the timber network
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  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 10:05

China bans commercial logging in NE forests starting April 1

Commercial logging will be forbidden in key state forests in northeast China on April 1... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2015 09:17

Indonesia: Export and domestic prices for log, sawnwood and panels

The Indonesian rupiah recently fell sharply against the US dollar on fears Indonesia's trade with China, its biggest trading partner, will decline as China settles for a slower and more structured growth model... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 27, 2015 08:22

Sveza installs new equipment at Novator plywood mill in Russia

Equipment by Raute has been installed on two lines at the Sveza Novator plywood mill... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 27, 2015 08:13

HOLZMA presents a world-first for the cutting process at LIGNA

Just a few weeks before LIGNA, HOLZMA has announced that it will be launching a world-first in Hanover that will revolutionize the cutting process in order-related manufacturing – the HPS 320 flexTec. In this smart cutting cell, the German company has implemented a concept that takes part transfer in customized production to a completely new level and allows fully automated processes. This saves time and material, thus reducing costs... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • March 26, 2015 15:31

Metsä Wood to launch Accoya decking and cladding in France

Metsä Wood has announced plans to launch Accoya decking and cladding throughout France. The decking and cladding ranges will be both available in a variety of colours including black, dark brown, grey and a translucent version. Both come with Accoya’s 50 years above ground and 25 years below ground warranty... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 26, 2015 13:15

Forecast: European paper and forest product companies starting turnaround

Most European paper and forest product companies will maintain or increase their capital expenditure in 2015 to meet their expansion plans. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 26, 2015 12:01

Stora Enso plans closures and lay-offs in Wood Products division

Stora Enso plans to rationalise the operational model in Wood Products division Finland and starts co-determination negotiations with all employees within this unit. The co-determination negotiations will include a possible reduction in personnel by approximately 50 people and a possible closure of the...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 26, 2015 11:01

Ghana: Illegal chainsaw milling to be eliminated

A forum on the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and VPA processes was held in SefwiWiawso in the Western Region to inform timber producing communities of related forestry management practices... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 26, 2015 10:02

Positive prospects for the Brazilian furniture sector

According to the Brazilian Market Intelligence Institute (IEMI), prospects for the furniture sector in 2015 are bright despite the disappointments of 2014. IEMI estimates a 1.4% growth in revenues for manufactures and a 10% growth in revenue to furniture retailers... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 26, 2015 08:28

New sawmill planned in US South

Officials from US company Pro South announced the expansion of its operations by adding a sawmill at its location near Booneville, Mississippi, US...... [more...]

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special report

Top North American lumber producers in 2014: Canadian sawmills continue to expand in the U.S.

Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers reported modest gains in 2014 as lumber demand continues to rise slowly (but steadily) in the U.S. as well as in key export markets. Total U.S. softwood lumber shipments increased 4.1% to 31.3 billion bf (73,1 million m3) and Canadian production recorded smaller gains, or +3.1% to 24.2 billion bf (57,1 million m3). Corporate acquisitions were again a big part of the story as the Canadian buying frenzy continued in the U.S. South – since 2004 when only 2 U.S. sawmills were owned by Canadian companies (only West Fraser), there are now more than 35 mills that have been purchased by Canadian firms in the South as well as the U.S. West... [ more...]