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Swiss Krono to expand in USA with a new MDF and laminate flooring lines

Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wood-based materials, continues to invest in rural its [...]

US lumber prices continue the upward trend in February

The trading pace in US framing lumber eased from the previous week’s action, but early momentum carried prices higher [...]

Exports of processed plantation timbers rising in Brazil

Export data for Brazilian wood products show that over the past five years there has been a steady increase in [...]

German Steico to start production of prefabricated components for the Polish market

In the course of the year 2019, the German building products and components manufacturer Steico SE wants to start in [...]

Steady rise in Russian lumber exports during 2018

In 2018, the Russian lumber exports went up in value and volume terms. During the mentioned period, the country exported [...]

Södra to invest in a new wood pellet plant in Sweden

Södra has invested in a new pellet factory at its sawmill in Långasjö, Sweden. The investment totals SEK [...]

Pfeifer Group to start producing CLT this year

The Pfeifer Group is currently investing a good 25 million euros in the conversion and expansion of its traditional location [...]

The UN provides update on the EUTR

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest briefing note on the implementation of the [...]

European softwood lumber exports to the USA kept on growing in 2018

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2018, although the pace of growth was significantly lower [...]

Brexit impact on the European hardwood trade

The 29th March, the date scheduled for the UK’s departure from the EU, is now fast approaching. But there [...]