the timber network


  • Panels
  • November 30, 2015 12:51

Wood- and Natural Fibre Composites Current Trend in Consumer Goods

More and more companies specifically use wood and natural fibre plastic granulates in consumer goods like watchcases, toys, combs or trays – the unique look and feel give the impression of a high-value product and are well ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 26, 2015 13:09

China: Free trade zone in Manzhouli Port

China has signed many free trade agreements as part of it trade development strategy. Current agreements cover 22 countries and regions such as the ten ASEAN countries, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Iceland, Switzerland, South Korea and Australia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 26, 2015 12:02

Latvia's forest products exports up 3%

In the first nine months of 2015, Latvia exported forest products in the value of EUR 1.532 billion, an increase of 3 percent as compared to the same period of last year, when Latvian exports came up to 1.489 billion... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 25, 2015 15:01

Forest products markets in Europe and North America remain weak

Markets show signs of rising consumption for some forest products, though the picture is far from consistent In Europe and North America, forest products consumption is strongly related to construction. The hoped-for recovery from the trough of the 2008 global financial crisis has not materialized. Housing starts in Europe and North America are still only about two-thirds of what they were in 2000... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 25, 2015 08:47

SCM Group signs new partnership with Austria-based Handl

SCM Group has signed a collaboration agreement with Austrian dealer Handl. The agreement is for the distribution, service and technical support in the eight main Austrian regions (apart from Vorarlberg) for the entire range of the Group's brands... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 08:27

Current prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

The second round of auctions for the current season has been concluded at Forest Depart Depots in Surat and Vyara. Around 12,000 cubic metres of good quality domestically grown teak and some non-teak hardwoods was on offer. Despite prices for imported plantation teak easing auction prices were firm. Locally grown teak is always preferred by millers as the quality is higher, the sap is smaller, the form is good and the girths are larger all of which contribute to better recover rates in the mill... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 24, 2015 07:05

France: Lumber prices in the third quarter of 2015

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the third quarter of 2015...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 20, 2015 07:39

Metsä Wood and Snavely enter into strategic distribution partnership in the U.S.

Metsä Wood and Snavely Forest Products have agreed on a strategic partnership to distribute Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL products into North-Eastern U.S.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 19, 2015 08:46

Change underway in Japan’s plywood industry

Over the past twelve months the structure of the plywood sector in Japan has changed drastically. The Japan Lumber Reports suggests there is a major restructuring of domestic production underway. Because the yen has depreciated sharply imported plywood has become more expensive... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 18, 2015 12:00

Kronospan restarted production at its particleboard plant in Burgos

Kronospan has restarted particleboard production at its plant in Burgos, Spain, after completing the first stage of its modernization project, Notifix informs. Kronospan's total investment exceeded 50 million euros and includes the expansion of the continuous press, which will be the longest board (44 meters) press in Spain... [more...]

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