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  • Wood energy
  • July 02, 2015 09:22

AS Graanul Invest completes acquisition of wood pellet producer Sia Latgran

Company aims to produce 1.8 million tons of wood pellets in 2015 and is now the largest wood pellet producer in Europe... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 02, 2015 09:01

Largest LVL plant in Japan completed

Three companies, Iida group holdings, First Plywood and Kawai Ringyo built the largest LVL manufacturing plant in Japan, which completed in late March in Aomori prefecture... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 02, 2015 08:35

Impact of EUTR on the European furniture market

The recent downturn and subsequent recovery in deliveries from China and Vietnam may be partly attributable to the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The sharp fall occurred at around the time the EUTR came into force in March 2013 and may have been partly due to concerns about the reliability of evidence provided by Chinese and Vietnamese suppliers to demonstrate negligible risk of illegal timber origin... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 16:01

China: New processing and trading base for imported timber

Chinese Zhuanghe City will create an integrated complex for furniture manufacturing and port facilties will be further developed to specialise in handling imported timber... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 14:01

Forecast: World demand of forestry machinery to rise 4.5% annually by 2019

World demand for forestry equipment (including both purpose-built and converted machinery) is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annualy to US$9.3 billion in 2019. This will represent a moderation from the 2009-2014 pace of increase, a period during which market gains were bolstered by a rebound in roundwood production from lows posted during the 2009 global recession, as well as by the institution of new engine emissions standards in European Union (EU) and US... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 01, 2015 13:02

Expo Milan 2015: French Pavilion is a giant wooden structure

At this year's Milan Expo, France is presenting an interesting timber structure. The French Pavilion consists of an overturned landscape of 3600 m2, 2000 m2 of which are set in the ceiling. The building is inspired by the characteristic “halles”, the historical markets developed as places both of exchange and of production, which are located almost everywhere in France... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 11:46

IBRD grants Belarus $40 million for forestry development

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is going to grant Belarus more than US$40 million to finance its Forestry Development Project... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 01, 2015 11:02

Japanese housing starts rise for the third consecutive month in May

Housing starts in Japan increased for the third straight month in May, according to data revealed by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 01, 2015 10:30

Pfleiderer Polish unit Grajewo plans to buy stake in German parent company Pfleiderer GmbH

Pfleiderer Grajewo says it is in talks with Atlantik SA, the owner of Pfleiderer Gmbh, on acquiring a stake in its owner and merging operations. It is intended that Pfleiderer Grajewo SA takes over all shares of Pfleiderer GmbH. With this move, Grajewo plans to create a large European producer which will be able to face fierce competition in Eastern Europe and expand... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 01, 2015 09:01

Rayonier acquires timberlands in U.S. South and Pacific Northwest

Rayonier has purchased about 18,000 acres of timberland in Louisiana and Oregon in two separate transactions.... [more...]

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special report
Oak continues its momentum in France

Oak continues its momentum in France

For French forest owners there are some good news. For French sawyers, it's rather the opposite. The latest public auction organized in France in mid 2015, shows no pause in the oak roundwood market. Actually, the contrary can be noticed, with new tensions on supplies to sawmills resulting in significant price increases in many French production areas since the beginning of 2015... [ more...]

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