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  • Market Prices
  • May 30, 2016 14:21

Södra raises price for softwood pulp in Europe from June 1st

Swedish Södra raises price for softwood pulp in Europe from June 1st... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • May 30, 2016 13:37

Canfor Pulp and Licella enter into a biofuels-biochemicals joint venture agreement

Licella Fibre Fuels Pty Ltd. and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. ("CPPI"), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name "Licella Pulp Joint Venture"... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 30, 2016 12:02

Q1/2016 softwood and hardwood lumber prices in France

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the fourth quarter of 2015...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 30, 2016 10:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 21, 2016

Bracketed by holidays in Canada and the U.S., softwood lumber trading was uneventful. More news breaking on fire season in Canada, this time in Ontario, gave the market a mild jolt at midweek; sales perked up for some mills on Thursday, but the week’s overall pace was measured. While residual strength from the recent market rally kept modest upward pressure on some prices, many others were unchanged from the previous week and a few cracks developed as well.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 30, 2016 09:14

Brazil: Digital platform to improve transparency in timber transactions

A meeting on enhanced ‘Tropical Timber Traceability’ was recently hosted by the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture. The main objective was to present the study ‘Promoting legality and sustainable practices in logging and trade of timber from natural forest in Brazil’... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2016 14:59

Brazil: Capacity building for monitoring tropical forests

Technicians from Bolivia, Colombia and Peru recently participated in an international tropical forest monitoring capacity building exercise sponsored by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE / MCTI)... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 27, 2016 12:31

Stora Enso starts consumer board production at Beihai Mill in China

Stora Enso's consumer board machine at Beihai Mill in China successfully started production on 26 May. The first consumer board on reel was produced 18 months after the start-up of Stora Enso's large-scale mill construction project in Beihai, Guangxi region... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 27, 2016 10:59

Canadian sawnwood can continue to be exported to Australia through certification program

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have established a national certification program that ensures untreated Canadian sawnwood can continue to be exported to Australia. The establishment of the Canadian Untreated Sawnwood Certification Program is an important... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 27, 2016 09:56

Brazil: Guararapes triples MDF production

Brazilian plywood and MDF manufacturer, Guararapes SA has announced the start of production at its new MDF line in Caçador, Brazil. The total investment in the MDF line reached BRR 320 million (approximately US$ 92,6 million) and will triple the current production capacity from 200,000 m3 per year to 600,000 m3... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 26, 2016 16:05

UPM changes corporate structure in Finland

UPM-Kymmene Corporation is proceeding with the plan to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current business structure... [more...]

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Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Fordaq launches Logsize, a new Android mobile application to measure log stacks. Users download the app on a tablet, take a picture of the log stack and the app then identifies the GPS position of the stack, counts the number of logs, measures the diameter of the logs and the volume of the log stack... [ more...]

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