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Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: interview with Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users operating LesEGAIS; plywood production continues to decline in Russia; Valmet’s withdrawal from Russia is progressing; Rehau to withdraw business in Russia

Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group: “Substantial assistance to systemically important federal-level enterprises is currently non-existent”; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users...

Jean-Francois Guilbert, Managing Director of FrenchTimber: “Sawn timber prices have been stable for 20 years so they’re catching up now”

April 1, 2022 ` 16:45  
FrenchTimber, an association founded in 2001 by the National Timber Federation (Fédération Nationale du Bois, FNB). The association is developing the French export of sawn timber and French processed wood products: it helps its members ship their products...

Metin Mete, General Manager at HAYAT Russia: “The whole market of paper tissue products is growing by an average of 5% a year”

January 28, 2022 ` 16:40  
In late 2021, Hayat Kimya (Turkey), a part of Hayat Group, launched pilot production of paper tissue products with the capacity of 70,000 t per year in Kaluga Special Economic Zone. The final investment value reached 10 billion...

Tapani Kiiski, President and CEO of Raute Corporation: “The Russian market has been among the most important ones for Raute over the past 10 years”

November 1, 2021 ` 19:53  
Raute (Finland) is the world’s leading maker of plywood, veneer and LVL producing equipment. Most Russian plywood mills are equipped with Raute machines, and in H1 2021, Russia accounted for more than a half of the company’s sales....

Interview with Ruben Colin, CEO of GlobalPanels

October 25, 2021 ` 18:53  
GlobalPanels is a Mexican forest products trading company. WhatWood agency spoke to Ruben Colin, CEO of GlobalPanels, to learn about the main trends in the global forest industry markets, the impact of Covid-19, the specifics of working with...

Ivan Lepikhov, CEO, Vigvam.ru construction firm: “It is now crucial to work in short cycles”

October 8, 2021 ` 18:43  
Russia is undergoing a boom of country houses construction (specifically, those made of wooden structures) that began in 2020 because of the pandemic and continued in 2021. The Russian house construction market is therefore facing an acute shortage...

Oleg Fokin, Commercial Director of Sudoma Sawmill: “At the moment, Russia does not have enough own production facilities for processing low-grade timber in full”

April 14, 2021 ` 11:06  
Sudoma Sawmill is an export-oriented enterprise engaged in the production of thermally modified, impregnated, planed, and brushed sawn timber for the construction and furniture industries. The enterprise is located in Dedovichsky district of the Pskov region; one of...