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Valutec to supply six continuous kilns to Keitele Timber's sawmill in Finland

Valutec has secured one of its largest deals of all time in the Finnish sawmill market. The Keitele Group chose to invest in six continuous kilns for its sawmill in Alajärvi. The higher drying capacity is a part of a major investment program comprising a total of Euro 32 million, as the company says...

Peruvian timber exports down 8% in May

In May 2017 Peruvian timber exports totalled $47.8 million (FOB) an almost 8% drop compared to May 2016, ITTO reported.Of the total export value in May, China continued as the main export destination with May 2017 exports climbing almost 11% compared to May last year. China accounts for around half ...

Metsä Wood's new Kerto® LVL line starts up

Production at Metsä Wood's new Kerto® LVL line in Lohja has started. The construction project has progressed according to plan and in schedule. The investment is part of Metsä Wood's Euro 100 million investment program for Kerto® LVL and plywood, as the company said in the press release received by ...
August 18, 2017

Heinola to supply a new chamber kilns to Moelven Notnäs AB in Sweden

Swedish Moelven Notnäs AB invests in Heinola's high-class chamber kilns. This kiln order is already second from Moelven to Heinola within one year. These six new chamber kilns type HCH from Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc. have annual capacity of ca. 40,000 cubic metres, as the company says in the pre...
August 18, 2017

Malaysia’s wood product exports rose 6.8% in January-May 2017

Malaysia’s wood product exports rose 6.8% to RM9.75 billion ($2.3 billion) in the first five months of this year compared to the same period a year ago, as ITTO reported.The timber industry was one of the major contributors to national export earnings recording between RM20 billion ($4.7 billion) an...
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