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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.


You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here

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2017-05-25 22:39 | Biologists have shown what could be a startling drop in the amount of carbon stored in the Sierra Nevada mountains due to projected climate change and wildfire events.

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2017-05-25 18:56 | A new study highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. The team focused their research on Borneo, an island that has lost a staggering 30 percent of its forest since the 1970s and is among the most biodiverse and threatened on the planet. The loss of Bornean forests threatens species such as the orangutan, Sumatran rhino, and the Sunda clouded leopard; as well as emitting significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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2017-05-25 18:45 | In Jakarta, Indonesia, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held a thematic session on the management and protection of peatlands, less than two-years after fires in Indonesia drew international attention to the importance and fragility of these ecosystems. Prior to this meeting, UN Environment held the second partner meeting of the Global Peatlands Initiative. The Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR) of the CIGAR Consortium released a mapping of global peatlands and wetlands, using...

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2017-05-25 14:00 |

More recycled wood in particleboard production

Using recycled wood in the production of particleboard promises economic benefits as well as increased flexibility when purchasing wood. However, it also presents challenges, including fluctuations in the type of contamination, the quality, the size and the moisture content of the furnish.

With the help of #Dieffenbacher, #Pfleiderer in Neumarkt overcomes these challenges with a novel combination of proven screen...

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2017-05-25 13:52 |

Daily Tips for the Press for Friday 26th May, from the LIGNA press team. You will find the complete overview online.



The post 25 May 2017 | Ligna – Press tips for Friday 26th May appeared first on...

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2017-05-25 13:13 |

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) recently announced that it has formed a joint venture with the Missouri Department of Transportation & Patrol Retirement System (MPERS), which today acquired 11,031 acres of high-quality timberlands in North Georgia, known as the Dawsonville Package. Under terms of the 50-50 joint venture with MPERS, CatchMark will be the fiduciary for the public pension fund’s investment and will manage the timberlands.


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2017-05-25 12:28 |

Ponsse’s consolidated net sales for the 1Q 2017 amounted to Euro 129.9 million, which is 12.9% more than in the 1Q 2016,

Net sales were regionally distributed as follows: Northern Europe 47%, Central and Southern Europe 19%, Russia and Asia 15.8%, North and South America 17.8% and other countries 0.4%.

The operating result amounted to Euro 14.3 million, compared to Euro 12.1 million in 1Q 2016. The operating result equalled 11% of net sales for the 1Q 2017.

Order intake...

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2017-05-25 12:26 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. May 24, 2017 – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., today announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply dye sublimation transfer papers manufactured by industry leader Coldenhove. The agreement was facilitated by #1 Network, Inc., an organization of independent graphic arts dealers.

“We are pleased to be among the few select distributors in the United States with an opportunity to supply Coldenhove’s...

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2017-05-25 12:25 | NORCROSS, Ga., May 24, 2017 -- WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain operations of U.S. Corrugated, a large independent manufacturer of corrugated products for packaging and displays.

WestRock will acquire five corrugated converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana from U.S. Corrugated, through which it provides a comprehensive suite of products and services to customers in a variety of end...

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2017-05-25 12:24 | ATLANTA, May 24, 2017 -- Graphic Packaging Holding Company's (NYSE: GPK) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share. The dividend is payable on July 5, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2017.

About Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a...

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2017-05-25 12:23 | CHARLOTTE, N.C.---May 24, 2017-- Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) has received the Diamond Finalist Award for its Cryovac® OptiDure™ Abuse Bag in the 29th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

Globally recognized as the leading packaging awards program, the DuPont Award honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technologies and processes across the entire packaging value chain. Award winners are determined by their packaging excellence in three categories: technological...

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2017-05-25 12:06 |

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will be constructing a new $85 million wood pellet plant in the hamlet of Entwistle. This will be Pinnacle’s first plant built in Alberta, Canada, as reported by Parkland County.

The plant will be located approximately one kilometre east of downtown Entwistle with access to the Canadian National Rail line, with the plant being operational by the spring of 2018. Once in production, the plant will create approximately 70 full-time positions.

As with...

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2017-05-25 11:58 |

By 2050, it is likely that we will have another 25 million kilometers of paved roads on Earth -- enough to encircle the planet more than 600 times.

Roads are going everywhere.  In the developing nations of Asia, for example, the total length of paved roads is expected to...

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2017-05-25 11:13 |

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

In order to give you a brief overview of the many different events at LIGNA, we set up the Daily Tips for the Press for Thursday

They are included in this email and we provide them as print-outs in the Press Center (at the western side of hall 17).

Please note that these are only suggestions and not a complete overview. You will find the complete overview online http://www.ligna.de/search

We wish...

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2017-05-25 11:10 |

SÃO PAULO – The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced Jane Molony as its new president. Molony, Executive Director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), will serve in this capacity for the next two years.

“Across the world, wood, paper and tissue products touch lives every day in ways that often go unnoticed. Without our industries’ products, many people would not be able to teach, read or learn; businesses would not be able...

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2017-05-25 07:46 |

Just as any walk in the woods offers surprises around the bend in the path or over the next hill, learning how to become more flexible and interactive in how we talk about forests is a journey full of wonder.

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2017-05-25 07:35 |

A joint effort aims to engage North and South Carolina land owners in Responsible Forestry Practices and Certification.

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2017-05-25 06:32 | INBAR’s South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the European Union, recently conducted a two-day technology transfer training on bamboo propagation techniques in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The two-day class room and on-field training was aimed to fill the knowledge gaps in bamboo planting material production, and […]

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2017-05-25 06:07 |

Scientists and environmental campaigners have accused the Polish government of bringing the ecosystem of the Białowieża forest in north-eastern Poland to the “brink of collapse”, one year after a revised forest management plan permitted the trebling of state logging activity and removed a ban on logging in old growth areas.


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