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Ottawa to invest $4M in mass timber buildings

The federal government is investing nearly $4 million in the construction of mass timber buildings at the Atomic Energy of Canada’s Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario...... [mais...]

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North American plywood, OSB prices on the rise

While most construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices stayed flat last week, Plywood and Oriented Strand Board did increase. The early-season storms in the U.S. southeast as well as ongoing wildfires in the U.S. west have propped up demand of wood panel products for rebuilding and reconstruction at a time of year when sawmills are usually reducing production... [mais...]

Bark beetles destroyed 7 million cubic meters of wood in Sweden this year

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in all of 2019, when the beetles ate through record amounts of wood in the largest Nordic economy...... [mais...]

Start of production at Egger in Lexington

Eggers wood-based panel plant in Lexington, North Carolina, USA, begins production after a construction period of over two years. The 20th location of the globally active family company and the first EGGER plant in North America has an annual capacity of... [mais...]

Andritz to equip new Metsä Fiber mill with autonomous lumber yard cranes

ANDRITZ and Metsä Fiber have signed a preliminary contract for the delivery of two autonomous logyard cranes for Metsä Fiber's planned bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. With the use of artificial intelligence, the international technology group wants to break new ground and... [mais...]

Vattenfall and Modvion: wooden towers for onshore wind turbines

Vattenfall and Modvion have started a collaboration for using wooden towers for onshore wind turbines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in manufacturing by at least 25%. They have signed a letter of intent to enter into a business development project for evaluating building... [mais...]

Germany: Thousands of credit insurance limits for craftsmen canceled

The German rescue package for trade credit insurers launched in April spans a maximum of € 30 billion over the German economy in order to compensate for possible defaults by insurers. The expectation of the federal government associated with the protective shield was based on the... [mais...]

Austria's pellet consumption exceeds 1 million t for the first time

After an annual pellets consumption of 930,000 t, proPellets Austria expects it to be around 1.05 million t in 2020. Production is also expected to increase from around 1.4 million t to a new record of over 1.5 million t. The sales of pellet heating systems are developing just as positively as... [mais...]

Digital platform imm cologne @home complements trade fair operations

Knowing that not everyone who would like to travel to Cologne in person in January will be able to do so, imm cologne is digitally expanding its service with the new imm cologne @home platform. There it's possible to virtually exchange ideas with the industry, network with relevant... [mais...]

Sweden: Stock volumes of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips decreased by 10%

Stocks of Sweden's coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips are estimated to have reached 9.1 million cubic metres as of June 30, 2020. This is a decrease of 10% since the same date last year, according to statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency...... [mais...]

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Covid-19 a heavy burden for the European hardwood industry

At the start of the year, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt, demand for European oak had picked up strongly....... [ mais...]

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Where's the French oak market heading this autumn?

Where's the French oak market heading this autumn?

The first autumn auctions in France have just been launched by France's Natonal Forest Office (ONF) in a general uncertain political-economic climate. This lack of prospects also concerns the timber market in France. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from the auction of September 8, 2020 which was not held in Beaune (Côte d'Or), as usual, but in Châtenoy-le-Royal (Saône-et-Loire) due to Covid-19. The entire auction therefore took place entirely online without the physical presence of buyers and observers in the auction room...... [ mais...]

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The global forest industry in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar, weaker log demand early in the quarter, and sufficient log supply in some markets contributed to the lower prices...... [ mais...]

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