Wood products

Trex achieves double-figure growth in results

23.03.2020 − Total sales revenue generated by the US WPC decking and construction-element manufacturer Trex rose by 17.7 % in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 164.8m US$.» more

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German Pellets: Pele Holding and IPBG in liquidation

20.03.2020 − Bankruptcy proceedings were instituted against Pele Holding and its subsidiary IPBG Pellets (IPBG) and controlled by the Leibold family before the Handelsgericht (commercial court) of Vienna on 5 March. » more

Pellet industry launches first sales campaigns

19.03.2020 − In the central European pellet industry, the first stock clearance sales and warehousing campaigns have been launched in commercial business in the last few days.» more

James Jones & Sons doubles I-joist capacity

18.03.2020 − By putting a new production line for I-joists into service at its Forres facility ,James Jones & Sons (JJ) has more than doubled its production capacity from 10m lineal metres to 20m lineal metres. » more

Production of EPAL pallets increased by 2.4

10.03.2020 − In the 2019 around 96.2 million load carriers were produced worldwide under EPAL licence, 2.4 % more than in the previous year.» more

Stora Enso has completed sale of Pfarrkirchen

05.03.2020 − The Finnish company Stora Enso has completed the sale of Stora Enso Timber GmbH at its Pfarrkirchen location, announced on January 8.» more

Enviva: Adjusted gross margin increased by 46

05.03.2020 − Not least due to a significant increase in the adjusted gross margin by 46% to US$ 52.83/t, US pellet producer Enviva Partners increased its Adjusted EBITDA by 58% to US$ 53.3 million in the fourth quarter.» more

Binderholz planning CLT works at Hallein facility

26.02.2020 − Binderholz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) works on the site of the former MDF works in Hallein. » more

Pellet capacity to increase to 4.5m t in Germany

21.02.2020 − Ten new and expansion investment projects have been announced in the central European pellet industry in the last twelve months, eight of which are to be built in Germany alone.» more

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

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