Wood products

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

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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

German pellet production still higher than last year’s level

29.10.2018 − 608,000 t of pellets were produced in Germany in the third quarter, roughly 6.1 % more than in the same quarter of last year. » more

Prefabricated-house producers expecting 7.7 % growth

27.10.2018 − At 2.86bn €, sales revenue generated by the German prefabricated-house industry in the current business year will probably be 7.7 % higher than in 2017. » more

Stora Enso delivers CLT and gluelam to Brisbane

26.10.2018 − For the "25 King" project in Brisbane, Finnish Stora Enso is supplying a total of around 6,000 m³ of wood products, including around 4,824 m³ of cross laminated timber (CLT) and 1,415 m³ of gluelam. » more

Piveteau Bois has started marketing of CLT

22.10.2018 − The French timber industry company Piveteau Bois commissioned the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant erected at its headquarters in St. Florence/Vendée at the beginning of September. » more

EPAL: Pallet production increases in first half year

16.10.2018 − According to the latest figures published by the European Pallet Association (EPAL) the number of load carriers produced and repaired under an EPAL license in the first half increased by 7%.» more

Robertson is new CEO of CLT manufacturer XLam

15.10.2018 − As of October 1, Shane Robertson has succeeded Gary Caulfield as CEO of the New Zealand-Australian cross laminated timber (CLT) manufacturer XLam.» more

Derome Plusshus and Bovieran agree on cooperation

12.10.2018 − Derome Plusshus, a prefabricated house manufacturer belonging to the Swedish Derome Group, is cooperating with Bovieran, a project developer for retirement homes. » more

Segezha Group planning gluelam works on Sachalin

05.10.2018 − Russian Segezha Group is planning to build a gluelam works geared to an annual capacity of 35,000-40,000 m³ on the island of Sachalin. » more

Shaw Resources has received ENplus certificate

01.10.2018 − The "Eastern Embers" pellet plant at Hardwoodlands, which belongs to Shaw Resources, a company based in Nova-Scotia, recently received ENplus certification for A1 quality pellets. » more

CPM Holdings to be sold to private-equity company

28.09.2018 − American Securities is planning to take over the plant and machinery manufacturer CPM Holdings, which is geared in part to pellet-production facilities. » more

Pinnacle acquires majority stake in Pelletwerk Aliceville

28.09.2018 − The Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group has acquired a total of 70% of the shares in the 270,000 t pellet plant in Aliceville/Alabama from Westervelt Renewable Energy for US$ 37.1m.» more

USA: Increase in pellet production has intensified

25.09.2018 − In the second quarter, the US pellet plants produced 391,813 t of pellets for the heating market and 1.606m t of industrial pellets; the figure for the previous year was exceeded by around 29% in each case.» more

Investor wants to reopen ArkLam gluelam plant

17.09.2018 − A group of Texas investors plans to reopen the Arkansas Lamination (ArkLam) gluelam plant in Magnolia/Arkansas, which has been closed since 2015, as a cross laminated timber plant. » more

Ecobloks will start production again in mid-November

14.09.2018 − Italian Ecobloks will not be able to resume production until mid-November after a fire on 2 July. » more

Lunawood has reorganized management of its plants

07.09.2018 − Finnish thermowood manufacturer Lunawood has reorganised the management of its three production sites with effect from 22 August.» more

Moelven to build pellet plant in Sokna for nkr270m

03.09.2018 − Moelven is investing nkr270m (around €27m) in the construction of a pellet and power plant at the Soknabruket sawmill in Norway. » more

110,000 t pellet plant in Wunsiedel starts in October

31.08.2018 − The 110,000 t pellet plant of WUN Energie in Wunsiedel will start trial operation at the beginning of October, a transition to regular operation is planned in the course of November.» more