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Archives: January 2015

Poland: Heinola installs two tunnel dryers for IKEA’s sawmill

IKEA Industry has ordered two automatic Progressive Kilns type HFB from Finnish Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc. with annual capacity of [...]

Brazil’s pine sawnwood exports up 30% in 2014

In 2014 Brazilian exports of pine sawnwood totaled almost 1 million cubic metres year on year, representing a 30% growth [...]

China: Imported wood products data in 2014

Despite dropping economic growth, China imported logs and lumber actively last year. According to „China Wood‟, log import in 2014 [...]

Japan starts running wood biomass power generation facilities

In Japan, after FIT (feed in tariff) system was introduced in July 2012, many plans of wood biomass power generation [...]

Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement to expire in 2015

The agreement for Canadian exports of softwood sawnwood to the US will expire in October 2015. The current trade agreement [...]

Siempelkamp managed to sell 12 wood-based material production plants in 2014

 2014 is considered by Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH a successful business year for its segment of wood-based material [...]

Seikku sawmill upgraded by UPM

UPM-Kymmene is making a big investment in log sorting this year at the company's Seikku sawmill in Pori [...]

Belgian IVC Group bought by Mohawk Industries for $1.2 billion

Mohawk Industries, Inc. announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Belgium's IVC Group [...]

US housing market projected to continue growth in 2015

In the United States, a strengthening labor market, low interest rates, improving mortgage availability and growing pent-up demand will [...]

EU: Changing plywood market shares

EU plywood import trade have varied very widely between different products types over the last four years. Tropical hardwood plywood [...]