Wood products

Pallet production rises to 102.9m units

22.06.2017 − At a total of 102.88m units, German production of flat and box pallets in 2016 increased for the fourth year in succession.» more

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Pfeifer to build CLT plant in Lauterbach for roughly €30m

20.06.2017 − In autumn, Austrian Pfeifer Group is to start building a 100,000-m³ cross-laminated-timber plant at its site in Lauterbach/Germany.» more

Anebyhusgruppen to build fourth prefab-house plant

19.06.2017 − Swedish Anebyhusgruppen intends to build a new prefabricated-house plant in Pauliström (Vetlanda) by February 2018 and thereby increase the total number of its plants to four. » more

Trex: Turnover up by 10% in the first quarter

12.06.2017 − In the first quarter, US-American Trex showed year-on-year growth in turnover of 10.0% to US$144.8m. » more

Tanac’s pellet plant soon to convert to regular operation

09.06.2017 − The 350,000-t pellet plant of Tanac at that company’s site on the Rio Grande, will start regular operation during the course of the second quarter. » more

The Navigator commissions pellet plant in Colombo

29.05.2017 − The Portuguese pulp and paper manufacturer The Navigator had already commissioned the 500,000-t pellet plant of Colombo Energy in Greenwood County (South Carolina, USA) by the end of 2016.» more

Pfeifer to invest €12m in expansion of pellet production

29.05.2017 − By 2019, the Austrian Pfeifer Group, Imst, will have invested a total of €12m in the expansion of pellet production at its plants in Kundl (Austria) and Chanovice (Czech Republic). » more

Pinnacle building 475,000 t pellet works in Alberta

23.05.2017 − On 1 May, Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group began building a pellet works in Entwistle, Alberta, with an annual capacity of around 475,000 t. » more

Swedish pellet production increases to 1.74m t

19.05.2017 − According to the Swedish news agency Bioenergi roughly 1.74m t of pellets were produced in Sweden in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of roughly 76,000 t, or 4.6%. » more

Pellet production increases year on year by 28%

11.05.2017 − In the first three months, a total of 537,894 t of pellets were produced in Germany, falling short of the previous record level set in 2013 by only 0.2%. » more

Stora Enso: EBIT at Wood Products up by almost 38%

05.05.2017 − In the first quarter, the Wood Products division of Stora Enso delivered a total of 1.212m m³ of lumber and wood products, representing year-on-year growth of 11.6%. » more

EPAL permits use of temporary blue-stain protection

03.05.2017 − On the request of hygiene-conscious users, European Pallet Association (EPAL) has extended its technical regulations (EPAL TRW) for pallet production to the use of temporary blue-stain protection. » more

Drax takes over assets of Louisiana Pellets for US$35.4m

28.04.2017 − British Drax Group claims to have won the bidding at the auction held on 30 March 2017 for the assets of Louisiana Pellets. » more

Holmen group considering building a CLT works

21.04.2017 − Swedish Holmen group is currently performing a feasibility study for building a cross-laminated timber works at the Iggesund Timber sawmill. » more

Bodino Engineering takes over both Stratex sites

17.04.2017 − In mid-March, Italian Bodino Engineering reached agreement with the administrator of insolvent wood-construction company Stratex on the takeover of the latter’s assets. » more

Honka takeover by Russian Sistema breaks down

13.04.2017 − The attempt by Russian Sistema through its subsidiary Sistema Finance to take over Finnish Honkarakenne (Honka) has failed. » more

EC Bioenergie acquires insolvent Mudau pellet plant

07.04.2017 − On 22 March, as part of a transfer rescue, German EC Bioenergie Group, which is owned by J. Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS) took over the assets of insolvent Bio-Energie Mudau. » more

Australia: 250,000-t pellet plant to be recommissioned

05.04.2017 − During the course of the coming months, Plantation Energy Australia (PEA) intends to recommission its 250,000-t pellet plant in Albany (Western Australia).» more

Rentech: Industrial Pellets division causes deficit

31.03.2017 − The continuing technical problems at the WaWa industrial-pellet plant and consequent additional costs and reduced income have kept results figures at Rentech in the red again in the fourth quarter of 2016.» more

Propell also taking over pellet works of Eko Energy

29.03.2017 − Roughly two months after taking over the three Woodox pellet works, German Propell also took over the pellet works of Eko Energy on 1 March.» more

Fürstenberg-THP building pilot plant for impregnation

24.03.2017 − German Fürstenberg-THP has almost completed the approval procedure for the pilot plant for impregnation with SleeperProtect in Hüfingen. » more

EPAL terminates pallet exchange with UIC from 1 May

21.03.2017 − With effect from 1 May, the European Pallet Association (EPAL) has terminated its agreement with Rail Cargo Austria (RCA), which represents UIC members. » more

Great Britain produces 42.3m new pallets

17.03.2017 − In Great Britain, production of new pallets in 2015 reached roughly 42.3m and repairs totalled roughly 39.0m units. » more

EPAL pallet production in 2016 at record high

14.03.2017 − Worldwide production of EPAL EUR pallets in 2016 showed year-on-year growth of 4.4% to roughly 80.5m units. » more

Foundation stone laid for Kebony plant at Kallo

09.03.2017 − At Kallo en Lillo in the port district of Antwerp, Belgium, the foundation stone for the second European production facility of Kebony was officially laid on February 8. » more

Enviva drives forward expansion plans in the USA

02.03.2017 − US-American Enviva Partners and the joint-venture partner John Hancock Life Insurance plan to build a pellet-export terminal in the US Federal State of Mississippi and two pellet plants in Alabama.» more

Martinsons CLT production capacity rises to 22,000 m³

27.02.2017 − Swedish Martinsons Group has now completed expansion of CLT (cross-laminated elements) production. » more

SchwörerHaus expands module production capacity

22.02.2017 − German SchwörerHaus will in 2017 invest a total of roughly €10m in the expansion of production of the wooden-construction modules offered under the brand name FlyingSpaces. » more

Kampa Group shows turnover growth of 36% in 2016

16.02.2017 − German Kampa group built a total of 352 houses in 2016, representing year-on-year growth of almost 35%. » more

Less & Timber's scantling plant in Cáslav starts production

13.02.2017 − As planned, Less & Timber, a company owned by Czech Jet Investment, completed the transfer of scantling production in December 2016. » more