Wood products

Angara Plus commences production of Mabashira

20.03.2019 − The machine geared to an annual production capacity of 60,000 m³ of mabashira in two shifts at the Bratsk facility of the Siberian timber industry company Angara Plus commenced operation in September 2018. » more


Timber-construction revenues increased in December

20.03.2019 − German timber-construction companies and carpentry businesses generated 5.5 % more sales revenue in December than they did a year earlier. » more

EPAL pallet production increased by 5.2 %

13.03.2019 − The number of load carriers produced and repaired under the license of the European Pallet Association (EPAL) increased by a further 5.2% year-on-year to 121.8m units in 2018. » more

Imal-Pal supplies plants for 320,000 t pellet plant

11.03.2019 − The Italian machine and plant manufacturer Imal-Pal will supply the main plant components for a 320,000 t pellet plant to the Korean Hanwaha.» more

Pinnacle reaches profit zone again in 2018

08.03.2019 − In the fourth quarter Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group achieved increases in turnover and results. » more

Moelven modular buildings announces job cuts

08.03.2019 − Due to the low level of capacity utilisation, the modular buildings area within the building systems business division of Norwegian Moelven Industrier is making job cuts. » more

Hardly any growth in German pellet consumption in 2018

01.03.2019 − Germany’s pellet consumption rose by 30,000 t or 1.4 % last year to 2.13m t. » more

Rettenmeier to build a total of four pellet works

26.02.2019 − Rettenmeier, part of the Cordes group, wants to start building a total of four pellet works with a combined annual production capacity of 360,000 t by 2021. » more

Swedish pellet production has fallen by 8%

22.02.2019 − According to current figures from the Swedish Pellet Federation, a total of 1.423m tonnes of pellets were produced in Sweden in 2017, around 8% less than in the previous year. » more

Sterling Lumber Company plans further BSP plant

18.02.2019 − The US-based Sterling Lumber Company plans to commission another cross laminated timber (CLT) production facility before the end of this year. » more

Segezha doubles gluelam capacity at Sokol plant

15.02.2019 − With the commissioning of the two finger jointing lines supplied by Ledinek planned for the first half of 2020, the production capacity at the Sokol site will increase to 100,000 m³ glulam.» more

PacBio to purchase all Skeena Sawmills pellets

14.02.2019 − Canadian pellet producer Pacific Bioenergy (PacBio) and Canadian Skeena Sawmills have agreed the conditions for a future long-term offtake agreement regarding the pellets produced by Skeena Sawmills.» more

Sweden: Gluelam industry has increased sales further

13.02.2019 − With a total of around 86,000 m³, the Swedish gluelam industry was able to increase its sales volume again slightly in 2018, but the growth rates of 2017 (+7%) and 2016 (+8%) could no longer be achieved.» more

Pfeifer starts CLT production in August at the earliest

07.02.2019 − According to plant manager Roland Ritter, the Pfeifer Group cross- laminated timber (CLT) plant currently under construction at the Schlitz/Hessen site is expected to go into operation in August. » more

PacBio to supply 6.8m t of pellets to Japan by 2032

06.02.2019 − The Canadian pellet producer Pacific Bioenergy (PacBio) signed two ten-year contracts with Japanese power plant operators for 170,000 t/year each at the beginning of the year. » more

Stora Enso to build pellet plant at Launkalne site

04.02.2019 − Finnish company Stora Enso is investing around €9m in the construction of a pellet plant at its sawmill and planing mill in Launkalne, Latvia. » more

Accsys exploring building a Tricoya plant in Malaysia

01.02.2019 − Accsys Technologies is reviewing whether to build a Tricoya plant in Malaysia via its subsidiary Tricoya Technologies (TTL) through a feasibility study. » more

Faber Halbertsma Groep closing down T&A Paletten

31.01.2019 − Faber Halbertsma Groep (FHG) is closing the pallet-production plant of T&A Paletten belonging to the former Pooling Partners group of companies. » more

Accsys selling Tricoya MDF in overseas markets

30.01.2019 − Accsys Technologies ended the first half of its 2018/2019 financial year (31 March) having sold 21,379 m³ of acetylated wood under the Accoya name. » more

Pellet production rose to record level in 2018

25.01.2019 − At 628,000 tonnes, German pellet production in the fourth quarter 2018 was 3.8 % higher than in the previous year. » more

LignaTerra stops investment in gluelam works

25.01.2019 − The construction of a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works and a gluelam-timber works announced by the US-American LignaTerra Global is not going to take place in Millinocket, Maine, after all. » more

Kraslesinvest starts pellet production in March

18.01.2019 − Regular production at the new pellet plant of the Siberian wood industry company Kraslesinvest is scheduled to start in March.» more

Enviva plans to invest US$ 200m in Alabama/Mississippi

15.01.2019 − The plans for the construction of a further pellet plant in Lucedale/Alabama and for the construction of a storage and handling terminal in Pascagoula/Mississippi are progressing gradually. » more

Segezha Pellet Plant in operation since end of November

11.01.2019 − At the end of November, the Russian Segezha Group commissioned its new pellet mill on the site of the Siberian sawmill LKD 1 in Lesosibirsk.» more

Pellet prices reach highest level since March 2014

10.01.2019 − In December 2018, at an average price of €260.81/t, the end consumer price for pellet purchases upwards of 6t A1 pellets rose above the mark of €260 for the first time since March 2014. » more

MM-Holz expands commissioning of gluelam in Wismar

08.01.2019 − Around nine months after the takeover of Hüttemann Holz, the Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding (MM-Holz) is planning investments in the single-digit million range at its Wismar location.» more

Pellet producers succeed in raising prices

04.01.2019 − In the last few weeks, central European pellet producers have succeeded in getting their calls accepted for more mark-ups on prices for loose as well as for bagged products. » more

Hekotek supplies systems for Moelven pellet plant

21.12.2018 − The Estonian plant manufacturer Hekotek has received an order from Moelven Pellets A/S, part of the Norwegian Moelven Group, to supply the essential plant components for the pellet plant planned at the site. » more

Dasso working with Barth since separation from Moso

18.12.2018 − Chinese Hangzhou Dasso Bamboo Technology (Dasso) and Dutch Moso International have ended their collaboration.» more

CEG to build works for torriefied pellets in Estonia

18.12.2018 − Dutch Clean Electricity Generation (CEG) intends to build a pellet works for manufacturing roughly 157,000 t of torrefied pellets per year in Väägari, Estonia, by the beginning of 2020.» more