Wood products

Braviken sawmill commissions impregnation plant

22.05.2018 − Holmen’s Braviken sawmill has recently commissioned a pressure treatment plant designed with an annual capacity of 80,000m³ softwood lumber.» more

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Enviva Partners pellet turnover boosted by 4 %

18.05.2018 − In spite of the outage of the Chesapeake storage and handling terminal in Norfolk, Virginia, due to fire, US-American Enviva Partners (Enviva) achieved an increase in its pellet turnover in the first quarter.» more

Pinnacle achieves sharp growth in sales in Japan

16.05.2018 − In the early months of this year, Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group succeeded in concluding long-term contracts worth a total of 575m CAD with customers in Japan. » more

Skeena Sawmills to construct 96,000t-pellet plant

11.05.2018 − In the summer, Canadian Skeena Sawmills intends to commence construction work on a pellet plant with an annual capacity of 96,000t industrial pellets at its sawmill site in Terrace, British Columbia.» more

German timber-construction businesses’ sales 27.5 % up

04.05.2018 − German timber-construction businesses and carpentry firms generated roughly 27.5 % more sales revenue in January than in the same period of last year. » more

German output of pallets and box pallets grew by 7.3%

26.04.2018 − The member businesses of the industry association HPE produced roughly 110.4m wooden pallets in the business year 2017; this equates to growth of 7.3% on last year and is a new record high.» more

Florian Legno group building pellet works in Novoselec

23.04.2018 − Florian Legno group is setting up a pellet works on the premises of its Croatian subsidiary Drvna industrija Novoselec (DIN). » more

British pallet industry produces 42.5m pallets

19.04.2018 − In Great Britain 42.5m new pallets were produced and 41.4m pallets were repaired in 2016. » more

BayWa pellet sales raised by 14 % to roughly 457,000 t

17.04.2018 − German BayWa raised its pellet sales in its business year 2017 by 14.0 % above the reference figure for the year before to a total of 457,116 t. » more

Hüttemann takeover has been approved by cartel offices

12.04.2018 − The acquisition of all the shares in German Hüttemann by Austrian Mayr-Melnhof was approved by the Federal Cartel Office on 20 March. » more

Brambles concludes sales of US pallet business

10.04.2018 − Australian Brambles concluded sales of its North American pallet-recycling activities performed by CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions (CHEP Recycled) to Grey Mountain Partners.» more

Lunawood to invest roughly 9m € in site expansion

06.04.2018 − Finnish Lunawood is currently setting up three new thermally-modified timber (TMT) kilns at its main plant in Iisalmi-» more

Trial operation of Antwerp works begun by Kebony

05.04.2018 − Kebony began the first trials of the production facilities at the new works in Kallo en Lillo near Antwerp in February and March.» more

Russian Sokol Timber opens new Hundegger plant

04.04.2018 − North-west Russian Sokol Timber Company has put an assembly plant supplied by Germany Hans Hundegger into operation at the existing glue-lam-timber works. » more

Trex’ sales revenue up sharply in Q4 and in 2017

03.04.2018 − US-American Trex boosted its sales revenue by 28 % in the fourth quarter of 2017 to US$122.2m. » more

Pinnacle rebuilds mill to manufacture pellets

02.04.2018 − Pinnacle is in the process of turning an old particleboard mill run by Northern Engineered Wood Products (Newpro) in Smithers, British Columbia into a 125,000 tonnes pellet mill. » more

Katerra secures $865m in funding for expansion

01.04.2018 − US-American Katerra has managed to secure total funding of $865m through SoftBank Vision Fund. » more