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  • Forestry
  • July 21, 2017 12:14

SCA published the first financial report as a separate forest and forest products company

SCA has published its January-June 2017 interim report, for the first time as just forest and forest products company. As reported before, the Annual General Meeting’s decision to split SCA into two listed companies has been implemented... [more...]

  • Interior
  • July 21, 2017 09:43

Japan’s wooden windows imports decreased by 13% in May

In contrast to the volatile wooden door imports, Japan’s imports of wooden windows was flat for the first four months of 2017 rising only in... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 21, 2017 09:11

Karl Knauer KG obtains a majority interest in HEPACK druck+verpackung GmbH

Karl Knauer KG, packaging manufacturer from Biberach/Baden, has acquired HEPACK druck+verpackung GmbH from Neuenstein near Heilbronn as of 3 July 2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 21, 2017 08:02

Canadian tropical sawnwood imports increased by 5% in May

Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood were worth US$2.18 million in May, up 12% from April. Year-todate imports increased 5% from May 2016... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 21, 2017 06:00

Xylexpo: Applications start coming in for the 2018 edition

A really positive mood is characterizing the initial stage of activities leading up to the next Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of woodworking technology and furniture industry supplies, to be held in the Fieramilano-Rho fairgrounds from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 May 2018. Talks with exhibitors around the world ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 20, 2017 15:26

Valmet to deliver Defibrator system to Chiping County Senqiang MDF in China

Valmet will deliver an EVO-56 Defibrator system to Chiping County Senqiang MDF in China. This is a new fiberboard line and the Defibrator system will produce 30 tons per hour bd (bone dry) unresinated fiber. The start-up is scheduled for ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 20, 2017 15:16

Sveaskog’s sales increased by 5% in H1 2017

Net sales of Swedish statal forest agency Sveaskog, which comprise both deliveries from Sveaskog’s ownforests and purchased wood raw material, increased by 5% to SEK 3,299 million (3,151) in the first half of 2017. Total delivery volumes rose by 2% and prices increased by ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 20, 2017 08:29

Verso to permanently close a paper machine at its Androscoggin mill in Maine

Verso Corporation announced plans to permanently shut down the No. 3 paper machine and associated equipment at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 20, 2017 07:26

Sonoco Names Philippe Guillemot to Board of Directors

Sonoco announced that Philippe Guillemot had been named to its Board of Directors. Guillemot, 58, was chief operating officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, prior to its acquisition by ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 19, 2017 11:59

Kuhmo Oy orders HTC kiln from Heinola

Kuhmo Oy has ordered a fully automatic high capacity 2-zone progressive kiln type HTC with an annual capacity of ca. 65,000 m3 from Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc. The drying kiln can be used for drying of pine and spruce timber with thicknesses of ...... [more...]

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LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

Self-optimisation is trend. Not only for the human body but also for the sawmill industry. One trend is the search for higher speed, a second the minimisation of noiseThe sawmill and a third one the increas of efficieny by using special products or processes. Fordaq talked to peaople of the sawmill industry on LIGNA. The fair took place between 22 and 26 May in Hannover, Germany. ...... [ more...]

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