• Sawmilling
  • August 16, 2018 12:19

Pfeifer Group plans EUR 100 million investments

By autumn 2020, the Pfeifer Group plans to massively expand existing and new production facilities in Chanovice, Schlitz and Lauterbach. Pfeifer takes about 100 million euros for this purpose.... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • August 15, 2018 08:55

Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

After a difficult 2017-2018 harvesting season, marked by low standing timber volumes on the market and excessive prices, what is the outlook for Romanian wood industry in the autumn of 2018? ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 14, 2018 07:46

Kährs Group acquires Swedish flooring distributor Ehrenborg

Kährs Group has acquired flooring distributor Ehrenborg & Co, which is a leader in the Swedish flooring market for public areas. Ehrenborg also operates in the rest of the Nordic countries... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 13, 2018 12:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 32, 2018

The plunge in framing lumber prices was unabated, but another round of steep discounting drew in more inquiries and orders compared with recent weeks. Traders sensed that customers were more comfortable with lower prices, while the need for some buyers to replenish was evident after weeks on the sidelines... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 06, 2018 12:33

Brazilian wood-based product exports increased by 23% in June

In June 2018 the total value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) increased by 23% compared to June 2017 ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 06, 2018 12:14

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 31, 2018

Framing lumber prices spiraled downward, as mills searched for trading levels to little avail. Deep double-digit cuts left traders all the more uncertain about where a bottom might be found. Futures helped set the tone for the rout, as two down-limit days threw cold water on a modest rally on the board Tuesday. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell for an eighth straight week... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • August 03, 2018 20:01

China prepares to hit US hardwood & softwood exports with 25% tariff

The Chinese government threatened on Friday 3rd of August 2018 to put tariffs on 60 billion USD of imports from the US if the Trump administration imposes its own new levies on Chinese goods. Check in this article the full list of wood products under threat from tariffs...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 03, 2018 09:45

Sonae Arauco orders particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher for its Beeskow site

The Portuguese-Chilean joint venture Sonae Arauco has ordered a state-of-the-art particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher its Beeskow site 100 km southeast of Berlin. The plant will started to be built in March 2019. The scope of delivery includes a ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • August 01, 2018 11:49

Birch Plywood first time used for construction of Gas Tankers

Russian SVEZA Company, the world leader in birch plywood production, has completed shipments of products for the construction of a gas super tanker in Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard (China). Russian plywood was used for the manufacturing of gas carriers for the first time. ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 30, 2018 15:54

Kährs reports strong sales growth with stable underlying operating profit

Net sales of Swedish flooring producer Kährs Group totalled SEK 844 million in Q2 2018 (Q2 2017: 792), an increase of 7% compared with the same period in 2017. Organic sales growth was 6 %. Operating EBITA rose 1% and totalled ...... [more...]

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