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  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 19, 2017 11:48

Ilim Group and Orgkhim Biochemical Holding found joint venture Amber Stream LLC

Ms. Ksenia Sosnina, CEO of Ilim Group, and Mr. Nikolay Khodov, CEO of Orgkhim Biochemical Holding, have signed an agreement to set up Amber Stream LLC, a joint venture with 50/50 participation. The new JV will produce a wide range of pine-chemical products with a high added value, including ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 19, 2017 10:27

Cascades Inaugurates New Tissue Converting Plant in Oregon

Cascades Inc., leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art, 284,000-square-foot tissue converting facility in Scappoose, Oregon. The grand opening of this US$64 million facility ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 19, 2017 08:44

Södra reports strong second quarter result

Södra´s operating profit totalled SEK 464 million (50) for the second quarter. The trend was boosted by favourable demand for Södra’s products, higher prices and internal operational improvements. "The overall forest economy remains strong, which is to ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 19, 2017 07:19

SVEZA became the largest plywood supplier for Schmitz Cargobull

According to the results of the first months of 2017, SVEZA has become the leading plywood manufacturer amongst the European suppliers of Schmitz Cargobull AG... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 19, 2017 06:00

New Zealand’s logs exports three times as high as those of lumber

The total value of logs exported from New Zealand in the 1Q/17 was almost three times as high as the value of exported lumber, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Over 50% of the timber harvest in New Zealand is being exported in log form. However, some sawmills ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 18, 2017 13:39

Indian plywood manufacturers have shut down units from July 14 over GST

All India Plywood Manufacturing Association has declared that all plywood units in Yamunanagar and Jagadhri would go on indefinite strike from July 14 on account of imposition of goods and service tax (GST) on the wood industry, as the Times Of India reports. Their main grouse is imposition of 28% GST on plywood ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 18, 2017 11:27

Canfor closes Vavenby sawmill due to wildfires

Canfor announced Sunday morning that it is closing its Vavenby sawmill operation due to the forest fire situation. In a letter sent to employees and contractors, the forest company noted that an evacuation alert has been issued for the District of Clearwater, with some ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 18, 2017 10:37

EGGER acquires Masisa plant in Argentina

By acquiring the Masisa plant in Concordia, Argentina from Chilean company Masisa S.A., wood-based material manufacturer EGGER secures a production site outside of Europe for the very first time. Headquartered in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria, the company is consistently pursuing its strategy of continuing ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 18, 2017 08:05

Germany: Price of wood pellets seasonally lower in July

In July, the price of wood pellets in Germany is seasonally low. The average pellet price in Germany reached ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 18, 2017 07:06

Metsä Wood invests in partnerships in industrial wood element construction

Through its partner network in Europe, Metsä Wood is increasing the amount of Kerto® LVL-based element construction. ... [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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