Archives: June 2016

Unilin wins pantent case against Innovations 4 Flooring

On 15 June 2016, the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) confirmed the validity of Unilin's European [...]

German furniture market recovers well due to positive housing developments

The German furniture market accelerated its growth last year. In 2015, sales of the sector increased by 1.5 % to [...]

New Zealand: Export log prices reach five-month low

The export log prices in New Zealand decrease in June on stronger currency and higher shipping costs. Thus, the prices [...]

Canada: Wood pellet industry could triple with slash piles

The wood pellet industry in British Columbia is making an effort to obtain slash piles before they are burned. Almost [...]

Metsä Group moves its Finnish sawmills to Metsä Fibre

Metsä Group’s Finnish sawmills will become part of the Group’s pulp industry Metsä Fibre in a group internal [...]

UK sanctions traders of Cameroonian timber under EUTR

The UK Authorities charged with enforcing the EU timber regulations (EUTR), have taken action against 14 UK importers sourcing timber [...]
June 30, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Africa / Europe / Global

IKEA started logging in its own forests in Romania

IKEA has cut 55,000 m3 of wood in Romania, since the acquisition of the 33,600 hectares of forest [...]

Obama-Trudeau meeting brings no progress to the softwood lumber dispute

On the 29th of June, during the meeting between US President Barack Obama and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau [...]

Central/West Africa: Sawn okoume coming back into fashion

Central/West African producers report that trading conditions in the second quarter were quiet but satisfactory. Looking ahead to the [...]

Södra to divest Södra Wood Rottne

Södra is to divest Södra Wood Rottne in Rottne to Ess-Enn Timber in Skruv. Trade union negotiations [...]