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Canfor's Taylor pulp mill restart not expected until 2023

On Thursday, Canfor Corp. said it does not expect to consider restarting its Taylor Pulp Mill until next spring. The initial Taylor Pulp Mill curtailment was announced in February 2022... [more...]

Exports of US sawn hardwood expanded in first half of 2022

In January-June, U.S. exports of hardwood lumber expanded to 1.9 million cubic metres, a 12% increase over the same period last year.... [more...]

Logs imports via China-Europe raiway

The China-Europe freight raiway serves China, Europe and the countries in between. As the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) develops this train service has become a key channel for economic cooperation between China and other countries along the BRI routes.... [more...]

Lenzing suspends earnings forecast for 2022

Lenzing has suspended the forecast for earnings development in the 2022 financial year in view of the drastically deteriorated development of the market environment in the current quarter. ... [more...]

German furniture industry has to show flexibility

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Germany's furniture manufacturers have faced extremely volatile market developments.... [more...]

Promising bonding method for composite floors

In a research project, the Technical University of Berlin and Cordes Holzbau GmbH have developed a statically highly efficient and rigid connection technology for wood and concrete composite ceilings that promises cost savings compared to the state of the art. ... [more...]

Vietnam: Wood and wood product trade highlights

According to Vietnam’s General Department of Customs W&WP exports in August 2022 are estimated at US$1.35 billion, up 65% compared to August 2021.... [more...]

Central/West Africa: Demand in China slows

The economic slowdown in China is impacting trade and producers report a noticeable drop in orders for okoume and some redwoods.... [more...]

Koskisen and Stora Enso to launch bio-based furniture board

Finnish wood industry company Koskisen uses Stora Enso’s bio-based binder, NeoLigno® by Stora Enso, to replace fossil-based resins used in furniture boards.... [more...]

Production in construction up by 0.4% in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.4% in euro area and by 0.8% in EU Up by 2.9% and 3.8% compared with May 2021 In May 2022 compared with April 2022... [more...]

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Special Reports

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EU Parliament resolutions on forest and wood controversial

The EU Parliament recently voted on numerous initiatives that will have a significant impact on the sawmill and timber industry in the years to come. Among other things, the new EU forest strategy was on the agenda with tailwind for the use of wood.... [ more...]

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North American lumber prices drop

It is normal for this time of year for North America construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices to be falling, as the bulk of main home building activity is finished for the season. ... [ more...]

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New EU Forest Strategy welcomed by European wood industries

CEI-Bois & EOS welcome the new EU forest strategy passed on Tuesday (September 13) by the European Parliament.... [ more...]

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