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Eacom Timber Corporation invests $8.9M in Elk Lake (Canada) sawmill upgrade

April 19, 2021 ` 21:06  
Eacom Timber Corporation announces an investment of $8.9 million to equip its Elk Lake sawmill with a new, state-of-the art continuous dry kiln (CDK). Expected to be fully operational by early fall, the CDK will allow for continuous...

In 2020, China reduced imports of sawnwood by 11%

April 16, 2021 ` 17:25  
According to data from China’s Customs, 2020 sawnwood imports totalled 33.86 million m³ valued at $7.68 billion, a year on year decrease of 11% both in volume and in value. Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood imports fell...

In 1Q 2021, wood pulp production slightly decreased in Russia

April 16, 2021 ` 14:44  
According to the data of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 1Q 2021, the output of Russian wood pulp grew by 0.1% YoY to 2.2 million tons. Paper and cardboard production increased over the reporting period by...

Russia reduced sawn timber production in 1Q 2021

April 16, 2021 ` 11:59  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 1Q 2021, Russia reduced sawn timber production by 1.9% YoY to 7 million m³.

Russia increased wood-based panels production in 1Q 2021

April 16, 2021 ` 11:16  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 1Q 2021, plywood production in Russia increased by 13.5% YoY to 1.1 mln m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) also increased by 5.4% YoY to 172...

Segezha Group upgrades its logging trucks in Krasnoyarsk Region

April 15, 2021 ` 19:31  
Segezha Group (a Sistema JSFC company) is completing another investment project to upgrade its timber hauling fleet. The logging branches of Lesosibirsk LDK No. 1 falling within the Angarsky group are preparing to receive 10 tractor trucks and...

Valmet is a supplier of paper machine for the 2nd line of Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC

April 15, 2021 ` 17:38  
The main supplier of the process equipment for the 2nd line of Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC (Vorsino industrial park, Kaluga region, part of Pulp Mill Holding) is Valmet Finland and FIS Impianti Italy is a supplier for the...

Tesla truck test for timber transport

April 14, 2021 ` 17:12  
As part of a pilot project in Canada, Tesla Semis are used to transport wood. Mosaic Forest Management, a forestry company based on Vancouver Island, intends to use electrification to pave the way for emission-free transport. Mosaic explains...

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...

Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia proposed to include birch veneer and particleboard in the list of goods subject to compulsory registration in EGAIS Les system

April 14, 2021 ` 10:51  
The Association is of the opinion that this measure will help to civilize the domestic market of wood raw materials, provide domestic plywood mills with them, and contribute to the fight against illegal furniture makers. In February 2021,...

Lesosibirsky LDK No. 1 increases its production capacity

April 12, 2021 ` 20:29  
Segezha Group has started its investment project for the construction of drying kilns at the site of Lesosibirsky LDK No. 1. The project will allow to increase the annual output of finished products. The plant currently produces over 600,000...

Revenue of Shuyales decreased by 2.7% YoY to 957.426 million rubles in 2020

April 12, 2021 ` 20:21  
Profit on sales of one of the largest timber harvesting enterprises in Karelia decreased by 83.2% YoY to 10.775 million rubles in 2020. The company’s net profit for the reporting period fell by 92.5% YoY and totaled 3...