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SCA to acquire 13,000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

Latvia, SCA, acquisition, forest

SCA has signed an agreement to acquire forest land in Latvia from Isnaudas Forest Holding AB. The acquisition comprises an area of 19,150 hectares, of which 13,100 is forest land, at a purchase price of 44.5 million Euros (approximately SEK 450 million). The standing timber volume amounts to 1.8 million cubic metres. Some areas of the acquired …

Malaysian government partners MTIB to build bamboo plantation, in first steps to turn bamboo into large-scale industry

Bamboo industry, large-scale industry, Malaysia

Bamboo-based timber industry and bamboo shoot processing (for food) industry has the potential to offer good returns and job opportunities in Malaysia, in addition to helping preserve the natural environment. In a report by New Sarawak Tribune, Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said bamboo has …

GreCon sees record growth in 2019 as it welcomes 28th year of business

GreCon, wood scanning, fire scanning, Fagus-GreCon Group, 2019, performance

Wood scanning and fire protection technology specialist GreCon Ltd is celebrating 28 years of business and commitment to the UK and Ireland market. Established in April 1992, GreCon is located just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a member of the Germany-based Fagus-GreCon Group. The company has seen growth after a positive year in 2019 and …

SweTree Technologies and leading Swedish forest companies invest $5.3 million in pilot forest plants production

SweTree Technologies, Stora Enso, Sveaskog, Södra, Holmen, innovation, pilot plant, automated, large-scale production, elite forest plants, somatic embryogenesis

Together with the leading forest companies Stora Enso, Sveaskog, Södra and Holmen, the Swedish innovation and technology development company SweTree Technologies invests SEK 50 million ($5.3 million) in a pilot plant for automated and large-scale production of elite forest plants. SweTree Technologies has for several years developed a …

Nordic sawmill curtailments continue

Nordic sawmills, curtailment, lower prices, oversupply, spruce beetle infestation, Berg Timber, Stora Enso, Moelven, Setra, SCA

Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a background of uncertain global economic conditions, reported Timber Trades Journal Online. Spruce beetle infestation is also resulting in large amounts of material flooding the market. During the autumn and …

SCA and Martinsons deliver Swedish pine to the world's longest bridge


Pine from the northern parts of Sweden has been used at the world's longest bridge over water. The 55-kilometre-long bridge, which crosses both under and over water, connects Hong Kong, Macau and China. SCA has in collaboration with Martinsons delivered 300m3 of pine which has been used as decking at two lookout points. The interest and use of …

Boise Cascade to sell plywood plant

Boise Cascade, Southern Veneer, plywood, veneer

Boise Cascade Company has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Southern Veneer Products (Southern Veneer) to sell its plywood operations in Moncure, North Carolina. Founded in 1998, Southern Veneer, located in Fitzgerald, Georgia, is a privately-held manufacturer of high-quality plywood, veneer and wood by-products. “Moncure …

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