Wood products

USA: production of industrial pellets down 5%

23.10.2020 − Over the course of the second quarter of 2020, a total volume of 2.201m t pellets was produced in the USA. » more

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Higher capacity utilisation for window scantling plants

22.10.2020 − Producers of window scantlings in central Europe have been largely satisfied with autumn business so far.» more

Russian Wood Alliance stepping up pellet production

22.10.2020 − Karelian Russian Wood Alliance recently completed its expansion of the existing pellet works at the Petrosawodsk facility. » more

Pinnacle must move pellet handling to Prince Rupert

13.10.2020 − Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group is moving its pellet-handling operations for its export business to the company’s own Westview terminal in Prince Rupert until further notice. » more

Ziegler wants to build 200,000 t pellet plant in Pressath

08.10.2020 − Ziegler Holding (Ziegler Group) wants to build a pellet plant on the Döllnitz industrial estate in Pressath by the middle of 2021. » more

TIMCON fears bottlenecks in sawnwood supply

05.10.2020 − British pallet manufacturers and producers of wooden packaging are currently expressing concern that a shortage could arise in the supply of sawnwood in the coming weeks along with further increases in prices.» more

Kallesoe to supply machinery to Timberlink

02.10.2020 − Seven months after the announcement of the investment decision, the Timberlink Australia awarded a turn-key contract to Kallesoe Machinery for its planned cross-laminated timber and gluelam works.» more

Faber Halbertsma Group to sell pallet production

01.10.2020 − Faber Halbertsma Group is selling its Dutch and Belgian pallet production companies to Foresco Group within the scope of an asset deal. » more

HPE sees no slightly brighter outlook until 2021

28.09.2020 − HPE chief executive Marcus Kirschner believes the survey performed by the German association of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) reveals initial grounds for cautious optimism.» more

Segezha to invest RUB1bn in Sokol pellet plant

25.09.2020 − Russian Segezha Group is to invest RUB1bn (equivalent to approximately €12m) in the construction of a pellet plant at its Sokol location. » more

Germany’s pallet output raised by 5 % in first quarter

24.09.2020 − A total of 29.702m flat and box pallets in the first quarter, an increase of 5 %. » more

Trex records continued growth in the second quarter

22.09.2020 − US WPC manufacturer Trex, which specialises in decking, railing systems and platforms, closed the second quarter with a 6.9% increase in turnover, to US$220.7m. » more

Stora Enso to build its fourth CLT works in Ždírec

18.09.2020 − Stora Enso announced on 7 September its final decision to build its fourth CLT works in Ždírec, Czech Republic.» more

CLT capacity enlargement will continue in next few years

16.09.2020 − The latest announcements of the construction of new CLT works will perpetuate for a number of years to come the noticeable trend in the last few years towards enlargement of the CLT production capacity.» more

Richd. Anders Polska resumes production after damage

11.09.2020 − Richd. Anders Polska is expected to resume production at full capacity in mid-September. » more

Germany: pre-fabricated housing proportion over 22%

07.09.2020 − In the first half year, a total of 11,344 pre-fabricated detached and semi-detached houses were approved in Germany. » more

Drax pellet plants in Louisiana are back in operation

02.09.2020 − The pellet plants of Drax Biomass in the south of the USA, which had been shut down as a precautionary measure before Hurricane "Laura" came ashore, have meanwhile been restarted.» more

Wooden packaging material requires ISPM 15 standard

28.08.2020 − In the border traffic between Europe and Great Britain, wood packaging will have to be treated and marked in accordance with the ISPM standard from January 1, 2021.» more

Accsys fleshes out plans for Accoya plant in the US

27.08.2020 − The British chemical technology firm Accsys Technologies has founded the joint venture Accoya USA LLC together with the US chemicals group Eastman Chemical.» more

German pellet production continues at record level

13.08.2020 − At approximately 760,000t, a new record level in German pellet production was also achieved in the second quarter of 2020. » more

EU pellet consumption could increase to over 30m t

11.08.2020 − According to the latest estimates, the apparent consumption of pellets within the EU might rise to a total of approximately 30.8m t this year. » more

Russian government subsidising exports of pellets

10.08.2020 − The Russian ministry of trade and industry recently added wood pellets and briquettes to its list for export promotion. » more

Further delays in Active Energy’s CoalSwitch plant

06.08.2020 − Active Energy Group of London, listed on the London stock exchange, will not commence commercial production of CoalSwitch pellets in Lumberton in North Carolina, USA, before 2021.» more

Timber construction turnover increases again in April

30.07.2020 − In April turnover generated by German carpentry and timber construction businesses increased by 4.5% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. » more

Klenk pellet works to start operation in late 2021

27.07.2020 − Binderholz group wants to put the pellet works planned for its subsidiary Klenk Holz into service at the end of 2021. » more

Binderholz CLT now certified for US market too

23.07.2020 − At the beginning of June, Binderholz received IBC (International Building Code) and IRC (International Residential Code) certification for its cross-laminated timber (CLT) products “BBS 125” and “BBS XL".» more

Approvals for prefabricated houses increase by 12.8%

20.07.2020 − Approvals for prefabricated detached/semi-detached houses increased in April vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year by 12.8% to 1,939 units. » more

Germany: foreign trade with pallets declines significantly

14.07.2020 − In the first quarter German pallet exports as well as imports were at a considerably lower level than last year. » more

Japan’s gluelam imports from Europe up by 8.8 % in Q1

10.07.2020 − In the first three months, Japan imported a total of 199,132 m³ of gluelam timber from Europe, equating to an increase of 8.8 % against a year earlier.» more

Setra supplying 1,700 m³ of CLT for Cederhusen project

06.07.2020 − Setra Group has won the contract for supplying cross-laminated timber (CLT) for the planned “Cederhusen” project in Stockholm. » more