Wood products

Accsys’ Tricoya plant to start operation in early 2021

02.07.2020 − Owing to the current corona crisis, completion of the Tricoya plant planned by Accsys Technologies for producing on acetylated woodchips in Hull is further delayed. » more

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Trex posts another double-digit rise in revenues

29.06.2020 − The US WPC decking and building product manufacturer Trex generated consolidated revenues of US$200.4m in the first three months. » more

Eurozink plant up and running at Sokol works

24.06.2020 − Segezha Group has put a Eurozink H12-300 K finger-jointing line made by Ledinek Engineering into operation at its gluelam-timber works in Sokol. » more

EPC anticipating over 13m t of ENplus pellets in 2020

22.06.2020 − According to provisional estimates by the European Pellet Council (EPC) and Bioenergy Europe association, the worldwide output of ENplus-certified pellets is going to rise to 13.132m t this year. » more

Timber-construction sales revenue up by 25 % in March

19.06.2020 − Germany carpentry and timber-construction companies generated 25 % more sales revenue in March than they did in the same month of last year.» more

German pallet imports down by more than 15 % in 2019

12.06.2020 − At 62.5m units, the number of flat wood pallets imported by Germany in 2019 was 15.3 % lower than a year earlier. » more

Ledinek supplying equipment for Ante-Holz CLT works

05.06.2020 − Ante Holding has awarded the contract for supplying a cross-laminated timber (CLT) line for its Berga facility to Ledinek Engineering. » more

Further decline for Pinnacle in first quarter

01.06.2020 − In the first quarter higher costs for production and logistics as well as an increase in the volume of pellets additionally purchased once again imposed a burden on the results of Canadian pellet producer.» more

HPE says crate producers hit hard by corona crisis

29.05.2020 − 51 % of the crate manufacturers in the German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) say they are heavily affected by the corona crisis.» more

Prefabricated building sector expecting drop in sales

28.05.2020 − Owing to the corona crisis, the German prefabricated building federation (BDF) is anticipating a reduction of 4-5 % in the sector’s sales revenue this year.» more

Spain: Pellet production to increase further in 2019

27.05.2020 − At 714,000 tonnes, Spain produced around 20% more pellets in 2019 than in the previous year.» more

Kibsgaard appointed as new CEO of Katerra

25.05.2020 − Paal Kibsgaard has been appointed as the new CEO of the US general contractor Katerra.» more

Pinnacle pellet plant damaged by explosion

15.05.2020 − Just under a year after the fire damage at the Entwistle pellet plant, the Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group suffered an explosion and subsequent fire at the Lavington plant earlier this week.» more

EBITDA of Enviva Partners up by 35%

14.05.2020 − In the first quarter of 2020 US pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners achieved increases in its turnover as well as results figures.» more

German pallet output held at over 110m units in 2019

14.05.2020 − At a total of 110.61m units, the German output of box and flat pallets in 2019 reached almost exactly the same level as the year before. » more

Enviva: Pellet sales volume remained at over 1 m tonnes

30.04.2020 − The US pellet producer Enviva Partners achieved higher sales and earnings figures in the first quarter compared to the previous year.» more

Germany: Pellet production in the first quarter +14 %

22.04.2020 − With a total of 741,000 tonnes, German pellet production in the first quarter was up 14 % on the previous year.» more

Södra awards contract for BSP line again to Ledinek

17.04.2020 − Södra of Sweden awarded the contract for the supply of equipment for the second cross laminated timber (BSP) plant planned at the Värö site to Ledinek Engineering.» more

Finnish pellet production has decreased by 5.7%

09.04.2020 − In 2019, a total of 363,000 tonnes of pellets were produced in Finland, 5.7% less than the year before.» more

Büttner supplies equipment for new Pinnacle pellet plant

27.03.2020 − The Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle has ordered a grate firing plant with a capacity of about 50 MW in combination with a drum dryer of type 5.6 x 28 R from Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik.» more

US pellet production growth has slowed a little bit

23.03.2020 − With an increase of 11.9% to 2.455 million tonnes, US pellet production in the fourth quarter did not increase as strongly as in the three preceding quarters compared to the previous year. » more

Trex achieves double-figure growth in results

23.03.2020 − Total sales revenue generated by the US WPC decking and construction-element manufacturer Trex rose by 17.7 % in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 164.8m US$.» more

German Pellets: Pele Holding and IPBG in liquidation

20.03.2020 − Bankruptcy proceedings were instituted against Pele Holding and its subsidiary IPBG Pellets (IPBG) and controlled by the Leibold family before the Handelsgericht (commercial court) of Vienna on 5 March. » more

Pellet industry launches first sales campaigns

19.03.2020 − In the central European pellet industry, the first stock clearance sales and warehousing campaigns have been launched in commercial business in the last few days.» more

James Jones & Sons doubles I-joist capacity

18.03.2020 − By putting a new production line for I-joists into service at its Forres facility ,James Jones & Sons (JJ) has more than doubled its production capacity from 10m lineal metres to 20m lineal metres. » more

Production of EPAL pallets increased by 2.4

10.03.2020 − In the 2019 around 96.2 million load carriers were produced worldwide under EPAL licence, 2.4 % more than in the previous year.» more

Stora Enso has completed sale of Pfarrkirchen

05.03.2020 − The Finnish company Stora Enso has completed the sale of Stora Enso Timber GmbH at its Pfarrkirchen location, announced on January 8.» more

Enviva: Adjusted gross margin increased by 46

05.03.2020 − Not least due to a significant increase in the adjusted gross margin by 46% to US$ 52.83/t, US pellet producer Enviva Partners increased its Adjusted EBITDA by 58% to US$ 53.3 million in the fourth quarter.» more

Binderholz planning CLT works at Hallein facility

26.02.2020 − Binderholz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works on the site of the former MDF works in Hallein. » more

Pellet capacity to increase to 4.5m t in Germany

21.02.2020 − Ten new and expansion investment projects have been announced in the central European pellet industry in the last twelve months, eight of which are to be built in Germany alone.» more