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  • 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...]

  • Machinery News
  • July 25, 2017 11:52

Homag Group to invest in its Schopfloch site

The Homag Group is investing in its Schopfloch site. Investments for the extension of a building to further increase the production area and for new parking spaces will reach around € 2.5 million this year.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 25, 2017 11:30

Egger announces plans for a Greenfield project in the USA

During an official meeting with the Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, and representatives of local authorities, which took place on 24.07.2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 25, 2017 11:01

Measures for reducing illegal deforestation in Brazil

The Mato Grosso State Government has established a committee to monitor compliance with the goals set forth at UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. Mato Grosso has committed to reduce illegal deforestation to zero by 2020... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 25, 2017 10:41

India: Business leaders ask for more time to implement GST

On 1 July India replaced its numerous federal and state taxes with a single Goods and Services Tax (GST). This replaces more than a dozen central and state levies including factory-gate, excise duty, service tax and local sales tax and is India’s most daring tax reform in 70 years... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 24, 2017 13:02

US hardwood exports to Southeast Asia and China up 25.7% in the first quarter of 2017

US hardwood exports maintained upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017, with a strong gain Southeast Asia (SEA) and Greater China markets, at a growth rate of 25.7%, when compared to Q1 2016.... [more...]

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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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