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  • June 29, 2015 09:17

Unitco and Romanel announce FSC certification

Unitco and Romanel International Group S.A have both achieved FSC ® certification during the first quarter of 2015, for both whitewood and beech production... [more...]

  • June 26, 2015 07:50

Myanmar: Teak log prices at latest auctions

The following timber was sold by Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) by tender on 22 and 25 May 2015. Log volumes are expressed in hoppus tons (H.tons) and conversions or sawn teak (including hewn timber) are shown in cubic tons (C.tons). Average US$ prices are shown below... [more...]

  • June 23, 2015 08:16

China extends commercial logging bans; wood imports expected to climb by 95 million m3/yr

The ban will reduce China's timber output by 50 million cubic meters per year ... [more...]

  • June 26, 2015 12:01

Komatsu launches new harvester head

Komatsu Forest is now launching the S172 harvester head, the largest two-wheel fed head in the S-series so far from the company... [more...]

  • June 25, 2015 12:43

Metsä Group sells Metsä Wood France

Metsä Group's announced the divestment of the entire share capital of Metsä Wood France SAS to German Mutares AG. As the Finnish giant says in a press release, Mutares submitted an irrevocable offer... [more...]

  • June 29, 2015 10:09

Oak continues its momentum in France

For French forest owners there are some good news. For French sawyers, it's rather the opposite. The latest public auction organized in France in mid 2015, shows no pause in the oak roundwood market. Actually, the contrary can be noticed, with new tensions on supplies to sawmills resulting in significant price increases in many French production areas since the beginning of 2015... [more...]

  • June 24, 2015 14:27

Malaysia: Log harvests down in first four months

In response to rising log production costs companies in Sarawak are busy establishing plantations to ensure future mill supplies. WTK Holdings, for example, is expanding its forest plantation area by 12% this year and the company plans to eventually replace natural forest logs with plantation resources... [more...]

  • June 22, 2015 11:24

Only few countries haven't fulfilled EUTR obligations

On 19 June the European Commission has published a table with information on the state of implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) by the EU Member States. ... [more...]

  • June 24, 2015 15:34

Springer to supply sorting equipment to the Russian Novoeniseisk LHK

Springer Maschinenfabrik AG, Friesach (Austria), and Novoeniseisk LHK (Siberia, Russia), closed a major contract for the supply of log and lumber sorting lines. Due to this investment Novoeniseisk LHK will increase current capacity of approximately 500.000 m3 of sawn timber per year to 800,000 m3 and will thus become one of the largest sawmills in Russia... [more...]

  • June 23, 2015 11:35

PEFC certificate for Holzindustrie Schweighofer confirmed

Following recent media scandal , Austria's Holzindustrie Schweighofer has requested an immediate audit from the certifying body Holzforschung Austria, Vienna, at the company's sawmill locations in Romania. This audit has now been completed. From March to June 2015, a series of on-site checks have been carried out at Schweighofer's sites in Austria and Romania... [more...]

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