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  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2017 10:15

Finland: in January-September wood imports decreased by 10%

In the first nine months of 2017 the Finnish wood imports decreased by 10% down to 6.7 million solid cubic meters... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • December 07, 2017 09:48

Andritz to modernize stock preparation line at Mariysky PPM, Russia

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Mariysky Pulp and Paper Mill in Volzhsk, Russia, to upgrade the existing stock preparation line of PM 1 ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2017 09:38

FSC Italy declares National Forest Stewardship Standard

Italy becomes the third country to publish a national forest stewardship standard (NFSS) based on Version 5 of the FSC Principles and Criteria. The standard, FSC-STD-ITA-01-2017 V1-0 All Forest Types and Scale, will be effective from February 21, 2018... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 07, 2017 08:32

South Africa: Domestic mills face prospect of starting New Year with high stocks

Analysts report that there is little activity in the building sector and that most of the current work is on finishing existing contracts before the builders holidays which starts on the 16 December.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2017 08:02

Brazil: Commitment to sustainable forest management gets a boost

Preference for timber from sustainably managed forests and reforestation areas is now part of the government’s procurement programme... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 06, 2017 15:12

Canada initiates WTO dispute proceedings on US softwood lumber duties

Canada has requested WTO consultations with the United States regarding US anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports of softwood lumber from Canada... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • December 06, 2017 13:41

Japan: Banks pulling out of housing loan business

Year on year, September housing starts in Japan dropped 3% the third consecutive year on year fall.... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • December 06, 2017 12:00

Cascades to acquire containerboard packaging plants in Ontario

Cascades Inc acquires four plants in Ontario, Canada, to strengthen its position in the containerboard packaging sector,... [more...]

  • Panels
  • December 06, 2017 11:00

China: Plywood production up by 7% in 2016

In 2016. Chinese plywood production rose 7% to 177.56 million cubic metres accounting for nearly 60%... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 06, 2017 08:31

Austria: Price of wood pellets higher in November

The price of wood pellets in Austria has reached an average of ... [more...]

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IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [ more...]

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