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Archives: March 2019

North American wood pellets gain ground in EU

North American wood pellets exports to the European Union countries grew sharply in 2018, as UK's hunger for pellets [...]

Germany: Wood products prices round-up; February 2019

In February, the German producer price index for wood products has registered a high degree of stagnation as compared to [...]

Austria: Wood pellets prices in March 2019

The price of wood pellets in Austria is higher in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. The price currently [...]

Wintersteiger to acquire Serra

Wintersteiger AG has purchased Serra Maschinenbau GmbH in Rimsting am Chiemsee, Germany, with retroactive effect to January 1, 2019. Serra [...]

Lack of demand determine SonaeArauco and Tarkett to close laminate JV in Germany

Tarkett and Sonae Arauco announced the intention to cease the operations of their joint venture LaminatePark GmbH & Co. KG [...]

Metsä Wood starts test phase for its new Kerto LVL line

Metsä Wood has started test runs on the new 65,000 cubic meter Kerto LVL line at the Punkaharju mill [...]

China: New OSB plant to start production in 2020

    Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian [...]

IKEA close to enter the Mexican market

IKEA is exploring locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to open its first store in the country.   [...]

Conifex to sell Lignum Forest Products to Canwel

Conifex Timber Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with certain subsidiaries of Canwel Building Materials Group Ltd.  for [...]

Europe’s softwood lumber exports to China collapse; 1 million m3 less sent last year

The European softwood lumber exports to China fell by -32% during January-December 2018, as compared to the same period [...]