the timber network


  • Sawmilling
  • March 27, 2015 15:35

The seventh edition of SICAM is set to be an unmissable event

SICAM 2015 is setting out to be a very interesting edition with the participation of truly top-quality international companies. The surface area of the last edition has already been occupied at mid-March, with over 90% of last year’s exhibitors returning again.The remainder consists of new exhibitors (the exhibitors list is online on our website)... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 27, 2015 15:01

European sawmilling in the U.S. South -a game changer?

With one mill now operating in Florida using 100% imported European log merchandising, sawmilling, drying and planing equipment, what does this mean to the U.S. industry and markets? Could a new sawmill processing technology change the industry? The simple answer is: No. European sawmills have lower processing costs than North American mills due to the differences in log processing technology... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 13:05

Södra develops its processing of forest fuel

Södra is developing and enhancing the efficiency of its processing of forest fuel and is transitioning to less invasive methods to reduce the risk of soil damage. As part of this effort, the group is undertaking a comprehensive procurement of contractors to process forest fuel... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 12:33

Trends in Ukrainian oak timber export

The Ukrainian government considers imposing moratorium on timber exports. The legislative draft on moratorium, which the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian parliament) has already passed in the first reading, suggests adding oak to the list of valuable and rare wood species. ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 27, 2015 12:01

Australia is importing record volume of softwood

In light of the news that, despite record housing starts, much of the softwood for framing is being sourced from imports, Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Chairman Mr Greg McCormack is urging the Australian Government to support the forest industry and move quickly to reveal a National Forestry and Fibre Plan... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 27, 2015 09:17

Indonesia: Export and domestic prices for log, sawnwood and panels

The Indonesian rupiah recently fell sharply against the US dollar on fears Indonesia's trade with China, its biggest trading partner, will decline as China settles for a slower and more structured growth model... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • March 26, 2015 13:15

Forecast: European paper and forest product companies starting turnaround

Most European paper and forest product companies will maintain or increase their capital expenditure in 2015 to meet their expansion plans. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 26, 2015 12:01

Stora Enso plans closures and lay-offs in Wood Products division

Stora Enso plans to rationalise the operational model in Wood Products division Finland and starts co-determination negotiations with all employees within this unit. The co-determination negotiations will include a possible reduction in personnel by approximately 50 people and a possible closure of the...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 26, 2015 08:28

New sawmill planned in US South

Officials from US company Pro South announced the expansion of its operations by adding a sawmill at its location near Booneville, Mississippi, US...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 26, 2015 07:36

Söderhamn Eriksson is now American

USNR announced that it has acquired Söderhamn Eriksson and all of its subsidiaries from Cellwoodgruppen AB. USNR is the world’s largest supplier of equipment and technologies for the sawmill industry, and the addition of Söderhamn Eriksson further cements USNR’s leadership position. George Van Hoomissen, president and CEO of USNR, said he was very interested in the opportunity to acquire Söderhamn Eriksson because he felt that the company’s strong market position in Europe would complement USNR’s strong position in North America, and that both companies’ positions would be strengthened as a result of the combination in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Asia... [more...]

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