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  • Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2017 17:04

European parquet production 2016 increased by 2,32%

After a long period of a challenging market situation for the European parquet producers, the positive indicators of the recent past are now being confirmed and the market is steadily improving. The consolidated data provided by the FEP (European Federation of the Parquet Industry) member companies and ...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 22, 2017 13:17

Austria and Romania start PEFC endorsement processes

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) informed about start of endorsement process for the Austrian and Romanian national forest certification systems.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2017 11:20

Italy: Wood and furniture sector developed well in the first quarter of 2017

The Italian wood and furniture sector has flourished during 2017, when more than 79,000 companies spread out across the whole country, providing work for 320,000 people.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2017 10:23

Södra, Derome and Nordströms Group to sign supply agreement

Last week, Södra, Derome and Nordströms Group signed a multi-year agreement for interior wood products. The agreement means Södra will become the main supplier... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 22, 2017 09:43

Tropical timber imports down in nearly all EU markets

After rising strongly in 2016, imports of tropical timber products in Belgium declined 12% to 106,000 MT in the first quarter of 2017. Imports of tropical timber products into France... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 22, 2017 08:39

Chinese flooring makers hail recent anti-dumping decision

Relief was expressed in China after the US Department of Commerce announced its final determination of antidumping duties ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2017 07:38

Stora Enso's SC paper machine (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden shut down

In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 21, 2017 15:31

Germany: Price of wood pellets slightly lower in June

The price for wood pellets in Germany decreased again during June 2017, due to the rising temperatures. EN plus wood pellets price went down by 0.8%% during June 2017, as compared to May, reaching EUR 231.88/tonne... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 21, 2017 15:28

Vietnam timber industry to benefit from the FLEGT-VPA

Vietnam will considerably export more wooden products to Europe and other markets once the EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA-FLEGT) comes into force... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 21, 2017 09:41

Metsä Wood appoints new director of Pärnu birch plywood mill in Estonia

Kaarel Tali has been appointed Mill Director for Metsä Wood’s Pärnu mill in Estonia, effective August 1, 2017. He reports to Jari Tikkanen, SVP, Production & Technology... [more...]

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LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

Self-optimisation is trend. Not only for the human body but also for the sawmill industry. One trend is the search for higher speed, a second the minimisation of noiseThe sawmill and a third one the increas of efficieny by using special products or processes. Fordaq talked to peaople of the sawmill industry on LIGNA. The fair took place between 22 and 26 May in Hannover, Germany. ...... [ more...]

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