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New additive protects wood-based materials from flames

Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials... [more...]

Jan Räsänen appointed Managing Director of Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc.

Kari Kiiskinen continues on the Board of Directors... [more...]

China makes plans to boost its forestry industry

China's National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) has announced plans to boost the Chinese forestry industry and set development goals... [more...]

Finland: roundwood prices increased by 6% in 2018

In 2018, the Finnish roundwood real stumpage prices rose by 6% over the previous year... [more...]

Brazil: Feasibility of shipping from Imbituba Port to the EU

A delegation of importers and traders from Sweden recently visited Santa Catarina in Southern Brazil and paid a visit to the Imbituba Port complex... [more...]

Metsä Tissue starts fixed cost saving program of Euro 25 million

Metsä Tissue launches a program aiming at saving Euro 25 million in annual fixed costs. Related to this, Metsä Tissue starts co-determination negotiations in order to improve internal efficiency...... [more...]

Komatsu America acquires forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

Komatsu America Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TimberPro, Inc. The acquisition is expected to close on April 1st 2019... [more...]

Roseburg completes purchase of MDF plant in Arkansas

Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation informed the market that they have completed the previously announced purchase and sale of the assets of the PotlatchDeltic subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC... [more...]

Universal Forest Products announces record results for FY 2018

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced record net sales for the fourth quarter of 2018, and record net sales and net earnings for fiscal 2018...... [more...]

South Tyrol: Authorities recover 200.000 m3 of wood after Vaia

Storm "Vaia", which occured in South Tyrol on the night of 29th to 30th October 2018, has destroyed about 5,900 hectares of mature forests, mostly spruce. This is only the cartographically recorded area, in addition there are scattered damages, which are difficult to estimate. On the 5th of November, Governor Arno Kompatscher declared a state of emergency in South Tyrol in order to facilitate and accelerate the repair of the damage... [more...]

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Domotex and BAU: Herringbone parquet comes out of the niche

Domotex and BAU: Herringbone parquet comes out of the niche

For several years, flooring manufacturers have exhibited herringbone parquet at the Domotex and BAU trade fairs. At first only as an experiment. That's about six to eight years ago. Since then, more and more suppliers offfer herringbone parquet. At the moment, one can no longer speak of a niche, especially because the world's largest laminate producer Swiss Krono also offers a herringbone laminate product... [ more...]

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