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European Patent Office

confirms I4F patent

With its decision handed down on 8 March 2017, the Protest Department at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich (Germany), confirmed patent EP 2 440 724 "Floor panel and floor covering consisting of a plurality of such floor... more

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I4F makes another patent agreement

Following the acquisition agreed at the beginning of January 2017 of a holding in Classen Intellectual Property GmbH (Classen IP), a company owned by the Classen Group (both headquartered in Kaisersesch, Germany), the intellectual-property... more

Housing approvals up by 10.2% in December

In December 2016 a total of 35,580 (Dec. 2015: 32,296) approvals were granted for dwelling units in new and existing residential and non-residential buildings in Germany. This represents an increase of 10.2%. According to the Federal... more

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In its meeting on 9 March 2017, the administrative council of insulation board manufacturer Steico SE (Feldkirchen) created a new department for personnel and organisational development as well as business process management. Holger... more

Sistema holding planning IPO of Segezha

The Russian holding company AFK Sistema of Moscow is planning to go public with the paper and timber company Segezha Group of Moscow in 2019 via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Ali Uzdenov, who is in charge of the shareholdings portfolio at... more

Siljan Wood Products orders

ten drying kilns from Valutec

The Swedish company Siljan Wood Products AB of Mora recently placed an order with the similarly Swedish Valutec Group AB of Skellefteå for ten forklift-loaded drying kilns with a total annual capacity of around 120,000 m³ and 29... more

UPM-Kymmene sells 23,000

hectares of forest to Tornator

On 30 March 2017, UPM-Kymmene Corp., Helsinki (Finland), and Tornator Oyi, Imatra (Finland), signed a letter of intent governing the sale by UPM of 23,000 hectares of forest to Tornator and the delivery by Tornator of larger volumes of... more

Bergs takes over assets

of Rörvik’s Myresjö sawmill

According to Swedish media reports, the Swedish company Bergs Timber AB, Mörlunda, has taken over the assets of the decommissioned Myresjö spruce sawmill owned by Rörvik Timber AB, Huskvarna (Sweden). Details regarding the... more

Söderhamn Eriksson to

shut down Mariannelund site

The Swedish machine and plant manufacturer Söderhamn Eriksson AB, Söderhamn, is to shut down its Mariannelund site. As notified on 4 April 2017 by the subsidiary of the US-American plant producer US Natural Resources Inc. (USNR),... more

FSC and Schweighofer work on re-association

In conjunction with stakeholders, FSC International aims to draw up criteria and indicators for a resumption of membership in the FSC certification system of companies from the Schweighofer Group, Vienna (Austria). Neither FSC International nor... more