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Arauco invests $151 million in Valdivia sawmill in Chile

Arauco officially announced it presented an Environmental Impact Statement for the extension and modernization of the Valdivia sawmill, which involves a $151 million investment to modernize the current facility and increase annual production capacity from 487,000 cubic metres to about 1 million cubi...
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Swedish Forest Agency: Notified final felling areas increased by 17% in September

Notified area of final felling slightly increased in September in Northern Sweden for the first time this year. While in Southern Sweden notified area of final felling increased at a faster pace, as the Swedish Forest Agency said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.The total notified ar...
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Japan’s wooden window imports decreased by 27% in August

The steady decline in year-on-year imports of wooden windows into Japan continued into August. Year-on-year Japan’s August 2017 imports of wooden windows were down 27% and compared to a month earlier August imports were down 18%, as ITTO reported.As has been the trend over the year 3 countries domin...
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Louisiana-Pacific acquires International Barrier Technology Inc.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) finalized the acquisition of International Barrier Technology Inc. (Barrier), the Watkins, Minn.-based company that manufactures the fire retardant coating used in LP® FlameBlock® fire rated engineered wood products. The $22 million agreement involved cash for shar...
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Ghana's wood product exports down 21% in 1H 2017

Ghana earned Euro 82.9 million from the export of 152,652 cubic metres of wood products in the 1H 2017. This represented a 25% decline in export earnings and a 21% decline in export volumes compared to the 1H 2016, as ITTO reported.June exports totalled 35,700 cubic metres, down almost 6% year-on-ye...
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Boutwell Owens installs first Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine in the USA

Paperboard packaging specialist Boutwell Owens & Co. Inc. has completed the installation of the USA’s first Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine at their site in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.The top-of-the-line Highco...
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Slovenia: The value of purchased roundwood decreased by 6% in July

Slovenia's roundwood purchased from private owners in July 2017 was worth Euro 5.1 million, which is about 19% more than in the previous month, as the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.The values of purchased sawlogs and veneer logs,...
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Arauco signs joint venture agreement with ETEX Group

Arauco and ETEX signed a partnership agreement to improve habitability and sustainability in construction with innovations in the development of dry construction solutions with wood for the home, building and remodeling markets. This partnership will have a $6 million investment, starting in Chile t...
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