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RUNA | 9 years 8 months ago

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, fiberboard production output decreased by 26.1%, of chipboards – by 20.7%, plywood – by 18.7%, sawn timber 12.2%, door and window units – by 33.4 and 46.1% respectively. Decreased production output of pulp and paper products is explained by...

RUNA | 9 years 8 months ago

Finland is to invest about 20 mln EUR in projects realized in the neighboring Russian areas, in particular, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk regions, and Karelia. According to Paavo Väyrynen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, the most perspective fields of...

International Forest Industries | 9 years 8 months ago

The New Zealand sawmilling industry has endured a major ongoing consolidation over the last decade. Most global sawmilling sectors have suffered closures and consolidation, but probably not on the acute scale experienced in New Zealand. A new DANA Review of the N.Z. industry identifies more...

The Vancouver Sun | 9 years 8 months ago

China's largest producer of rayon fibre has bought an ownership position in a northern Vancouver Island pulp mill, providing it with needed capital and assured access to the Chinese market. Port Alice's Neucel Specialty Cellulose announced Friday that it has entered into a deal with Zhejian...

Mongabay | 9 years 8 months ago

Analysts in Europe and the United States are using high resolution satellite imagery to identify and track shipments of timber illegally logged from rainforest parks in Madagascar. The images could be used to help prosecute traders involved in trafficking and put pressure on companies using...

Engineering News | 9 years 8 months ago

Paper and pulp producer Sappi, which is in the final stages of closing its Usutu operations, in Swaziland, has received approaches from several interested buyers, but it could not disclose the nature of the bids at this stage. Sappi CEO Ralph Boëttger said that the decision to close Usutu by the...

Newswire | 9 years 8 months ago

 TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX: TRE) ("Sino-Forest"), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sino-Panel (China) Investments Limited has entered into a Master Agreement for the Purchase of Pine and Chinese...

Business Times | 9 years 8 months ago

MALAYSIA'S timber products will use the "green lane" to the European market next year, in line with the implementation of the European Union's (EU) timber trade legislation, says the EU ambassador Vincent Piket. Malaysia is undertaking a bilateral voluntary partnership with the EU under its...

Lesprom | 9 years 8 months ago

Moscow. Jan 26, 2010. /Lesprom Network/. Vyborgskaya Cellulose is building the world's largest wood pellet plant at its facility in Russia near the border with Finland. Production capacity will be over 900,000 tons per year. Construction of the plant is underway and productionis planned to start...

RUNA | 9 years 9 months ago

CJSC Zagros launched sawmill in Zavodoukovsk (Tyumen region). Sawmill capacity makes up 70 thousand cubic meters of commercial timber per year with production output reaching 36 thousand cubic meters of sawn timber – of them 22 th. m3 are to be used by the local building companies. The sawmill...

RUNA | 9 years 9 months ago

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has decreed that a paper mill on the shores of Siberia's Lake Baikal can restart production despite years of complaints about pollution of the world's largest freshwater lake. Putin, in a decree published on the government's website, allowed the plant to...

Engineering News | 9 years 9 months ago

Paper and pulp producer Sappi’s Finnish subsidiary, Finland I Oy, announced on Thursday that it would permanently close its 137-year-old 210 000-t/y Kangas paper mill by early 2010. In October, the subsidiary reported that it could close the mill, which employed about 150 people, owing to an...

Malaysian National News Agency BERNAMA | 9 years 9 months ago

SAMARINDA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Business oriented coal exploitations in East Kalimantan are threatening the local ecology, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported, citing environment observer Abrianto Amin as saying here on Sunday. "Ecological balance will be seriously threatened if coal...

RISI | 9 years 9 months ago

BEDFORD, MA, Jän. 18, 2010 (RISI) - Actual consumption of wood pulp in China remains on a robust upward trend. Consumption surged in 2009, for which we estimate demand rose by just over 19%, due to rising paper consumption and exports, inventory rebuilding in both pulp and paper, and a sharp...

Another Path | 9 years 9 months ago

A quiet revolution in forests offers hope to the human race. A documentary about how small-scale carbon trading projects around the developing world are saving forests. The mechanism of forestry carbon trading is dynamically explained, especially how it works on the ground today, how it needs...

Forest Talk | 9 years 9 months ago

White River Forest Products is eager to start up the former Domtar sawmill in White River, Ontario in 2010. White River Forest Products is a three-way partnership between the Town of White River's economic development department, the Pic Mobert First Nation, and Butler, a northwestern Ontario...

PRWeb | 9 years 9 months ago

Demand for wood pellets in 2009 was well below both manufacturing capacity and production levels. As a result, prices for sawdust and residual chips (the raw materials used by pellet manufacturers) in the Pacific Northwest moved off their 2008 highs, reports Forest2Market, the premier provider...

9 years 9 months ago

European Parliament adopts rules to keep illegal timber off the EU market Apr 27, 2009: Stricter rules on timber sold in the EU are needed to combat illegal logging - the main cause of deforestation - says a legislative report by Caroline Lucas (Greens/EFA, UK) adopted by the European Parliament....

Paperindex News | 9 years 9 months ago

Export Prices for Wood Chips from Canada and the US to Japan Reach 13 Year High in 2008

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