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Vietnam becomes Japan’s main pellet supplier

The earthquake, tsunami and resulting damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake on [...]

Finland: Highly probable strikes at sawmills and plywood factories could cause damages of EUR 1 billion

If the strikes threatening the forest industry were to happen, the damage could amount to nearly 1 billion euros.   [...]

Uncertain market conditions continue to affect Setra’s earnings

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 95 (287) million for the period January–September [...]

Gelo Holzwerk invests in a new sawmill in Germany

Gelo Holzwerk announced EUR 38.5 million greenfield investment in a completely new sawmill location at the Wunsiedel energy park [...]

Forest-based products included in the European Green Deal

Forest-based products and bioeconomy in the framework of the Green Deal is now an integrated part of the European [...]

50% of Czechia’s softwood forests are threatened by the bark beetle

With its largely softwood forests, the Czech Republic is one of the European countries most affected by the ongoing bark [...]

UK housing developers discontinuing cross-laminated timber for high residential units

Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units [...]

Germany has now some of the world lowest pulpwood prices due to insect and storm damages

In Germany, softwood pulplog prices have experienced a dramatic decline the past year because of an oversupply of low-grade [...]

Sweden sends a record batch of softwood lumber to the United States

Last week, the ship MS Saga Faith, loaded with lumber in the amount of more than 65 thousand cubic meters [...]

Segezha Group acquires Finnish sawmill

The Segezha Group has acquired Karelian Wood Company, a sawmill owned by Pin Arctic Oy in Kostomuksha in the Republic [...]