Wood products

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

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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

Moelven Limtre puts new press into operation

17.12.2018 − Moelven Limtre AS, part of the Norwegian Moelven group and both of Moelv, had already put a new press for manufacturing curved gluelam timber into operation in August. » more

Import and export of pallets has increased significantly

14.12.2018 − For German imports and exports of flat wooden pallets, the foreign trade statistics for the first nine months of the current year show double-digit percentage growth rates compared with the previous year.» more

Norske Skog doubles pellet capacity in New Zealand

11.12.2018 − Norwegian Norske Skog is investing around AUS$5m in the expansion of its pellet plant in Taupo, New Zealand, by the end of next year.» more

Theurl to build CLT plant in Carinthia by 2020

07.12.2018 − Austrian Theurl brothers will build a cross laminated timber (CLT) at the Steinfeld/Drau site by 2020.» more

Pinnacle’s quarterly result impaired by lower margins

29.11.2018 − Although Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group recorded an increase of 6.4 % in sales revenue for the third quarter to 87.6m CAD, adjusted EBITDA fell by almost 14 % to 14.5m CAD compared to the previous year.» more

Boise Cascade ceasing LVL production in Roxboro

22.11.2018 − Boise Cascade is to stop making LVL in Roxboro, North Carolina with effect from 31 December. CEO Tom Corrick blamed this decision on its LVL manufacturing costs still not being competitive. » more

German pallet industry’s output boosted by 4.2 %

22.11.2018 − After +5 % in the first quarter, output by the German pallet industry in the second quarter was 3.4 % higher than a year earlier at 28.62m flat and box pallets. » more

Rising demand for industrial pellets expected

16.11.2018 − The US pellet producer Enviva expects in the medium term that Germany could also become a major customer for industrial pellets in two to three years.» more

Donaldson has taken over Cambridge Roof Truss

12.11.2018 − The timber construction company Donaldson Timber Engineering, which belongs to the Scottish sawmill group James Donaldson & Sons, acquired Cambridge Roof Truss on 1 November. » more

Segezha orders two finger-jointing stations from Ledinek

06.11.2018 − Russian Segezha Group placed an order for two finger-jointing stations with Slovenian Ledinek Engineering for the gluelam-timber works of Sokol Timber Company. » more

Enviva supplies 9.45m t pellets to Aioi Bioenergy

05.11.2018 − The US pellet producer Enviva Partners will supply 630,000 t of pellets per year to the Japanese Aioi Bioenergy Corporation for at least 15 years from the end of 2022.» more

Schnoor puts insulation line for cellulose into service

02.11.2018 − German wood construction company Schnoor recently put an injection system for cellulose insulation from Isofloc. Installation of the >25 m long system in Hall 5 began in August. » more