Alberta’s forest products shipments went up 25% from 2009 to 2010
Total shipments of lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association-member companies for 2010 were up substantially over the previous year. Shipments increased from approximately $1.9 billion to $2.3 billion.
Timber processing in Brazil commands new technology
An international technology company has received an order to supply another timber product processing system to the MDF plant of Arauco do Brasil SA.
The technology group, Andritz, has been contracted by the company to provide a third pressurised refining system at the plant in Jaguariaíva. It is the 11th such system that the company has provided to MDF manufacturers in the company, indicating the robust health of the timber product market.
Forest industry in 2010: Production up 12% in Finland
Finland, Feb 11, 2011 - The forest industry of Finland recorded annual production increase of some 12% in 2010, but production volume did not yet rise to the level achieved in 2008.
Pulp and paper industry production was up about 11% and the wood products industry’s production increased by some 14%. The continuation of this positive development after industry companies have finished implementing structural changes will depend on whether or not domestic costs are kept in check.