Archives: May 2014

Schweighofer, Egger and Kronospan reign over the Romanian timber market

Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger are three Austrian companies with wood processing operations in Romania. Their cumulated business exceeded EUR 1 [...]

Doubling in US wood pellet exports due to high European demand

Wood pellet exports from the United States nearly doubled last year, from 1.6 million short tons (approximately 22 trillion [...]

Sonae closes laminate flooring plant in Spain

Sonae Industria, SGPS, SA announces that its subsidiary company, Tafisa - Tableros de Fibras SA, has announced its intention to enter [...]

German softwood lumber exports up 21%

In the first months of 2014, Germany's softwood lumber exports rose in volume by 21% against the same period [...]

Booming Chinese particleboard market

Currently, production of particleboard in China is mainly concentrated in Shandong, Hebei, Jilin, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. There [...]

German wood pellets cheaper due to the mild winter

In May, the price of wood pellets in Germany has decreased on average by EUR 7/tonne, as the German [...]

Metsä plans an EUR 1,1 billion bioproduct mill

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has launched an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure related to a bioproduct mill planned [...]

Canadian company reaches 1,5 mil. tons wood pellet capacity

The Canadian company Pinnacle Renewable Energy has begun construction of its seventh pellet plant in British Columbia, as the Biomass [...]

Investments in the Finnish forest industry on the rise

In the first quarter of the year, the Finnish forest industry exports and production showed signs of recovery, according to [...]

Boost in British softwood lumber imports

British imports of sawn and planed lumber have increased in value by 33% or almost EUR 50 million in the [...]