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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...

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...

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...

Segezha Group announces intention to float on Moscow Exchange

April 12, 2021 ` 11:32  
Segezha Group (part of PJSFC Sistema) announces its intention to conduct an initial public offering of ordinary shares and to list on Moscow Exchange. The Offering will consist of a primary offering of newly issued shares to raise...

Valutec supplies TC continuous kilns to Hasslacher Group in Austria

April 9, 2021 ` 17:46  
Hasslacher Group invests in TC continuous kilns from Valutec. The deal means the well-known timber industry group becomes the first in Austria to own the groundbreaking lumber kiln. The TC continuous kilns for delivery to Hasslacher Group have...

Södra buys sawmill and impregnation plant

April 8, 2021 ` 18:10  
Södra recently announced the acquisition of Ture Johanssons Trävaru and Tenhults Impregneringsverk. The sawmill in Klevshult and the pressure impregnation plant in Vaggeryd, each with an annual capacity of 100,000 m³, are intended to expand Södra’s offer for the...

In 2020 Sveza occupied about 15% of the Global “Gas Plywood” Market

April 7, 2021 ` 17:22  
Last year Sveza Group increased its sales of plywood intended for the production of insulation panels used in the construction of facilities for the transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Sveza mill in St. Petersburg, which...