Wood products

HPE: business prospects clouding over for 2021

18.12.2020 − Half of all the member business participating in the latest survey of the German federation of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging are experiencing major problems in obtaining sawnwood.» more


Hasslacher to begin building gluelam works in Russia

17.12.2020 − In 2021, the Hasslacher group will start building the gluelam-timber works at the facility of the Russian subsidiary Hasslacher Les in Malaya Vishera, Nowgorod oblast.» more

Russia revising timber-frame house standards

10.12.2020 − The Russian construction ministry is in the process of revising the currently applicable standards for timber-framed house construction. » more

CLT from Stora Enso receives approval for North America

03.12.2020 − On 20 October, Stora Enso received approval (ESR-4381) from the ICC Evaluation Service for the US market for cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufactured at the Ybbs facility in Austria.» more

Pinnacle achieves record result in third quarter

01.12.2020 − Favourable weather conditions, lower raw-material costs, and positive effects from investment activity contributed to a record output and profitability at Pinnacle in the third quarter.» more

Hanse Haus intends to build another plant from 2022

30.11.2020 − Prefabricated housing manufacturer Hanse Haus plans to build a further prefabricated housing production facility from 2022 onwards.» more

Enviva Partners’ profit impaired by acquisition costs

30.11.2020 − Higher acquisition and integration costs, depreciation, amortisation, and interest payments caused the net profit of Enviva Partners to fall sharply in the third quarter. » more

Barrus group extending Vöru scantling works in Estonia

27.11.2020 − The Estonian wood-industry company Barrus is adding a second production line with an annual production capacity of 40,000 m³ to the existing works at its headquarters in Vöru. » more

Finsa to enter CLT production business

27.11.2020 − Financiera Maderera (Finsa) is set to add cross-laminated timber (CLT) to its portfolio of wood-based panel products for use in construction at the beginning of 2021. » more

European pellet production up by 7.2%

23.11.2020 − In 2019, pellet production within the EU28 increased by approximately 5% vis à vis the preceding year to 17.841m t, and in other European countries the rate of increase was 17% to a volume of 4.164m t. » more

US pellet exports just slightly above 2019 level

19.11.2020 − During the third quarter, the USA exported a total volume of 1.838m t pellets, approximately 1% more than in the comparative period of the preceding year. » more

Ziegler planning €220m prefab-house production plant

17.11.2020 − Ziegler Group is planning to start building a prefabricated-house production plant in Tirschenreuth in 2022. » more

Pfeifer Group planning to build pellet works at Uelzen

16.11.2020 − Pfeifer Group is currently examining the possibility of adding a pellet works to its sawmilling facility in Uelzen in Lower Saxony. » more

Russian pellet exports increase by 11%

13.11.2020 − In the second quarter, Russian exports of pellets increased by 11% to 523,423t. According to the Russian customs authority, 211,471t of this figure were sold to customers in Denmark.» more

Segezha produces first CLT element in Sokol

06.11.2020 − Segezha Group commenced trial operation of the new cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Sokol, Vologda oblast, on 22 October. » more

German pellet output up by another 32,000 t

05.11.2020 − Approximately 792,000 t of pellets were produced in the third quarter, 4.2 % or 32,000 t more than in the preceding quarter. » more

Carpentry businesses also increase turnover in July

02.11.2020 − In July turnover generated by carpentry and timber construction businesses in Germany increased by 6.2% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year.» more

FEFPEB comments on review of EU packaging directive

29.10.2020 − FEFPEB is pressing hard for differentiation to be made between the different categories of wooden packaging products within the scope of the upcoming review of the EU packaging directive. » more

USA: production of industrial pellets down 5%

23.10.2020 − Over the course of the second quarter of 2020, a total volume of 2.201m t pellets was produced in the USA. » more

Higher capacity utilisation for window scantling plants

22.10.2020 − Producers of window scantlings in central Europe have been largely satisfied with autumn business so far.» more

Russian Wood Alliance stepping up pellet production

22.10.2020 − Karelian Russian Wood Alliance recently completed its expansion of the existing pellet works at the Petrosawodsk facility. » more

Pinnacle must move pellet handling to Prince Rupert

13.10.2020 − Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group is moving its pellet-handling operations for its export business to the company’s own Westview terminal in Prince Rupert until further notice. » more

Ziegler wants to build 200,000 t pellet plant in Pressath

08.10.2020 − Ziegler Holding (Ziegler Group) wants to build a pellet plant on the Döllnitz industrial estate in Pressath by the middle of 2021. » more

TIMCON fears bottlenecks in sawnwood supply

05.10.2020 − British pallet manufacturers and producers of wooden packaging are currently expressing concern that a shortage could arise in the supply of sawnwood in the coming weeks along with further increases in prices.» more

Kallesoe to supply machinery to Timberlink

02.10.2020 − Seven months after the announcement of the investment decision, the Timberlink Australia awarded a turn-key contract to Kallesoe Machinery for its planned cross-laminated timber and gluelam works.» more

Faber Halbertsma Group to sell pallet production

01.10.2020 − Faber Halbertsma Group is selling its Dutch and Belgian pallet production companies to Foresco Group within the scope of an asset deal. » more

HPE sees no slightly brighter outlook until 2021

28.09.2020 − HPE chief executive Marcus Kirschner believes the survey performed by the German association of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) reveals initial grounds for cautious optimism.» more

Segezha to invest RUB1bn in Sokol pellet plant

25.09.2020 − Russian Segezha Group is to invest RUB1bn (equivalent to approximately €12m) in the construction of a pellet plant at its Sokol location. » more

Germany’s pallet output raised by 5 % in first quarter

24.09.2020 − A total of 29.702m flat and box pallets in the first quarter, an increase of 5 %. » more

Trex records continued growth in the second quarter

22.09.2020 − US WPC manufacturer Trex, which specialises in decking, railing systems and platforms, closed the second quarter with a 6.9% increase in turnover, to US$220.7m. » more