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Sweden: Valbo Trä buys Setra’s operations in Skutskär

Valbo Trä will buy Setra's operations in Skutskär. The plant consists of two planing lines, an impregnation line [...]

French flooring giant Tarkett moves all its production facilities from Canada to the US

 French Tarkett is transitioning all manufacturing activities from Waterloo, Ontario and Truro, Nova Scotia in Canada to manufacturing locations in [...]

IKEA completes expansion of the largest furniture production complex in the world

IKEA Industry has completed the expansion of its factory in Zbąszynek, Poland. The site is now the largest furniture [...]

Holzindustrie Schweighofer completed EUTR inspection in Romania

Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS), one of Europe’s leading timber processing companies, informed that the company passed in Romania 16th inspection [...]

EU and Vietnam ratify VPA on FLEGT

EU FLEGT informed that the EU and Vietnam had ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance [...]

Germany: 30 million m3 of wood damaged by storms and the bark beetle expected this year

By April 2019, 13 million m3 of damaged wood has been reported in Germany so far, mostly due to storms [...]

US$250mil sawmill to be build in Argentina

Argentina's Grupo Garabi and Belgium's Forestcape are to invest a joint US$250mil in the Argentinian province of [...]

Antwerp to host this year’s International Softwood Conference

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]

Germany multiplies the export of softwood logs to China

According to Eurostat data, Germany exported a total of 3.78 million m3 of roundwood in 2018. This is 33 [...]

Sweden: The bark beetle could ruin 12.5 million m3 of wood this year

The European spruce bark beetle is threatening Sweden's forests more than the record wild fires that occurred last year [...]