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  • Sawmilling
  • June 27, 2017 14:41

Belgium: Machinery online auction on Jun 29th, 2017 following liquidation

Online auction following liquidation of Comes Bois SA. Closure: Thursday 29 June 2017 starting at 14:00. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 27, 2017 13:36

US adds higher duties on lumber imports from Canada

The US Department of Commerce has added 6.87% in preliminary average anti-dumping tariffs for Canadian softwood lumber imports.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 27, 2017 11:13

EU tropical logs imports on the red again in Q1/2017

After a brief recovery in 2015 and stasis in 2016, the downward trend in EU imports of tropical logs resumed in the first quarter of 2017. Imports were only 24,700 MT, 35% less than the same period in 2016... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 27, 2017 10:05

Södra grants SEK 9 million for research and development

The Södra Research Foundation has decided to grant an additional SEK 9 million to research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry. Nine different projects have received funding... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 27, 2017 09:35

Metsä Tissue to rebuild PM5 at Düren mill in Germany

Metsä Tissue will rebuild paper machine 5 at its Düren mill in Germany. The total investment is approximately EUR 15 million and the rebuild starts immediately. The new volumes will be available on the market during the last quarter of 2018... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 27, 2017 08:27

Brazilian wood panel exports up by 24.6%

The value of Brazilian wood panel exports (MDP/MDF/HB) grew 24.6% in the January-April 2017 period reaching USD 86 million (2016: USD 69 million). ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 27, 2017 07:16

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 25, 2017

Framing lumber markets were mixed, with a firm to strengthening trend in western and Canadian species contrasting with a continued softening in Southern Pine... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • June 26, 2017 13:40

12-storey CLT timber tower for Portland

A 12-storey building constructed of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam was approved for construction in Portland, Oregon. The building will be the first all timber tall building in the US. It will include retail space, offices and apartments... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 26, 2017 10:21

Brazil: Federation discusses potential for expanding timber utilization

The Federation of Industries of Mato Grosso State (FIEMT) recently hosted the 24th meeting of the Environment Council (COEMA) for the Central/North Region... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • June 26, 2017 10:01

US new home sales rise 2.9 per cent in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May rose 2.9 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading... [more...]

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special report
LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

Self-optimisation is trend. Not only for the human body but also for the sawmill industry. One trend is the search for higher speed, a second the minimisation of noiseThe sawmill and a third one the increas of efficieny by using special products or processes. Fordaq talked to peaople of the sawmill industry on LIGNA. The fair took place between 22 and 26 May in Hannover, Germany. ...... [ more...]

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