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Broadview Holding set to acquire Formica

after buying Trespa, Arpa and Westag

Broadview Holding B.V., headquartered in s’Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, is planning to buy the Formica Group with its management company Formica Corp., based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broadview has long controlled Trespa International B.V.... more


Bangkirai producers were willing to grant

concessions on prices at end of last year

The purchase prices in Indonesia quoted in October 2018 by bangkirai-decking importers for shipment by the end of last year remain applicable in new contracts in December and the first week of January. There are also reports of further price... more

South America: Significant

price increase for decking

Purchasing prices for decking produced in South America, particularly Brazil, increased significantly over the course of 2018. This was particularly the case for ipe. In the fourth quarter, in which European purchasers were able to place orders... more

Prices for meranti

generally unchanged

Suppliers in Malaysia and Indonesia generally maintained their prices for meranti window scantlings in transactions during the last weeks of 2018 as well as the first days of 2019. At US$1,050-1,100/m³ c+f for window scantlings (72x86mm)... more

Aapeli storm caused only

minor damage in Finland

The storm front on 03 January 2019, named Alfrida in Sweden and Aapeli in Finland, caused only minor damage to Finnish forests. Whilst a volume of at least 500,000m³ storm-damaged wood is expected in Sweden, the Finnish Forest Centre... more

Threat of bark-beetle calamity

looming over Sweden this year

The latest calculations by the Swedish Forest Agency (Skogsstyrelsen) of Stockholm show that Sweden is threatened by the biggest bark-beetle calamity in its history this year. According to information from forest-protection experts, a volume of... more

Zielona Gora: Oak prices only

slightly higher than last year

At the 7th high grade wood submission of the forestry offices of Nowa Sól and Szprotawa within the Zielona Gora regional forest administration held on 20 November 2018, the volume on offer, at 1,106m³ (2017: 1,091m³), was... more

Finland’s forest industries’

log intake up by 23 % in 2018

In 2018 as a whole, the member businesses of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) of Helsinki increased their combined intake of logs to around 43.4m m³ (2017: 35.2m m³), roughly 23.3 % more than in 2017. The FFIF no longer... more

500,000 m³ of damaged wood

caused by Alfrida in Sweden

According to the provisional and as yet incomplete surveys, the storm "Alfrida" has left at least 500,000 m³ of storm-damaged wood in its wake. The main areas of damage are apparently the regions of Uppsala, Stockholm, and... more

Higher oak prices in

Brzesko and Wroclaw

At the high grade wood submissions held by the regional forest directorates of Krakow (07 December 2018) and Wroclaw (23 November) oak prices increased significantly compared to previous events. At the 20th high grade wood submission organised... more

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