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Archives: March 2017

Use of wood in construction plays an important role in tackling climate change. says Sampsa Auvinen

“My message is very simple. As simple as it can be the reduction of CO2 emissions, particularly in the construction [...]

Central/West Africa: Demand in China remains firm; logs & sawnwood prices stable

The reported slowdown in China’s economic growth in February came as no surprise as businesses there closed for the [...]

Biomass plant inaugurated in Fukushima; more to come

A small-scale biomass power plant has been inaugurated at the Nishigo health resort in Fukushima, Japan, by Gov. Masao [...]

Sweden: Siljan to invest in ten new drying kilns for Älvdalen and Mora sawmills

Siljan, the Swedish woodworking conglomerate, invested in ten new drying kilns and 29 new control systems type Valmatics for its [...]

Rising sawmill stocks signal weak demand in South Africa

Local analysts report the South African timber market is currently subdued and that this is borne out by the high [...]

US producers trying to impose antidumping duties on Chinese hardwood plywood imports

The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood has filed "critical circumstances" petitions with the Department of Commerce, to stop [...]

Moody’s forecasts stable global paper and forest products industry

Higher prices and stronger wood product, paper packaging and market pulp demand offsetting rising input costs and lower paper demand [...]

Homag Group’s turnover well over EUR 1 billion in 2016

Homag Group released the financial report for 2016, showing that it continued to grow in orders and sales.   [...]

Klausner restarted production at Florida sawmill

Klausner Lumber One has recently announced that it restarted production at the sawmill in Western Suwanee County, Florida, after it [...]

New record for South China’s imports of wood and wood products from the US

South China's imports of wood and wood products from the US have increased y-o-y in the last [...]