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International Forest Industries | 3 years 9 months ago

A new campaign is aiming to encourage consumers to buy wood products – from furniture to fuel – that were grown and processed in the UK. Grown in Britain, that has just been launched will label products from British woodlands and encourage the growth of indigenous industries such as sawmills,...

International Forest Industries | 3 years 9 months ago

Key major supply/demand trends from Chinese presentations at the 3rd China/Global Timber & Wood Products Conference in Guangzhou, China on 16 September 2013 organized by WOOD MARKETS in conjunction with the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association include: - China consumed 500...

Guardian | 4 years 5 months ago

Collapsed Australian timber company Gunns, which gained notoriety for its repeated clashes with environmentalists, has been placed into liquidation. More than 80 people owed more than $750m by the 140-year-old Tasmanian business "resolved unanimously" to wind it up at a second creditors meeting,...

ETTF | 4 years 5 months ago

The first in a series of in-depth statistical reports have been released by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in its programme for monitoring the impact of the EU Timber Regulation on trade flows. The reports have been commissioned from trade analysts and commentators Forest Industries...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 6 months ago

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the construction in Suwannee County of the Klausner Lumber One sawmill. The high-tech $130 million facility by Klausner will create 350 permanent jobs with average wages of $30,000 plus another $9,000 in benefits. Construction on the site will require 700...

Times Colonist | 4 years 6 months ago

In a bid to spur timber harvesting on the coast, the provincial government announced it will look at new technology for scaling logs, fast-track the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metre of timber and make improvements to the log-export system. The initiatives were unveiled by Forests...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 7 months ago

The global balance between supply and demand is forecast to shift over the next few years, moving from an oversupply of lumber to an undersupply. While European lumber consumption continues to struggle, North America’s rapid recovery, Japan’s steady consumption, and China’s economic growth engine...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 7 months ago

On Tuesday, real estate and timberland management company Rayonier announced it is selling one of its four operating divisions, its wood products division, to Vancouver, Canada-based International Forest Products Limited (Interfor).

PaperIndex News | 4 years 7 months ago

he continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe. High costs and significant overcapacity continue to...

Greenwood Management | 4 years 7 months ago

The largest forestry and pulp complex has begun operations in southern Brazil, highlighting the country's booming forestry sector. Brazilian-based JBS-Friboi, a global exporter of meat products, has invested around $3 billion into the industrial El Dorado Celulose e Papel Brasil complex, which is...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 7 months ago

New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away! With the return of a demand-driven wood products market in 2012 – due to rapidly increasing housing starts in the U.S...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 7 months ago

New Forests announced yesterday that it has completed an agreement to purchase Gunns’ sawmilling, sales, and distribution business from the Receiver, KordaMentha. New Forests will acquire all the assets of Gunns Timber Products (GTP), including the Bell Bay and Tarpeena sawmills. The transaction is...

PaperIndex News | 4 years 7 months ago

A WWF-Germany survey of children's books found about 30 per cent of books contained significant amounts of mixed tropical hardwood fibres characteristic of natural forest destruction. A 2009 children's book survey found mixed tropical hardwood fibres in 40% of German children's books from one third...

PaperIndex News | 4 years 7 months ago

Södra and Mayr Melnhof Karton have signed a Letter of Intent where Mayr Melnhof Karton intends to purchase 100% of the shares in Södra Cell Folla AS and thereby take over Södra’s pulp mill in Follafoss. Mayr Melnhof Karton intends to resume operations at Folla as soon as possible, hopefully early...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 7 months ago

With their recent burst of enthusiasm Chinese buyers are now feeling more positive about 2013 prospects, with the common perception that the newly announced Government Leaders have little choice but to modestly stimulate the economy while new policy is put in place. It will take 4-6 months for the...

PaperIndex News | 4 years 7 months ago

Mondi Syktyvkar in Komi, Russia was recently awarded the EU Ecolabel for all papers produced at the mill. The EU Ecolabel is a certificate issued by the European Union, which verifies the environmental profile of a product or service. Products and services bearing the EU Ecolabel are certified as...

International Forest Industries | 4 years 7 months ago

Housing starts in the US jumped to 894,000 units in October. This was 19 percent higher than in August, and as much as 42 percent more than in October of last year. So far this year, housing starts have been at their highest levels since 2008, and market analysts expect the next 12 months to be...

4 years 8 months ago

Sundsvall, Sweden, Dec 19, 2012 - The Heinzel Group will acquire SCA’s publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria. SCA and Heinzel have also decided that the two companies will co-operate in sales and marketing of publication papers, pulp, kraftliner and products for flexible packaging. One...

CIFOR | 4 years 8 months ago

f Vietnam wants its timber producers to benefit from the growing eco-conscious and more lucrative international furniture market, national forest institutions should look for ways to get smallholder plantation forests certified, said Louis Putzel, a senior scientist at the Center for International...

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