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Egger reports a positive half-year 2018/2019

The Egger Group with headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol (Austria) closed with a consolidated turnover of EUR 1.43 billion and an adjusted operative result (EBITDA) of EUR 231.4 million. The outlook for the second half-year is also optimistic, the company said... [more...]

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) appoints Dr. Antti Asikainen as EVP for Research

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) has assigned Antti Asikainen, Research professor and Professor in Forest Technology, to Executive Vice President for Research as of 14 January 2019... [more...]

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...]

Välinge signs a license agreement with RenewMaterial (Jiangsu)

RenewMaterial (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of the 5G® locking system and Threespine®click furniture technology... [more...]

Uptake of FLEGT-licensed timber

An interview with three leading importers reported in the latest EU FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) Newsletter shows that market signals are still mixed on the question of recognition and uptake of FLEGT-licensed timber from Indonesia... [more...]

US housing starts down, home sales mixed

US privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,228,000. This is 1.5% above the revised September estimate of 1,210,000 but is 2.9% below the October 2017 rate of 1,265,000... [more...]

Roseburg to acquire MDF plant in El Dorado, Arkansas

Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products recently reached an agreement in principle with PotlatchDeltic Corp. to purchase the assets of its subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC... [more...]

NEPCon Establishes South Asian Regional Hub in India

International leading provider of sustainability certification establishes regional hub in India to provide direct service to clients for FSC™, Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture, and other sustainability services in South Asia. NEPCon, an international non-profit organization and ...... [more...]

Kährs Group announces strategic realignment

Kährs Group, a Swedish Europe-leading manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring implements a revised customer channel strategy... [more...]

Japanese housing starts fall slightly in November

Japan's housing starts in November dropped 0.6 percent from a year earlier to 84,213 units... [more...]

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France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

France: poplar price increase after a period of stagnation

In 2019, will the poplar follow the same trend that has prevailed over the past three years? The answer is undoubtedly positive if one examines the factors favorable to the wood species that has faced two difficult decades... [ more...]

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