Wood products

Texas Pellets selling process now completed

07.11.2019 − The sale of Texas Pellets and German Pellets Texas to the subsidiary of Estonian Graanul Invest, Woodville Pellets, has now been completed. » more

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German pellet production reaches new record high

06.11.2019 − At around 740,000 t, the highest production volume ever established for a single quarter in Germany was reached in the third quarter. » more

Construction of CLT plant in Sokol, Russia, on schedule

04.11.2019 − The construction of the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant at the Sokol/Oblast Vologda site in northwest Russia is proceeding according to plan, according to the information provided by the Segezha Group.» more

EPC anticipating increase in production of ENplus pellets

31.10.2019 − According to provisional estimates by (EPC and the association Bioenergy Europe the worldwide output of ENplus pellets earmarked mainly for sale on the heating market will rise to approximately 11,927m t.» more

Estonian Thermory buys Siparila planing works

28.10.2019 − Estonian thermally modified timber manufacturer Thermory has taken over Finnish Siparila. » more

Sawmill stoppages slowing Pinnacle’s production

24.10.2019 − Stoppages, cuts in output, and works closures in the sawmilling industry along with reduced felling in and higher felling costs are causing difficulties for the pellet industry in British Columbia as well.» more

Schilliger: CLT plant starts up production

21.10.2019 − After one and a half years of building time, on 24 July the first panel was produced at the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant of Schilliger Holz. » more

Katerra officially inaugurates CLT plant in Spokane

18.10.2019 − Katerra officially inaugurated cross laminated timber (CLT) production at the plant in Spokane Valley, Washington, on 20 September.» more

SmartLam wants to lift gluelam capacity to 590,000 m³

17.10.2019 − SmartLam took over the “IB XLam” CLT production activities of International Beams on 1 October and intends to build three more CLT works with a companied annual production capacity of 320,000 m³ by 2022.» more

Cooperation agreed between HIT Holz and inter.PAL

17.10.2019 − On the periphery of the “FachPack” trade fair, HIT Holzindustrie Torgau (HIT Holz) and the pallet service provider inter.PAL announced their close cooperation. » more

Enviva Partners aiming to build pellet works in Epes

14.10.2019 − Enviva Partners intends to build a pellet works with an initial capacity of 700,000 tpa at the Port of Epes Industrial Park in Epes, Alabama. » more

Crate and pallet production slowing slightly in Germany

14.10.2019 − The German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) is working from the assumption that growth in the second quarter was not as pronounced as in the first three months of this year.» more

Japan expected to consume 20m t of pellets in 2030

10.10.2019 − In Japan, pellet consumption is expected to rise to 20m t/year by 2030. » more

Renewed double-figure growth in US pellet output

04.10.2019 − The US output of pellets in the second quarter of 2019 was 16.6 % higher than in the same quarter of last year at 2.328m t.» more

Strong decline in foreign trade in pallets

30.09.2019 − In the first half of the year, both German pallet imports and exports fell, in some cases significantly.» more

Pre-fabricated construction share remains above 20%

16.09.2019 − The proportion of pre-fabricated houses, at 5,286 approved detached and semi-detached houses, amounted to 20.3% in the second quarter. » more

No turnover increase for Trex in second quarter

12.09.2019 − In the second quarter turnover of US WPC decking and building components manufacturer Trex decreased slightly to US$206.5m compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. » more

Binderholz completes CLT plant II at Burgbernheim

12.09.2019 − Austrian Binderholz completed construction of the cross laminated timber (CLT) plant II at the Burgbernheim location. » more

Warmeston installs two Bohnert drying presses

09.09.2019 − Since the beginning of 2019 Estonian pellet producer Warmeston has been reducing the water content of raw material by using two drying presses supplied by Bohnert Technik.» more

Masonite Appoints Sorice as Chief Innovation Officer

02.09.2019 − The US door manufacturer Masonite has appointed Cory Sorice as Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer effective August 19.» more

Ksilotek-Siberia installs second pellet line in Lesosibirsk

27.08.2019 − At the location of the Siberian pellet plant of Ksilotek-Siberia in Lesosibirsk groundwork for construction of a second pellet line recently commenced. » more

EU: Pellet consumption could reach 30 million tonnes

26.08.2019 − According to current estimates, the consumption of pellets within the EU could rise to a total of 30.0m tonnes in the current year. » more

Canada: Increase in pellet production expected

26.08.2019 − For the current year, pellet production in Canada is expected to increase by 6% to around 3.3 million tonnes.» more

Enviva Partners again records net loss

19.08.2019 − In the second quarter US pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners was not able to offset the rise in production and other costs with a significant increase in the volume of pellets sold.» more

Pellet output in Germany raised by 13 %

08.08.2019 − After the increase in pellet production in the first quarter of this year (+11 %), the results of the latest production surveys performed by DEPV recorded an even higher rate of growth for the second quarter.» more

Katerra produces first CLT panel in Spokane

05.08.2019 − The US general contractor Katerra commenced cross-laminated timber (CLT) production at the works in Spokane Valley, Washington, in the second quarter.» more

Xylotek-Siberia builds second pellet line in Lesosibirsk

02.08.2019 − At the site of the Siberian pellet plant Xylotek-Siberia in Lesosibirsk, earthworks for the construction of a second pellet line recently began. » more

Segezha and Etalon to test cross laminated timber

31.07.2019 − The Russian timber industry group Segezha and the real estate company Etalon are about to start testing cross laminated timber (CLT) for fire resistance and load-bearing capacity.» more

Pallet production up slightly German in first quarter

26.07.2019 − In spite of a cyclical flattening in business activity, the output of flat pallets and pallet collars in Germany in the first quarter was up slightly by 1.2 % against a year earlier at 25.87m units.» more

Lunawood acquires plant from Stora Enso’s TMT works

25.07.2019 − Stora Enso discontinued production of thermally modified timber (TMT) at the Uimaharju facility in mid-July in order to concentrate of the Latvian Launkalne works in this product segment. » more