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Post-pandemic revival in EU joinery manufacturing during 2021

After the dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the performance of the EU27 wood joinery sector was transformed in 2021.... [more...]

US tropical hardwood imports slide, Canadian imports plummet

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood fell for a second straight month. The 23,608 cubic metres imported in July was down 3% from the previous month.... [more...]

Lunacomp merges with Lunawood

Lunawood Thermowood Composite manufacturer Lunacomp Oy will merge into Oy Lunawood Ltd’s business as of October 1, 2022.... [more...]

Chinese pulp demand drove rise in global trade of hardwood chips

In 2021, the world’s shipments of wood chips reached almost 35 million odmt, close to the highest on record. Significant expansion of pulp capacity in China combined with a lack of domestic wood fibre has driven the global increase in traded wood chips over the past decade.... [more...]

Valmet to supply pulp technology equipment to Zellstoff Pöls in Austria

Valmet will supply pulp technology equipment for a new pulp stream of unbleached kraft pulp to Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria. The company is a part of the Heinzel group.... [more...]

Wood4Bauhaus Alliance welcomes the European Parliament’s Report on the New European Bauhaus

The adoption by the European Parliament of their Report on the New European Bauhaus is a welcome move. The Report is the work of the ITRE and CULT committees via the rapporteurs Christian Ehler MEP and Marcos Ros Sempere MEP.... [more...]

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Nymölla paper site to Sylvamo

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Nymölla paper production site in Sweden, and all related assets to Sylvamo, a US-based global producer of uncoated paper.... [more...]

Dieffenbacher to supply particleboard plant to Greenlam South Limited in India

Greenlam South Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenlam Industries Limited headquartered in New Delhi, India, has ordered a high-end particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher... [more...]

SmartLam and Peak Renewables invest $92 million in Alabama projects

SmartLam North America, a maker of cross laminated timber (CLT) products at a factory in Dothan, Alabama, will invest $62 million to build a new glulam manufacturing facility that will produce large beams and columns for the construction industry.... [more...]

N. American lumber prices stabilize

Historically for the softwood lumber and panel market, the week following Labour Day is the harbinger for what prices will be until the true seasonal slowdown arrives at US Thanksgiving. ... [more...]

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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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