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Archives: January 2015

Finland: Crown Timber’s sawmill to receive progressive kiln from Valutec

Valutec will supply a progressive kiln for Crown Timber’s sawmill in Hamina, Finland. Valutec will begin installation of the [...]

Hungary: Wood-based panel plant to be built by Swiss Krono Group

The Swiss Krono Group this spring will begin construction of a €95 mln wood-based panel plant in Vás [...]

Rising sawlog prices in Sweden in 2014

In 2014, Swedish sawlog prices rose, while pulpwood prices fell in comparison to 2013. Moreover, statistics for the fourth quarter [...]

Brazil: Siempelkamp sells complete MDF plant for Asperbras

Brazilian company Asperbras ordered for its Água Clara location a complete MDF plant from Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH with [...]

Södra to raise hardwood logs prices and reduce the softwood prices

As the market for sawn timber gradually deteriorated towards the end of 2014 and the uncertainty in the market remains [...]

2017 predicted to be record-level for U.S. lumber prices

North American and global economies, as well as softwood lumber markets, are forecast to continue expanding in 2015 and even [...]

Danzer rises capacity for precious hardwoods

Three years ago, Danzer had added a new method to the existing techniques: the precious surface layers for engineered wood [...]

Wolseley gives up on French building materials business

Plumbing supplies British group Wolseley said on Thursday that it was considering the exit of its remaining building materials business [...]

EU: Laminate flooring markets go up in 2014

According to a conservative extrapolation for 2014, the 21 ordinary member companies of the EPLF, i.e. the European producers [...]

China: Redwood imports rise to 92%

According to China Customs, between January and October 2014 China's redwood imports totalled 1.85 million cubic metres valued [...]