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  • Forestry
  • December 02, 2016 11:17

John Deere reports loss in worldwide sales of forestry and construction equipment

For the fourth quarter ended October 31, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a decline of 3 percent, to $6.520 billion, and decreased 8 percent, to $26.664 billion, for the 12 months of the company's fiscal year... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • December 02, 2016 09:41

UPM has successfully tested wood-based diesel fuel UPM BioVerno in buses

UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests clearly demonstrated that UPM's renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, works just like the best diesel fuel... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 02, 2016 09:30

FAO applauds Indonesia’s success with FLEGT licensing scheme

In a press statement posted on its website FAO welcomed the first shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber to the European Union (EU). Indonesia is the first country to have successfully concluded all the requirements of the EUTR and through this has contributed to global efforts to stamp out illegal logging and promote the legal timber trade says FAO... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • December 01, 2016 16:44

International Paper Finalizes Purchase of Weyerhaeuser's Pulp Business

International Paper today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's pulp business for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. Because the transaction is a purchase of assets, International Paper expects to realize a tax benefit with ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 01, 2016 16:27

European Commission proposes to assess sustainability of forest biomass

Yesterday, the European Commission presented a proposal for new sustainability criteria for forest biomass, as a part of the Clean Energy package. European forest owners and managers are reiterating their concerns over the introduction of a new system for forest biomass sustainability. ...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • December 01, 2016 10:37

Segezha Packaging Denmark plant receives FSSC 22000 Certification

Segezha Packaging’s production facility in Aalborg, Denmark recently received the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) following an audit completed by DNV GL, an international certification body and classification society... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • December 01, 2016 10:24

Valmet to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes

Valmet has become one of the first technology suppliers to the global pulp and paper industry to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes to shorten lead times... [more...]

  • Panels
  • November 30, 2016 09:30

SWISS KRONO Kft. Officially Inaugurated: Start of OSB Production in Hungary

Swiss Krono Group inaugurated a new OSB plant in Vásárosnamény, Hungary. The plant’s official inauguration was held on November 9, 2016 by the President of the Supervisory Board of the SWISS KRONO GROUP, Ines Kainl, together with Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, in the presence of numerous invited guests from the worlds of politics, business and culture... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 30, 2016 09:21

ASI Lifts the suspension of Quality Austria

Effective 22 November 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of the certification body Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH (Quality Austria). The company is accredited for FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • November 30, 2016 09:21

Stimson Lumber CEO elected 2017 AWC chairman

The American Wood Council today announced the election of Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller as the new AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective beginning January 2017... [more...]

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France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

The results of 2016 are not likely to be satisfactory for softwood processors. At the latest wood auctions in November and December, most sawmill owners reported mixed results of their activities over the last twelve months... [ more...]

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