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Sveza is putting to market special plywood for electric transport

January 28, 2022 ` 14:20  
Sveza, a leading Russian forest industry company and the world’s largest manufacturer of birch plywood, has developed plywood that does not conduct electricity — SVEZA Dielectric. This plywood suits applications that require light and strong non-conductive materials. The...

Over 10 months of 2021, the Russian sawn timber export to Europe increased by almost 1 million m³

January 26, 2022 ` 20:57  
In January – October 2021, Russia grew its sawn timber export volumes to European countries by 26.6% YoY – up to 4.7 million m³. The key buyers of Russian sawn timber were: Estonia — 933,000 m³ (+37.4% YoY),...

VTB will provide 1.5 billion rubles for upgrading Vyshnevolotskoy Lespromkhoz (Tver Region)

January 26, 2022 ` 20:42  
Upgrading will concern the facilities where equipment for value-added wood processing will be installed. The project also involves building a new shop, warehouses and infrastructure sites at the enterprise. The company is planning to reach the design capacity...

Kronospan created an MDF production facility costing more than 15 billion rubles in the Kaluga Region

January 26, 2022 ` 20:37  
The new plant by Kronospan Kaluga is built on the premises of Kaluga Special Economic Zone. The venue is going to produce at least 600,000 m³ of fiberboards (MDF and HDF) per year. Investments in the project exceeded...

Over 11 months of 2021, Russia equaled its record plywood output of 2019 – 4.1 million m³

January 26, 2022 ` 19:41  
Russian plywood output increased by 5.2% YoY in January – November 2021, up to 4.1 million m³, as reported by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). Fiberboard output (including MDF/HDF/floorings) also grew by 7.8% YoY over the reporting...

Sveza is planning to complete Novator +52 project in spring 2022

January 24, 2022 ` 20:14  
Sveza shared its plans concerning the time of completing a priority project on building new facilities and upgrading the operating production site in Novator settlement, Vologda Region. The additional capacity of around 52,000 m³ of plywood will be...

US lumber prices continue to rise in mid-January 2022

January 20, 2022 ` 19:02  
Momentum from strong demand at the end of 2021 pushed prices higher, so in the week ending January 14, 2022 the price of benchmark lumber item Western S-P-F 2×4 #2&Btr KD (RL) continued rising; up by +$70 or...

In January-November 2021, Russia reduced its export of sawn timber by 5.5%

January 17, 2022 ` 16:38  
In January-November 2021, the volume of sawn timber exported from Russia reduced by 5.5% YoY and totaled 27.267 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. The value of foreign sawn timber shipments from Russia...

In January-November 2021, Russian plywood export increased by 5.4%

January 17, 2022 ` 16:30  
In January-November 2021, Russia increased its plywood export volume by 5.4% YoY, reaching 2.76 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. In value terms, for the reporting period, Russian plywood supplies increased by 67.9%...

Ukraine introduces anti-dumping duties on import of particleboards from Russia and Belarus

January 11, 2022 ` 16:51  
The Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade of Ukraine introduced anti-dumping duties on particleboards (TN VED codes 4410 11 10 00, 4410 11 30 00, 4410 11 90 00) from the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. The...

Segezha Group confirms the quality of its CLT panels by obtaining the Conformité Européenne (CE) certificate

January 10, 2022 ` 19:55  
The Sokol CLT plant belonging to Segezha Group has successfully passed Conformité Européenne certification for its cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The CE certificate was obtained after a field audit performed by employees of HolzForschung Austria, the largest Austrian...