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US tropical sawnwood imports rise

US imports of tropical sawn hardwood rose in October to its highest volume of the year but volumes still lag behind 2017 levels. The October volume of tropical sawn hardwood imports was up 23% over September to 20,370 cu.m.... [more...]

Brazil: Improved transparency in forest control systems

Entrepreneurs and technical project managers of the forestry sector recently attended a training course on the application of the Brazilian National System for the Control of the Origin of Forest Products (SINAFLOR)... [more...]

Armstrong completes sale of its wood flooring segment

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has completed the sale of its Wood Flooring segment to an affiliate of American Industrial Partners . Proceeds from the sale were approximately $90 million... [more...]

Enviva to expand Southampton wood pellet plant

Enviva Partners, a global energy company specializing in sustainable wood biomass, will invest at least $75.7 million to expand its operation in Southampton, Virginia, US... [more...]

Resolute completes sale of Catawba paper and pulp mill

Resolute Forest Products announced on December 31, 2018, that it completed the previously disclosed sale of the Catawba, South Carolina... [more...]

Western U.S. sawmills produced f 4.8% more lumber in the first 11 months of 2018

Western U.S. sawmills produced 13.431 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months of 2018, an increase of 4.8% from 12.816 bbf in the same period in the previous year... [more...]

New forest machinery fair in Sweden

The Swedish Association of Forestry Machinery wants to start in 2021 a new trade fair format for forestry machines... [more...]

China: Legal status of wood flooring patents to be monitored

An Alliance for patent protection for floor locking systems has been established in Beijing by the China National Forest Products Industry Association (CNFPIA) after approval by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration and the National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)... [more...]

American Wood Council: Tall Mass Timber code changes get final approval

The International Code Council (ICC) has released the unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018, including passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals... [more...]

Sweden: Storm Alfrida causes 500,000 m3 of storm wood

On 2 and 3 January, the storm Alfrida has moved across Sweden... [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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