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  • Wood Construction
  • May 24, 2016 09:21

Upturn in EU construction sector activity

The Eurostat Construction Production Index shows that EU construction sector activity turned upward in the last quarter of 2015 and the rising trend continued into the first quarter of 2016. Strong growth in activity in Germany, Netherlands, and Spain offset weakening activity in the UK and Poland. Activity in France and Belgium remained flat during this period. Activity in Italy remains at a very low level but there were some minor gains in the last quarter of 2016... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 24, 2016 09:09

Norbord resumes production in High Level, Alberta OSB mill

Norbord Inc. announced that over the weekend its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta resumed production announced that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta resumed production over the weekend... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • May 23, 2016 20:23

Pulpmills in Eastern Canada more competitive

Pulpmills in Eastern Canada have become more competitive following sharply declining wood costs the past four years. In fact, wood costs reached their lowest levels in 15 years in the 1Q/16, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Wood costs for ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • May 23, 2016 10:09

Södra has produced 500,000 tonnes of dissolving pulp in Mörrum

As of mid-May, Södra has produced 500,000 tonnes of dissolving pulp at its pulp mill in Mörrum. Production started in December 2011 and has increased steadily since then. "Demand for dissolving pulp for textile purposes is increasing globally," says ...... [more...]

  • Interior
  • May 20, 2016 14:04

US: Anti-dumping duty on Chinese wooden bedroom furniture

The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a final determination of the antidumping duty to be applied to Chinese wooden bedroom furniture imports... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • May 20, 2016 13:01

Jörgen Lindquist appointed President of Södra Wood

On May 16, Jörgen Lindquist has been appointed President of Södra Wood, following his position as Interim President of the business area since 14 March... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • May 20, 2016 11:01

Most EU countries comply with EUTR obligations

This month the European Commission has updated the table with information on the state of implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) by the EU Member States. The table regards whether the member countries have complied with their obligations provided under the EUTR... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • May 20, 2016 08:35

Production in construction down by 0.9% in euro area

In March 2016 compared with February 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2016, production in construction fell by 0.6% in both zones... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2016 14:19

Continued stable profitability for Kährs Group in Q1/2016

In the first quarter of 2016, net sales of the Kährs Group totalled SEK 695 million (687), an increase of 1 percent compared with the same period in 2015. Good growth in the Group's Europe segment offset the weaker trend in the Resilient Global segment for the quarter.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • May 19, 2016 12:00

Linden Lumber to сlose its hardwood flooring division

Linden Lumber, LLC is closing its hardwood flooring division effective May 17. As a result, its work force will be reduced by 37 employees... [more...]

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special report
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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