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Germany: Beetle wood infestation to reach 600.000 m3 in Thuringia

The German region of Thuringia currently expects around 600,000 m3 of beetle wood for the entire 2018... [more...]

U.S. softwood lumber production up 5.1% in H1/2018

U.S. sawmills produced 17.758 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first half of 2018, an increase of 5.1% from 16.898 bbf in the same period last year... [more...]

Finland: operating profit in non-industrial private forests up in 2017

Increased felling and stump prices were reflected in the improved operating profit of non-industrial private forestry in 2017 in Finland. In all, the profit increased to ... [more...]

Metsä Tissue appoints new CEO

LL.M. Esa Kaikkonen has been appointed CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation, the tissue and cooking paper business of Metsä Group. Kaikkonen has since 2013 led Metsä Group’s Wood Products Industry... [more...]

Unilin files infringement action against Windmöller in Düsseldorf, Germany

On September 12, 2018, Unilin filed a court case before the Landgericht Düsseldorf against Windmöller GmbH for infringement of European Patent EP 2 588 311. The infringement action is directed against Windmöller's alleged infringing sales of ...... [more...]

Européenne de Biomasse buys a system for production of black pellets from Valmet

Européenne de Biomasse has agreed with Valmet the delivery of a continuous steam explosion system, BioTrac, for production of black pellets at its FICAP plant... [more...]

UPM Raflatac acquired assets of Seattle-based Converters Express, Inc.

UPM Raflatac, one of the world's leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Seattle, Washington-based Converters Express, Inc.... [more...]

Realising tropical timber’s marine use potential

Tropical hardwood’s long-held status as the prime material for European fresh and seawater marine applications has been increasingly challenged by alternatives; steel, concrete, recycled plastics, wood-plastic composites, temperate timber species and increasingly, for sea defences, rock armour.... [more...]

Canadian lumber production drops 7.1% in June

Lumber production in Canada fell 7.1% from May to 5 555.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber in June... [more...]

Forestry

Czech Republic expects 15-20 million m3 infested by the bark beetle

Today, the Czech Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Toman informed the government about the bark beetle situation in the country... [more...]

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China – US trade War: List of US wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

On September 24th China will implement its own tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US. Read further to see the full list of wood products affected and tariff levels... [ more...]

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