Wood products

Cycleenergy buys innogy pellet works and CHP plant

17.02.2020 − Innogy, which belongs to the E.on group, has sold the biomass-fired combined heating and power (CHP) plant and the pellet works of NRW Pellets to Austrian Cycleenergy Holding. » more

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German pellet output increased in 2019 by 20 %

14.02.2020 − German pellet works’ output in the fourth quarter of 2019 was 19.7 % higher than a year earlier at 752,000 t. » more

Sharp increase registered in repaired pallets in UK

13.02.2020 − 2018 was the first year in which more pallets were repaired in the UK than new pallets were manufactured. » more

Rettenmeier to add KVH/gluelam works to Hirschberg

12.02.2020 − Rettenmeier Holding is set-ting up a combined finger-jointed carcassing (KVH)/gluelam timber works at its Hirschberg facility. » more

Minda to supply gluelam/CLT plant for Structurlam

10.02.2020 − Minda has received an order from Structurlam Products to supply the plant and machinery for the gluelam timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) works planned for Conway in Arkansas, USA. » more

16.4 % growth in Russian pellet production in 2019

05.02.2020 − According to the production statistics of Rosstat a total of 1,600m t of pellets were produced in 2019.» more

Pinnacle expanding pellet logistics for exports to Japan

30.01.2020 − Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group has agreed a long-term charter of a handysize ship with Japanese NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers.» more

Pinomatic also offering CLT press in future

29.01.2020 − Pinomatic has added a cross-laminated timber (CLT) press to its range of presses. » more

Persisting downward trend in all wood-price indices

23.01.2020 − All of the wood-price indices established by the German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) in cooperation with University of Bonn continued to fall in the fourth quarter. » more

Stora Enso selling KVH works in Pfarrkirchen

20.01.2020 − Stora Enso is selling the finger-jointed carcassing works of Stora Enso Timber to the fund LEO II. – VV1 managed by the private-equity company Dubag. » more

MM-Holz selling gluelam works in Richen to Oswald

17.01.2020 − Mayr-Melnhof Holz (MM-Holz) is selling the gluelam production plant of Mayr-Melnhof Holz Richen to Bernd Oswald.» more

Russian pellet production continues to increase

15.01.2020 − In Russia a total of 1.216m tonnes of pellets were produced in the first nine months of 2019 - 20.5 % more than in a year before.» more

Pellet production in USA 15.6 % higher than in 2018

13.01.2020 − After growth rates of 18.2 % in the first and 16.6 % in the second quarter, the US output of pellets in the third quarter of 2019 was 15.6 % higher than a year earlier at 2.532m t.» more

IKTK expands existing gluelam plant for €2m

10.01.2020 − Latvian IKTK has recently completed the expansion of its glue-laminated lumber production at the Ozolnieki site. » more

Ksilotek-Siberia commissions third pellet press

08.01.2020 − Russian Ksilotek-Siberia has successfully completed the 72-hour test run of the third pellet press installed at the Lesosibirsk site. » more

Ladenburger plans to start pellet production in 2020

03.01.2020 − Over the course of the second half of 2020 Ladenburger Group intends to commission its first pellet plant within the group at the Bopfingen location. » more

Lesobalt reduces scantling production to one line

20.12.2019 − Lesobalt is to continue production of window scantlings and solid wood panels made of Siberian larch and oak at Kaliningrad. » more

Södra introduces two-shift operation at CLT works in Värö

20.12.2019 − Södra switched production at its cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Väro from single to two-shift operation on 18 November.» more

UHLK’s CLT production now underway in Korosten

19.12.2019 − Cross-laminated timber (CLT) production recently began at Ukrainian Sawmill Holding (UHLK), which is affiliated with Rezult Ukraine. » more

Structurlam Products builds CLT plant in USA

18.12.2019 − Structurlam Products is expanding its activities in the USA and investing Can$90m in the construction of a cross-laminated timber plant in Conway, Arkansas.» more

Thermowood producer Timura enters administration

13.12.2019 − Thermowood producer Timura filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings on 27 November. » more

Ziegler Group enters gluelam business with Tecsol

12.12.2019 − At the end of November, Ziegler Group took over the gluelam-timber manufacturer Tecsol Holztechnik. » more

Russian RFP Group builds pellet plant at Amursk site

06.12.2019 − The Russian RFP Group is currently constructing a pellet plant with a capacity of 100,000 t/year at the Amursk site. » more

Pinnacle: higher raw material costs lead to loss

29.11.2019 − In the third quarter higher production costs and write-downs compared to last year contributed to the fact that, at -Can$0.7m, net profit of Pinnacle transpired to be slightly negative. » more

CLT works in Sokol to start operation two months early

21.11.2019 − According to information from the superordinate Segezha, the construction of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Sokol, Vologda oblast, in northwest Russia is right on schedule. » more

Prodesa supplies pellet works to UJU Vina Wood Pellet

19.11.2019 − Prodesa Medioambiente has supplied all the plant and machinery for a pellet works with an annual capacity of 120,000 t for Vietnamese UJU Vina Wood Pellet.» more

Ksilotek-Siberia installing third pellet press in Lesosibirsk

18.11.2019 − Ksilotek-Siberia will soon start installing a pellet press supplied by CPM Europe at the Lesosibirsk works. » more

Klaus Timber building second pallet works in Dvorec

14.11.2019 − Klaus Timber is currently building another pallet works with a total annual capacity of 3m pallets in the immediate vicinity of the existing facility in Dvorec. » more

Growth in worldwide pellet output to 55.7m t in 2018

14.11.2019 − At a total of 55.70m t, the worldwide output of pellets rose by 14 % last year. » more

SBA Group to invest 50m € in prefabricated houses

08.11.2019 − Lithuanian SBA Group wants to start building prefabricated houses and timber-construction modules with a greenfield investment.» more