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  • Panels
  • May 29, 2015 13:45

Turkish Kastamonu starts construction of 1.8 million m3/yr wood-based panel plant in Russia

Yesterday, on May 28, 2015, the ground-breaking ceremony was held by Kastamonu and was dedicated to the start of the construction of Kastmonu's second woodworking plant in Russia in SEZ "Lyudinovo" in Kaluga Region... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 29, 2015 13:24

CatchMark Timber achieves 128% increase in revenues

CatchMark Timber Trust's revenues increased to $20.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $8.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, due to an increase in timber sales revenue of $5 million, an increase in timberland sales revenue of $6.1 million, and an increase in other revenues of $0.3 million... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 29, 2015 12:21

Concerns in US on high formaldehyde levels in Chinese flooring

Following media reports about high formaldehyde emissions in laminate wood flooring from China, industry associations are asking that the draft national formaldehyde emission standard be quickly finalised... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 29, 2015 11:03

Turkish companies can benefit of 70% state support for membership on Fordaq

Are you a Turkish company interested in membership on Fordaq? Are you already a Turkish company member on Fordaq? Did you know that the Turkish Government offers subsidies of up to 70% for memberships on foreign e-commerce websites?... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 29, 2015 11:01

Brazil: IBÁ takes command of ICFPA

The president of the Brazilian Tree Industry (IBÁ) has taken the helm at the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA). The term of office is two years and during this period Brazil will host the headquarters of ICFPA. This is the first time that an ICFPA member from Southern Hemisphere is chairing the ICFPA... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • May 29, 2015 10:31

Japanese housing starts rise again in April

Housing starts rose in Japan for the second consecutive month in April, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism revealed Thursday... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 28, 2015 15:02

Drop in US West Coast log and lumber exports

Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 272 million board feet in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of nearly 16 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • May 28, 2015 12:39

RusForest reports increased EBITDA in Q1/2015

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, today released its first quarter report 2015. The company harvested 74,304 m3 of sawlogs in Magistralny (Russia) in Q1 2015 (Q1 2014: 76,106 m3), and 262,415 m3 of sawlogs in Ust-Ilimsk forest lease areas (Q1 2014: 192,008 m3)... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 28, 2015 10:07

Turkey increases tax on furniture imports to 50%; initiates anti-dumping investigations on Chinese plywood

A decree by the Turkish cabinet of ministers increased the tax rate on furniture imports to 50 percent from 13 percent... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 28, 2015 10:02

Metro-Ply orders new Dieffenbacher CPS+ press

At the end of April 2015, the largest wood-based panel manufacturer in Thailand awarded the core package of a particle board plant to Dieffenbacher. The scope of supply includes ... [more...]

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Schweighofer threatens to withdraw from Romania due to the new Forestry Code

A huge scandal is ongoing in Romania's forest industry. On one side, the population which accuses the destruction of the country's forests, domestic wood processers who face bankruptcy, mass-media and NGO's who support both sides. On the other side, politicians, often accused as complices to the clearcutting of large portions of Romanian forests for profit and for failing to control illegal logging. All of this, Romanians say, for the interest of large foreign companies such as Holzindustrie Schweighofer... [ more...]

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