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Archives: April 2016

Sino-Forest trial: Lawyers blame former CEO multibillion-dollar Ponzi-scheme

Sino-Forest Corporation is one of the leading forest plantation operators in China and based in Ontario, Canada. The company [...]

Valmet delivers € 20 million wood pellet plant in Finland

Valmet will provide a wood pellet heating plant to Helen Oy's Salmisaari power plant. The wood pellet plant will [...]

Large Malaysian plywood manufacturer cuts shipments to Japan

Shing Yang, the largest Malaysian plywood manufacturer for Japan, decided to stop its sales of panels, like concrete forming, for [...]

EU tropical sawn hardwood imports up 9% in 2015

In 2015, EU imports of tropical sawn hardwood were 1.05 million cu.m, 9% more than previous year. The [...]

Brazil fights to remove US plywood tariffs

The Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) has consistently waged battle with the US in recent years to [...]

Stora Enso to start 100 000m3/yr LVL production at Varkaus in this quarter

The contruction of Stora Enso's new LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) production line in Varkaus, Finland is proceeding according to [...]

US housing starts drop more than expected in March

Housing starts in the United States dropped more than expected in March, according to data released by the U.S [...]

Brazil: Australian red cedar replacing mahogany and cedar

Domestically grown Australian red cedar (Toona ciliate, one of Australia's few native deciduous trees) is gaining popularity in Brazil [...]

UK: Forestry industry divided on Brexit referendum

Confor has recently published a survey regarding the key issues that the forestry sector in the UK needs to consider [...]

Production in construction down in euro area

In February 2016 compared with January 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.1% in the [...]