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  • Wood Construction January 26, 2015 00:25

    Euro area construction down by 0.1% in November 2014

    In November 2014 compared with October 2014, season ally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction January 25, 2015 23:51

    U.S.: Building Permits up 1.0% in December 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for December 2014:... [more...]

  • Market Prices January 25, 2015 15:12

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 3, 2015

    January remained a bear in framing lumber markets...... [more...]

  • Interior January 23, 2015 14:27

    Come to Shanghai to floor your success in Asia Pacific at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2015

    Interior

    The floor covering industry will meet in Shanghai to see the hottest new products and innovations in Asian floorings at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR in March 24-26, 2015. With less than 3 months to go and over 95% of exhibit space already sold, organizers are urging international participants to make travel and visa arrangements now... [more...]

  • Market Prices January 23, 2015 13:19

    Austria: Wood pellets price in January below 2014 level

    In January, wood pellets in Austria are almost -7% cheaper over 2014...... [more...]

  • Wood energy January 23, 2015 12:16

    ANDRITZ to deliver woodyard equipment to new Enviva pellet plants

    Wood energy

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Enviva, one of the leading producers of woody biomass pellets, to supply woodyard equipment, engineering, and field services for two biomass pellet plants, each with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year, to be built in North Carolina, USA...... [more...]

  • Market Prices January 23, 2015 11:26

    Myanmar: No decline in teak auction prices after log export ban

    Most analysts expected a sharp decline in the price of teak logs sold by the MTE after the export ban, in fact as can be seen from the table below they were wrong as prices have been sustained even though the supply of logs in the monthly sales by MTE remained almost at the same level as in the previous year... [more...]

  • Panels January 23, 2015 10:04

    Danzer doubles thick-cut capacity for precious hardwoods

    During Domotex 2015, the international trade fair for floor coverings in Hanover, hardwood specialist Danzer announced to double its thick-cut capacity for precious hardwoods. Three years ago, Danzer had added a new method to the existing techniques: the precious surface layers for engineered wood flooring can now be sliced with little to no waste; in the past, they were sawn with raw material losses of up to one-third. The new product has been well received by the European parquet industry. The investment in new capacity is needed to meet the growing demand in the coming years... [more...]

  • Panels January 23, 2015 08:54

    Wolseley exits French building materials business

    Plumbing supplies British group Wolseley said on Thursday that it was considering the exit of its remaining building materials business in France, where the market has proved tough. ... [more...]

  • Wood energy January 22, 2015 16:06

    New pellet plant project in U.S.

    PHI Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with AG Materials, LLC, an Alabama company, to jointly set up a 200,000 MT wood pellet mill in Florida, U.S.A...... [more...]

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special report

Fordaq interview with Romain Rougier: ''Current state and perspectives of the plywood market''

The effect of the ruble, competitiveness of Okoume plywood, effects of the EUTR, the role of China: what does a main French player think about the current plywood market situation? In an exclusive Fordaq interview, Romain Rougier, head of Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux, kindly expressed his opinion on these matters...... [ more...]

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