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Archives: August 2018

IKEA might enter Mexican market

Last week, the main media of the Aztec country took for granted the arrival of IKEA, more specifically to Guadalajara [...]

Moelven to build a wood pellet plant in Norway

Moelven is building a new pellet factory and a new bioenergy plant in a small village Sokna located between H [...]

Russian company to build CLT plant in Estonia

The Russian manufacturer of thermally modified wood ThermoHolz will build a plant for cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the special [...]

Asia to drive wood pellets demand over the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Poland invests massively in expanding furniture production capacities

As the sixth largest producer and the world's fourth largest exporter of furniture, Poland is investing in the expansion [...]

South Korea’s Dongwha expands to Thailand’s MDF market

Dongwha Enterprise, Korea's top wood materials manufacturer has extended its reach by acquiring a manufacturing unit in Thailand.  [...]

Bolstering market awareness of benefits of sustainable tropical forestry

More concerted actions are also now being taken by African operators and certification advocates to bolster market awareness of the [...]

Russia processes more wood as ever before

In 2017, the Russian economy came out from a two-year recession. In 2016, the country's GDP fell by [...]

Turkey to impose additional tariffs on imports of wood products from US

With its publication in the Official Journal on 15 August, Turkey imposed additional duties on US imports.    [...]

Asian timber operators better placed than European operators in Africa

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]