Archives: February 2016

Albania bans logging for the next 10 years as to help forests regenerate

The forests in Albania have suffered major exploitation in the past 25 years, so the Albanian government has decided to [...]
February 29, 2016 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Europe

German Pellets subsidiaries in the US filed for bankruptcy

The US subsidiaries of German Pellets filed for bankruptcy on Thursday. After construction delays and cost overruns, the Louisiana Pellets [...]

Lumber producers in Alberta are hopeful for SLA renewal to avoid trade war

The new softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the US is expected by the lumber producers in Alberta, as there [...]
February 28, 2016 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / North America

Biewer Lumber invests $80 million in state-of-the-art mill

Biewer Lumber chose BID Group to build a state-of-the-art turnkey mill in Newton, Mississippi. The mill production [...]

Sonae’s turnover grew significantly in 2015

Consolidated turnover for Sonae Indústria´s continuing operations reached Euro 1,027 million in 2015, representing an increase of [...]
February 24, 2016 Companies & Industry Events / Forestry / ...Europe

Kährs Group reaches higher profits during 2015

Net sales of the Swedish wood flooring manufacturer Kährs totalled SEK 667 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 [...]

Egger Group invests in new market segment for plastic edging at Brilon

The EGGER Group is investing in the Brilon (Germany) plant by developing polypropylene edging production.     Through [...]

Turkey becomes the largest MDF producer in the EU

After Turkey strengthened its export markets in the last two decades, they have now become the largest medium-density fiberboard [...]
February 9, 2016 Market Analysis / Wood-based Panels / ...Europe

General Electric selected to build the largest commercial biomass-fired plant

General Electric (GE) has been selected by Mechelen-based Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) to build the largest greenfield, 100 percent [...]