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  • Panels
  • March 06, 2015 12:07

Siempelkamp comes at LIGNA 2015

Worldwide LIGNA is regarded as the leading trade fair in the area of forestry and wood-based industries... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 06, 2015 10:08

Canada leads the world in certified forests

The Canadian forest products industry now has 43% of the world’s independently certified forests or more than 160 million hectares, which is four times more than any other country... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 06, 2015 08:13

DLH to sell its Russian and Brazilian companies

DLH has entered into an agreement with the local management about sale of the Russian company. The transaction is expected to take place end of April 2015 and results in a loss of DKK 7 million ($1 million) and will yield proceeds at DKK 4 million ($591,112)... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 06, 2015 07:24

Brazil: January wood-based products export round-up

In January 2015, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 7.6% in value compared to January 2014, from US$ 174.2 million to US$ 187.5 million... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 05, 2015 15:35

Raute to supply Stora Enso's new LVL line

Raute has received an order worth EUR 30 million for the machinery and equipment of a Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) production line from Stora Enso Wood Products Oy... [more...]

  • Machinery News
  • March 05, 2015 13:30

Italian woodworking machinery industry receives 20% more orders

The fourth quarter 2014 brought more optimism about the “health” of Italian wood technology. In the final quarter of the year, orders increased by as much as 20.1 percent compared to the same period of 2013. Furthermore, domestic orders showed the liveliest trend, with a significant 24.7 percent increase, compared to the October-December 2013 period. Good results also for orders from abroad, up by 19.7 percent. This positive figure has generated a climate of confidence and strengthened the feeling that 2015 might be a better year than expected... [more...]

Wood energy
  • Wood energy
  • March 05, 2015 12:16

Salon Bois Energie: Wood Energy Exhibition in Nantes, 19-22nd March 2015

This event is a unique Exhibition in France dedicated to the entire wood energy chain. It is the benchmark event for wood energy. Being staged in 2015 in Nantes, already welcoming 20 countries through its doors, the Salon Bois Energie is the international show place and meeting point for the French market. This distinctive event is reputed for bringing wood energy to life - indoor operational stoves and fireplaces, outdoor wood fuel machinery demonstrations, exhibitors from all across Europe, conferences, and innovation awards. Parallel events include a Study Tour and Conference programme for professionals as well as Conferences for the General Public on the weekend. A large number of Innovations are introduced onto the market at the Salon Bois Energie, providing key insights into future trends for wood energy… and the Innovation Competition held during the event recognises and rewards the most significant of these product and service breakthroughs... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 05, 2015 11:12

Södra aims to be a complete wood supplier for projects in Europe

The Swedish timber company Södra aims to become in the future a complete supplier of wood products on a project basis. On April 1, Södra will therefore open a project department in Karlstad, Sweden. The target group of the new department are architects... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 05, 2015 09:46

"RFID-Factory" showcases workable solutions at LIGNA 2015

Custom products in industrial mass production and single-unit batch size as an organizational and manufacturing goal – these visions have beckoned for some time already. The reality? Incomplete deliveries, missing parts, production downtime due to ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 05, 2015 09:20

Myanmar: Average prices of sawn timber at latest auctions

Prices for sawn teak in the Open Tender held on 20 February averaged US$4500 per cubic ton for boards and ranged from US$1000 to US$2000 per cubic ton for Second Class teak scantlings. Third Class (the lowest grade) scantlings sold for between US$500 and US$1000 per cubic ton...... [more...]

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special report
Current wood pellet market trends in Europe

Current wood pellet market trends in Europe

This year's European Pellet Conference took place on 25 and 26 February in Wels, Austria. About 600 visitors attended the presentations with specific topics related to market developments of wood pellets worldwide. Christian Rakos, managing director of proPellets Austria and president of the European Pellet Association (EPC), gave an overview of the pellet market in Europe... [ more...]

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