Wood products

Accsys: Building measures lead to fall in production

13.10.2017 − In the first five months of the 2017/2018 financial year (31 March), British Accsys Technologies produced a total of 16,124m³ acetylated solid wood, which is marketed under the name Accoya. » more

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Ikea increases pellet capacity in Poland

10.10.2017 − At the beginning of September, Ikea Industry Poland, which belongs to the Ikea Group, commissioned a pellet plant with an annual capacity of 60,000t at the Stalowa Wola sawmill location. » more

Deufol lowers turnover and results forecast for 2017

09.10.2017 − German Deufol records a turnover decrease of 10.4% to €145.1m for the first half. » more

Arensis takes over pellet works from Verdo Renewables

22.09.2017 − The US company Arensis of Los Angeles, California, active in mains-independent power supply and waste recycling, took over the Grangemouth pellet works in Scotland.» more

Södra adding cross-laminated timber works to Värö

19.09.2017 − The Swedish company Södra is setting up a cross-laminated timber (CLT) production plant at its Väro facility by the beginning of 2019.» more

Timber-construction firms’ sales up by 10.8%

13.09.2017 − German carpentry and timber-construction businesses generated roughly 10.8% higher sales revenue in May 2017 than in the same month of last year. » more

Latvian FRIP taken over by scantling producer GBM

11.09.2017 − Latvian Pallant, trading under the name of GBM (Glue Beam Manufacturing) since May 2016, took over the assets of FRIP in March. » more

Proportion of prefabricated houses keeps increasing

08.09.2017 − In Germany, at 9,833 houses, there was a 4.1% increase in approvals of prefabricated detached and semi-detached houses from January to June vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year. » more

Silvadec’s new WPC works operating at full capacity

07.09.2017 − The new production facility put into operation in Schierling, Bavaria, by French Silvadec in March, is meanwhile being run at largely full capacity. » more

Pfeifer’s CLT works in Schlitz instead of Lauterbach

04.09.2017 − Austrian Pfeifer Group will be resuming operation of the facility of Pfeifer Holz Schlitz and also build the cross-laminated timber (CLT) works there that had originally been planned for Lauterbach.» more

Pellet prices decline for six consecutive months

01.09.2017 − Retail prices for A1 pellets also declined in August, however, compared to the preceding month the decrease remained below the 1% mark – at -0.35% to €230.46/t – as was the case in July and June. » more

Stelmet building another pellet works at Mr Garden facility

31.08.2017 − Polish Stelmet began construction work on a pellet works at the facility of the subsidiary Mr Garden in Grudziadz at the end of May. » more

Splitkon to build CLT plant in Åmot in Norway

28.08.2017 − On 9 August, Norwegian Splitkon signed an agreement with the state development company Siva to build a CLT plant at its headquarters site. » more

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

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