Wood products

FEFPEB welcomes change in EU packaging directive

17.07.2019 − The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) welcomes the change to the EU Directive 94/62/EU on packaging and packaging waste.» more

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Ludwig Paletten extending Works II at Steinbach plant

15.07.2019 − Almost exactly five years after the first major expansion investment projects, the pallet and packaging manufacturer Ludwig Paletten began further extension work on the facility in Steinbach on 1 July.» more

US pellet production up 17% year-on-year

08.07.2019 − US pellet production in the first quarter totalled 2.149m tonnes, around 17% more than in the same period of the previous year.» more

Enviva starts production at Hamlet pellet plant

04.07.2019 − A few days ago, the US pellet producer Enviva Partners started pellet production in the newly built 600,000 t pellet plant of Enviva Pellets Hamlet LLC.» more

Theurl begins construction of a 100,000 m³ CLT works

04.07.2019 − The Austrian company Brüder Theurl started construction works for its meanwhile third production facility with the first cut of the spade in Steinfeld, Carinthia, on 18 June. » more

Accsys able to run Accoya plant at full speed

03.07.2019 − Accsys Technologies made a total of 14,926 m³ acetylated solid wood sold under its Accoya brand in the fourth quarter of the 2018/2019 financial year (31 March).» more

Bergs Timber has taken over Fågelfors Hyvleri

02.07.2019 − Swedish Bergs Timber has completed the acquisition of Fågelfors Hyvleri AB, according to a statement published yesterday. » more

Major expansion in value-adding activities of Ante-Holz

24.06.2019 − In the last few months, Ante-Holz has carried through a variety of new and expansion investment projects in value-adding operations, pellet production, and in the sawmilling segment.» more

Deufol: decreasing turnover and improving results

19.06.2019 − In the 2018 financial year Deufol recorded a decline in turnover whereas key results remained at, or even above, the preceding year’s level due to special effects and lower costs. » more

Boreal BioEnergy to build McBride pellet plant by 2020

18.06.2019 − The Canadian project developer Boreal BioEnergy plans to start building a plant for the production of torrefied pellets at its McBride/British Columbia site in spring 2020. » more

First EPAL licensee for chemical pallets in India

17.06.2019 − The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has issued the first chemical-pallet manufacturing license to a producer in India with effect from 1 May.» more

Setra and Preem construct pyrolysis plant in Kastet

14.06.2019 − By 2021 Swedish Setra Group together with Preem Petroleum intend to build a production plant for pyrolysis oil at the Kastet location. » more

Palmako has put gluelam plant into operation

11.06.2019 − The Estonian timber industry company Palmako recently commissioned its new plant for the production of glulam, duo/triobal beams, finger-jointed carcassing (KVH) and log house planks at its Kavastu site. » more

Trex plans to increase production capacity by 70%

11.06.2019 − The US WPC decking and construction element manufacturer Trex plans to invest a total of US$ 200m in the expansion of its production capacities by 2021.» more

Fagus Suisse starts machine assembly in August

07.06.2019 − Fagus Suisse, the Swiss beech timber processor and gluelam manufacturer, is expected to start assembling its production facilities in August. » more

Graanul subsidiary acquires German Pellet Assets

03.06.2019 − The subsidiary of the Estonian pellet producer Graanul Invest, Woodville Pellets, has been awarded the assets of Texas Pellets and German Pellets Texas at the auction held on 9 May.» more

Ledinek supplies finger jointing line for BSP plant Sokol

27.05.2019 − The Slovenian plant manufacturer Ledinek will supply the finger jointing line and other components for the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant planned by the Russian Segezha Group at the Sokol site.» more

Florian has put Croatian pellet plant into operation

27.05.2019 − The Italian Florian Group put the pellet plant in Novoselec/Croatia into operation already a few weeks ago.» more

Enviva sold 30 % more pellets in the first quarter

20.05.2019 − The US pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners L.P. marketed 843,000 tonnes of pellets in the first quarter; this corresponds to an increase of 30 % compared to the same quarter of the previous year. » more

EBRD supports Florian Legno in building pellet factory

17.05.2019 − The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide financial support for the construction of the pellet plant planned by the Italian Florian Legno Group in Croatia. » more

Pellet production increased by 11 % in the first quarter

16.05.2019 − With a total of around 650,000 tonnes, the German pellet industry increased its production in the first quarter by 11.0 % and also reached a new record value for the first three months.» more

Bergs Timber wants to take over Fågelfors Hyvleri

09.05.2019 − The Swedish wood industry group Bergs Timber wants to take over the pellet and planed goods manufacturer Fågelfors Hyvleri. » more

Södra planning second CLT works in Värö

08.05.2019 − Södra is planning to build a second cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Värö. » more

Hoyer puts pellet terminal in Visselhövede into operation

03.05.2019 − The energy trading company Wilhelm Hoyer will shortly put a pellet storage and loading terminal into operation at its headquarters in Visselhövede. » more

Further delay in construction of Accsys’ Tricoya works

26.04.2019 − The start-up of the world’s first Tricoya plant for producing acetylated woodchips in Hull, England, will probably not occur until the beginning of 2020. » more

Keitele receives NIB loan for construction of pellet plant

25.04.2019 − The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a €15m loan agreement with Keitele Timber to finance the company's planned investments. » more

SCA takes over pellet production from Moelven

18.04.2019 − SCA will take over the entire pellet production of the future 80,000 t plant of Moelven Pellets A/S in Sokna from Norwegian Moelven Industrier in autumn. » more

Pfeifer expands block production in Lauterbach

12.04.2019 − Austrian Pfeifer Group on 8 April published details of the investment measures of around € 10m announced at Pfeifer Holz Lauterbach in August 2018. » more

TFF Group concludes Darnajou takeover

11.04.2019 − French Tonnellerie François Frères (TFF) Group has concluded the takeover of barrel manufacturer Darnajou as per 01 March.» more

BayWa increased pellet sales to over 460,000 tonnes

08.04.2019 − The trading and services group BayWa sold a total of 464,070 tonnes of pellets in the 2018 financial year, around 1.4 % more than in the previous year.» more