

Thailand's Vanachai orders ContiRoll from Siempelkamp

The Thai Vanachai Panel Industries Company Limited placed its 12th order with Siempelkamp in October, Siempelkamp reported. The order includes a 4’ x 48.7 m forming and press line for particleboard production... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 13:13

Dynamics of the Brazilian timber market discussed at meeting

During a recent joint-meeting of the Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) and the Paraná State Federation System of Industries (FIEP) timber industry entrepreneurs discussed the dynamics of the Brazilian timber sector... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 12:45

Ilkka Hämälä to become Finnish Forest Industries Federation's chairman

The Board of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) has elected Ilkka Hämälä, the future President and CEO of Metsä Group, as its Chairman... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 12:02

WoodEx Russia opens its gates

The Official Opening Ceremony of 15th International exhibition of equipment and technologies for woodworking and furniture production industries Woodex was held on November 14, at 12:00... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 09:50

South Africa: Wood market sector round-up

The final quarter of the year is usually the busiest time for the South African building sector but pine mills have shown lackluster sales. If current market conditions continue into the New Year, competition for sales will be rife... [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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