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  • September 16, 2014 06:00

    Is the VPA really driving up Indonesian wood products exports to EU?

    In the past month, some international media reports have been talking about a supposed benefit of the VPA-FLEGT ratification, that has been pushing up Indonesian wood products export to the European Union in the first six months of the year. All these reports are quoting some statements belonging to the Indonesian Forestry Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hassan. In fact, most of these statements are based either on adjusted, mistaken or false statiscs... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 12:43

    Infographic: Prices of imported wood pellets from U.S. trending downwards

    A 3 percent decline in the average price of imported pellets from the United States can be noticed in the first five months. Relatively low shipping costs to Europe, favourize wood pellets producers from the U.S. Thus, EU purchases from America are generally cheaper than imports from other major source countries... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 14:10

    Large sawmill inaugurated in Russia

    On September 5, an official inauguration ceremony took place at the Boguchansky LPK mill in the Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Kraslesinvest launched the first stage of the project, a sawmill line. The plant is part of a major investment project... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 09:48

    Strong recovery for the Italian woodworking machinery industry

    In the second quarter 2014, Italian woodwoorking technology orders from the domestic market increased by 32.9 percent compared to the same period of last year. Another good result was achieved in sales abroad... [more...]

  • September 12, 2014 15:03

    FSC publishes new version on guide for companies confronted with the EUTR

    FSC just published a revised version of its Implementation Guide for Companies Trading FSC-Certified Materials in the European Union. The guide is relevant for companies that have to comply with the due diligence requirements laid down in the EU Timber Regulation... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 15:17

    IKEA inaugurates Poland's largest sawmill

    Swedish furniture giant IKEA on Tuesday opened Poland's largest sawmill in the south eastern city of Stalowa Wola. Its processing capacity is of 400,000 m3 of logs per year, and the lumber produced will be mainly used... [more...]

  • September 19, 2014 07:33

    New pellet plant project in Russia

    The group of companies Sintez will build a pellet plant with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes in western Russia, Bryansk Oblast region. The investment will reach... [more...]

  • September 15, 2014 16:00

    Wood pellets in Central and Western Europe considerably cheaper than last year

    In August, the average price of wood pellets in Central an Western Europe has remained below the levels of last year. In Germany, the price has even decreased as compared to July, and is 10 percent lower... [more...]

  • September 16, 2014 14:25

    Timber Expo 2014 – The Essential Mix

    Timber Expo is the UK’s leading sustainable construction event, showcasing innovations in the global timber industry. Now in its fourth year, Timber Expo is taking place over two days, co-locating with W14 Exhibition on 07 & 08 October at the NEC, Birmingham conveniently situated next to Birmingham Airport. Leading companies from across the globe will travel to promote the most innovative timber technologies and pioneering wood products available on the market today. This is an excellent opportunity to develop new business contacts in the UK, with 200 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors including, architects, engineers, merchants, distributors, traders, buyers and specifiers, contractors and local authorities - all looking for the latest timber solutions. The event will showcase the most ground-breaking applications for timber within the built environment... [more...]

  • September 17, 2014 08:42

    Södra's 74-tonne wood-chip truck now rolling fully loaded

    On 15 May, Södra's two truck rigs with a maximum weight of 74 tonnes officially entered service. They are now rolling fully loaded. Shortly after entering service, a dispensation was received for one of the rigs, a timber truck with a five-axle trailer. Dispensation for the wood-chip truck was not granted until 10 September and, during the waiting period, the truck operated as a 60-tonne truck. [more...]