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Since 2023, the Group of companies “ULK” will harvest 6 million cubic meters of wood

July 15, 2019 ` 13:53  
Since 2023, ULK Group of companies will harvest 6 million cubic meters of wood, process 4.5 million sawlogs and produce 900 thousand tons of pellets. This was stated by Vladimir Butorin, the owner of the Group of companies...

UPM has created a new product based on wood nanocellulose for the medical industry

July 14, 2019 ` 18:05  
The novel wood-based wound dressing offers significant benefits for both patients and hospitals and is ready to be sold on the European market after receiving regulatory approval and CE mark. Healing a wound as efficiently and comfortably as...

New investment project in the Kostroma region: more than 1 billion rubles will be invested in timber processing

July 13, 2019 ` 21:03  
The new enterprise will be created by combining the capacities of the logging company “Dom-Stroy” and the wood processing enterprise “GK Forest”. Plans to create a new timber industry complex Governor Sergei Sitnikov discussed with the owners of...

Sveza is considering the possibility of building a pulp and paper mill in the Vologda region

July 12, 2019 ` 16:25  
According to the press service of Sveza from July 10, 2019, a new plant can be built in Cherepovets district, Vologda region.  At the stage of discussion is the project of construction of a new generation of biotechnological...

In Poland, Egger launched the 19th plant with a capacity of 650 thousand cubic meters of chipboard per year

July 11, 2019 ` 19:46  
June 28, 2019 in the Polish town of Biskupiec plant for the production of chipboards and laminated chipboards has been launched that will allow to substitute imports of particleboard in Poland, one of the largest countries-manufacturers of furniture...

Andritz to supply new HERB recovery boiler to Ilim Group’s “Big Ust-Ilimsk Project” in Russia

July 10, 2019 ` 13:33  
The Andritz HERB recovery boiler will have a black liquor combustion capacity of 1,950 tds/d, with start-up planned in the second half of 2021. The order is part of the one billion US dollar “Big Ust-Ilimsk Project” that...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2019: WhatWood interview with President of United Panel Group; downward pricing trend for logs continues; packaging industry: on the way to circular economy; In 2018, China is increasing trade in wood; WhatWood’s statistics of log price index in Russia

Russian Timber Journal 06-2019: WhatWood interview with President of United Panel Group; downward pricing trend for logs continues; packaging industry: on the way to circular economy; In 2018, China is increasing trade in wood; WhatWood’s statistics of log...

In 2018, United Panel Group produced about 50 % of laminated wood boards

July 8, 2019 ` 12:43  
In an interview to WhatWood agency by the President of the holding company United Panel Group Igor Bekker spoke about the production results of the company in 2018: “Last year we produced 187 thousand cubic meters of plywood...

Otkritie Bank opened a credit line to ULK Group of companies in the amount of $725 million

July 7, 2019 ` 16:51  
The line is open for three years, until December 25, 2026. These funds will be used for current business and investment projects of ULK Group – the Russian largest timber procurement and production holding. For 2020, ULK Group plans...

Pestovskiy timber industry complex: the Brenta sawmilling line comes out on key performance indicators

July 6, 2019 ` 18:39  
This was reported by the corporate press service on July 05, 2019, for one shift about 70 cubic meters of sawlog are processed. The plans are to increase production capacity to 100 cubic meters per shift. Pestovsky LPK...

Andritz to rebuild OCC line and install newly developed PrimeScreens X at Cartiere del Polesine in Italy

July 5, 2019 ` 14:24  
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Cartiere del Polesine to rebuild an existing OCC line including reject treatment at the mill in Adria, Italy. In addition to all main process components, Andritz will also install...

For 5 months of 2019 exports of products of the concern “Bellesbumprom” increased by 11.5% to $239.7 million

July 4, 2019 ` 23:52  
For the five months of 2019, the volume of production of industrial enterprises of the concern amounted to 646.8 million rubles, which in comparable conditions is 16.1% more than in the same period last year. Of the total...