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June 20, 2017

Metsa Wood appoints Kaarel Tali as director of Pärnu birch plywood mill in Estonia

Kaarel Tali has been appointed Mill Director for Metsä Wood’s Pärnu mill in Estonia, effective August 1, 2017. He reports to Jari Tikkanen, SVP, Production & Technology, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.As Mill Director Tali will be responsible for the birch p...
June 16, 2017

Taicang Port, China: Timber imports increased by 43% in 2016

Timber (log and sawnwood) imports through Taicang Port, China, amounted to 3.79 million cubic metres in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 43%, according to Taicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in Jiangsu province.Sawnwood imports through the port came to 981,000 cubic metres, a year on...
June 15, 2017

SCA names Ulf Larsson as new President and CEO

The distribution of the SCA Group’s hygiene and health company, Essity Aktiebolag (publ), approved by the 2017 Annual General Meeting, has now been completed. The forest products company SCA has a new Executive Management Team effective today.In line with this, the Board of Directors has relieved Ma...
June 12, 2017

Walki develops a new biomass cover for logging residues

Walki has developed a new biomass cover with an extended width of six metres. The new, wider cover increases the amount of energy that can be derived from logging residues through significantly improved dry matter content, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.As emiss...
June 12, 2017

Luke: Finnish forest industries consumed 67.4 million cubic metres of roundwood in 2016

In 2016, Finnish forest industries consumed a total of 67.4 million cubic metres of roundwood, 4% more than a year earlier and 7% above the average over the previous five-year period. The consumption of forest industry by-products, mainly sawmill chips and dust, amounted to 9.3 million cubic metres,...
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