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  • Pulp and Paper August 20, 2014 13:32

    Andritz to supply Resolute Forest Products mill

    International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Resolute Forest Products to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for a new Lo-Solids continuous digester including Andritz’s patented TurboFeed chip feeding system... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 20, 2014 12:36

    Germany: Beech logs export prices on the rise

    Prices of beech logs exported by Germany from January to May 2014 increased compared to the first five months of 2013. With an average price of 129 €/m3, logs delivered to China, Germany's main export country, in January-May 2014 were 12 €/m3 more expensive than in the same period last year... [more...]

  • Forestry August 20, 2014 11:37

    FSC approves Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment for Japan

    As the National Risk Assessment has been approved at a national level by Japan, it was given final approval by the policy and standards unit of FSC International... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper August 20, 2014 11:01

    Paper production in Sweden falls

    During the first quarter of 2014, production of paper and paperboard in Sweden declined by 5.7 percent while production of wood pulp was at the same level when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013, says the Swedish Forest Agency... [more...]

  • Wood Construction August 20, 2014 10:20

    US housing starts up sharply in July

    US housing starts and building permits rebounded strongly in July, suggesting that the housing market recovery is back on track after stalling in the first half of the year... [more...]

  • Sawmilling August 20, 2014 09:55

    Brazilian woodbased panel exports rise in first half 2014

    According to Brazilian Industry of Trees (IBÁ), the volume of woodbased panel exports in the first half of this year totalled 251,000 cu.m, a 22% increase compared to the same period of 2013... [more...]

  • Forestry August 20, 2014 09:28

    China: Timber strategic reserve plan finalised

    In order to balance timber supply and demand and guarantee national timber security China plans to establish, by 2020, strategic commercial timber reserves over 14 million hectares in... [more...]

  • Sawmilling August 19, 2014 15:10

    Infographic: European sawmills expand softwood lumber shipments to China

    Following a 2013 when European sawmills almost tripled their softwood lumber shipments to China, it seems that in the first five months of 2014 this trend is set to continue, though... [more...]

  • Market Prices August 19, 2014 13:04

    Germany's pine lumber exports up 30%

    In the first five months of 2014, German sawn pine lumber exports have increased by more than 30 percent both in volume and value. This is mainly due higher shipments to Germany's main customer, China, but also to large shipments to Egypt... [more...]

  • Sawmilling August 19, 2014 11:02

    Rougier reports strong revenue growth for the first half of 2014

    Rougier recorded €39.0 million in revenues for the second quarter of 2014, up 12.8% on the same quarter in 2013. Half-year revenues came to €72 .5 million, with 11.1% growth versus the first half of 2013... [more...]

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Greenpeace accuses FSC of 'certifying' the destruction of Russian forests

Greenpeace released a report at the beginning of this month in which exposes the failure of the main forest certification system, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), to protect primary forests remaining in Russia, including legally protected areas. Greenpeace says that through forest certification, some forest companies are making destructive practices...[ more...]

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