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Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Mill and VLP Group have completed a major investment project on building a plywood mill in the Vologda region

September 25, 2023 ` 11:41  
On September 22, 2023, Plitwood officially started producing large-sized plywood at a facility with a production area of 45,000 m² in Vokhtoga settlement, Vologda Region, with a capacity of 180,000 m³ per year. As reported in the company’s...

Sale of Ponsse’s subsidiary in Russia completed

September 20, 2023 ` 20:36  
Ponsse Plc completed the sale of all shares in OOO Ponsse, its subsidiary that provided PONSSE services in Russia and Belarus. After the conditions of the transaction were met, Ponsse’s business operations in Russia transferred to OOO Bison,...

Mondi announces agreement to sell Mondi Syktyvkar

September 18, 2023 ` 19:46  
Mondi announces that it has entered into an agreement to sell its last remaining facility in Russia, Joint Stock Company Mondi Syktyvkar to Sezar Invest LLC for a total cash consideration of RUB 80 billion (approximately €775 million...

Sibtara Company is planning to increase its production capacity

August 30, 2023 ` 17:03  
Sibtara Company LLC (Altay Region) that produces corrugated packaging intends to commission a new production line by the end of 2023, reports Interfax Siberia referencing Yury Skhomenko, founder of Sibtara. After the expansion, the production output will increase...

Mikhail Mishustin announced the need to create new pulp & paper mills in Russia

August 28, 2023 ` 16:25  
The Russian timber industry needs to upgrade its facilities for more value-added wood processing, which specifically involves creating modern pulp & paper mills, declared Mikhail Mishustin, Russian Prime Minister, at the Innoprom 2023 exhibition. Only a few large...

30 regions have completed entering forest borders in the Unified State Register of Immovable Property

August 28, 2023 ` 11:18  
Roslesinforg analyzed data from the Unified State Register of Immovable Property for current information on borders of forestry units and identified the 30 most disciplined regions that were the first to complete this procedure, thus implementing the corresponding...

VLP Group shipped the first batch of sawn timber to India

August 25, 2023 ` 18:57  
Four containers of sawn timber produced at VLP’s woodworking plants were shipped to India for the first time, reports the corporate press office. According to Andrey Fialkovsky, Director for Sales of Sawn Timber and Biofuel at Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki...

Kama presented new coated cardboard for the pharma industry

August 24, 2023 ` 17:30  
A company from the Perm Region produced the first test batch of coated cardboard for pharmaceutical packaging. The new product named KAMA Pharma was successfully tested at the graphic arts printing facility of one of the market’s leaders...

In January-July 2023, sawn timber production in Russia decreased by 9%

August 24, 2023 ` 13:09  
The volume of Russian sawn timber production in January-July 2023 decreased by 9% YoY to 17 million m³, Rosstat reports. In July 2023, sawn timber production decreased by 2.6% (+0.3% YoY) compared to the previous month.

In January-July 2023, plywood production in Russia decreased by 12.2%

August 24, 2023 ` 12:50  
According to Rosstat, the volume of Russian plywood production in January-July 2023 decreased by 12.2% YoY to 1.883 million m³. In July 2023, plywood mills produced almost 300,000 m³ of products, which is 3.1% lower than in the...

Segezha Group increased paper bags output at its plant near Moscow

August 23, 2023 ` 11:41  
Segezha Packaging (Lobnya, Moscow Region) ramped up the production of consumer paper bags. In 2022, the enterprise produced 52.5 million pieces, while the 2021 output was 29.8 million pieces. In H1 2023, Segezha Packaging made 35.2 million pieces....

Rosleskhoz: illegal harvesting reduced by 36% in Russia over 6 months of 2023

August 23, 2023 ` 11:33  
The top 5 regions by illegal harvesting reduction are the Irkutsk Region (a reduction by 46,000 m³), the Amur Region (by 22,100 m³), the Tyumen Region (7,500 m³), the Sverdlovsk Region (by 7,000 m³), and the Zabaykalsky Region...