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  • Sawmilling
  • September 22, 2017 11:15

Rising production costs for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 years in the US South in the 2Q/17... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 22, 2017 10:52

Classen subsidiary files patent infringement against Mohawk’s IVC company

Akzenta Paneele + Profile GmbH, a subsidiary company of the Classen Group, filed a patent infringement action against Mohawk Industries' companies IVC US, Inc. and IVC N.V.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 22, 2017 10:49

Kährs Group appointed a new CFO

Peter Ericsson has been appointed as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of Kährs Group’s management team. He started in his new position ... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 22, 2017 08:39

IKEA Industry invests in Kazlų Rūda furniture production in Lithuania

IKEA Industry has decided to invest in furniture production in Kazlų Rūda and advanced technology will offer an opportunity to double the production capacity. Construction is scheduled to start... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 21, 2017 12:43

EPA extends compliance dates for the formaldehyde emission standards

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the compliance dates for the formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • September 21, 2017 11:30

Siempelkamp to supply a particleboard line to the Chinese Nanning Shuixin Ketien (SciSky)

The Chinese company Nanning Shuixin Ketien (SciSky) ordered a particleboard line from Siempelkamp to become estab-lished in a new area of wood-based materials... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 21, 2017 11:01

Peru: Promotion of conservation of Amazon forests

Under the National Forest Conservation Programme for the Mitigation of Climate Change (Forest Program) the regional government of Loreto and the Ministry of the Environment (Minam) are joining forces to promote the conservation of some 350,000 hectares of forests.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 21, 2017 10:25

Malaysia boosts furniture sales to China

In a 10 September press release the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) said China continues to provide healthy gains for Malaysian furniture manufactures... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 21, 2017 10:08

US Lumber Group acquires NILCO

US Lumber Group and NILCO announced this week that they have signed an agreement under which US Lumber will acquire NILCO... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 21, 2017 09:41

Germany: Price of wood pellets slightly higher in September

The price for wood pellets in Germany rose to an average of EUR 232.69/tonne during September 2017. This represents a 1% increase over the previous month, while in September 2016... [more...]

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EU considers future of illegal logging and deforestation policy

During June 2017, two large conferences in Europe addressed policy issues in relation to deforestation and illegal logging. The conferences reaffirmed the EU’s continued political commitment to trade related policy measures in response to concerns about illegal logging and deforestation.... [ more...]

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