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International Forest Industries | 9 years 3 months ago

NZ forestry production and trade data for the March 2010 quarter is now available on the web. Details can be found at address below*. Key points - compared with the same quarter of the previous year (March 2009) are; - Total roundwood volume harvested this quarter was an estimated 5.5 million...

International Forestindustries | 9 years 3 months ago

The Administration of Komi Republic and DOK Kalevala has recently signed a Protocol on cooperation in construction of a woodworking mill in Petrozavodsk. DOK kalevala is to become the first company in Russia that will produce different kinds of OSB. reports ‘Runa’. The first stage is to be...

PRLOG | 9 years 3 months ago

Jul 01, 2010 – Seattle, USA. June, 2010. Eucalyptus pulplog prices in Brazil have been very stable in the local currency and they have hardly changed at all since 2006, as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly. In US dollar terms, on the other hand, wood fiber costs have increased...

International Forestindustries | 9 years 3 months ago

April 2010 was a month where record volumes of pinus radiata logs were shipped out of New Zealand. The vast majority were headed for Asia where other suppliers such as the USA and Canada, are also ramping up supply. The ability of Asia and in particular China, to absorb the increased supply, is...

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 3 months ago

Uncoated groundwood paper (such as newsprint, are made from mechanically ground wood pulp that contains impurities - i.e., everything that nature puts into the tree) has less than half the carbon footprint of uncoated freesheet paper (which are made from pulp that is "cooked" and chemically...

CBC News | 9 years 3 months ago

A German company is hoping to take control of the former AbitibiBowater paper mill in central Newfoundland, Natural Resources Minister Kathy Dunderdale revealed in the house of assembly Thursday afternoon. Responding to questions in the legislature, Dunderdale said Lott Paper is working with the...

FAO | 9 years 4 months ago

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city...

Global Papermoney | 9 years 4 months ago

It is often assumed that use of paper grades intended for printing, particularly newsprint, has been dropping for some years in the developed world, due to replacement by electronic communication, mostly over the Internet. This has led to numerous statements by paper industry representatives and...

Greenwood Management | 9 years 4 months ago

The price of Brazilian Eucalyptus has risen 25 per cent in the past year, bringing it nearly level with the global average hardwood fibre price index. A steady balance of supply and demand for logs of the commodity has resulted in a stable value in the local currency, the Brazilian Real. A...

RISI | 9 years 4 months ago

  BRUSSELS, Mai. 10, 2010 (RISI) - First of all, what is ICT? Well actually I only found out myself last week that the three little letters stand for: Information Communication Technology. This vast sector covers the multitude of devices, including PCs, gadgets, e-readers and tablets that are...

RISI | 9 years 4 months ago

LONDON, Mai. 24, 2010 (RISI) - Well, it looks like we have stepped on a hornets' nest. Part I in the series of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its effect on the paper industry has created a lot of dialogue - the hits on the RISI website went into the 1000s, and are still mounting...

Winnipeg Free Pages | 9 years 4 months ago

A group of investors that includes actor Woody Harrelson is hoping to produce high-quality, eco-friendly paper from wheat and flax straw in southern Manitoba for the likes of Staples and Office Depot. Their company, Prairie Pulp and Paper, has already produced small runs of its "tree-free,...

Stuff | 9 years 4 months ago

A Wellington company's joint venture deal to process pine timber in China will funnel extra investment back into New Zealand sawmills, a director says. Forest industry company Forme Consulting Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese manufacturer Tianjin Sunwin Group this week to...

Democratic Voice of Burma | 9 years 4 months ago

  Up to 15 trucks laden with illegally logged timber are being smuggled from northern Burma through army checkpoints into China every day, locals in Kachin state have said. A resident of Bhamo, close to the Chinese border, told DVB that army units along the trade route have been “collecting a...

BC Local News | 9 years 4 months ago

The forest industry in B.C. is finding its way out of the woods, thanks in large part to the Chinese marketplace, according to Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell. Bell — who spoke with media Thursday at Comox Valley MLA Don McRae’s constituency office in Courtenay — said shipping forest...

Mongabay | 9 years 4 months ago

On May 15th the West African nation of Gabon implemented a total ban on log exports. According to the International Timber Trade Organization (ITTO) the ban has been efficiently enforced to date and log exports from Gabon have "completely halted". ITTO also reports that around 60,000 cubic...

Reuters | 9 years 4 months ago

  June 2 (Reuters) - Chilean forestry and paper company CMPC CAR.SN said Wednesday a worker strike over pay had paralyzed its biggest sawmill in south-central Chile. CMPC's Mulchen plant, one of the company's three operating sawmills, produces between 350,000 to 400,000 cubic meters of sawed...

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