Sawmilling

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  • December 20, 2014 08:33

    U.S.: Softwood and Panel Markets - Week 50, 2014

    Prices of framing lumber firmed or moved higher on the strength of order files bolstered by curtailments through the holiday period... [more...]

  • December 19, 2014 15:18

    Global production of all major wood products steadily growing

    Global production of all major wood products continued to show steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. While the production of industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood pellets and wood-based panels have fully recovered from the economic downturn in 2008-2009, global production of pulp and paper stagnated in 2012-13 largely due to a decline in consumption in China, where electronic publishing is increasingly being used instead of traditional printing processes... [more...]

  • December 19, 2014 14:39

    Interfor acquires 4 sawmills in the US; expands production capacity by 30%

    Interfor announced the acquisition of 4 sawmills in the US. With the acquisitions, Interfor's total production capacity will increase by 30 percent... [more...]

  • December 19, 2014 14:19

    ​Elmia and DLG launch a forestry fair in Transylvania

    Elmia and DLG are starting a joint venture to establish a forestry fair in Romania. To be called Forest Romania, the fair will exhibit machines and technology in operation and will be held for the first time 16 – 18 September 2015. Elmia in Jönköping organises the world’s leading forestry fair, Elmia Wood. DLG in Germany organises the world’s leading agricultural fair, Agritechnica, plus other agricultural fairs in several countries... [more...]

  • December 19, 2014 10:29

    Front production: The agony of choice

    On a small stand at the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair in 1962, the company HOMAG exhibited the world’s first edge banding machine. Used in conjunction with a new adhesive, the hot-cold method was hailed as a revolution which was to become established on a worldwide basis, changing the entire market for decades – up until the recent development of what is now known as the zero joint... [more...]

  • December 18, 2014 12:53

    Japan seeks expansion of domestic log export

    The Japan Wood Products Export Promotion Council held the first meeting for establishing of a network for co-operation with overseas relevant organizations to promote more wood products export from Japan... [more...]

  • December 18, 2014 10:27

    Sierra Pacific to start construction on new Washington sawmill

    Sierra Pacific, U.S. second-largest lumber producer, will begin construction of a major new sawmill at Frederickson in southern Pierce County (75 km south of Seattle, U.S.)... [more...]

  • December 17, 2014 11:44

    The most modern sawmill in Eastern Europe counts its first results

    The new sawmill Radviliškis in Lithuania was launched just six months ago, but since then the UABJuodeliai capacity has almost doubled: the company’s output in October was a record high – over 16,000 m3. Prior to this development, the company's average monthly production had been about 8,000 m3... [more...]

  • December 17, 2014 11:05

    Hundegger changes its legal form

    The German manufacturer of joinery and other woodworking machines, Hundegger, Hawangen has changed its legal form... [more...]

  • December 17, 2014 10:29

    Brazilian wood products exports to Europe set to increase

    Brazilian wood products now have enhanced credibility in the European market and this is creating opportunities to expand trade... [more...]