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Springer to build new dry sorting plant for SCA

Springer Maschinenfabrik AG to build a new dry sorting plant for SCA Bollsta in Sweden. The plant will include beltless Springer-E-CUT 200 trimmer, fully automatic Springer-ED 3000 Wrapper, Springer Robotic Labeling System (RLS)...... [more...]

Canfor Corporation to close Isle Pierre sawmill

Canfor Corporation will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada...... [more...]

Machinery News

Termolegno interview on re-start Italy after Covid-19 lockdown

“There have been several stages of our reaction to Covid-19 in the company. First, we did what there was to do…... [more...]

Bark beetle infestation in Saxony larger than in 2019

The bark beetle density in Saxony is enormous. This is shown by the current catch results of the nationwide bark beetle monitoring. More than 80% of the traps have higher catch numbers...... [more...]

EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy

On 20 May the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives...... [more...]

Record fall in US housing starts in April

US housing starts in April plunged by the most on record going back to 1959 ...... [more...]

Modest rise in US hardwood flooring imports

US imports of hardwood flooring rose by 12% in March. While the value of imports has remained somewhat consistent, the sources of supply has shifted drastically...... [more...]

Business activity continues in the Netherlands but timber supplies disrupted

The Netherlands had a less strict lockdown than some of its neighbours and began its five-phase plan to ease restrictions further on 11 May. However, the effects even of this more limited lockdown on the timber sector and wider economy have been profound...... [more...]

Latvia's forestry products export down 9.2% in Q1/2020

In January-March 2020, Latvia exported EUR 651.007 million worth of forestry products, which is a decrease of 9.2 percent against the previous year...... [more...]

Raute makes important delivery to China

Raute has signed a contract with Guoxu-Springwood Wood Panel Company in Guangxi province in South China for delivering a modern veneer dryer and automated lay-up lines...... [more...]

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French oak market marked by uncertainty

French oak market marked by uncertainty

After 4 weeks of interruption, sales resumed in April in France's public forests. Because of the lockdown measures, they all took place online....... [ more...]

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Survey: Coronavirus pandemic causes major burden to global wood industry companies

Survey: Coronavirus pandemic causes major burden to global wood industry companies

Most wood industry businesses have to face now some serious consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, moreover the vast majority is pessimistic about the near-term outlook...... [ more...]

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Coronavirus: Chinese trade coming back to life after disastrous Jan-Feb

China made significant progress in kick starting its imports and exports in the last week/days. Data from Cargometric showed that seaborne imports to China surpassed levels before the Chinese New year...... [ more...]

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