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Brazil: domestic furniture sector will see a recovery in prices

The Producer Price Index (IPP) for January reflects a significant upward trend in furniture prices in Brazil... [more...]

Valmet supplies baling line to Metsä Board's Kaskinen pulp mill in Finland

Valmet will deliver a baling line to Metsä Board's pulp mill in Kaskinen, Finland. This is the second baling line Valmet installs at the mill and will be installed in parallel with ... [more...]

Sonoco to acquire Highland Packaging Solutions

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Highland Packaging Solutions for approximately $150 million in cash... [more...]

Finland: roundwood trade in February 2018

In February 2018, in Finland, the price paid in standing sales for pine logs was EUR 56.7 per cubic metre, while spruce logs fetched ... [more...]

Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

Lineo™by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018... [more...]

Södra moving closer to fossil-fuel independence

Södra’s efforts to achieve totally fossil-free operations have generated clear results. In 2017, results improved in all relevant areas. The interim target, that industrial processes would be powered exclusively by renewable fuels, has now reached almost 100 percent... [more...]


Brazil will host the world’s largest dynamic forestry fair in 2018

The Brazilian forestry market is one of the few segments that do not directly reflect the country’s economic situation. Even with the threat of recession and political scandals abounding, the forestry sector exported over USD 7.7 billion in 2017 alone – and that is only counting pulp, paper and plywood. This figure represents an 11% growth from the previous year.... [more...]

Holz-Handwerk and Fensterbau Frontale: The trade fair duo opens

From March 21 to 24, 2018, wood and window specialists from all over the world will gather in Nuremberg for the combined FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibition. The 17 halls of the fully booked exhibition centre will once again showcase the latest trends in woodworking and wood processing and in the window, door and facade segment... [more...]

Olov Winblad von Walter appointed VP, Husum Board and Pulp Mill at Metsä Board

Olov Winblad von Walter has been appointed VP, Husum Board and Pulp Mill. He will be responsible for managing Metsä Board’s integrated ... [more...]

Slovenia: the value of roundwood purchased in 2017 12% lower than in 2016

In Slovenia, the value of roundwood purchased from private owners in 2017 amounted to EUR 57.6 million, which is about 12% less than in 2016... [more...]

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Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017 as demand for wood continued to increase in the US, China and Europe... [ more...]

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