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  • Sawmilling
  • July 07, 2015 14:33

Borregaard and Sappi announce capacity expansion at lignin joint venture in South Africa

Borregaard and Sappi will increase the lignin production capacity by 20,000 tonnes at LignoTech South Africa. The added volume will be marketed to the joint venture company’s existing applications and geographical markets. The investment by LignoTech is estimated at ZAR 105 million (approx. US$ 8.5 million), and the project is expected to be completed in 2017... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 07, 2015 13:09

Malaysia: FOB log prices improved in first quarter

Sarawak log exporters report rising FOB prices in the face of firm demand. The domestic newspaper, The Star, has reported the earnings of a few listed timber companies... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 07, 2015 11:26

APA forecasts sharp growth in demand for North American structural panels

From 2015 to 2019, the American industry association APA-The Engineered Wood Association predicts an increasing demand for North American engineered wood products. Structural panels are forecast to grow 19 percent, and other engineered wood products will see growth of 20 to 25 percent.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 07, 2015 09:44

Moelven to close 95,000 m3/year sawmill in Nössemark, Sweden

Norwegian wood-products company Moelven will shut down Nössemark Trä AB sawmill in Nössemark, Sweden, impacting 40 jobs... [more...]

  • Interior
  • July 07, 2015 08:29

EU wood furniture trade analysis

Seasonal fluctuations are a major feature of the EU furniture trade. EU wood furniture exports are almost exclusively interior products, mainly destined for other western countries, which tend to rise sharply at the end of the year in the run-up to the Christmas holiday season... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 06, 2015 15:02

Spruce prices in Tyrol drop to five-year low

In June, only about a third of the volumes reported in May were sold in Tyrolean non-state forests. The reason for this are probably the unusually low wood prices. The prices for main assortments have again fell sharply in June, with spruce prices of €85.71/m3 for B/C quality and 58.90 for Cx being at the lowest point in five years.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 06, 2015 13:19

India: Encouraging plantations of sandalwood and agar

Investment in plantation teak began in the post-independence era in India and large areas of mixed forests were clear felled for planting teak. Because the forest was cleared the stock of trees used for medicinal purposes as well as those for production of gums and resins dwindled. In addition, forest biodiversity suffered. These developments have been subject of debate in India and proposals have been made to address biodiversity loss... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 06, 2015 11:04

Japan focuses more on the utilisation of domestic wood resources

White paper is the report that the Japanese government makes up to explain present situation and future prospect of certain industry. It describes issues and solution of the industry. Japan's Forestry and Forest white paper is officially approved. The main theme this year is wood industry since the industry to process and distribute is vital and essential to promote cyclical utilisation of forest resources... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 06, 2015 10:16

Danzer expands in Dresden

International hardwood specialist Danzer is relocating their IT and technology department to Kesselsdorf, near Dresden in Germany. At the same time Danzer doubles the size of their production space in Kesselsdorf by moving to a larger site. The expansion is driven by an increased demand for 3D-Veneer and the favorable business conditions in Dresden... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 06, 2015 09:43

Sonae Indústria sold French Darbo

Sonae Indústria, SGPS, S.A. announced that its affiliates, Tafisa France SAS and Taiber, Tableros Aglomerados Ibéricos, SL, sold, on the present date, 100% of the Share Capital of Darbo SAS (owner of Linxe plant, located in France) to an affiliate of GRAMAX CAPITAL, a Swiss-German based private investment group... [more...]

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Russia considers ban on roundwood exports to Finland

Russia might restrict roundwood exports to Finland due to Helsinki’s refusal to grant entry visas to six Russian officials... [ more...]

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