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Norbord to curtail one OSB production line due to poor market conditions and demand

Norbord Inc. announced that effective mid-November, it will indefinitely curtail production on Line 1 of its two-line oriented [...]

Spruce sawlog prices fall sharply in Estonia

All sawlog assortments have become cheaper in Estonia in September 2019. The bark beetle crisis has apparently started to be [...]

Europe’s largest wood pellet producer concludes acquisition of former German Pellets assets in US

Acquisition of the Texas Pellets pellet manufacturing plant offers a possibility to increase the group´s production capacity up to [...]

Disruption in European lumber market due to the bark beetle expected to continue for some years

Disruption in European lumber market caused by log glut from bark beetle infestation is expected to continue for some years [...]

Kronospan might build a new chipboard plant in Russia

Peter Kindl, founder of Kronospan Holding Ltd, attended a working meeting with regional governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev [...]

Prefabricated wood construction to make new leap in Chile

The Chilean company E2E is a joint venture between Arauco and the Belgian company Etex. Its factory, which has been [...]

France: Softwood markets and prices still disturbed by the bark beetle

What volumes of wood will be harvested in France in 2019? Difficult to answer this question. Due to the rapid [...]

Vietnam’s Donghwa orders a new Siempelkamp MDF press

Dongwha, Asia's largest producer of engineered wood from Korea, is securing the "longest MDF press in Asia" for the [...]

Germany: Seasonal price increase for pellets in October

As usual for this time of year, the price of wood pellets in Germany rose by 2.1% in October [...]

Continuing potential for timber market growth in the Netherlands

The national report on the Dutch timber market issued in advance of the 77th session of the ECE Committee on [...]