the timber network


  • Forestry
  • April 24, 2015 11:08

West Fraser reports first quarter results

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported earnings of CA$49 million or on sales of CA$1,014 million in the first quarter of 2015. In the quarter the company's lumber operations generated operating earnings of ...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • April 24, 2015 10:01

Metsä orders technology from Valmet for Äänekoski bioproduct mill

Valmet and Metsä Fibre have signed the agreement for the supply of key technology to Metsä Fibre`s new Äänekoski bioproduct mill in Finland. Valmet delivery includes recovery boiler, pulp drying line, gasification plant, lime kiln and a mill wide Valmet DNA automation system. The estimated value of Valmet`s delivery, which includes only the core equipment supplied by Valmet, is about EUR 125-150 million... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 24, 2015 08:30

Wood fiber costs in Western US increased substantially

Pulp mills in the US South continued to have stable wood fiber prices in the 1Q/15 at levels lower than any other region in the country. The dramatic increase in chip prices in the Northwest during 2014 started to level off early in 2015, while tight fiber supply in both the Lake State region and in the Northeast resulted in upward price pressure...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 23, 2015 18:47

International Wood Construction Forum (FBC): a brilliant 5th edition!

1,090 participants, 110 exhibitors, a hundred lecturers, several simultaneous exhibitions pertaining to wood, 600 full pages of Acts given to participants upon arrival, a new and well-­‐adapted setting easily accessible for those arriving from abroad (Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland), a wooden arch erected upon the square, idyllic weather… a convivial atmosphere at Nancy!... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • April 23, 2015 13:01

At LIGNA 2015, forestry technology exhibits more international and diverse than ever before

LIGNA 2015, which runs from 11 to 15 May, will feature a forestry and forestry technology program that is more diverse and international than ever before. Among much else, the fair will showcase all key timber harvesting and wood-based energy technologies. This year’s fair also stands out in terms of the many companies that will be exhibiting for the first time. These include Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, Grube KG Forstgerätestelle, HolzWert GmbH & Co. KG and Hase Safety Workwear GmbH from Germany, Norwood Industries Inc. from Canada, Peterson Pacific Corp. from the USA, Smartec S.r.l. from Italy, Pilous-Pásové Pily from the Czech Republic, FOREST TRACT S.A.R.L. from France and P.P.H.U. Tex-Star from Poland... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 23, 2015 12:09

Sixth congress on wood-plastic composites in Cologne, Germany

From 16-17 December 2015, the largest Conference on Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) worldwide will take place for the sixth time in Cologne, Germany. While the conference originally focused on the German market, it is now becoming more and more international, therefore taking place in English this year. The range of topics that previously covered only WPC, will for the first time be expanded to also address natural fibre composites (NFC) and bio-based plastics as matrix for bio-composites. All these markets are overlapping more and more and are growing as a whole... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 22, 2015 16:01

Stora Enso reports lower sales for wood products

For the first quarter of 2015, Stora Enso reported lower sales in its Wood Products division. Sales declined both as compared to Q4/2014 (by -5.5%) as well as compared to Q1/2014 (-11.9%). However, Operational EBITDA improved by... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • April 22, 2015 13:24

FORDAQ organizes new online auction of woodworking machinery

FORDAQ is organizing five new auction sales next month. From woodworking machines, such as sawing or moulding machines, to full painting lines and other products, our next auctions will be organized in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. The starting date will be May 5th and ending date on May 19th.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 22, 2015 10:31

Sweden: Rising roundwood prices in Q1

In the first quarter of 2015, Swedish sawlog prices increased compared to the prior quarter. Moreover...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • April 22, 2015 07:31

Japan: Domestic production of laminated lumber

Japan Laminated Lumber Manufacturers Association disclosed domestic production of laminated lumber in 2014. Total is 1,555,000 cbms, 5.6% less than 2013. In structural materials, production of medium and small sized lumber declined because of demand drop by increase of consumption tax but large sized lumber increase...... [more...]

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