Archives: October 2017

Vietnam becomes potential market for Swedish wood

The Swedish wood industry considers that Vietnam’s wood processing industry is a potential market for its eco-friendly, competitive [...]

US tropical sawnwood now account for 30% of total sawn hardwood imports

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood grew slightly in August to 72,278 cu.m., but the value [...]

Potlatch to buy rival Deltic Timber for stock, combine lumber capacity

Potlatch Corporation and Deltic Timber Corporation today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an [...]

Japan: CLT demand to quadruple this year; production and demand expected to boom by 2020

A meeting organized by the Japanese Government was recently held in order to promote use of CLT. It has been [...]

Metsä Group inaugurates giant Äänekoski pulp mill

Metsä Group celebrated the inauguration of its next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, on 18 October 2017. With a [...]

France: French competition authority fines leading flooring producers with €302 million over price fixing accusations

The French competition authority (The Autorité) has imposed sanctions totalling €302 million on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and [...]

Canfor to boost production at Urbana sawmill by 30%

Canfor Southern Pine, the operating company for Canfor’s operations in the United States, has made an investment of $8 [...]

US to invest $7 million in efforts to expand wood markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is taking grant applications for projects that expand wood products and [...]

Russia chooses strategic partnership with China in wooden housing sector

Russia and China have recently discussed about a cooperation plan on wooden housing.     Representatives of the [...]

Holzindustrie Schweighofer plans to boost capacity at Kodersdorf sawmill; EUR 30 million investment

The Austrian  Group has bought the Kodersdorf sawmill in Saxony from the Klausner Group in 2015. Since then, the company [...]