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Vietnam: Wood and product trade highlights

According to the General Department of Customs wood and wood product (W&WP) exports to Canada in May 2022 reached US$21.5 million, up 4% compared to May 2021. ... [more...]

German pellet price in June 2022 continues to rise

A high demand paired with high production costs caused the price for pellets to rise further in Germany in June 2022. As reported by the German Pellet Institute (DEPI), the nationwide average price was €431.56/t.... [more...]

Andritz to acquire Bonetti Group, Italy

Andritz has signed an agreement to acquire the Bonetti Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy. Closing of the transaction took place on June 30, 2022.... [more...]

China: New standard on MDF

A new national standard on Middium Density Fibreboard (MDF) has been introduced as off 1 June 2022. The standard on MDF (GB/T 11718) was released for the first time in 1999 and revised in 2009 and in 2021 ... [more...]

US imports of Russian hardwood plywood imports rose in early '22, despite tariffs

Despite the Russia-Ukraine war and subsequent tariffs, imports of Russian hardwood plywood grew by 44% ... [more...]

Valmet to deliver world’s first electrical folding machine for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås in Sweden

Valmet will deliver the world’s first two electrical folding machines for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The machines’ start-up is planned for the last quarter of 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.... [more...]

Zurich Airport to add timber terminal and control tower

Zurich Airport has revealed the design of its new Dock A facility, which consists of a mass timber terminal and control tower, designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and US firm HOK.... [more...]

Six winners Announced for $2M Mass Timber Competition

The United States Forest Service and the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) announced at a press conference that coincided with the 2022 AIA Conference on Architecture being held in Chicago... [more...]

Andritz to supply two PMA systems and LC refining to Dongfang Smart Energy in China

Andritz has received an order from Dongfang Smart Energy Co., Ltd. of Shaanxi Power Generation Group to supply two paper machine approach flow systems and LC (low consistency) refiners to its mill in Wugong County... [more...]

Molpus Woodland to purchase 117,773 acres of timberland in Mississippi

The Molpus Woodland Group LLC, a timberland investment management organization, headquartered in in Jackson Mississippi, announced that it has on behalf of a client, successful completed the purchase of approximately 117,773 acres of timberland... [more...]

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European Pellets Conference 2022 showed potential and homework

The European Pellets Conference 2022 on April 6 in Wels, Upper Austria, as well as online, showed the more than 650 participants from 60 countries the current developments on the markets, in technology and politics. Speakers and audience discussed ways of optimal positioning in times of... [ more...]

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North American lumber prices are down 28%

North American lumber prices are down 28% in 3 weeks as the housing market cools...... [ more...]

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Trade of logs and lumber in Europe expected to change in the coming years

The trade of logs and lumber in Europe will “change dramatically” in the coming years, with timber harvests having reportedly peaked in Central Europe.... [ more...]

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