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  • Wood energy
  • November 09, 2017 12:21

Japan's Sumitomo buys large stake in BC wood pellet producer

A wood pellet manufacturing plant from Prince George (2nd largest in Canada), has recently sold 48% stake in the company, to a Japanese conglomerate.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 09, 2017 11:17

Homag Group reports increasing orders and sales for the first nine months

In the first nine month of 2017, the Homag Group continued its positive performance and recorded significant increases, especially in incoming orders and earnings... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 09, 2017 10:53

Central/West Africa: Weak demand and stable prices

Central/West African producers report a few minor prices changes for recent sawnwood shipments but log prices have stabilised after the recent bout of weakness for a few species... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • November 09, 2017 09:01

Canadian housing starts trend steady in October

The trend in housing starts was 216,770 units in October 2017, compared to 215,153 units in September 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 09, 2017 07:08

Finland: in January-August wood imports decreased by 10%

In the first eight months of 2017 the Finnish wood impors decreased by 10% down to 6 million solid cubic meters... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 09, 2017 07:01

U.S. lumber production up 3.2%

U.S. sawmills produced 22.721 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first eight months of 2017, a 3.2% increase from 22.019 bbf in the previous year... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 08, 2017 14:27

US flooring imports steady

US hardwood flooring imports declined in August to US$4.0 million, but year-to-date imports are up 19% from August last year.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 08, 2017 11:26

The 20th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is coming back 20-22 of March 2018 stronger than ever

The Shanghai New International Expo Center will be the meeting point amongst flooring professionals once more during this anniversary edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR that celebrates 20 years... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 08, 2017 10:42

Brazil: Strengthen forest industries to meet GGE goals

The Mato Grosso Timber Production and Export Industries Center (Cipem), a union of eight forest-based employers' unions, has said strengthening the Brazilian forest-based industry ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 08, 2017 09:44

BC lumber exports fall due to forest fires

Trade statistics in British Columbia show overall lumber exports down by 14% at the end of August, due to the damage made by the forest-fire season... [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 ( ...... [ more...]

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