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Turkish Starwood orders particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher

Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi A.S. has ordered a particleboard plant with an annual capacity of 460,000 m3 from Dieffenbacher for its headquarters in İnegöl, in the Bursa province... [more...]

Germany: Price of wood products slightly rising in May

In May 2018, the producer prices for commercial wood products continued to rise slightly in Germany. Almost half of the figures are unchanged compared to April, only wood chips and pellets have fallen slightly... [more...]

US housing starts up by 5% in May

New residential construction in the US reported a significant rise in May, according to data released by the US Commerce Department... [more...]

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European Parquet Market consolidates its positive trend in 2017

In general, parquet consumption continues to progress in the EU benefiting from the encouraging economic context, especially from the growth of the European consumption, and the positive trends shown by the construction sector. Germany, the biggest European market ...... [more...]

Global softwood lumber prices continue their upward trend

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China... [more...]

Ghana: Q1 2018 wood products exports at year on year high

The volume of wood products exported from Ghana in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 72,533 cu.m, 18% higher than in the corresponding quarter in 2017... [more...]

Germany: Price of wood pellets continued to drop in June

The price of wood pellets in Germany declined again in June, as the survey of German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV) shows... [more...]

In CdB Nantes the poplar "light panel" confirms the positive moment

The strength of the Italian poplar chain culminates this year at the Carrefour du Bois, where the Italian companies Vigolungo, Invernizzi and Panguaneta ...... [more...]

Image Systems AB acquires Limab Oy

Already on 1 June Image Systems AB has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares outstanding of the Finnish company Limab Oy. Limab Oy, with offices in S:t Michel and Helsingfors, is active in contactless measurement technology with applications in the sawmill industry ...... [more...]

Pfeifer Group invests 10 million euros in Kundl site

The Pfeifer Group has been based in Kundl (Tyrol) since 1978. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company is investing just under EUR 10 million in the Kundl plant in sawmill technology, job security and a state-of-the-art office building. A new packaging plant and a waste wood transport facility are already in operation.... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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