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Belarus: 2020 timber exports exceed $120 million

14-09-2020
Belarus, Export, Forestry, Business, Economy

The Belarusian Forestry Ministry's press service has announced that Belarusian forestries have earned more than $120 million from the export of wood and timber products since the start of 2020, reports BelTA.  “Products of Belarusian forestries are becoming increasingly popular on foreign markets. Since the start of 2020 foreign buyers …

New Zealand: Report identifies wood processing technologies to drive high-value, low-carbon economy

09-09-2020
New Zealand, Economy, Wood Processing, Timber, Business

The New Zealand wood fibre futures stage one report published in early September identifies wood processing technologies that could help drive a high-value and low-carbon economy. The report was jointly commissioned in late 2019 by the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group, Te Uru Rākau, and the Ministry for Business, Innovation …

China's softwood lumber imports see 42% increase in Q2 2020

09-09-2020
China, Softwood, Import

According to forest industry insight by Wood Resources International, China increased importation of softwood lumber by 42% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2020, reaching 7.1 million cubic metres. This large increase followed a quarter where import volumes had fallen to a four-year low. As estimated 8% of globally traded lumber is shipped to the Middle …

ANDRITZ and SMARTECH to cooperate for promotion and support of SMARTECH’s SmartWaxSys

07-09-2020
ANDRITZ, SMARTECH, Wax Suspension System, Engineered Wood

ANDRITZ, an international technology group, and SMARTECH, a global developer of game-changing technologies for varied manufacturing sectors, have announced a global cooperation for the promotion and after-sales support of SMARTECH’s SmartWaxSys patented smart wax suspension system. ANDRITZ, a leading supplier of systems, equipment, and …

binderholz Group wins auction of Klausner Lumber One; expands outside Europe for the first time

03-09-2020
Austria, binderholz Group, Klausner Lumber One, Auction, Acquisition

The Austrian binderholz Group, based in Fügen, purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber One LLC, based in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida, in the auction held on Friday, August 21, 2020. At the auction binderholz was able to prevail over Mercer Inc. and Mayr Melnhof Holz and was awarded the contract at USD 61.0 million. The transaction is …

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