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Another fall in EU imports of tropical flooring

EU imports of flooring products from tropical countries fell a further 21% to, to 14,500 MT in the first half of 2018, continuing a long term decline in response to tough competition from European and Chinese manufacturers... [more...]

Austria: Price of wood pellets slightly up in September

In Austria, the prices for ENplus A1 wood pellets increased slightly in September. Compared to August, the increase was + 0.9%, compared to September 2017 it was + 3.4%... [more...]

EU direct imports of plywood from the tropics decline 9%

In the first six months of 2018, EU imports of products faced with tropical hardwood manufactured in China increased 2% to 54,500 MT.... [more...]

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LIGNA 2018: Smart solutions for stunning surfaces

Next year, from 27 to 31 May, LIGNA will showcase the full spectrum of innovations from providers of woodworking and wood processing technologies. The show will feature comprehensive coverage of the latest surface finishing trends and technologies, including haptic, matt and glossy surfaces, digital and decorative gravure printing solutions, print inspection systems, spray coating systems and robotics applications. Themed "Smart Surface Technologies", the surface finishing exhibits at LIGNA 2019 will span the full range of smart processing solutions for stunning surfaces... [more...]

Chinese logs imports up by 14% in the first quarter of the year

China’s log imports in the first quarter of 2018 totalled 14.38 million cubic metres valued at US$2.753 billion, a year on year increase of 14% in volume and 25% in value... [more...]

John Deere improves sales in its forestry and construction division

John Deere increased its construction and forestry equipment sales by 100% in the third quarter. In the first nine months of 2018, it was 83%.... [more...]

Unilin’s IP division files next infringement action against Windmöller in Düsseldorf, Germany

On September 20, 2018, Flooring Industries, Unilin’s IP division, filed a new court case before the Landgericht Düsseldorf against Windmöller GmbH for infringement of European Patent EP 2 843 155. The infringement action is directed against Windmöller’s alleged ...... [more...]

EU direct imports of plywood from the tropics decline 9%

In the first six months of 2018, EU imports of products faced with tropical hardwood manufactured in China increased 2% to 54,500 MT.... [more...]

Stora Enso and TRÄ Group join forces to develop innovative digital services for wooden buildings

Stora Enso and TRÄ Group have signed a joint development agreement. The aim is to improve the construction efficiency and increase the digitalisation in the industry value chain with services for healthy and affordable living. The target is to make the ...... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 38, 2018

Deep cuts in prices of framing lumber persisted through a second straight week, leaving traders stunned at the volatility of the market in 2018... [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...]