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UPM Paper ENA to be renamed UPM Communication Papers

UPM Paper Europe and North America (ENA) business area will be renamed UPM Communication Papers as of 26 April 2018. The new name underlines the industry focus and global reach of the business area.... [more...]

Koelnmesse to establish subsidiary in Colombia

Koelnmesse is further expanding its presence on the Latin American market: With the establishment of the subsidiary Koelnmesse SAS in Colombia with headquarters in Bogotá... [more...]

Substantial increases in wood costs for pulpmills in Western US and Canada

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in North America were mixed in the 1Q/18 as compared to the 4Q/17, according to the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR)... [more...]

Finland: logging volume 39% up in April 2018

In April 2018, 5.9 million m3 of roundwood was harvested for use by the forest industries in Finland... [more...]

European economic recovery loses momentum

During the first quarter of 2018, there was a loss of momentum in the economic recovery that has been underway in the EU since the start of 2017. The pace of economic expansion in Germany was cut in half during the period due mainly to weaker trade... [more...]

UFPI closes on acquisition of North American Container Corporation

Universal Forest Products announced that one of its subsidiaries has closed on the purchase of the operating assets of North American Container Corp. (NACC), a Marietta... [more...]

Lumber prices in France for Q1/2018

French research center CEEB (Centre d’Etudes de l’Economie du Bois) together with the national wood federation FNB (Federation Nationale du Bois) quarterly publish average prices for French lumber...... [more...]

Dieffenbacher to deliver THDF plant to China

A state-of-the-art Thin High Density Fiber Board (THDF) plant producing ultrathin boards primarily for use by furniture makers will be built by Dieffenbacher for... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 21, 2018

After roaring into the Memorial Day holiday, the framing lumber market was slow to shake off a malaise from the long weekend in the U.S.... [more...]

Indonesian mills maintain output despite recent dip in log production

The Chairman of the Indonesia Sawmill and Woodworking Association (ISWA) has said exports by members of the Association in the first quarter of this year were around the same as in the same period last year... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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