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  • Panels
  • August 26, 2016 11:40

India: Gurjan plywood facing tough competition

Indian plywood manufactured by small and medium sized plants in the so-called ‘unorganised plywood sector’ is facing tough competition from products manufactured by larger mills.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 26, 2016 10:28

SCA plans to split the Group into two listed companies in 2017

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. Today about 85% of the Group sales derives from the hygiene business and about 15% from the forest products business. To create further value for the shareholders, the SCA Board of Directors plans to initiate work in order to propose to the Annual General Meeting 2017 to decide on a split of the Group into two listed companies... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • August 26, 2016 09:27

Ghana: Encouraging May export figures

The export of Ghana’s wood products in May 2016 yielded euro 18,755,766 from a volume of 33,348 cu.m which represents an increases of 37% in value and 23% in volume compared to exports in May 2015.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • August 25, 2016 14:33

Central/West Africa: Exchange rates and market volatility on everyone’s mind

The slight weakness in prices for sipo and sapele was reigned in over the past two weeks and there is no news of further price movements either up or down. On all producer’s minds is what effect the turmoil after the UK referendum will have on exports... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • August 25, 2016 12:31

Tolko to close The Pas mill

300 workers from Tolko Industries Ltd. in The Pas will be unemployed starting the 2nd of December, as the company shuts down its mill... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • August 25, 2016 12:22

Iggesund focuses on Japan​

Paperboard manufacturer Iggesund Paperboard’s market-leading brands Invercote and Incada are again among the three most valuable brands on the European paperboard market, concludes a newly released brand survey of European paperboard converters and brand owners done by Opticom International Research... [more...]

Forestry
  • Forestry
  • August 25, 2016 11:43

Korea Wood Show Coming up November 3-6, 2016 in South Korea

Korea Wood Show 2016, is scheduled for November 3-6, 2016 at KIINTEX, a suburb of Seoul, as the country's largest trade show specialized in wood products. The show is organized by Media Wood., Ltd., which has published a weekly Korea Wood Newspaper since 1998... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • August 25, 2016 11:03

Nippon Paper wants to start wood pellet production

Nippon Paper Industries, Tokyo, plans to produce heavy efficient-burning wood pellets as to use them as biomass fuel for electricity generation. The company will begin the tests on their new project in spring 2017 and plans to start the operation in fiscal 2018... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • August 25, 2016 09:22

New home sales in US reach 9-year high

New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly rose in July, reaching their highest level in nearly nine years as demand increased broadly, brightening the housing market outlook... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • August 24, 2016 16:17

Drax receives SBP certification

Drax Biomass received the first Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certificates issued by SCS Global Services, a leading global third-party certifier, on Aug. 2 for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities... [more...]

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Roundwood prices in US on a downward trend in the first half of the year

Prices for roundwood have followed a downward trend in the US in the first half of the year.... [ more...]

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