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Siempelkamp delivers 4th press to PG Bison, South Africa

On November 22nd, the South African wood-based panel producer PG Bison signed the contract for its fourth Siempelkamp plant within 15 years. The annual production output of these four plants will thus clearly exceed the mark of one million m3/yr. The order includes a... [more...]

Stora Enso introduces portfolio for bio-based packaging foam

Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams made from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. The offering consists of Fibrease™ by Stora Enso and Papira® by Stora Enso. Both foams come... [more...]

West Fraser reduces operating schedules due to flood effects

In recent weeks, severe weather and flooding in B.C. has caused transportation disruptions to rail and truck routes, including limiting access to ports for overseas shipments. In the second half of November, following the weather event that led to road and rail closures, West Fraser’s... [more...]

Spruce log prices in Germany partly declining in the 4th quarter

In the fourth quarter, the demand for fresh spruce logs in Germany was mostly more subdued than in the summer. However, long logs and fix lengths remain in some regions in great demand and achieve consistently high prices. For long logs B/C 2b sometimes there are... [more...]

Södra Wood reduces production in December 2021

Södra Wood will be making a temporary adjustment of production to achieve a balance between production and customer needs. In December, sawn timber production will be reduced by 60,000 m³. In 2020 and 2021, the market has been historically strong. Since the summer... [more...]

US duties on Canadian softwood lumber to almost double

The United States‘ decision to almost double the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders regarding certain softwood lumber products from Canada from most producers from 9% to 17.9% caused big irritation on the side end of the border. Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng... [more...]


Ponsse presents forwarders for extreme conditions

For economic and comfortable use under extreme conditions, forest machine manufacturer Ponsse has developed the Elephant King forwarder, which should also score with efficiency on long transport routes or when transporting large trees. For an additional increase... [more...]

Andritz successfully starts up pressurized refining system at Biyang Huifeng

ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of a pressurized refining system supplied to Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board Co., Ltd. at its MDF production plant in Biyang, Henan province, China. With the new ANDRITZ pressurized refining system, the customer is... [more...]

German government plans to conservate beech trees in public forests

On November 24th, the coalition agreement 2021-2025 between the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN and the Free Democrats (FDP) was published. In a statement, the German Society Rawwood (AGR) comments on the goals set for... [more...]

Austrian spruce log prices decreased again

Austria's sawmills are still very well stocked with spruce saw logs. Accordingly, demand was still subdued at the beginning of November 2021. That turn prices down. They were again reduced by 3 to 6 € / FMO. This fact, in combination with the previously announced revision... [more...]

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România: artificial wood deficit, crisis prices

In some auctions beech log prices reached 120 Euro/m3 and Spruce logs 160 Euro/m3. Prices of firewood have also increased significantly reaching 100 Euro/m3 and even much more delivered to consumers in some regions of Romania.... [ more...]

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The European Commission has published its draft regulation to fight against imported deforestation

The European Commission has published its draft regulation to fight against imported deforestation

On Wednesday, November 17, the European Commission presented three new regulatory initiatives as part of the European Green Deal. ..... [ more...]

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Tally Express reaches the 1 million Bundle measurement mark

TallyExpress, the app that captures hardwood end tallies in seconds by taking pictures with an Android smartphone, uses computer vision technology to measure each board in a bundle... ... [ more...]

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