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Archives: April 2016

UPM sells Schwedt mill to LEIPA for €70 million

UPM has signed an agreement to sell its Schwedt newsprint mill site (Germany) and relevant assets to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder [...]

Central/West Africa: Timber demand in China and EU moves ahead

Selling from Central/West Africa to the Chinese market has steadily firmed, especially for the higher quality species and grades [...]

Growing efforts for the promotion of a positive image for tropical wood products in the EU

There is a growing coalition of companies and other organisations in the EU committed to making the case for a [...]

Finland: Sawn softwood production and export expected to rise in 2016

Growth in the value of Finnish forest industry exports this year is driven by pulp and paperboard exports. Weak price [...]

West Fraser announces higher earnings from lumber operations

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported Q1/2016 net earnings of C$42 million, down from the C$49 [...]

Canada: FSC puts in force new forest management standards

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will implement a new forest management standard in Canada, only after considerable stakeholder engagement ensures [...]
April 27, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Global / North America

Valutec to deliver two kilns for Austrian Hasslacher

Austrian company Hasslacher, has recently invested in Swedish company Valutec’s two progressive kilns, for its laminated wood plant in [...]

Nippon Paper plans to start production of wood pellets

Nippon Paper Industries, Tokyo, plans to produce heavy efficient-burning wood pellets as to use them as biomass fuel for [...]

German Pellets has several prospective buyers

The insolvent wood pellet manufacturer German Pellets GmbH may well continue its operations, according to the German media, as there [...]

Unilin signs licensing agreements with Chinese companies

Unilin's IP division has extended the license agreements of the following Chinese WPC manufacturers, giving these companies additional protection [...]