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  • Interior
  • February 27, 2015 12:15

SGBDD to offer only FSC-certified tropical timber

The building material dealers Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Germany GmbH (SGBDD) will to offer its customers only FSC-certified tropical timber. The company thus wants to send a signal with regard to responsible responsible environmental policy... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 27, 2015 10:41

Russia's lumber production stable in 2014

Russia's production of lumber was stable in 2014. Total lumber (sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced, peeled etc.) production came up to...... [more...]

Panels
  • Panels
  • February 27, 2015 08:44

Japanese plywood market update

Japanese domestic softwood plywood market is holding without any change. In December, plywood deliveries had difficulty by shortage of delivery trucks as trucks were taken for deliveries of year end gifts. Since the manufacturers announced price hike in late November for December deliveries, orders increased so much that the manufacturers failed to perform in time and some of orders did not arrive even in late December... [more...]

Sawmilling
  • Sawmilling
  • February 27, 2015 06:58

LIGNA 2015: Innovative edging technology improves wood utilization and streamlines production

Price pressure and the high cost of raw materials and labor are having a major impact on the sawmill industry. When it comes to new investments, therefore, the wish list is headed off by equipment which can improve wood utilization and resource efficiency or automate processes. Edging offers considerable optimization potential, and many interesting innovations from sawmill equipment manufacturers and their partners can be explored at LIGNA 2015 from 11 to 15 May... [more...]

Machinery News
  • Machinery News
  • February 26, 2015 21:36

Eurobois in Lyon: an important appointment for Essetre producer of CNC machinery for wood carpentry

Techno SAW is a CNC machine extremely compact, equipped with a 5-axis head, double output motor (fixed blade on one side and tool connection on the other side) ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 26, 2015 15:18

Vietnam's wood exports projected to grow by 12% this year

Vietnam expects the export value for its wooden products to jump to US$7 billion this year...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 26, 2015 14:00

Ghana: Current prices for exported wood products

Latest prices in Ghana for exported logs, sawnwood, veneer and plywood...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 26, 2015 10:37

Martco announces new OSB plant

Martco L.L.C. announced the selection of Corrigan, Texas as the location for a new, state-of-the-art oriented strandboard (OSB) facility. The facility is expected to employ 165. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with startup anticipated by fall 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 26, 2015 08:30

Lumber Liquidators facing criminal charges for importing illegally harvested wood

Lumber Liquidators on Wednesday revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is contemplating criminal charges under the Lacey Act for importing illegally harvested wood. Lumber Liquidators’ stock value dropped by nearly 20 percent immediately following the news... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 26, 2015 08:11

Russia gains market shares in EU plywood imports

In terms of plywood imports, the Russian birch seems more and more attractive on the EU market. Even though Russia has traditionally been a major plywood supplier for the EU countries, now the country managed to take the lead in the first eleven months of 2014, surpassing China...... [more...]

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special report

EU: Mixed results in softwood logs&lumber exports to China

Following a 2013 when European sawmills almost tripled their softwood lumber shipments to China, it seems that in 2014 this trend was set to continue, though at a slower pace. On contrast, softwood log exports declined sharply... [ more...]

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