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Veneer makers cut output by furloughing workers

The repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic have led many European and North American veneer mills, veneer producers without their own mills and veneer merchants to suspend their operations. European companies announced and carried out... more


Hymmen files patent suit

against Barberán

Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, based in Bielefeld, Germany, has launched a patent infringement suit against the Spanish machinery producer Barberán S.A., which is based in Castelldefels and operates in similar segments. Filed... more

Swedish furniture exports similar to last year

In the first quarter of 2020 Swedish furniture exports, at SEK4.576bn (Jan-March 2019: 4.592bn), were at approximately the same level as last year. According to the Swedish statistics authority Statistika Centralbyrån (Stockholm), the... more

Sweden exports less

dining room furniture

In the first quarter of 2020 Swedish exports of dining room furniture decreased by 23% to SEK133.0m (Jan.-March 2019: 173.4m). Exports of shop furniture (-18% to SEK67.3m) and fitted kitchens (-12% to SEK167.8m), according to the figures... more

Turnover of US furniture trade

drops by one fifth in May

In May 2020 turnover of the US furniture retail trade, adjusted to account for seasonal effects and the different number of trading days, dropped by 21.5% to US$7.722bn (May 2019: 9.843bn). According to initial estimates of the U.S. Department... more

FEP: three new members, two

departures since June 2019

The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP), based in Brussels, has added three new members since its last general assembly on 13 and 14 June 2019: Admonter Holzindustrie AG (Admont, Austria), Frevini UAB (Vilnius, Lithuania) and... more

Norske Skog Golbey now only using recovered paper

At the Norske Skog Golbey S.A.S. papermill (Golbey,France) belonging to the pulp and paper group Norske Skog ASA (Oslo, Norway), only recovered paper is going to be used as the raw material for producing corrugated case material and newsprint... more

Segezha boosts volume of

sawn softwood sales by 9 %

The volume of sawn-softwood sold by Segezha Group of Segezha, Russia, in the first quarter of 2020 was 9.0 % higher than a year earlier at 207,100 m³ (Jan.-March 2019: 190,000 m³). In connection with the acquisition of Karelian Wood... more

Setra supplying 1,700 m³ of

CLT for Cederhusen project

Setra Group AB of Solna, Sweden, has won the contract for supplying cross-laminated timber (CLT) for the planned "Cederhusen" project in Stockholm. The order covers the delivery of a total of 1,700 m³ of CLT as well as smaller... more

Rodenberg prepares first break bulk shipment

Timber trade and forestry company Claus Rodenberg Waldkontor GmbH (Kastorf) is preparing to load a first break bulk ship with softwood logs for export to China. Since the beginning of June 2020, spruce roundwood has been transported by truck... more

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