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EOS: Softwood market “overall rosy”

On 15 June 2018 the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) held its Summer General Assembly in Oslo. The event was hosted by the EOS Member Treindustrien (Norwegian Wood Industry Federation). It was preceded by the Moelven’ sawmill tour, one of ...... [more...]

Finland: pine log price standing at EUR 60.7 in May 2018

In May 2018, the Finnish pine log price (standing timber) came up to EUR 60.7 per m3, while spruce log price came up to... [more...]

Segezha Group is choosing the equipment supplier for its future CLT site

Heads of Segezha Group's House Building business area and Sokol Timber Company JSC visited enterprises of the leading European manufacturers of equipment for the glulam and CLT production in Germany, Austria and Switzerland... [more...]

Ilim Group launched the Big Ust-Ilimsk project in Russia

Ilim Group officially launched of the integrated investment project Big Ust-Ilimsk at Ilim's mill in Ust-Ilimsk... [more...]

Wood fair MEDEX in Tehran is cancelled

MEDEX in Iran will be cancelled this year. The international trade fair for woodworking and wood processing, materials, accessories, furniture and laminate flooring was scheduled to be held at the Permanent Fair Ground in Tehran, 10 to 13 July 2018. However, in the past couple of weeks ...... [more...]

HOMAG Group expands production capacity

The HOMAG Group has expanded the production capacity of the Schopfloch site with the commissioning of a hall in Horb, which is only a few kilometers away... [more...]

Classen confirms 2012 agreement with Välinge

Classen Intellectual Property GmbH (Classen IP) end of May confirmed the continuation of an exclusive licensing agreement with its partner Välinge signed in January 2012. The agreement is continued besides an on-going strategic partnership with I4F (Innovations4Flooring). ...... [more...]

Prices of Austrian wood pellets stable in June

In June, the prices of wood pellets in Austria kept stable as compared to May. The average price of ENplusA1 wood pellets has only increased slightly and currently stands at 23.28 cents / kg or 4.75 cents / kWh... [more...]

IKEA orders 2 Heinola progressive kilns for its sawmill in Poland

IKEA ordered two large automatic 2-zone Progressive Kilns type HFB from Heinola Sawmill Machinery... [more...]

Concern for finances of Sabah logging companies due to log export ban

Sabah has imposed an interim ban on log exports and sacrificed a major source of income to ensure the domestic market enjoy adequate raw material supply... [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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