Pallets and Packaging

  • Forestry
  • February 15, 2019 11:02

Trump considers postponing March 1st deadline for China tariffs

If the US and China could reach a trade deal, President Donald Trump might consider postponing the March 1st deadline for tariffs, he said on the 12th of February... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 15, 2019 07:33

Ifo Institute: German economy barely escaped recession

"The German economy barely escaped recession in 2018." With this assessment, the German Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) CEO Timo Wollmershäuser has responded to the latest figures from the German Federal Statistical Office... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 12, 2019 12:27

Pfeifer plans further investments in the Czech Republic

In addition to the launch of the cross laminated timber plant in Schlitz in mid-2019, Michael Pfeifer spoke with Fordaq at this year's BAU about a number of further investments by the Pfeifer Group over the coming months... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 21, 2019 10:00

Mayr-Melnhof Group completes acquisition of Austrian TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has closed the acquisition of TANN Group, as the company announced in a press release... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • January 14, 2019 13:04

Where will the European timber industry get its skilled workers in the future?

On November 30, 2018, the European Timber Industry Association CEI Bois organized a seminar in Lisbon on the future of the wood industry in Europe. The 70 participants came from European associations and companies in the wood industry. The organizers were CEI Bois, as the European umbrella organization for the wood industry, the European Association of Engineered Wood Manufacturers EPF and the European Workers' Federation of the Wood Industry EFBWW. CEI WoodThe host was the Portuguese association AIMMP. The topic of the seminar was the future challenges of the wood industry... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • January 14, 2019 11:49

Wood packaging: Conner Industries to open new plant in Tennessee

Conner Industries, Inc. announced that it will open a new manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tennessee on February 1, 2019. This latest expansion comes on the heels of strong first quarter growth for the company and is one of several new investments ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 10, 2019 10:10

Prices for wood packaging start to fall in Germany

Since the beginning of 2017, prices for sawn timber and wood-based panels in the German wood packaging sector have only been one direction: upwards... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • December 08, 2018 08:05


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  • Sawmilling
  • December 07, 2018 16:36

European Woodworking sector has to become more attractive

The 2nd Seminar of the Joint European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), EuropeanFederation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and European Wood-based Panels Federation (EPF) European-funded project “Perspectives and challenges of the Woodworking Industries in Europe” took place on the 30th of November 2018 in Lisbon.... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • December 06, 2018 08:50

Smurfit Kappa acquires two sites in France

Smurfit Kappa Group has significantly strengthened its presence in Western France with the acquisition of two Europac sites in Brittany.... [more...]

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