Wood products

13.7% growth in German pellet production in q2

16.08.2017 − 534,106 t of pellets were produced in Germany in the second quarter of 2017; this equates to an increase of 13.7% against the same period of last year. » more

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Sumitomo acquires share in pellet producer PBEC

14.08.2017 − Japanese Sumitomo has acquired a minority share of 47.6% in Canadian Pacific Bioenergy (PBEC). » more

Stelmet ships first garden timber containers to USA

10.08.2017 − Polish Stelmet commenced its first test deliveries to the USA in June. » more

Accsys and Medite begin building Tricoya plant

08.08.2017 − The ground-breaking ceremony in Hull, UK, on 20 July marked the beginning of the actual construction work on the first “Tricoya” plant for producing on acetylated woodchips. » more

Approvals for prefabricated houses up by 10.8%

04.08.2017 − In May, 1,796 prefabricated houses were approved in Germany, representing a year-on-year increase of 10.8%. » more

Spanish gluelam imports down by a fifth

31.07.2017 − Spanish imports of gluelam in the first quarter were lower than in the same quarter of last year at 9,295 m³ and a value of €5.8m; the imports thus fell by a fifth in terms of volume and value. » more

Stelmet’s business impaired by UK

28.07.2017 − Polish Stelmet sold fewer garden-wood products in the UK as its main sales market in the first half of its business year 2016/17 (31 March). » more

Stora Enso to build CLT works in Gruvön by early 2019

25.07.2017 − Stora Enso announced on 3 July its decision to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works with an annual capacity of around 100,000 m³ at the Gruvön sawmill in Sweden.» more

US pellet industry increases production by 5.4%

21.07.2017 − Over the course of the first quarter, a total of 1.727m t pellets were produced by pellet plants in the USA. » more

James Jones building £16.5m impregnating works

18.07.2017 − British James Jones & Sons is currently setting up an impregnating plant and storage facilities in Hangingshaw, three miles from the existing sawmill in Lockerbie, at a cost of £16.5m. » more

Häggmark invests SKR50m in prefab-house plant

13.07.2017 − Swedish Häggmark & Söner which is primarily engaged in contract building, is to invest a total of roughly SKR50m in the building of a prefabricated-house plant in Sunne (Värmland, Sweden) by autumn 2018. » more

Deufol commissions plant for standardised packaging

07.07.2017 − German Deufol recently officially commissioned its new plant in Cheb (Czech Republic) for the manufacture of standardised packaging. » more

TFF ups turnover forecast to more than €210m

04.07.2017 − On publishing figures for the third quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year (30 April), French Tonnellerie François Frères (TFF) Group increased its turnover forecast to over €210m. » more

Södra selling SIWood to German Sörnsen group

30.06.2017 − Swedish Södra is selling the business activities of its Lithuanian subsidiary UAB SIWood to German Sörnsen Holzleisten. » more

Nelja Energia puts pellet and power plant into service

29.06.2017 − Estonian Nelja Energia has officially put its new pellet works and co-generation plant into operation at the Latvian facility in Brocheni. » more

Södra stepping up deliveries to customers in Sweden

27.06.2017 − Increasing construction activity and a growing popularity of wood products for outdoor applications have led to further growth in the volume of domestic sales in the “Södra Timber”.» more

Hasslacher to take over gluelam producer Nordlam

26.06.2017 − Austrian Hasslacher group is taking over the gluelam timber producer Nordlam belonging to the “Wood industry” division of Italian Rubner group. » more

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

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