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NewsWire | 7 years 4 months ago

Leadership and innovation in wood use was celebrated this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, as more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, project teams and industry sponsors and guests gathered to honour the nominees and winners of...

Timber Community | 7 years 5 months ago

Eucalyptus and pine log prices in Brazil close to all-time highs in the 4Q/11, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Wood costs for pulp mills and sawmills in Brazil have gone up over the past few years, reaching their highest levels in over 20 years in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly...

NewsWire CA | 7 years 5 months ago

VANCOUVER, March 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Guests at the Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards last night were not only witness to an inspirational evening of innovative wood design, but also the first to hear an announcement made by Michael Giroux, President of the Canadian Wood Council (CWC), regarding the...

Timber Community | 7 years 5 months ago

Global sawlog prices fell in late 2011, especially in lumber export-oriented countries such as Western Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia and New Zealand, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Weakening lumber markets in Asia and Europe reduced demand for sawlogs in many countries late last year.

Timber Community | 7 years 5 months ago

SCA has made a binding offer to acquire the Taiwan-based hygiene products company Everbeauty. The purchase price for the deal amounts to approximately SEK 1.9bn (USD 290m) on a debt-free basis. If the deal is realized, SCA’s positions in Asia, one of the Group’s prioritized growth markets, will be...

Engineering News | 7 years 6 months ago

Paper and pulp group Mondi on Thursday made an all-cash offer of €16.48 a share for the 17-million shares (34%) it does not already own in its Polish operation, Mondi Swiecie. The offer comprises a premium of 15.6% over the last three months’ average price of €14.26 a share and a premium of 4.1%...

Money Morning | 7 years 6 months ago

(MoneyMorning, Feb 1, 2012) - Chances are you've never considered timber stocks in your investing strategy. But if that's the case, then you've been missing out. Timber is a long-term investment that can reward your portfolio in good times, and protect it in bad.

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 6 months ago

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper (UFP) has launched an online training tool, the Green Modules, to provide customers with an educational tool and information about sustainable paper production. Mondi created the online microsite (www.mondigroup.com/greenmodules), which is accessible to the wider public by...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 6 months ago

Forest acquired in January from private forests 2.6 million cubic meters of wood. In January, the purchased amount of trees felled by storms was estimated at 1.5 million cubic meters. Storm damage was very localized and do not have a significant impact on the industry's annual use of wood. The...

NewsWire | 7 years 6 months ago

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has highlighted the exceptional growth of Canadian lumber exports to China.  The industry recognizes the important partnership role the federal government has played in its success in China through...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 6 months ago

UPM sells its packaging paper production to the Swedish packaging paper company Billerud. The transaction includes two packaging paper machines; one in Pietarsaari and one in Tervasaari, Finland. The enterprise value of the transaction is EUR 130 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory...

ForestTalk | 7 years 6 months ago

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, today addressed representatives of Canada’s forest industry at a luncheon speech at PaperWeek 2012 in Montreal. The Minister highlighted the importance of partnerships, innovation and market expansion to the future of Canada’s forest...

Timber Community | 7 years 6 months ago

Reduced activities in the housing construction sector in China decreased importation of softwood logs and lumber in late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the decline in the 4Q, total imports during 2011 reached a record high, making China the largest importer of logs and lumber in...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 6 months ago

Over the 12 months of 2011, OJSC Ilim Group’s mills in Siberia (the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk mills) manufactured 1,490,000 tons of pulp and paper products. This is 1.5% above the 2010 performance. This includes 1,258,000 tons of market pulp, with a 1% increase over the previous year. Market...

American Recycler | 7 years 6 months ago

Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order directing that “any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate green building standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest...

The Borneo Post | 7 years 6 months ago

Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) said the timber industry here is facing a shortage of raw material due to over logging in the past and lack of sustainable forest management program. In a statement yesterday in conjunction with this year’s Chinese New Year celebration, STIA president...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 6 months ago

VTT Technical Research Centre and Aalto University have developed a method which for the first time enables manufacturing of a wood-based and plastic-like material in large scale. The method enables industrial scale roll-to-roll production of nanofibrillated cellulose film, which is suitable for e....

CIFOR | 7 years 6 months ago

New regulations banning sale of illegal timber in consumer countries will force companies to move away from business-as-usual practices, part of a two-pronged approach to ensure the sustainability of supply for wood products.

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