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  • Interior
  • May 02, 2016 21:54

Porada in Salone del Mobile 2016

Porada launches a brand new collection and many other novelties in Milan. This year the “Salone” is indeed also an important event for the company’s growth ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 02, 2016 11:52

Japan enters into Myanmar's lumber industry

Japanese pulp & paper company Oji Holdings and wood & building company Sumitomo Forestry held a ceremony on Friday to mark the completion of a lumber mill in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. The mill is reportedly the first investment in ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 02, 2016 11:41

Global WPC Market to Reach US$5.39 bn by 2019

The global wood-plastic composites (WPC) market was valued at USD 2.64 billion in 2012 and is anticipated to reach USD 5.39 billion in 2019, expanding at a CAGR of 10.8% between 2013 and 2019. The growth trajectory exhibited by the wood plastic composites market over ...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • May 02, 2016 10:14

Global Wood Pellets Market to Reach US$20 bn by 2023

Benefitting from the implementation of stringent emission norms in North America and Europe, the demand for wood pellets has increased substantially over the past few years. A recent market report by Transparency Market Research has ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • April 29, 2016 09:56

Valmet AB to deliver brown washing plant to Södra Cell Mörrum

In February 2016, Södra's Board of Directors decided to invest SEK 1 billion in a new evaporator and modernisation of the brown washing plant in the dissolving pulp line, where textile pulp is produced. Södra has now awarded Valmet AB the contract to supply ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • April 28, 2016 15:15

CenturyPly to build large MDF plant in India

Century Plyboards Ltd, the largest Indian manufacturer that sells plywood and decorative veneers, has recently announced that they will set up a medium density fibreboards manufacturing unit in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. This will be Century Ply’s first attempt into the MDF industry... [more...]

  • Interior
  • April 28, 2016 13:14

Salone del Mobile Milano 2016: more than 372,000 visitors

With an unprecedented 372,151 total attendees, up 4% since the 2014 edition – when the biennial Kitchen and Bathroom exhibitions last took place – the 55th edition of the Salone del Mobile Milano has drawn to a close. 41,372 people visited on the Saturday and Sunday, when the fair was open to the public... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • April 28, 2016 12:51

Stora Enso considers expansion of mill in Poland

Stora Enso has decided to commence a feasibility study with the aim of expanding containerboard production at Ostrołęka mill in Poland by 500 000 tonnes annually. The findings of a recently completed pre-feasibility study supported continuation of the process. The feasibility study, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, will evaluate the profitability of the possible expansion... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 28, 2016 10:20

Finnish forestry on the verge of new resurgence

This year and next year roundwood trade and removals in Finland are growing towards a new level needed to satisfy the use of roundwood shifted by new forest industry investments. However, the full amount will not still be fully achieved in the forecast period. Trade and removal volumes have been quite large already in recent years so that in the coming years millennium record levels will be approached... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 28, 2016 08:23

West Fraser reports first quarter results

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported Q1/2016 net earnings of C$42 million, down from the C$49 million in the same 2015 quarter. The integrated company whose products include lumber, plywood, pulp and newsprint among others, reported that the revenues on sales advanced to C$1.077 billion from C$1.014 million in the Q1/2015... [more...]

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France: softwood market facing difficulties

France: softwood market facing difficulties

The French softwood market members are still waiting for its revival. Q1 2016 cannot be characterised as particularly brilliant, and French traders whose 2015 activity results were rather mediocre hope that in 2016 the French softwood market will, at least, remain flat... [ more...]

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