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Roseburg publishes environmental product declaration for MDF products manufactured in Medford, Oregon

26-05-2020
Roseburg, environmental product declaration, MDF, Medford, Oregon

Roseburg Forest Products has published its eighth certified Environmental Product Declaration, providing standardised and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impacts of the company’s wood products, and now including Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide consumers with …

Stora Enso to plant more than 41 million tree seedlings in Finland, Sweden and Russia

26-05-2020
Stora Enso, 41 million, tree seedlings, Finland, Sweden, Russia

In 2020, more than 41 million tree seedlings will be planted in the forests of Finland, Sweden, Russia and the Estonia by Stora Enso. In the southern parts of the countries, the planting season started as early as April. In May, tree planting will be in full speed even further north. In northern forests, the planting season lasts about 150 days, …

Japan’s import of kitchen furniture improved in February, but bedroom furniture tumbled

22-05-2020
Japan, import, kitchen furniture, bedroom furniture, February

The Philippines and Vietnam accounted for over 85% of Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture (HS940340) in February, up some 10% from a month earlier. A further 8% of the value of imports was shipped from China leaving little market share for others, reported ITTO. Year on year, Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture …

Canfor to permanently close Isle Pierre sawmill in British Columbia, Canada

22-05-2020
Isle Pierre sawmill, British Columbia, Canada, permanent, closure

Canfor Corporation will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The closure will take effect in the 3Q 2020 following an orderly wind down of operations. The closure is a result of an insufficient supply of economically viable timber following the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic, coupled …

Katerra names Paal Kibsgaard new CEO

22-05-2020
Katerra, CEO, new appointment

Katerra named Paal Kibsgaard as CEO. Paal joined Katerra in 2019 as its Chief Operating Officer and has served on Katerra’s Board of Directors since 2016. Kibsgaard succeeds outgoing CEO and co-founder Michael Marks. Before Katerra, Kibsgaard was the chairman and CEO of Schlumberger Limited. During his tenure at Schlumberger, Kibsgaard also …

Indonesia backed off plans to loosen rules for timber legality

21-05-2020
Indonesia, ministry of trade, legality, timber, forestry, SVLK, exports, EU, vertification

Indonesia has turned back on plans to weaken rules for the timber exports, following warnings that continuing the move would undermine efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation, reported TTJ. According to Reuters, the changes in timber legality rules put forward by Indonesia's trade ministry earlier this year would have ended …

U.S. import of tropical hardwood veneer, hardwood flooring and mouldings rose in March

21-05-2020
hardwood tropical veneer, hardwood flooring, moulding, U.S., imports, March 2020

A surge in imports from Italy helped U.S. imports of tropical hardwood veneer recover from a dismal February as March imports rose by 56%. Despite the gain, the month’s imports still lagged behind March 2019 import levels by over 30%, reported ITTO. Imports from Italy more than quadrupled in March and imports from Cote d’Ivoire more …

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