Wood products

US pellet exports 8% higher than last year’s level

03.12.2021 − The USA exported a total of 1.985m t of pellets in the third quarter, an increase of roughly 8% on a year earlier. » more


Barrus group puts second scantling line into operation

29.11.2021 − Barrus plans to complete the start-up phase of the new window-scantling line built at the headquarters in Väru and designated “Compo III” by the turn of the year 2021/2022.» more

Trex planning to build another decking works

26.11.2021 − After the start-up of the new decking works at its Winchester headquarters at the beginning of this year, Trex has begun planning another production facility. » more

Growth of 25.0% in Russian pellet production

25.11.2021 − The start-up of new pellet plants is generating further growth in the volumes produced in Russia. » more

Adcuram Group completes takeover of Streif group

17.11.2021 − Adcuram Group has completed its acquisition of the Streif group of companies, active in prefabricated-house sector, that it had announced at the end of September. » more

Segezha Group planning new wood-industry facility

11.11.2021 − Segezha Group is planning an integrated production facility with a sawmill, a gluelam-timber production plant, and a pellet works. » more

BDF anticipating 2.9% growth in sales revenue for 2021

08.11.2021 − The German prefabricated construction federation (BDF) is anticipating sector sales revenue of €3.49bn for 2021. » more

British Stewart Milne Group aiming to sell Timber Systems

05.11.2021 − Stewart Milne Group wants to sell its timber-frame construction division Stewart Milne Timber Systems. » more

Nawaro pellet works due to start up from autumn 2022

28.10.2021 − Austrian Nawaro Energie presented the revised planning for the pellet works project in Göpfritz an der Wild announced at the end of 2020. » more

German pallet production down by 3.6%

21.10.2021 − A total of 26.1m box and flat wooden pallets were produced in Germany in the second quarter of 2021, roughly 3.6% less than in the same quarter of last year. » more

Belarusian pellet exports increase at double-digit rate

20.10.2021 − In the first half, Belarus exported 270,000 t of pellets at a value of US$27.1m. » more

Egoin aiming to boost annual CLT production to 52,000 m³

15.10.2021 − Egoin Wood Group is investing a total of €25m in enlarging its cross-laminated timber (CLT) capacity.» more

US pellet industry’s output boosted again

12.10.2021 − After the poor start to the year, the USA’s pellet output in the second quarter was back above the figure for a year earlier. » more

Pallet imports rise more sharply than exports

24.09.2021 − According to preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office, a total of around 32.790m flat wooden pallets were imported into Germany during the first six months.» more

Russia: 45% of exported pellets sold to Denmark

23.09.2021 − In the second quarter, the volume of Russian pellet exports decreased by 3% vis à vis the preceding year to 509,079 t. » more

Prices for solid wood continue to decline

17.09.2021 − In July/August, a significant increase in stocks as well as extended company holidays at many customers contributed to a noticeable decline in demand on the German markets for softwood lumber and wood products.» more

Belgian Foresco Group acquires Lapack

09.09.2021 − With effect from 27 August, Belgian packaging and pallet manufacturer Foresco Group has acquired Lapack, which is also active in pallet production and export packaging. » more

HPE indices for August partly decreased again

06.09.2021 − The increase in the wood price indices, which has been observed for months, slowed down considerably in August, and in two cases there were declines. » more

HS Timber extends pellet works in Kodersdorf

13.08.2021 − In June, HS Timber Group finished extending the recently completed pellet plant at the sawmilling facility of HS Timber Productions of Kodersdorf. » more

Mercer taking over Katerra CLT works for US$50m

12.08.2021 − Mercer International is taking over the Spokane cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Washington of Katerra for roughly US$50m. » more

Selling prices raised by gluelam board manufacturers

10.08.2021 − Manufacturers of oak gluelam boards in southeast Europe, Italy, Ukraine, and Belarus have raised their prices once or in some cases even twice in the last three months. » more

Uruguay’s first CLT works to be built in Tacuarembó

09.08.2021 − As part of the Arboreal project, a combined cross-laminated timber (CLT) and gluelam timber works is to be built on the premises of the sawmill of Frutifor Lumber Company in Tacuarembó in 2022. » more

US pellet production down almost 12 % in first quarter

06.08.2021 − A total of 1.989m t of pellets were produced in the USA in the first quarter, which equates to a reduction of 11.6% against last year.» more

German gluelam production 13.2% higher than last year

05.08.2021 − A total of 866,322 m³ of gluelam products were produced in Germany in 2020 as a whole, roughly 13.2% more than a year earlier. » more

Canadian pellet production to rise by roughly 9%

04.08.2021 − Canada’s pellet output for the current year is expected to amount to 3.8m t, an increase of 8.6% against last year. » more

Novo-Tech to put new works into service by mid-2022

30.07.2021 − WPC manufacturer Novo-Tech wants to set up a new production facility near its headquarters in Aschersleben.» more

Pellet price in July higher than in June

29.07.2021 − Retail customers had to pay a higher price for pellets in July than they did in the preceding month, perpetuating the trend already registered in June. » more

Timber-construction sales revenue up 15.2% in April

26.07.2021 − In April, carpentry businesses and timber-construction companies in Germany generated 15.2% higher sales revenue than in the same month of last year. » more

Drax soon to acquire stake in two US pellet works

23.07.2021 − Following the takeover of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group completed in mid-April, Drax Group also wants to acquire the 20% stake held by The Westervelt Co. in the joint venture Alabama Pellets. » more

18% growth registered in Russia’s pellet exports

22.07.2021 − The double-figure growth registered in Russia’s pellet exports in the last few years continued unabated in the first quarter. » more