Pallets and Packaging

  • Corona Virus
  • November 13, 2020 12:43

Finland: Corona crisis continues to weigh on the forest industry

The decline in Finland's forest industry production continued in July – September in all main product groups. Cardboard, sawn timber and pulp held their ground best, but the downturn in paper continued most sharply...... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • October 30, 2020 10:12

FEFPEB highlights international squeeze on wood sector

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has warned that tighter supplies of wood in some international markets is expected to increase prices into and beyond the final quarter of 2020...... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • August 27, 2020 13:18

Stora Enso builds pilot facility for packaging foam material

Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam by Stora Enso, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. The pilot plant will be located at Stora Enso’s Fors Mill in Sweden. The sustainable packaging material is supposed to further... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • August 21, 2020 13:18

Scott Group to acquire Direct Pallets

Scott Group has acquired Bedfordshire-based business Direct Pallets Ltd (DP) in a strategic deal that will deliver additional reconditioned pallet capacity...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • August 20, 2020 11:32

The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum goes online

This year the world of bioeconomy meets online. The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum will efficiently bring together top-class speakers - including representatives from international politics, research as well as industry big players - and an interested audience via livestream from ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 29, 2020 09:24

Cascades to close its Etobicoke containerboard packaging operations in Ontario

Cascades' Etobicoke Containerboard Packaging operations in Ontario, Canada will permanently close no later than August 31, 2021...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 03, 2020 10:28

Switzerland: a lot of beetle wood and lower construction activity expected

The Swiss timber market has so far navigated the pandemic "relatively well", the Swiss Timber Commission (HMK), which met in Bern on June 24, assessed the current situation. Many construction projects approved last year are currently in the implementation phase. The sawing... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 02, 2020 17:04

Ghana: Exports down by 33% in the first quarter

The volume of wood products exported during the first quarter of 2020 totalled 54,022 m3 earning € 26.58 million. Compared to the 2019 figure of 80,139 m3 (€ 41.76 million), the volume and value of exports were down by a third in the first quarter of 2020. Which suggests that, despite... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • July 02, 2020 16:52

Peru: First quarter 2020 exports down by 20%

The Exporters Association (ADEX) has reported that in the first quarter 2020 Peru's wood product exports reached US$24.7 million FOB. This represents a decline of almost 20% compared to the first quarter 2019 (US$31 million FOB). Semi-manufactured products accounted for 58%... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • July 01, 2020 14:05

Indonesia is noticing increase in timber exports to China and furniture sector investment

Wood product exports to China between January and May this year increased despite the pandemic. Indroyono Soesilo, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI), suggested that this was because Indonesia has a niche market in China. The... [more...]

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