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Metsä Wood inaugurates new Kerto LVL line in Finland

Metsä Wood, the Wood Products Industry of Metsä Group, inaugurated the new Kerto® LVL line in Punkaharju, Finland. The decision [...]

Myanmar to allow plantation teak exports

The Myanmar government will again allow the exportation of raw teak and timber from state and privately-owned plantations, Ministry [...]

Canada has filed appeal against WTO’s April ruling in softwood lumber dispute with US

Canada has appealed against a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruling in a case it lost in April that would [...]

China: Green plywood solution developed to reduce formaldehyde pollution

A "non-added formaldehyde" polyurethane adhesive plywood continuous press automatic production line solution has been developed in China as the [...]

Falling plywood exports worries Brazilian producers

Exports of Brazilian plywood to the United States increased by more than 30 percent between 2017 and 2018. The export [...]

US lumber prices continue to fall in June

  Despite a growing list of mill curtailments, prices of framing lumber sagged under the weight of production. Demand [...]

EBRD to loan EUR 116 million for Kronospan’s new OSB plant in Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organizes a syndicated loan of EUR116 million for Kronospan UA (Novovolynsk, Volyn [...]

How many BC sawmills have taken downtime so far?

Hardly a week goes by that we’re not hearing of new sawmill curtailments or closures in B.C.  For [...]